Boatyard Distillery Wins At World Spirits Awards

A Northern Ireland distillery producing premium gin has won prestigious awards in the annual World Spirits Awards 2021.

Food NI member Boatyard in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, a producer of unique double gin, won two golds in the Design category for its Bottle Design and Best Label Design for Northern Ireland the overall Best Range Design as well as the gold in Northern Ireland. 

The small company is based in a converted boat house overlooking the picturesque Lough Erne.

The small company was formed by Joe McGirr on the back of a lengthy career in the UK industry. Boatyard also produced an Old Tom Gin, a vodka from organic Irish grain and is maturing Irish whiskey.

The double gin features unique botanicals from the area including Sweet Gael which is harvested in Fermanagh boglands of Mr McGirr’s family farm.

The annual World Spirits Award are designed to showcase quality and originality in the global spirits industry.