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Glendalough wins Irish Distillery of the Year

Glendalough was named Irish Distillery of the Year at the New York Spirits Competition following Double Gold wins for its Seven Year-Old Single Malt Mizunara-finish and Double Barrell whiskeys and a Gold for its Wild Rose Irish gin.

Glendalough’s Double Barrel Whiskey is aged twice in two different barrels.

Glendalough’s Double Barrel Whiskey is aged twice in two different barrels.

Already a multi-award-winner, the Wicklow-based distillery, is now part of Mark Anthony Brands International but was founded in 2011 by a group of friends who a shared passion for reviving the heritage of craft distilling in Ireland.

The Irish Distillery of the Year award is not an annual occurrence – it’s a prize bestowed as an when appropriate.

The 2022 competition saw over 1,400 submissions from over 39 countries.

Glendalough’s 7 Year-Old Mizunara Single Malt whiskey is aged in Mizunara casks from the Japanese island of Hokkaido. The whiskey is fruity, floral and smooth in texture with a hint of dark Orange chocolate, Sandalwood and Cinnamon.

Glendalough’s Double Barrel Whiskey is aged twice in two different barrels. American Oak Bourbon barrels bring the elements of Honey and Vanilla flavours while the Spanish Oak Oloroso barrels layer on dried fruit and nutty flavours.

Glendalough’s Wild Rose Irish Gin is made with carefully-tended flowers from the garden of Glendalough’s Head Distiller’s mother. The gin also includes wild flowers from the mountains around the distillery. After the distillation process the gin is further infused with even more roses to deepen its flavour.

 

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