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Powerscourt Distillery’s World-Class Whiskies Sweep DOUBLE Top Irish Honours at Global Awards Ceremony

The Powerscourt Distillery’s Distillery Select won the “Best Irish Single Grain” category,
The Estate Series, The Italian Gardens, won the “Best Irish Blended Limited Release” category.

DUBLIN, Ireland – March 31, 2023 – The Powerscourt Distillery in the historic Powerscourt Estate is thrilled to announce its double triumph at the prestigious World Whiskies Awards in London on March 30th, 2023. The esteemed distillery won two highly coveted awards in the Irish Category, showcasing its excellence in whiskey craftsmanship and further solidifying its position as a world-class whiskey producer.

These accolades reflect the dedication and skill of the Distillery team, who have passionately crafted each whiskey using traditional methods and innovative techniques. Winning two Irish category World Whiskies Awards is a substantial achievement for this rapidly growing distillery. Still, it will be no surprise to those in the industry who have long recognised the distillery’s commitment to excellence.

“We are honoured to have our whiskeys recognised at this level,” said Roger Duggan, GM of The Powerscourt Distillery. “These awards represent our entire team’s hard work, passion, and commitment, and we could not be prouder of this remarkable achievement. This double victory confirms our vision to create world-class Irish whiskey, and we’re excited to share our award-winning spirits with whiskey enthusiasts around the globe.”

 Head of Brand and NPD, John Cashman saidThe World Whiskies Awards is a premier celebration of the very best in all recognised styles of whiskey, to win 2 Irish Category awards at this prestigious ceremony is an amazing accomplishment for Powerscourt Distillery. These awards not only reflect the work, dedication, and quality of all the team at Powerscourt, but also the best of our home, County Wicklow. The Italian Gardens release was inspired by the world-famous Italian garden at Powerscourt, whilst the distillery select was made in collaboration with The Wicklow Brewery in Redcross, County Wicklow. The Powerscourt Distillery is now recognised amongst the best whiskey producers in the world, and we look forward to continuing to bring the Spirit of Wicklow to a global audience.”

The World Whiskies Awards are the global awards selecting the very best in all internationally recognised styles of whiskies. The World Whiskies Awards select, reward and promote the world’s best whiskies to consumers and trade globally. The event is a key highlight in the whiskey industry calendar, with esteemed judges from various sectors of the whiskey world evaluating each entry based on a blind taste test. Winning these prestigious awards reaffirms The Powerscourt Distillery’s dedication to producing exceptional whiskeys that stand out among the competition.

Situated in the heart of the picturesque Powerscourt Estate in County Wicklow, The Powerscourt Distillery is committed to sustainability, sourcing local ingredients, and preserving the surrounding area’s natural beauty. The distillery’s success at the 2023 World Whiskies Awards Irish Category highlights its ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation in the world of whiskey.

For more information about The Powerscourt Distillery, its award-winning Fercullen whiskeys, and distillery tours, please visit www.powerscourtdistillery.com or follow on social media.