This competition is conducted in partnership with The Spirits Business and consists of a series of blind-tasting evaluations that cover one of the fastest-growing spirit categories in the world over the last 10 years.
The awards continue to grow, with close to 500 submissions for the blind-tasting competition in 2022. The Drinks Ireland members took home awards across eight categories including Masters, Gold and Silver awards.
Rademon Estate Distillery won two Masters across Ultra-Premium and Contemporary while Lough Ree won one for its Cask-Aged Gin.
“We believe it is the fine alchemy of people, provenance and process that has created the abundance of quality gin products we have today which has been recognised with multiple award-winning gins from both established and newer distilleries,” said David Boyd-Armstrong, Head Distiller and Founder of one of the award-winners, Rademon Estate Distillery.
And according to Vincent McGovern, Director of Spirits at Drinks Ireland, “Our recently announced Irish Gin Strategy for 2022-2026 demonstrates that the sector will continue to grow from strength-to-strength”.
Full list of award winners:
|Pearse Lyons Distillery||Mil Gin||Silver|
|Rademon Estate Distillery||Shortcross Gin||Master|
|Outcast Brands||Blood Monkey||Gold|
|Dingle Distillery||Dingle Gin||Gold|
|Ahascragh Distillers||Xin Gin||Gold|
|Kinsale Spirit||Kinsale Gin||Silver|
|Rademon Estate Distillery||Shortcross Citrus Drizzle Gin||Master|
|Outcast Brands||Blood Monkey Spice Storm||Gold|
|Pearse Lyons Distillery||Ha’penny Dry Gin||Gold|
|Irish Distillers||Method & Madness Irish Micro Distilled Gin||Gold|
|Lough Ree Distillery||Grand Crew Cask‐Aged Irish Gin||Master|
|Rademon Estate Distillery||Shortcross Rosie’s Garden Gin||Silver|
|Pearse Lyons Distillery||Ha’penny Rhubarb Gin||Gold|