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Galways Xin Gin Wins International Award

Xin Gin has won another prestigious International Award, picking up a gold medal at The Gin Masters 2022. The Gin Masters 2022 received over 513 entries from 244 different companies around the world. To receive a gold medal is a wonderful achievement for a new Irish Gin within a very competitive category and less than a year since its release. The announcement follows recent wins for Xin Gin at the World Gin Awards, International Wine and Spirits Competition and The Gin Guide Awards where it was named “Best in Ireland”. 

Michelle McAllister, Xin Gin’s creator said “I am delighted that Xin Gin continues to be recognized in such prestigious International competitions. The feedback on the design and taste of Xin Gin has been incredible from both judging panels and our customers. We’re looking forward to sharing our creation with fellow gin drinkers across Ireland and the world.” 

Xin’s creators, Michelle and Gareth McAllister, have Irish blood, and Asian hearts. After spending many years in Asia, they wanted to merge what they loved about their two homes. ‘Xin’ (pronounced shin) means ‘heart’ or ‘feelings’ in Mandarin. The design of the bottle, with ancient celtic swirls contrasted with a modern eastern aesthetic reflects the liquid inside – a perfect balance of European and Oriental botanicals. The cross shaped label represents a promise to stay connected and a crossing point of the two cultures.

Ahascragh Distillers’ Xin Gin is a juniper-led dry gin with fresh citrus notes of orange zest and lemongrass held by an earthy, herbaceous undertone. The exotic Asian fruit, Persimmon adds a sweet honey flavour and the cinnamon brings a touch of spice. Xin Gin is silky smooth with a subtle kick. 

Xin Gin is available now in McCambridge’s of Galway, Celtic Whiskey Shop, IrishMalts, Asia Market, WineOnline, Next Door Off Licenses and all good regional stockists. You can also taste Xin Gin is bars across Galway and beyond. 

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