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Boyle’s Small Batch Botanical Gin wins yet again, this time at World Gin Awards 2021!

Aldi’s Boyle’s Small Batch Botanical Gin by Blackwater Distillery is the Best Irish Classic Gin in the World

Silver for Boyle’s Raspberry Blush Gin by Blackwater Distillery

Aldi Ireland’s partnership with Blackwater Distillery goes from strength to strength with yet more wins for Boyle’s Gin at the World Gin Awards 2021. As Country Winner in the Classic Gin category, Boyle’s Small Batch Botanical Gin now boasts the title of the Best Irish Classic Gin in the World. This is another addition to its trophy cabinet alongside previous Gold Award wins at the World Spirit Awards 2020, Blas Na hÉireann 2019, the Global Gin Masters in both 2018 and again in 2020 and 1 star at the Great Taste Awards 2020!

Created in partnership with Aldi in 2016, Boyle’s Small Batch Botanical Gin immediately won Best Irish Gin at the Irish Whiskey Awards and has been a favourite with Aldi customers ever since. It is available in 145 Aldi stores nationwide priced just €24.99 – so why not try the World’s Best Irish Classic Gin for yourself?

Also at the World Gin Awards 2021, Boyle’s Raspberry Blush Gin won Silver in the Flavoured Gin category and will relaunch in stores from 15th March, also priced just €24.99.  This delicious blush pink gin has also won Gold at the Global Gin Masters 2020 and Silver at Blas Na hÉireann 2019.

The World Gin Awards are part of The World Drinks Awards, the global awards selecting the very best in all internationally recognised styles of drinks. Presented by, the world’s no.1 online resource for drinks professionals, the World Drinks Awards select, reward and promote the world’s best drinks to consumers and trade across the globe.

  • Ireland Winner: Boyle’s Small Batch Botanical Gin by Blackwater Distillery €24.99/70cl – Very gentle citrus aromas lead to a sharp, bright palate with notes of lemon, orris and liquorice sweetness. Some coriander spice in the finish. There are good classic gin elements shining through. On sale now.
  • Silver, Flavoured Gin: Boyle’s Raspberry Blush Gin by Blackwater Distillery, 70cl, €24.99/70cl – First and foremost this is a gin distilled with raspberries, not a liqueur.  It’s not sweetened and doesn’t use artificial flavours.  The raspberries here are fresh and the juniper is not shy. There’s a spicy middle with lovely tickle of pink peppercorns and a wonderful twist of orange at the finish. On sale from 15th March.

Peter Mulryan of Blackwater Distillery said: ‘We are thrilled that Boyle’s Small Batch Gin won such a prestigious award. It’s great to partner with Aldi to bring the World’s Best Classic Irish Gin to market.”

Tom Doorley, Aldi Spirits Expert: “Aldi’s relationship with the Blackwater Distillery started in 2016 with the creation of Boyle’s Gin, an outstanding London Dry gin made in Co Waterford. Very much a craft gin, small batch and literally hand-crafted, and exclusive to Aldi, it offers amazing value for money. Some of the gins it leaves for dust cost twice as much! It’s important to understand that the brilliant Raspberry version is actually distilled with raspberries. It’s a proper gin, bone dry, not flavoured.”

Aldi has a fantastic range of award-winning beers, wines and spirits more are available in 145 stores nationwide every day.

List of Award wins:

World Gin Awards 2021Country Winner – Classic GinBoyle’s Small Batch Botanical Gin
World Gin Awards 2021Silver – Flavoured GinBoyle’s Raspberry Blush Gin
World Spirit Awards 2020GoldBoyle’s Small Batch Botanical Gin
Global Gin Masters 2020GoldBoyle’s Small Batch Botanical Gin
Global Gin Masters 2020GoldBoyle’s Raspberry Blush Gin
Blas Na hÉireann 2019GoldBoyle’s Small Batch Botanical Gin
Blas Na hÉireann 2019SilverBoyle’s Raspberry Blush Gin
Global Gin Masters 2018GoldBoyle’s Small Batch Botanical Gin

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