Air­port event brings boost to dis­tillers

Wicklow People - - NEWS -

GLEN­DALOUGH gin was one of 26 Ir­ish made gins that was show­cased at Dublin and Cork air­ports re­cently.

The Spirit of Gin Fes­ti­val, which was aimed at pro­mot­ing small Ir­ish craft gin pro­duc­ers such as Glen­dalough Gin, gen­er­ated a 240 per cent in­crease in Ir­ish gin sales dur­ing Au­gust and Septem­ber

The fes­ti­val ran in both Dublin and Cork air­ports and was aimed at show­cas­ing the best of Ir­ish gin along­side the global lead­ers in the in­dus­try.

The Glen­dalough Dis­tillery was Ire­land’s first craft dis­tillery and was set up by five friends from Wick­low and Dublin, who were com­mit­ted to re­viv­ing the her­itage of craft dis­till­ing in Ire­land.

Es­tab­lished in 2011, the team work with lo­cal for­ager Geral­dine Ka­vanagh of Wild Wick­low Foods to gather the sea­sonal pro­duce to make a gin for each sea­son.

Ear­lier this year air­port staff from The Loop joined Geral­dine and the Glen­dalough team to for­age for Sum­mer Botan­i­cals. Their ef­forts com­bined to cre­ate a special edi­tion of Glen­dalough Gin, which is ex­clu­sively avail­able at The Loop.

Hazel Killeen, Kathleen Morris and Mary Scarfe at the open­ing of ‘The Pottery’ res­tau­rant in the Ark­low Bay Ho­tel.

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