Lough Ree Distillery has launched the latest gin to the Irish market, Sling Shot, on the back of a €5m investment into the Co. Longford-based distillery.
The official launch of Sling Shot gin will take place at the Taste of the Lakelands Festival on Friday, 5th October in Lanesborough, Co. Longford, where the gin and its ingredients, including fresh Irish mint, will be revealed.
The gin is the first in a line of planned Lough Ree spirits that will include whiskey, vodka, liqueurs, poitín, and fruit spirits.
Sling Shot is being distilled in a custom-built distillery, while construction of the Lough Ree Distillery and visitor centre will commence by early October, ahead of its official opening in mid-2019. Dublin-based architects McElroy Associates and local firm Milltown Passive Builds are overseeing construction. Upon completion, the distillery will have capacity for 50,000 cases of whiskey and 15,000 cases of white spirits per annum.
Lough Ree Distillery also has an Ambassador Programme that allows a set number of customers to buy exclusive access to the distillery’s whiskey. The Ambassador Programme is invite-only and open to consumers, trade and corporate clients to apply.