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Boann scoops 5 Awards

County Meath-based Boann Distillery scooped five medals at the recent Irish Whiskey Awards, making it one of the biggest winners on the night.
County Meath-based Boann clinched Best Irish Gin for Silks Gin alongside four other medals at the recent Irish Whiskey Awards.

County Meath-based Boann clinched Best Irish Gin for Silks Gin alongside four other medals at the recent Irish Whiskey Awards.

 The family-owned distillery won across several categories for its whiskeys, gin and whiskey liqueur.

Boann clinched Best Irish Gin for Silks and Best Irish Newmake Spirit/Poitín for the Boann ‘New Born’ New Make Spirit – a winner at last year’s World Whiskies Awards where it won World’s Best New Make Spirit, making history by becoming the first whiskey in Ireland to win such an award.

Adding to the haul were three Golds for The Whistler PX I Love You nine Year-Old single cask release, its 1848 Apple Brandy and The Whistler Irish Honey Liqueur. 

Launched last year and named after the jockeys’ silks worn at the famous Bellewstown Racecourse that can be seen from the distillery, Silks Gin is distilled by hand in small batches in its 500-litre custom copper pot still. 

It contains 14 botanicals hand-foraged from the family’s Apple orchards, including Apple blossom, honey, Elderflower and Hawthorn blossom. 

Soon after launching, it won gold at the Beverage Testing Institute awards in the US.

Boann employs 70 people between its €20 million state-of-the-art distillery outside Drogheda in County Meath and its cream liqueur facility in Clonmel, County Tipperary. 

For further information, visit www.boanndistillery.ie 

 

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