Cork based St. Patrick’s Distillery has come out on top with a Gold Medal Award at the ‘Irish Whiskey and Spirits Awards’ for their Craft Distilled 100% Potato Vodka. Made from Lady Clare and Rosetta potatoes, it is a clear full strength spirit with an aroma and taste profile that is unique to its potato origin. Described as being ‘smooth enough to drink neat over ice’ the grain free and hand bottled spirit stood out as being head and shoulders above competitor offerings.
Commenting on the accolade Barry Fitzgerald, Sales Manager for St. Patrick’s Distillery said “We only launched our product range earlier this year, so it’s a huge honour to achieve this top industry award. It reaffirms that our unique approach in using potato as the base ingredient for our Vodka and Gin’s which also achieved multiple awards at the recent Blás na hEireann Irish food awards with the Classic Juniper Gin winning a Bronze Medal and the Elderflower Gin winning a Silver Medal. To have this recognised by industry peers is a fantastic coup for the distillery, and in particular our dedicated staff and is definitely something we can all raise a glass to!”
St Patrick’s which is located at St Patricks Mills, Douglas, Cork also offers an Oak Aged Irish Whiskey that also won a Silver Medal at the Blás na hEireann Awards.
Their product range is currently stocked in speciality bars and select off-licences nationwide and at Cork and Dublin Airport Duty Free shopping lounges, and there is great opportunity for expansion for this artisanal distillery. Growth is expected to continue on the back of awards such as this and the Blás na hEireann Awards which they also achieved earlier this year.
St Patrick’s full range is now available in Germany and they are in active discussion with Distributors in other countries.
With the festive season in mind St Patrick’s Distillery Products make ideal Christmas gifts.