Bloom London Dry Gin, Dubliner Bourbon Cask Irish Whiskey Take Gold at San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Bloom London Dry Gin, Dubliner Bourbon Cask Irish Whiskey Take Gold at San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Quintessential Brands Group, the award-winning spirits producer and owner of the world’s oldest continuous gin distillery, G&J Distillers, and The Dublin Liberties Distillery, takes two gold medals at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition for Bloom London Dry Gin and Dubliner Bourbon Cask Irish Whiskey. 

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the oldest and largest competition of its kind, according to the organisation and being awarded a medal is an incredible global achievement.

This year, the gin category welcomed 320 gin entries where 114 scored Gold or better. Bloom London Dry Gin (40% ABV) was recognised for its unique flavour profile derived from botanicals including chamomile, honeysuckle and pomelo. BLOOM London Dry Gin is a distinctively light and floral gin, with a touch of sweetness that has become a firm favourite among the new gin-eration of drinkers.

There were fewer blended Irish whiskey entries, 31, and only seven received Gold or Double Gold. Among them was Dubliner Bourbon Cask Irish Whiskey (40% ABV). This blended Irish whiskey is warm and versatile, aged in bourbon casks, giving it a smooth finish. The whiskey has notes of vanilla and orchard fruits, followed by honey and caramel and a slight pepper finish. Perfect neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail.

Quintessential Brands Group prides itself in putting quality and innovation at the heart of every spirit it produces. Not only for its award-winning premium brands including Thomas Dakin, BLOOM, Opihr and G&J Distillers flagship brand, Greenall’s, but for key retailers and customers too. Quintessential Brands Spirits Solutions offers world-class commercial production solutions, as well as sales and distribution services.

For more information, please contact the communications team at Quintessential Brands by e-mail: [email protected]


Quintessential Brands is an award-winning international spirits company, dedicated to distilling and crafting the world’s best alcohol brands for consumers and customers globally. Pioneering spirits of the industry, inspired since 1761 by their founder, Thomas Dakin, Quintessential Brands Group delivers a diverse portfolio of award-winning, best-selling spirits with unrivalled heritage and craftsmanship.

Founded in 2011 by Enzo Visone, former CEO of Gruppo Campari, and entrepreneur, Warren Scott, Quintessential Brands Group owns world-class manufacturing facilities across Europe, including G&J Distillers, the world’s oldest continuous gin distillers, in Cheshire, UK; L&L in France, a leading manufacturer of fruit spirits and liqueurs; Irish Cream artisan producers, First Ireland Spirits; and the Dublin Liberties Distillery, which opened in 2019. Renowned for its white spirits expertise at G&J Distillers, Quintessential Brands has won International Spirit Challenge Gin Producer of the Year three times and is fast winning a reputation as one of the most exciting new Irish whiskey producers to emerge on the scene.

Quintessential Brands’ award-winning premium brands portfolio includes Greenall’s The Original Handcrafted Gin, BLOOM London Dry Gin, Thomas Dakin Small Batch Gin, Berkeley Square London Dry Gin, and Opihr Gin. Its Irish brands include The Dubliner Irish Whiskey, The Dublin Liberties Irish Whiskey, The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey, Feeney’s Irish Cream Liqueur and O’Mara’s Irish Country Cream. iqueurs in the portfolio include Alizé and Toussaint Coffee Rum Liqueur. The company is also a leader in contract bottling and own label & private label spirits, working with retail partners across the world to provide spirits solutions of unrivalled quality.

2023-07-21T16:36:20+01:00 May 1st, 2023|News, Press Releases|