Ahascragh Distillery is proud to announce its latest achievement, winning a prestigious Gold Medal for the Clan Colla 11 Year Old Whiskey Blend at last week’s Blas na hÉireann Awards. This accolade reaffirms Ahascragh Distillery’s commitment to producing top-quality Irish whiskey and showcases the brand’s dedication to excellence in the world of distilling.
The Blas na hÉireann Awards, otherwise known as the Irish Food Awards, are one of Ireland’s most prestigious and highly regarded food and drink events. The awards recognise and celebrate the very best-tasting Irish food and drink products, and the passionate, committed producers who produce them. Winning a Gold Medal is a testament to the exceptional quality of Clan Colla 11 and Ahascragh Distillery’s spirits.
“We are absolutely thrilled to receive the Gold Medal at the Blas na hÉireann Awards,” said Michelle McAllister, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Ahascragh Distillery. “This recognition is a testament to the dedication and passion of our team, who have poured their hearts and souls into producing exceptional Irish whiskeys, such as the Clan Colla 11 Year Blend. We are proud to be a part of Ireland’s rich distilling tradition and to contribute to its continued legacy.”
This Gold Medal from the Blas na hÉireann Awards adds to Ahascragh Distillery’s growing list of accolades and underscores its position as a leading player in the Irish whiskey industry.
Although relatively new to the market, Ahascragh Distillery’s Clan Colla 11 Year Old Blend also won a gold medal and was named category winner for Best Limited Blend at the 2023 World Whiskey Awards; as well as gold medals at the Tokyo Whiskey & Spirits Awards and the Global Irish Whiskey Masters earlier this year.
Ahascragh Distillery’s award-winning spirits have garnered acclaim not only for their outstanding taste but also for their commitment to sustainability and responsible production. The distillery employs environmentally friendly practices throughout its production process, demonstrating a commitment to preserving the environment for future generations.