Graham Norton’s new-to-market gins win gold and silver at the Gin Masters 2019 competition in London recently.
In a blind tasting competition, Graham Norton’s Own Irish Gin scooped a gold medal, while his Graham Norton’s Own Pink Gin landed a silver award.
Created in collaboration with West Cork Distilleries, Skibbereen, Graham Norton’s Own Irish Gin is a combination of juniper and coriander, with hints of locally foraged rosehip, fuchsia petals and gooseberries rounding off the special blend of 12 botanicals.
His second winner, Graham Norton’s Own Pink Gin, features locally foraged botanicals also, both are produced from 100% Irish grain, flavoured with rose petals, lemon peel, orange peel, elderflower to name but a few.
Gin of the Year
"If there was such a thing as a winner’s enclosure for quality gins, Graham would surely lead in the winners, having already won a couple of golds and a trophy for his gins, including at the UK Women’s Wine & Spirits competition (winning the Gin of the Year accolade), and silver and bronze medals at the San Francisco international Spirits Competition some weeks ago, to mention a few," said Michael Barry of Barry & Fitzwilliam, distributors of Graham Norton wines and gins in Ireland.
"The rise in gin sales is truly phenomenal, and now, with the arrival of Graham’s gins, the gin story gains momentum, with a new appeal to consumers, originally driven by the connection to the popular broadcaster, but now enhanced by actual award-winning validation."
Graham Norton’s Own Irish Gins are distributed through Barry & Fitzwilliam and are available at SuperValu, O’ Briens, Carry Out, Spar and independent off licences throughout the country.
The renowned TV presenter launched his gin which 'celebrates the beauty and unique flavours of West Cork' in February this year.
Graham Norton Wines (GN Wine range includes a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, an Australian Shiraz, New Zealand Rosé and Italian Prosecco) are available at SuperValu, Dunnes, Tesco, Carry Out, Spar and independent off licences throughout the country.
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