Food NI member Two Stacks has won double gold for its recently launched Irish Double Cream Liqueur in the prestigious World Liqueur Awards.
The Newry-based blender and bonder won gold for its unique Double Irish Cream Liqueur and gold for innovation in the global awards.
Two Stacks took the cream liqueur market to a new level when it launched a premium product that features significantly more whiskey, including, for the first time, a pot still distilled spirit, with fresh butter cream, ingredients all sourced from Irish suppliers.
Shane McCarthy, a founding director of Two Stacks, an independent specialist in whiskey blending and bottling, says the small company is “thrilled’ by this important recognition.
The new cream liqueur is the outcome of work over more than a year “to create a luxurious, complex and, most of all, delicious Irish cream liqueur”.
“Our aim was to create a cream liqueur unlike anything that has come before it”, adds Shane, who set up Two Stacks in 2020 with business partners and close friends Liam Brogan and Donal McLynn.
“What, we believe, sets our cream liqueur apart as a luxury taste experience is the unique blend of eight times the whiskey and twice the butter cream as compared to the market standard,” he explains.
Two Stacks bonds and blends a range of whiskeys including single malts at Newry and exports them throughout the world. The company developed Dram in a Can, the world’s first whiskey in a can.