We are thrilled to share some exciting news that has set our spirits soaring.
McConnell’s Irish Whisky has once again proven its excellence, clinching not one, but two Gold medals at the prestigious DBSB Spring Tasting Awards 2023.
This remarkable recognition is a testament to the dedication and craftsmanship that go into every drop of McConnell’s Irish Whisky.
A Taste of Victory
At the DBSB Spring Tasting Awards 2023, our beloved McConnell’s Irish Whisky achieved an extraordinary feat, earning two Gold medals in the Irish Blended Whisky category.
The winning entries were none other than our McConnell’s Irish Whisky 5-Year-Old and the exquisite Sherry Cask Finish.
These awards, presented by The Spirits Business, a renowned international spirits magazine and website, are a mark of distinction in the world of premium spirits.
Triumph Amongst Global Competition
To secure these Gold medals, McConnell's whiskies faced fierce competition from nearly 100 entries representing 47 different companies worldwide.
The fact that two of our blends emerged victorious is a source of immense pride.
John Kelly, Chief Executive at Belfast Distillery Company, expressed his thoughts on this remarkable achievement:
“Earning the recognition of industry professionals, drinks experts and our peers is a huge compliment for McConnell’s Irish Whisky, and a deserved boost for our team at Belfast Distillery Company who work so hard to make our portfolio the very best it can be. One of the things we strive for is a high quality product, and the Spring Blind Tasting Award is very much about recognising spirits which stand out because of their drink quality.”
A Future Fuelled by Excellence
While these recognitions are certainly a reason for celebration, we're not resting on our laurels. We have an exhilarating year ahead, with the construction of our new J&J McConnell’s Distillery & Visitor Experience well underway, set to open its doors in Autumn 2023.
Additionally, our team at Belfast Distillery Company is expanding as we continue to grow our business.
However, amidst all these exciting developments, our core priorities remain unwavering. We are dedicated to Bringing Distilling Back to Belfast and crafting exceptional, premium Irish Whisky.
That's the essence of McConnell’s, and these Gold medals serve as a testament to our commitment to excellence.
Join Us on the Journey
As we bask in the glory of these prestigious awards, we invite you to join us on this remarkable journey.
McConnell’s Irish Whisky has a bright future ahead, one that we're excited to share with you.
For more information on McConnell’s Irish Whisky and our plans to build the new J&J McConnell’s Distillery & Visitor Experience at the historic site of the former A-Wing at Crumlin Road Gaol in North Belfast, visit mcconnellsirishwhisky.com.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of you, our valued supporters and Whisky lovers, for being a part of our story.
These Gold medals are a reflection of the passion, dedication, and craftsmanship that go into every bottle of McConnell’s Irish Whisky.
Here's to more exceptional moments and exquisite sips ahead! Cheers!