Is The Gin Foundry On Its Way To Becoming The Best Gin In The World?

Gin drinkers and industry professionals are quickly becoming familiar with the name Gin Foundry as the brand continues to impress everyone that has the honor of experiencing it.  And of course when the product most recently arrived at the Los Angeles Spirits Competition, the wins continued with a Silver Medal in taste and a Gold Medal for design/packaging.

These most recent accolades bring The Gin Foundry to the cream of the crop, making it the most award winning brand included in the Premier Wine & Spirits portfolio.  Premier is proud to have taken such a significant role in the production of this final product for Chris McClain of Bon Vivant Brands.  Not only did the Premier team have a hand in the formulation details of the gin itself by utilizing their Swiss Alps facility to blend & bottle the gin, but is also responsible for taking the design concept that was presented for the brand and making it a reality via their production facility.  Taking the visuals presented for The Gin Foundry bottle/label and creating this one of a kind product with a custom molded embossed glass bottle from Premier’s exclusive glass production & decoration facility, laser engraved branded cork and rich embossed label on ultra premium thick print stock with multi level print is something that Premier has taken great pride in specializing in.  The quality of the final experience truly is undeniable.

So just to help you keep track, that’s 9 awards for taste and two awards for design/packaging.  Here is a breakdown below:


World Gin Awards: Gold Silver 89 Points
SFWSC: Silver
NYISC: Silver
LA Spirits Comp: Silver
Sip Awards: Silver
ADI: Bronze
ACS: Bronze
NYWWSC: Bronze


LA Spirits Comp: Gold
Creative Quarterly: Gold

The brand has literally won an award in every single competition and convention it has entered.  And the celebrations will continue as the brand plans to enter all of the most highly recognized competitions worldwide in hopes to spread the word that The Gin Foundry is raising the bar in the gin community.

More information on The Gin Foundry brand:

The Gin Foundry Europa contains 10 carefully selected botanicals sourced from along the Mediterranean Trade Routes (Ingredients: Juniper: Macedonia, Coriander: Bulgaria, Angelica Root: Belgium, Orris Root: Morocco, Fennel Seeds: Turkey, Bitter Almond: Spain, Orange Peel: Spain, Lemon Peel: Spain, Basil: Egypt, Grapefruit: Turkey). The botanicals are steeped in pure grain spirit overnight and then expertly distilled in a traditional copper pot still in the United Kingdom. Before bottling we blend our spirit with pure Mountain Spring Water in Switzerland.

About Premier Wine & Spirits:

If internationally awarded wine and spirits are something that you are interested in pursuing, contact Premier Innovations Group for a free consultation today.  We have the knowledge, resources and passion to make your vision a reality.  And we have an award winning palate.

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Premier Innovations Group is a multi-faceted alcoholic beverage umbrella corporation that creates, develops and imports a wide range of alcoholic beverage brands. Premier has a global network conducive to beverage product distribution, alcoholic beverage formulation, full packaging sourcing from start to finish, brand development and all importing/exporting logistics and TTB services. Premier owns their own brands, but also provides these services to other companies that have or wish to develop brands, private label or want to improve their current price structure and brand packaging.

Pop’s Whiskey Announcement

A whiskey story…  We at Premier Wine & Spirits recently secured a new client based in Philadelphia who contracted us to create his whiskey brand from scratch. Our company has been doing more and more brand building and sourcing for products within our industry and this is one of 4 brand builds Premier has done in the past two months alone.

This project was unique in the fact that our client had a very specific story he wanted to tell through the packaging and taste of the product. Jason (the brand owner) wanted to create an Irish whiskey that shared the story of his ancestors’ immigration from Ireland to the United States. He wanted this conveyed in not only the formulation but in the label design as well. So Jason and our CEO, Noah traveled to Ireland to visit one of the oldest and most acclaimed whiskey distilleries in the world, where they formulated the perfect blend to use for this project.  This distillery has created countless award winning formulas and it is a true honor to work with them.  The whiskey will originate in Ireland and be shipped to the US, where it will be aged in American bourbon barrels for the finishing touch. Just as his ancestors originated in Ireland and traveled to the US for opportunity, where their roots took hold to build a better life. So when I started to conceptualize the design, it needed to be just as customized to the story as the whiskey itself. Jason wanted to pay homage to his great grandfather Pop’s McCann by naming the brand after him, as well as featuring his likeness on the bottle itself.

Pop’s McCann

So with the name Pop’s Whiskey in mind, and a vintage photo of great grandfather McCann himself, the creative process begins.

We wanted a thick, weathered paper for the label to represent the “traveled” nature of the brand. I pulled together a list of elements that rang true to the story being told. An imprinted image of the historic coffin ships that Jason’s ancestors sailed on from Ireland to the US.

The fleur de lis in the background to represent their arrival to the southern NOLA port. Laser etched Gaelic Irish crosses representing their true Irish ancestry and “Jeff Cap” debossed on the top of the cap accompanied by the saying, “It’s Where I Hang My Hat”.

Jason could not have been more excited with the final product and we could not be more proud to tell his story by creating a brand that truly encompasses the past, present and future of his personal journey. Pop’s Irish Whiskey has become more than a product, but a true embodiment of one family’s voyage, conveyed through a whiskey story.

As the brand build comes to completion, Jason has informed us that he is so pleased with the process that he has invited our company Premier Wine & Spirits to become an equity partner in the brand. Which brings me to announce that Premier will now be part owner as well as representing Pop’s Irish Whiskey worldwide. The product is being launched in Pennsylvania as we speak, and we strongly recommend you pick a bottle up for yourself and give it a try. It is a truly unique brand with an equally remarkable story, as you now know.

On the road.

We are also currently in the process of 3 more brand builds for clients from all areas of the globe, and with such a focus on building brands for others, we will keep you in the loop on all the big announcements and product launches to come!  With our new partnerships and facility capabilities we have become a true one stop shop for any and all needs in the wine & spirits industry.  With everything that is going on it is hard to keep everyone up to date on things, but you can read all about our latest projects on our completely revamped website HERE.

-Frank Bachurski – Vice President