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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. 

Brand Ambassador

Brand Ambassador
We are pleased to announce that Paul Lambert is now Brand Ambassador for Kells Gin. Paul is a renowned Irish Mixologist and we are delighted to have his seal of approval on both Kells Gin products. Paul has spent more than 20 years stirring and shaking cocktails at the highest level and bartending at prestigious places like Sheen Falls Lodge, Gleneagles Resort Scotland, Diep le Shaker and the award-winning SABA. In that time, he has gathered an array of awards including Third in European Cocktail Championships, Portugal, Third at the DeKuyper Cocktail World Cup, Rotterdam, 6th 42Below Cocktail World Cup, Queenstown. So its far to say when it comes to alcohol Paul is your guy in the no. We are excited to see what creations Paul will come up with for Kells Gin and even more happy to sip on each one along the way.
Paul recently visited the Headfort Arms Kells where he helped launch Kells Gin The Pink Edition and also created a new Signature Cocktail the Kells Spritz. Why not Pop into the Headfort arms and give it a try or use the below recipe get mixing below tick a pic and tag us on insta so we can see your creations.
You never no if you get Mr Paul lamparts approval we might just send you out some Kells Gin goodies.