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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 takes home gold for Christmas at Global Gin Masters

Kells takes home gold for Christmas at Global Gin Masters

After only one year on the market, Kells Gin has landed a major global award scooping Gold at the Global Gin Masters 2022 in the UK.

The much respected Gin Masters Awards, hosted in London received entries from a staggering 91 Countries in a range of categories on a global stage. Chaired by ‘The Spirits Business’ and a panel of leading international spirits specialists, the spirits are judged in a blind tasting environment and criticized to the highest level. To receive any type of recognition is always commendable but to attain Gold from the single entry made by Kells Gin really speaks volumes of the quality and uniqueness of this new to market product.

A lockdown project with the assistance of Listoke Distillery, Kells Gin is the brain child of brother and sister duo, Vincent and Olivia Duff in Kells. It was officially launched to the market in November 2021. Much time and consideration was invested into the range of botanicals, local ingredients and citrus led notes that give Kells Gin it’s unique traits as a premium bespoke craft gin.

Introduced initially as the signature house pour at the family run Headfort Arms Hotel, the brand has been warmly received by locals and visitors alike. The Gin has also caught the attention of many diaspora abroad. According to director Olivia Duff ‘In a crowded craft gin market, it was critical to gather the imagination of those who were looking for a really quality gin experience, this is where we have pitched Kells’. On the back of demand, this Summer saw the introduction of a ‘Kells Pink Gin’, offering a more floral and fruit lead version of the signature success.

“We were over the moon with this accolade,” said Vincent Duff, Director of Kells Gin. “It’s great to know that our vision for our beloved Kells brand has been recognised with a gold seal of approval by The Spirits Business, we knew we had something unique and special but this award will give us the confidence to push it further globally now’

This award now sets Kells Gin’s sights on the global stage and the next move for this new product will be widely anticipated.

Give the Gift of Kells Gin this Christmas

Give the Gift of Kells Gin this Christmas
With Halloween just behind us, dare we muster the word Christmas
With the winter evenings setting in we are busy preparing our workshop for the creation of Kells Gin hampers. 
It feels like only last week the Headfort Arms floors were trailing with straw  after our messy elves were busy putting together our  Kells Gin gift sets. 
With the introduction of our Kells Pink Gin, this summer we are delighted to add it to our Christmas Hamper collection. 
The Kells Gin and Kells Gin Pink edition gift set will include 
70cl bottle 
two branded kells gin glasses along with the required botanicals to ensure a perfect pour.
The Kells Gin mini gift set will include  
100ml bottle of Kells Gin 
Poachers Irish Tonic
Aines Chocolates 
The perfect pairing of botanicals. 
Give the taste of Kells Gin this Christmas to loved ones near and far. If you have any questions or would like to place a specific order Email sales@kellsgin.ie we would be delighted to help. 
Corporate rates are available.