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Irish Gin Producers Eye New Opportunities In Belgium

By Dave Simpson

Six Irish gin producers travelled to Brussels last week to promote their brands in the Belgian market, which is said to is a key target for the Irish gin sector.

The brands that took part in the trade mission were The Exiles, Drumshanbo Gunpower Irish Gin, Dingle Gin, Slingshot Irish Gin, Conncullin Irish Gin and Minke Irish Gin.

Going From Strength To Strength

William Lavelle, head of the Irish Spirits Association, commented, "Last year was a breakthrough year for Irish gin with exports more than trebling. While Irish gin is still a small category in international terms, it is an important and unique niche category, that is going from strength to strength.

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"Irish gin brands offer consumers something different and are already seen as a world-leader in terms of quality and authenticity. We look forward to promoting the category and seek further growth opportunities in the Belgian market."

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