This makes the family-run distillery in Meath the first in Ireland to win this award.
“We’ve achieved this by merging the old ways of whiskey production in copper pot stills with cutting-edge, 21st Century nano-technology,” commented Boann Distillery founder Pat Cooney.
A record 1,000 whiskies were entered across 16 different categories.
Boann employs just over 20 people at its €20 million plant just outside Drogheda, with plans underway to open a new visitor centre and roll out a new gin, Silks, named after the nearby Bellewstown Races.
It adds this world prize to the six national awards it scooped in the same competition last month: Best Single Pot Still New Make 2021, Gold for its Whistler Bodega Single Malt (12 years and under) and its Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish (Blended Whiskey).
It also secured a Silver gong for its Single Malt Whistler PX I Love You and two Bronze awards for Whistler Calvados Cask Finished Blend and its Whistler Mosaic (Single Grain).