Distilled on the edge of the Wild Atlantic Way, Dingle Gin launched in 2012 at a time when it was one of only two gins being produced in Ireland and has since won numerous awards. Earlier in the year, The World Gin Awards saw over 400 entries from all over the globe blind-tasted by industry experts to shortlist the best gins from 20 countries, culminating in the win for Dingle Gin.
“This is an incredibly proud moment for our independent, family-owned gin,” commented Elliot Hughes, a partner in Dingle Gin, “We launched the distillery in 2012 with the vision to create the best artisan spirits in the world. Winning this award for our Dingle Original Gin proves that we must be doing something right!
“It’s also fantastic to be representing Ireland as a world leader in producing gin as well as shining a light on our gin’s heritage and hometown of Dingle, County Kerry.”
Dingle Gin also picked up the award for World’s Best in the London Dry Gin category.
Its unique flavour profile is a result of its supply of locally foraged botanicals from the surrounding County Kerry landscape that include Rowanberry from the mountain, Ash trees, Fuchsia, Bog Myrtle, Hawthorn and Heather.
The Dingle Whiskey Distillery was conceived by three independent spirits: Liam LaHart, the late Oliver Hughes and Peter Mosley who’d a vision to bring an artisan craft spirits distillery to the picturesque town of Dingle and pioneer the Irish whiskey renaissance.
The distillery distils and releases 100% of its own spirits which include its Dingle Original Gin, Dingle Distillery Vodka and its small batch release Dingle Distillery Whiskey.
The Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland has congratulated the Dingle Whiskey Distillery on its achievement.
“In 2018, Irish gin grew in both the domestic and export markets,” said ABFI Director Patricia Callan, “There are now over 20 gin producers and over 50 gin brands in Ireland, with 12 new brands introduced in 2018.
“The value of exports of Irish gin from the Republic of Ireland was up 260% in 2018.”