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Boann wins Best New Make

Just weeks after it won six prizes in the national category of the World Whiskies Awards Boann Distillery has taken the Best New Make and Young Spirit 2021 for its single pot still 'New Born' spirit.
From left: Paddy and Peter Cooney, founder Pat, James and Sally Anne celebrate the world's Best New Make and Young Spirit award alongside Max the dog.


From left: Paddy and Peter Cooney, founder Pat, James and Sally Anne celebrate the world’s Best New Make and Young Spirit award alongside Max the dog.

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).

 

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