Quintessential Brands Group is celebrating industry award success for two senior members of the team in Ireland, who have been recognised in two of Ireland’s leading drinks industry awards.
Darryl McNally, Master Distiller at the Dublin Liberties Distillery, has been awarded ‘Distillery Manager of the Year’ at Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky Ireland Awards 2019. Recognised around the world as one of the most skilful and progressive Irish whiskey distillers in the industry, this award recognises Darryl’s unrivalled skill and passion for Irish whiskey making – something which has helped to put The Dublin Liberties Distillery on the map since its opening earlier this year.
Lisa Doyle, Brand Activation and Commercial Manager for Quintessential Brands Ireland, picked up the award for ‘Brand Representative of the Year’ at the Irish Craft Cocktail Awards. Voted for by the industry, this award is testament to Lisa’s passion for the on-trade channel, where her ability to forge strong relationships has helped to build the reputation of Quintessential Brands’ Group’s portfolio of whiskeys and gins.
Both accolades follow a series of award wins for Quintessential Brands Group this year, including ISC Gin Producer of the Year 2019, Grand Travel Retail Master 2019 and a quadruple award win for the Dublin Liberties Irish whiskey range at the Irish Whiskey Masters 2019.
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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, 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.