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Kells Gin Triumphs at the Local Enterprise Awards 2023

Kells Gin Triumphs at the Local Enterprise Awards 2023

What a week it has been for us before we head into the Christmas festive period, we’ve been having celebrations of our own with not one, but two awards in the past week!

Firstly, we were delighted to attend the Meath Business and Tourism Awards in Trim, where the Headfort was a finalist in the category of ‘Best Family Business’ and Kells Gin a finalist in the Local Enterprise Award. It’s an achievement to even get to this stage of this prestigious award and it was wonderful to be recognized as a significant family run business in Meath.

The big Win on the night came the way of Kells Gin, which having scooped two global awards in the past year - International Spirits Challenge and World Gin Award, took the overall title of the Local Enterprise Award for 2023, a category which was so well supported by Joe English of the LEO Office and his team who have been fundamental to the development of our beloved local tipple now making tracks on the International drinks stage!

 If you haven’t tasted our Award Winning tipple, you will be glad to know that it is our ‘House Gin Pour’ so you can enjoy over the festive period! Or, why not gift it? We have beautiful Gin Boxes on sale which can be ordered via our online shop, or if you are an off license, hotel or restaurant and would like to stock Kells Gin, we would love to hear from you, simply email on: sales@kellsgin.ie.

Kells scoops double gold at the International Spirts Challenge.

Kells scoops double gold at the International Spirts Challenge.

The International Spirits Challenge stands as a distinguished competition, boasting a panel of expert judges with discerning palates. Entries are evaluated based on various criteria, including taste, quality, innovation, and overall presentation. Kells Gin not only surpassed these benchmarks but captivated the judges with its extraordinary flavour profile, unparalleled craftsmanship, and unwavering commitment to excellence.

A lockdown project with the assistance of Listoke Distillery, Kells Gin is the brainchild of brother and sister duo, Vincent and Olivia Duff in Kells Co Meath. It was officially launched to the market in November 2021 and has since won three international awards. Kells Gin originated in Kells Co Meath famously known as the Monastic Capital of Medieval Ireland. Kells Gin took inspiration from Colmcille’s monks who were not just accomplished scholars and scribes, but also master brewers and distillers.

“We are thrilled to be awarded the Double Gold medal at the International Spirits Challenge," Vincent Duff director at Kells Gin. ". Receiving gold at the world’s most scrupulous blind-tasting process by their expert panel of world-renowned judges is an incredible achievement and one we don’t take lightly. We extend our gratitude to our wonderful team and loyal customers who have supported us on this incredible journey and can't wait for the next steps Kells Gin will take internationally.

The Double Gold medal adds to the illustrious collection of accolades that Kells Gin has amassed, cementing its position as a leading player in the global spirits industry. With this significant recognition at the International Spirits Challenge, Kells Gin is poised to reach new heights and continue to hold its gaze on the international market.

Curious about what makes Kells  Gin double gold standard? Shop our range on the below link and let your taste buds do the judging – To celebrate, we are delighted to offer a ‘10% Discount Code’ for this week only for online sales only (shipping available) - Type ‘doublegold’ at checkout


Kells Gin Collins

Kells Gin Collins
Who doesn’t love a good Gin Collins?
We all know the name Michael Collins, a hero of seismic proportions in Irish history but we invite you to delve a little deeper and learn the story of the Kells Collins for it is an ode to a formidable lady Roseanne Collins. She resided in Drumbaragh and then Suffolk St (beside Tom Doherty’s) and was the grandmother of Vincent and Olivia Duff, mother to Tom, Vincent and Paddy and a true Kells legend who not only loved everything about her beloved town of Kells but was also known for her hospitality…..except in those days that meant a cup of tea over the half door! 
Today, we salute her with our own version of the classic Collins cocktail and hope that she would be proud of bringing the Kells name further afield with its own award winning gin made in the family!