Dunville’s Irish Whiskey has won a total of five awards the recent World Whiskies Awards.
The Echlinville Distillery, based in Kircubbin, Co. Down), swept the board at the awards with two top category wins, two gold medals and one bronze medal.
Dunville’s 18 Year Old Palo Cortado Sherry Cask Finish Whiskey, which is due to be released in the coming weeks, secured the title of Best Irish Single Malt Aged 13-20 Years . Another upcoming release, Dunville’s PX 12 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Whiskey, won Best Irish Single Cask Single Malt 12 Years and Under.
Gold Medals went to Dunville’s PX 12 Year Old Single Malt (46% abv) in the Irish Single Malt 12 Years and Under category and to Dunville’s VR 18 Year Old Port Mourant Rum Finish in the Single Cask Single Malt Aged 13-20 group. Dunville’s Three Crowns was awarded a Bronze medal in the Irish Blends category.
The wins continue Dunville’s run at the awards – the company has picked up category wins every year since 2015. These latest wins bring to 21 the brand’s total number of international prizes.
Dunville’s winning whiskies will now go on to compete in the Best Irish Single Malt and Best Irish Blended Whiskey categories, the winners of which will be announced on 26th March.
Dunville’s brand ambassador Jarlath Watson said: “We are delighted with the news of five major wins at this year’s World Whiskies Awards. In an industry that has long been dominated by big multi-nationals, we are proud that our small team at The Echlinville Distillery is making such an impact on the world stage.”
Speaking about the history of the Dunville’s brand, Jarlath continued: “Established in 1808 and originally produced at the Royal Irish Distilleries in Belfast, Dunville’s was among the world’s most famous whiskeys until its untimely demise in 1936. We revived the iconic Dunville’s brand in 2012 and as it’s proud custodians we have been doing everything we can to restore The Spirit of Belfast to its rightful place among the world’s best whiskies.”