Kintyre distillers’ Inverness gin win
Beinn an Tuirc distillery’s boss was fizzing with pride after receiving another award. The firm which makes Kintyre Gin scooped Best New Business at the Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards in Inverness recently. Director Niall Macalister Hall said: ‘This is another massive confidence boost to our growing business. ‘We were finalists in the Best New Product and Best New Business categories and the range and quality of businesses and products in both groups was extremely high. ‘The moment before the winning announcement is always awful no matter how much you convince yourself it’s enough just to be shortlisted. ‘Best Newcomer was up second after dinner and we were braced for hearing another name but were elated when host Jennifer Reoch read out Beinn an Tuirc Distillers as the winner. ‘It is a really wonderful feeling and, along with the Best Newcomer accolade from the Scottish Gin Awards, this acknowledgment of our achievements gives such a boost to our confidence as a young company.’
Niall, Kenny and Emma Macalister Hall with the distillery’s trophy.