Based in Lanesboro, Lough Ree Distillery entered Ireland’s gin scene with the launch of its Sling Shot gin at the Taste of Lakelands Food Festival.
Sling Shot Gin is being distilled in a custom-built distillery in Lanesboro while construction of the state-of-the-art Lough Ree Distillery and visitor centre is under way ahead of its official opening in the middle of next year.
Speaking at the special event to mark the occasion, a very proud Peter Clancy, CEO of Lough Ree Distillery, said: “This is a landmark moment for Lough Ree Distillery and a fitting way to celebrate the occasion. We’re overjoyed at the positive response we’ve received from the local community and we’re excited for our distillery and visitors centre to become an integral part of the Hidden Heartlands tourism offering next year.
“Sling Shot gin is the first in a long line of spirits that we will be developing over the coming years. The gin market in Ireland and across Europe is growing exponentially and we’re excited to be part of that growth. We look forward to the future and hope that everyone loves our Sling Shot gin as much as we do”.
The gin is the first in a line of planned Lough Ree Distillery spirits that will include whiskey, vodka, liqueurs, poitín, and fruit spirits.
Lough Ree Distillery’s Sling Shot gin is available for purchase at Longford, Roscommon and Westmeath off-licences as well as the Celtic Whiskey Shop in Dublin. Over the coming months, the gin will become available in off-licences and supermarkets nationwide.