Stock your drinks cabinet with these impressive Irish brands this summer

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All made in Ireland, these drinks will make you want to plan a summer picnic or garden party with your family and friends when the good weather hits

We can’t wait for sunny days outside with great cocktails and delicious food surrounded by out loved ones. From handcrafted gin to coffee beans with personality, these amazing and unique Irish Made Awards Drinks category winners and runner-ups are ones who will bring your drinks game to a next level. Use local ingredients and garnishes like mint, basil or watermelon and bright berries to create extra special drinks this summer.

We are delighted to welcome Drinks Ireland who are proudly supporting our Drinks Category for the Irish Made Awards 2021. Drinks Ireland is part of the Irish Business and Employers Confederation, and are passionate about supporting their members – sharing their stories and providing valuable insights. Ireland’s drink industry is world-renowned for its welcoming pubs and cultured entertainment and Drinks Ireland plays a significant role in shaping and developing Ireland’s prosperity and long-term rural employment potential.

Have you got a drinks business based here in Ireland? Be sure to enter the Irish Made Awards now! Deadline is June 7th. For details on how to enter, see the Awards page, and FAQs here.

Meet the past Drink winners and runners-up of the Irish Made Awards:

Dublin City Gin: Dublin City Gin is our 2020 Irish Made Awards drink winner. First launched in 2016, the dry gin is handcrafted with carefully selected botanicals, and an interesting recipe they prepare includes Organic Rhubarb grown along the Grand Canal in Dublin. Enjoy this wonderful premium gin over ice in your friends company.

Dublin City Gin 70cl €45)

Cloud Picker : Our 2020 Irish Made Awards runner-up was established in 2013 by Frank Kavanagh and Peter Sztal. Cloud Picker coffee isn’t just roasted in Dublin, it’s chosen for its personality as they go beyond the usual places to find their various coffee beans. They ensure the beans are picked at the right time for their full flavour and they support small producers. Sustainability is also at the top of their core values and so their packaging is compostable. Try their coffee and you will be excited to get up in the morning for another cup!

Cloudpicker, Colombia | Santa Rita – Organic (€10.20)

Aiteal Irish Gin: Another runner-up in the 2020 Irish Made Awards was Aiteal Irish Gin by Lough Ree Distillery. Their business is all about connecting the gentle pace of rural Ireland with the confidence of new technology. Their Aiteal is distilled using only Irish Juniper and Irish Whey Spirit, making it a 100% Irish Gin. Serve with classic, Mediterranean or elderflower tonic and a wedge of lime this summer.

Aiteal Irish Gin 70cl (€38)


Glendalough Gin: Our 2019 Irish Made Award winner, Glendalough Gin, was created by a group of friends from Wicklow who had a passion to revive the heritage of craft distilling in Ireland. Founded in 2011, Glendalough Distillery now produces whiskey and gin right in the middle of Wicklow Mountains, that are renowned for their natural, scenic beauty. Bring this gorgeous rose gin made with wild, heritage and unique damask roses to a garden party in the coming months.

Glendalough distillery, Rose Gin (€37)

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