Award Time

July 28, 2016


Waterford based Blackwater Distillery has added to its trophy cabinet with 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.