Sling Shot Gin Launch – what a night!

We are lost for words. The reaction to the launch of Sling Shot has exceeded our expectation in every way. We simply cannot get over the love and support shown to the team and the product. It has been an emotional rollercoaster at times in HQ this week, especially for our founders Mike, Peter & Sheila.

As with all businesses there are highs and lows, and we certainly experienced the climax this week. To see our friends, neighbours and strangers alike picking up a bottle of gin that we made here in Lanesborough certainly strikes a chord.

Every bottle produced in our distillery is labelled, bottled, sealed and packed by our team, even Peter joined in for a bit! It is genuinely a team effort; this week saw every department come together from bottling the gin to preparing for the launch.

Ye came out in force on Friday night, and although we did not get to speak to you all individually, we really appreciate the encouragement and value the continuing seal of approval. We hope you enjoyed the night as much as we did, and thank you to everyone who bought a bottle and supported Sling Shots inevitable national takeover!

For those who couldn’t make it, fear not we will be distributing our gin nationwide over the coming weeks and if you can’t wait that long, we are available to purchase from the Celtic Whiskey Shop website .

This is only the beginning of what already has been a long journey, but launching our gin, from our small distillery in our hometown made all the hard days seem easy! The Sling Shot brand is strong, original and contemporary; it reflects our values as a team and as a distillery and we look forward to seeing it on the shelves of pubs and retailers across the country!

Please remember to ask for Sling Shot in your local pub, off licence or supermarket and tag us in photos of you enjoying it!

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As always, thanks for the continued support, if you have any queries email

The Team at Lough Ree Distillery

To catch up on photos from the night please see the clip below, we will be all photos on our Facebook page over the coming weeks!