Midland’s Distilleries Scoop Prestigious International Awards

Midland’s Distilleries Scoop Prestigious International Awards

Midlands distilleries


The winners of the 10th annual New York International Spirits Competition were announced recently and two distilleries from the Midlands have won some very prestigious awards!

Over 600 spirits from around the world were submitted and judged by trade only judges and our local brands here in the Midlands came up trumps in many categories!

Kilbeggan Small Batch Irish Whiskey won a Double Gold medal for all whiskeys. Irish Whiskey Distillery of the Year was also awarded to Kilbeggan Distillery.

Bronze Medals were awarded to other whiskeys in the Kilbeggan range including the flagship Kilbeggan Blended Irish Whiskey and Kilbeggan Single Grain Irish Whiskey.

Irish Gin of the Year went to Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin, a hand-crafted gin made in the Shed Distillery, Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim.

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin has won many awards this year, with their most recent award coming from the 2019 Flaviar Spirit Awards in New York where the won Best Gin overall.

An exciting time for the Midlands distilleries and we look forward to their continued success! Why not join us on a Midlands Whiskey Tasting Experience and sample some of them for yourself!