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The Connacht Distillery Expands Into The UK Market

By Dave Simpson

The Connacht Distillery has announced its expansion into the UK, with the appointment of Spirit Cartel as its distributor for its whiskey brands in the UK market.

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Spirit Cartel will be responsible for supplying Connacht Distillery's Connacht Single Malt Irish Whiskey and Ballyhoo Single Grain whiskies, targeting on- and off-trades, including major supermarkets in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. Under the new agreement, the two whiskies will immediately be carried by Corrigan's Mayfair restaurant and all ten Pivovar Freehouses.

Statement By The Connacht Distillery Commercial Director

The Connacht Distillery commercial director Killian O'Sullivan stated, "We're thrilled to be partnering with Spirit Cartel to bring our award winning whiskies to the UK. It has taken time to find the right distributor in what is a key Irish whiskey market, but the cultural fit with that we have with David and the Spirit Cartel team, as well as the incredible range of premium spirits which they already distribute in other categories, make this the natural move for Connacht Distillery."

Statement By Spirit Cartel General Manager

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Spirit Cartel general manager David Hood stated, "We are thrilled to welcome The Connacht Distillery to the Spirit Cartel family and are delighted to support their UK expansion. At Spirit Cartel, we only work with brands we believe in and The Connacht Distillery has made fantastic inroads in launching their two premium whiskies. We look forward to this opportunity to work with a company that unites experts in their fields to drive innovation in Irish whiskey."

The Connacht Distillery Awarded At San Francisco World Spirits Competition

The above news was followed by news that The Connacht Distillery has been awarded a double gold medal for Batch 1 of its Connacht Single Malt Irish Whiskey at this year's San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

The Single Malt Irish Whiskey was awarded the double gold medal after it achieved a gold medal rating from all members of the judging panel following a blind tasting by the group of industry experts.

Statement By O'Sullivan

Celebrating the win, O'Sullivan stated, "We are absolutely thrilled to be awarded the double gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. For our first Single Malt whiskey to receive this accolade less than a year since its launch is testament to the outstanding work of our team over a number of years. I would like to congratulate the entire team for creating a world class liquid that whiskey lovers the world over can enjoy. The future is bright for the Connacht Distillery and this award is a strong sign of things to come."

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