Co. Meath's Boann Distillery has won the World Whiskies Awards 2021 "World's Best New Make & Young Spirit" award for its single pot still "New Born" new make spirit.
Boann is the first Irish distillery that has won the World Whiskies Awards "World's Best New Make & Young Spirit" award.
"Over The Moon"
Boann said on its website, "Our 'New Born' new make spirit has been crowned 'World's Best New Make' at the finals of the World Whiskies Awards last night. We are over the moon to have won the most prestigious award for producing the best new make whiskey in the world.
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"We have become the first Irish distillery to win this global accolade. After such hard work and dedication by our team to produce the best spirit we can, it is amazing to gain this recognition so early on in our whiskey journey."
Boann Distillery founder Pat Cooney commented, "This is very exciting, a first for us and a first for Ireland, no other distillery has won best international new make in this competition, which is the top award when it comes to whiskey distillation.
"We have achieved this by merging the old ways of whiskey production in copper pot stills, with cutting edge, 21st century nano-technology.
"It is an incredible achievement for our team that we have produced the best new make whiskey on the planet."
World Whiskies Awards 2021 National Category Awards
Boann's "World's Best New Make & Young Spirit" award win follows its win of six awards in the national category of the World Whiskies Awards 2021.
The awards that Boann won in the national category of the World Whiskies Awards 2021 are as follows:
- Best Irish Single Pot Still New Make 2021
- Gold - 12 years and under category - Whistler Bodega Single Malt
- Gold - blended whiskey category - Whistler Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish
- Silver - Single Malt category - Whistler PX I Love You
- Bronze - Cask finished blend category - Whistler Calvados Cask
- Bronze - Single Grain category - Whistler Mosaic (Single Grain)
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