Spirit of Wicklow Awards

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Powerscourt Distillery announces the “Spirit of Wicklow” Awards celebrating extraordinary spirit.

Powerscourt Distillery was founded to produce, inspire and celebrate Extraordinary Spirit.

Fercullen Single Malt is the first whiskey distilled in Wicklow in over 100 years – 100% distilled on Powerscourt Estate and 100% malt. Authentic and full of character, it takes its inspiration from its unique location in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains.

To mark this defining moment in the story of the founding of the distillery, Powerscourt Distillery has announced a very special Award celebrating Co Wicklow; “The Spirit of Wicklow”.

The “Spirit of Wicklow” awards aim to celebrate the “Extraordinary Spirit”, passion, inspiration and uncompromising mindset of Wicklow and its people. The cooperation is seen every day in our communities, businesses, services, craftsmanship, culture and our connection to our unique and beautiful landscape.

Spirit of Wicklow Awards

Nomination Categories

There are four categories of awards, each of which relates to Powerscourt Distilllery’s Brand Values. The categories are:-

    • The Spirit of Wicklow Community Award
    • The Spirit of Wicklow Sustainability Award
    • The Spirit of Wicklow Arts/Sports/Culture Award
    • The Spirit of Wicklow Enterprise and Innovation Award

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    1. Nominations open from April 28th to May 30th 2023.
    2. Nominations can be made from outside the County, but nominees (individual or group/business) must be either Wicklow-resident or working with a Wicklow-based entity.

The Spirit of Wicklow Community Award

WE ARE LOCAL TRUE: We are a family business with deep roots in our community, and the land & work to create a lasting legacy which enriches both.

The Spirit of Wicklow Sustainability Award

WE DO THINGS THE RIGHT WAY: Our long tradition of attention to detail in everything we do means we choose the right path, not the easy one. Always honouring the liquid, the product, the service, the craft and our consumer.

The Spirit of Wicklow Arts/Sports/Culture Award

WE SEEK THE EXTRAORDINARY: Our standards go far beyond high, only satisfied when you’ve accomplished something truly exceptional and memorable – worthy of the place we come from.

The Spirit of Wicklow Enterprise and Innovation Award

WE SEE BOUNDLESS OPPORTUNITY: We approach life and whiskey making with the certainty that anything is possible with passion, optimism and ingenuity.

Spirit of Wicklow Awards


The Awards Winner in each category will receive a luxury hamper of Wicklow Produce, include a selection of exceptional Fercullen Whiskeys.

The overall winner, as chosen by the judges, who embodies the Extraordinary Spirit of Wicklow will receive a €2,000 bursary to be awarded to a charity of their choice.



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Address: The Powerscourt Distillery & Visitor Centre, Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, A98 A9T7

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