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Something to whistle about for Boann Distillery family

Boann Distillery has won five national accolades for its Whistler whiskey range and has also won a Best Single Pot Still New Make 2021 at the first round of the World Whiskies Awards, with the international results due on March the 25th.

 

 

The Cooney family, operators of the Boann Distillery (from left): Paddy Cooney Jnr, Pat Cooney, Sally Anne Cooney, Peter Cooney and (front) Celestine Cooney, James Cooney and Marie Cooney, with Max the dog.

The Cooney family, operators of the Boann Distillery (from left, back row): Paddy Cooney Jnr, Pat Cooney Snr, Sally Anne Cooney, Peter Cooney and (front row, from left) Celestine Cooney, James Cooney and Marie Cooney (with Max the dog).

The World Whiskies Awards are blind-tasted by an independent panel of industry experts and critics.

“We’ve set out to combine an age-old craft with modern technology and this is the best validation of the technical facilities of the distillery and our great team,” said Boann’s Founder and Managing Director Patrick Cooney.

Boann, based just outside Drogheda, took Gold for its Whistler Bodega Single Malt (12 Years and Under) and for its Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish (Blended Whiskey) while securing a Silver for its Single Malt Whistler PX I Love You.

It won two Bronze awards for the Whistler Calvados Cask Finished Blend and its Whistler Mosaic (Single Grain). These can be added to over 34 other awards for brand Whistler.

The Whistler range is exported to more than 25 countries across the world.

The Meath distillery also recently announced that it had recreated a number of vintage mashbills (recipes) from long-lost distilleries of the late 19th and early 20th Century.

These mashbills were revived as part of a collaboration with historian and author Fionnan O’Connor who discovered them during a Technological University of Dublin thesis.

The Cooney family, operators of the Boann Distillery (from left): Paddy Cooney Jnr, Pat Cooney, Sally Anne Cooney, Peter Cooney and (front) Celestine Cooney, James Cooney and Marie Cooney, with Max the dog.

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