Paragon Brands to distribute Dingle Distillery spirits

Paragon Brands has launched a new distribution partnership for its Dingle Spirits family of brands in the UK.

Dingle is among the “new generation” of distilleries in Ireland, having opened its doors in 2012 in southwest Kerry. It became the first privately-owned, purpose-built distillery to open in more than 100 years in Ireland, and it still claims to be one of the only distillers that sources grain, distills spirit, ages and bottles whiskey for its own exclusive releases.

The producer has Dingle Single Malt Triple-Distilled Whiskey Batch No. 3 (rrp: £109), Single Original Gin (rrp: £35) and the five-times distilled Dingle Artisan Vodka (rrp: £33), each produced in copper pot stills.

Chris Jones, managing director of Paragon Brands, said: “We are incredibly proud to be working with the exceptional range of award-winning Dingle Irish premium craft spirits, which complement the Paragon premium spirits portfolio perfectly.”

The Irish whiskey industry has grown rapidly over the past few years. From two distilleries in 1985 the industry now boasts more than 30 distilleries, some of which are new and therefore still under construction. Many producers are also investing in order to increase capacity or to enhance visitor facilities. It is believed that by 2025, Ireland could have more than 50 distilleries. 

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