With the world grounded as a result of COVID 19, two aviation professionals decided to turn their hand at the world of gin making and created Runway28 Premium Irish Gin.

Co-director MarieAnn Mc Loughlin Dwyer, with a background in both aviation and product development, and wife to one of Ireland’s many grounded commercial airline pilots, researched, studied and blended in collaboration with the master distiller & recipe experts at Listoke Distillery in Co. Louth, to craft and create Runway28 Premium Irish Gin.

“Runway28 Gin is a classic mix of earthy botanicals, with a hint of pepper. I wanted to celebrate and commemorate our small nation of pioneers, the spirited Irish, to highlight our unique nature and tradition, our ability to adapt, forge forward, and get creative, especially in the face of massive disruption,” said MarieAnn.

“The gin for me, is the perfect combination of all that I’ve learned over the years, much of which I owe to my time working within the Aviation industry. Teamwork, communication, goal setting and hard work, all remain constants for me from my early days of training as a member of cabin crew with Aer Lingus back in 1999, to my subsequent days working with Ryanair, and many other airlines traveling from base to base as a product developer and trade show host.”

MarieAnn is joined by daughter Karen (sales training & promotion) and step-daughter Siobhan (accounts/order fulfilment), in what has now become a family effort to push forward with this new gin brand in 2021.

Runway28Gin is available online from mid February 2021. For further information email hellorunway28@gmail.com.

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