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Local distillery recognised with Gold & Bronze IWSC awards- 12th August 2020

Two bottles of award winning Copeland Gin

Huge congartulations to Donaghadee based Copeland Distillery on striking gold at this year's IWSC award win gold for their Jones 1778 Navy Strength and bronze for their Irish gin. 

The International Wine and Spirits Competition is seen as an international  quality benchmark in the drinks industry. When created the aim  (as it remains to this day)  was to reward excellence in drinks worldwide, ensuring recognition for the very best wines and spirits. Read more about the awards at the IWSC website.

The tasting notes give a nice summary of these two award winnners . Copeland's Jones 1778 Navy Strength is described as ' big, bold and brimming with character. A rich harmony of herbs and spices bursts forth on the palate, with fragrant honeysuckle carried effortlessly by punchy alcohol intensity. Subtle aromas open up on dilution, culminating in an engagingly juniper-rich, spicy finish.' Their Irish Gin's taste is summarized as " Classic, elegant, juniper-led gin with some zingy lime and lemon notes. Good balance'. 

Great to see this local drinks producer recognized on the international stage. 

Find out more about Copeland Distillery over on their website.

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