Kinsale Spirit Company's Wild Atlantic Irish Whiskey IPA barrel has been awarded an outstanding Platinum Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. 

Founded in 2000, the competition is regarded as the most prestigious and influential spirits competition in the world. The judging panel for the competition is made up of 36 respected spirit industry professionals.

Platinum medals are only awarded to the few select spirits that receive a Double Gold medal for three consecutive years, which Wild Atlantic Irish Whiskey IPA achieved in 2022, 2023 and 2024.

The medal is a great achievement for both the Kinsale Spirit Company and Irish whiskey as a whole, reports

Aged for over four years and finished in an ex-IPA beer oak barrel, the multi-award winning whiskey is a blend of the finest Irish triple-distilled grain and premium malt Irish whiskey.

"Inspired by the rugged beauty of the west coast" and capturing "the very essence of Ireland,"  Wild Atlantic Irish Whiskey symbolizes "The Spirit of the Wild."

"This platinum medal, and indeed all the awards we have won to date, mean so much to Kinsale Spirit Company. They recognize the high quality of our products, the effort our team put in to deliver the best to our customers and pave the way for our future Kinsale Distillery releases with excited anticipation," said Kindle Spirit Company CEO Colin Ross, of the win.

Wild Atlantic Irish Whiskey IPA also won a Double Gold medal in the 2023 Singapore World Spirits Competition. Its sister whiskey, Wild Atlantic Irish Whiskey Rechar Barrel, finished in port oak barrels, is also  a multi-award winning blended whiskey.

The Kinsale Spirit Company's Spanish Earl Single Malt Irish Whiskey scooped a Double Gold medal and Kinsale Gin earned a gold at the same competition, with Great Earl Single Grain Irish Whisky taking a gold at the European Spirits Challenge, reports

It's shaping up to be a milestone year for the Kinsale Spirit Company. Its distillery is set to open by the end of 2024 in Kinsale, County Cork. It also recently launched the Kinsale Cask Club, where whiskey enthusiasts and investors have been purchasing their own casks of premium Irish whiskey from the distillery,