Co. Down Distillery Celebrates Third World Whiskies Award

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Co. Down Distillery Celebrates Third World Whiskies Award

Co. Down-based Echlinville Distillery's Dunville’s PX 10 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey has picked up its third consecutive World Whiskies Award.

Dunville’s PX was named the 'Best Irish Single Malt 12 Years and Under' for the third year running. The win is the latest in a string of successes for Dunville’s PX, which also won the 2016 Irish Whiskey Award in the same category.

 The World Whiskies Awards select, reward and promote the highest quality whiskies to consumers and trade across the globe and are judged by an international panel of whiskey experts.

Dunville’s was among the world’s best known Irish whiskeys until the demise of the Royal Belfast Distillery in 1936. The iconic brand was revived by The Echlinville Distillery owner Shane Braniff, who made it one of Echlinville’s founding goals to bring ‘The Spirit of Belfast’ back to the world. And they have done so, to international acclaim.

Braniff said: "Until recently, the only place you could buy a bottle of Dunville’s whiskey was at auction, but we are proud to have restored The Spirit of Belfast to its rightful place among the premier whiskeys of the world. To win three consecutive World Whiskies Awards in such a competitive category is almost unheard of, and we are incredibly proud of that achievement."