Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin has been voted Best Gin at the prestigious 2019 Flaviar Spirit Awards in New York.
Flaviar is one of the world’s most competitive drinks contests, which awards ‘Best Spirit’ gongs to only 5 of the 22,000 eligible premium spirits brands each year.
The significance of the award for the Irish Gin brand is not merely honorary – the Flaviar awards are considered early predictors of which spirits brands are set to trend globally.
Flaviar is the world’s leading online spirits enthusiasts club & the winning brands are selected from over 90,000 ratings submitted from thousands of dedicated premium spirits consumers from the USA, Europe & across the world.
This is the first time in the history of the Flaviar awards that an Irish Gin brand has won a ‘Best Spirit Award’ & claimed the Best Gin title.
Flaviar co-founder Jugoslav Petkovic says “Once you taste Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin you can absolutely see why are members are raving about it – It’s a real explosion of flavour in a bottle.”
The reaction amongst Spirit aficionados across the world & in particular in the US, has been off the scale, a telling sign according to Flaviar that this Irish gin is “one to watch”.
It’s welcome news for Leitrim & the Drumshanbo team at The Shed Distillery of PJ Rigney, where Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin is slow-distilled by hand with oriental botanicals & Gunpowder Tea.
This Sunday The Shed Distillery heads to Prowein International Drinks Fair in Düsseldorf where as well as marking the third anniversary of the launch of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin to the International market, distributors across the world are hopring to get an early taste of the first ever premier ‘grand cru’ whiskey from The Shed Distillery, which is due to be launched later this year.