Waterford-based Blackwater Distillery has added to its trophy cabinet three major awards from this International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) in London. The Cappoquin company’s flagship Blackwater No. 5 Gin won Silver Outstanding in the Gin & Tonic category and Silver for Best Gin.

And there was more good news for their recently released Blackwater Juniper Cask Gin, landing a Silver Outstanding award. This is the gin’s second trophy, as earlier in July it won Gold at the Global Spirits Master.

Blackwater Distillery was runner-up in this year’s Irish Times/AIB Start Up Academy. Commenting on this year’s awards, distiller Peter Mulryan said: ‘This is a great result for us; the IWSC is one of the world’s most prestigious competitions while the Global Spirits Masters pitted us against the best in the world; for us to take home so many awards is incredible.’

This week Blackwater No.5 Gin was also been shortlisted for Best Spirit at the 2016 Irish Quality Food Award.