High spirits as Meath’s Boann Distillery wins fourth ‘World’s Best’ award
Boann Distillery has won the world’s finest solitary grain whiskey at a prestigious ceremony in London
The Co Meath beverages firm clinched the best prize for its Whistler Mosaic Marsala Cask on Thursday evening. (Mar 24)
It is the company’s fourth worldwide gong in the Environment Whiskies Awards due to the fact 2019 and it was also nominated
in previous night’s finals for the world’s greatest blended malt for ‘The Fantastic, The Undesirable and The Smoky’.
Both of those spirits form aspect of the distillery’s flagship Whistler vary.
“We are totally delighted with the achievements,” mentioned Boann co-founder, Sally Anne Cooney.
“Winning the world’s ideal grain whiskey is a significant achievement and proof that we can play on a globe phase with the best whiskey producers on the planet.
“It is a testament to the challenging get the job done and consideration to detail of our distillers and much larger staff and arrives on the back of a few other ‘world’s best’ awards in latest many years.”
At the WWA past calendar year, Boann received the world’s Finest New Make 2021 and world’s finest honey for the Whistler Irish Honey, in addition to the world’s very best product for Merrys Irish Product Liqueur in 2019.
The Co Meath distillery, primarily based just outdoors Drogheda, blazed a trail to the finals in London just after coming via the initially-round of blind tastings, in which it scooped 11 prizes – Gold for its Solitary Pot Nonetheless ‘New Make Spirit Naoi’ and three silvers for its Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish, One Pot Nevertheless “New Make Spirit Ceathair’ and One Pot Nonetheless ‘New Make Spirit Deich’.
It also clinched a host of bronze awards in the competitiveness, organised by Whisky Journal.
“We have to prolong a heartfelt many thanks to our judges, who all fulfilled on line in focused tasting periods to share their abilities and examine each individual sample independently,” stated Anita Ujszaszi, awards director.
“It has been an outstanding expertise. None of this would have been possible devoid of all the good individuals associated, across all elements of the procedure, who have been keen to aid and function jointly to make this a wonderful year for the Environment Whiskies Awards.
“We have witnessed improved quantities of whiskies entered and measurably improved excellent throughout the board.”
The awards commend the most effective whiskies in 16 groups, covering model and generation approaches. The 1st spherical of blind tastings is judged by independent spirits specialists.
From their scores, a winner is picked for just about every classification and region, and gold, silver and bronze medals awarded. Every nation winner then competes in round two for the title of World’s Most effective in each group.