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Award-winning craft distiller teams up with LA Drinks

Peter Mulryan, Blackwater Gin

Peter Mulryan, Blackwater Gin

Peter Mulryan, Blackwater Gin

Lurgan-based LA Drinks has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of Blackwater, an Irish craft distiller of gin and vodka, for Northern Ireland.

“We are delighted to add the award-winning Blackwater Distillery range of spirits to our portfolio and we look forward to growing the Blackwater brand throughout Northern Ireland, as part of our expansion strategy,” said Laurence Creaney, managing director of LA Drinks.

LA Drinks has been a supplier of beers, wines and spirits to the off and on trade for over 20 years and also import a huge selection of wines from all over the world.

Barry McCaughley, operations manager, said: “Feedback from our sales team tells me the Blackwater No5 Gin has already been very well received by the on trade and is currently featuring on many gin lists throughout the Province. At present Blackwater distil three gins and one vodka and master distiller Peter Mulryan has exciting plans for the future.”

Blackwater Distillery is situated on the banks of the Blackwater River, just outside Cappoquin in West Waterford. Blackwater gin was designed from top to bottom using only the botanicals imported into Ireland by White’s of Waterford during the 19th century, and a 1844 map of the Blackwater River features on the bottles.

The range includes Blackwater No. 5, Juniper Cask Gin and the latest addition to the family Blackwater Strawberry Gin which will only be available over the summer months as it is a limited edition.

For more information please call LA Drinks on +44 (0)28 3832 6601

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