Quintessential Brands is delighted to announce that The Dubliner Irish Whiskey and The Dubliner 10 Year Old have both won Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, one of the most prestigious awards in the global spirits industry.
The Dubliner’s success in this internationally-recognised competition, which is judged by some of the industry’s most respected experts, demonstrates the outstanding quality of these two whiskies, expertly made by the Dublin Liberties Distillery’s Master Distiller, Darryl McNally, one of the world’s leading authorities on Irish whiskey.
“It’s a source of immense pride to see our Irish whiskies continuing to gain recognition from the industry, not just for me, but for the whole team here in Dublin. With the Dublin Liberties Distillery due to open later this year, this awards success for The Dubliner is very timely,” says McNally.
The success in the San Francisco World Cocktail Competition is the latest in a string of award wins for Dublin Liberties Whiskey Company:
Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2018:
- The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey, 93 / 100
- Dublin Liberties Copper Alley, 93 / 100
- Dublin Liberties Oak Devil, 92 / 100
- Dubliner 10 Year Old, 92 / 100
London Spirit Competition 2018:
- The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey, Gold medal
Quintessential Brands plans to open the Dublin Liberties Distillery in the heart of Dublin’s historic distilling district, later this year. Construction of the state-of-the-art facility, located in a 300-year old Mill Street building, a former mill and tannery, is well underway with the city recently witnessing the arrival of the new steel tanks being airlifted across Dublin (see image below) and lowered into the grounds of the Dublin Liberties Distillery.
About The Dublin Liberties Whiskey Company
The Dublin Liberties Whiskey Company (DLWC) is a leading producer of Irish whiskey, owned by Quintessential Brands with investment from Stock Spirits. DLWC is currently constructing The Dublin Liberties Distillery (DLD), a craft distillery and Irish Whiskey visitor centre in the heart of the Liberties area in Dublin, an area with a rich and colourful whiskey heritage. DLD will open its doors in Autumn 2018. DLWC’s brands include The Dubliner Irish Whiskey, The Dubliner Whiskey & Honeycomb, The Dubliner 10-Year-Old Single Malt Whiskey, The Dubliner Master Distiller’s Reserve, The Dublin Liberties Oak Devil Irish Whiskey, The Dublin Liberties Copper Alley Irish Whiskey and The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey. www.thedublinlibertiesdistillery.com
ABOUT QUINTESSENTIAL BRANDS GROUP
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; L&L in France, a leading manufacturer of fruit spirits and liqueurs; First Ireland Spirits and the Dublin Liberties Distillery, which is part owned by Stock Spirits and scheduled to open in Autumn 2018. 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. Liqueurs 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 unrivalled spirits solutions.