Winner Alright- Gold For Sling Shot Distilled Irish Gin

We had quite the exciting week at Lough Ree Distillery as we received an award for our beautiful Sling Shot Gin. This reward has really lifted our spirits here in LRD HQ, it is great to see recognition for all our hard work. A special mention has to go to Claire, our distiller, who brings our product to life every single day. The entire team are over the moon with thanks to this great news. From talks at the dinner table over 2 years ago to an award winning gin, the journey of creating the finest, most highly regarded spirits is truly under way for Peter, Mike & Sheila.


12th March 2019

Sling Shot Distilled Irish Gin wins Great Gold at Catavinum World Wines and Spirits Competition

Sling Shot Distilled Irish Gin from Lough Ree Distillery has been awarded a Great Gold Medal in the Spirits Category of the Catavinum World Wines and Spirits Competition in Spain. Sling Shot was the only gin to be awarded Great Gold (95-100 points) in this International Competition with entries from across Europe.

This new Irish Gin is made by producing 4 separate high quality distillates which are then blended together to make the final Sling Shot Gin. Seven classic gin botanicals are used in the base recipe- Juniper, Coriander, Angelica, Orris Root, along with Lemon Balm, Cardamom and Celery Seed. This is blended with a specially prepared and distilled Citrus distillate from fresh organic, Oranges, Pink Grapefruit, Lemons and Limes; a fresh Mint distillate and finally a distillate of local Peat. Lough Ree Distillery are the first in the world to distil peat as a botanical and it provides great depth and complexity to the gin.

Sling Shot Distilled Irish Gin was launched in Ireland in October and has since been getting great feedback from trade and consumers, with listings in many of Ireland’s premium bars and restaurants. Lough Ree Distillery have commenced exporting to Germany and will shortly be available in several other International markets.

Commenting, Peter Clancy, CEO & Founder of Lough Ree Distillery, said:
“We are delighted with this award- it gives great external validation of the quality of our spirit and it is recognition for all the hard work that has in gone in to developing and producing Sling Shot Distilled Irish Gin. We have a small but committed team and I have no doubt that this award is the first of many for our spirits.”

About Lough Ree Distillery:
Lough Ree Distillery is a new, family owned distillery, based on the shores of Lough Ree in the centre of Ireland. Quality is hugely important to the company so everything that goes into Sling Shot is distilled, blended and bottled in Lough Ree’s  microdistillery in Lanesborough. Lough Ree Distillery’s main Irish Whiskey Distillery site is under construction with plans to open later this year.


For more information, please contact:
Peter Clancy: +353 87 9040238(M) +353 43 3321542

Lough Ree Gin & Botanicals