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25th February 2019


Earlier in the year, The World Gin Awards 2019 saw over 400 entries from all over the globe blind tasted by industry experts to shortlist the best gins from 20 countries.  On Thursday, the overall World Best Gin winner was announced as Dingle Original Gin.  

'This is an incredibly proud moment for our independent, family owned 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 producer of gin, as well as shining a light on our gin's heritage and hometown of Dingle, Co. Kerry.'  Elliot Hughes, Partner, Dingle Gin

The explosion of the Irish Gin Market in recent years has seen the launch of nearly 50 brands in Ireland and 20 Gin producers, with 12 new brands introduced in 2018, according to figures by the Alcoholic Beverage Federation of Ireland (AFBI).  However, Dingle Gin, which launched in 2012, at a time when it was only one of two gins being produced in Ireland, has since won numerous awards and continues to remain a leader in taste. 

Dingle Gin also picked up the award for World's Best in London Dry Gin category. 

Dingle Gin is produced at the Dingle Whiskey Distillery, situated on the edge of the scenic coastal town of Dingle on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way.  It's unique flavour profile is a result of its supply of locally foraged botanicals from its surrounding County Kerry landscape that include rowanberry from the mountain ash trees, fuchsia, bog myrtle, hawthorn and heather.  The end result is a London Dry Gin, with a real sense of place, a fresh citrus dimension, with touches of spicy elements and hints of earthiness reflecting the surroundings from which it is made. 

The Dingle Whiskey Distillery was conceived by three independent spirits: Liam LaHart, (the late) Oliver Hughes and Peter Mosley who has a vision to bring an artisan craft spirits distillery to the picturesque town of Dingle and pioneer the Irish whiskey renaissance.  The independent, family owned distillery distils and releases 100% of its own spirits, which includes its Dingle Original Gin, Dingl Distillery Vodka and its small batch release Dingle Distillery Whiskey. 

Drinks Inc. is the exclusive distributor for Dingle Gin in Northern Ireland.  Please speak to your Drinks Inc. sales rep or contact the office for more information, or to place an order.