The company’s Ninth Wave Irish gin was awarded Double Gold and ‘Gin of the Year’, marking the distillery’s first ever Trophy win.
It also received three other CWSA awards for its distinctive Irish whiskey range: Double Gold for its Hinch 10 Year Old Sherry Finish Irish whiskey, Gold for its Hinch 5 Year Old Double Wood and Silver for its Hinch Peated Single Malt.
These awards follow more than a dozen other wins for Hinch Distillery in 2020 including Gold Medals for Ninth Wave Gin at the World Gin Awards, Australian International Sprits Competition, Canadian Alberta Beverage Awards and multiple wins for whiskey and gin at the ISC and IWSC, London.
Hinch Distillery Chairman, Dr Terry Cross OBE, said: “Taking our first ever trophy at CWSA 2020 makes the team very proud and is a highlight for us during what has been a very surreal year for business. The awards demonstrate that our hard work and technical knowledge is recognised at the highest level”.
Such has been the level of awards for Ninth Wave Irish Gin in 2020 that Hinch Distillery can now legitimately claim it as the ‘World’s Most Awarded Gin 2020’ at major awards competitions.