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Drinks distributor Barry & Fitzwilliam has today announced it has secured the Irish distribution rights for Kinsale Gin.  

Kinsale Gin is the first offering from the Kinsale Spirit Company. The company is a collaboration between three Cork publicans, Tom O’Riordan, Colin Ross and Ernest Cantillon. 
After noticing the growing demand for gin from their customers in the bars, they decided to develop their own. Tom has lived in Kinsale for years and felt the area had the perfect ingredients for a successful product – a world class reputation for food, drink and hospitality, and a wealth of interesting and unique botanicals. After a year in development, the gin was launched 2 years ago and has grown in popularity in both the on and off trade. Interest from importers in other markets is keen and they also have other products in development.

Kinsale Gin is a London dry gin, made with care in small batches, combining locally foraged and internationally sourced botanicals. The taste is refreshing and unique and has proved a hit with both Gin connoisseurs and casual imbibers. The gin was awarded best Irish London dry gin in the world gin awards and went on to finish in the world top 10.

Ernest Cantillon said, “We are delighted to partner with a company with the experience and scale of Barry and Fitzwilliam. Having access to the wealth of knowledge and contacts, combined with a world class sales team will be a massive advantage for us and we are excited about the opportunities ahead.”

“We are delighted to be supporting local entrepreneurs with the addition of Kinsale Gin to our portfolio and we look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with Ernest, Tom and Colin” said Mr Barry.  
Barry & Fitzwilliam is now Ireland's largest independent drinks distributor, carrying over 100 international premium brands of wines, spirits and beer.  The portfolio includes products from the multinational drinks groups Beam Suntory, Graham Norton Wines, McGuigan Wines, Rémy Cointreau, ILLVA Saronno, Jägermeister, Villa Maria,  BrewDog and now, Kinsale Gin.  
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