Continuing our week of gin, we’ve got a great competition for all you gin lovers out there: a chance to win a VIP trip to the Boatyard Distillery in Northern Ireland. Read on, but only if you’re interested.

Located on the banks of the gorgeous Lough Erne, one of Northern Ireland’s largest lakes, the Boatyard Distillery was founded by ex-Glenmorangie employee Joe McGirr. McGirr was brought up on a dairy farm in nearby Enniskillen and he’d long dreamed of opening a distillery back home.

The Boatyard story

Following a stint at the London Distillery Company where he learnt how to make gin, in 2016, the Boatyard Distillery was born, named after a disused boatyard that it’s built upon. 

The team do things a little differently, producing their own base spirit (most producers buy it in) from Irish wheat and use only organic botanicals. The range includes a Double Gin, so-called because the juniper berries are included twice in the distillation process, a sweet Old Tom gin, and a vodka made from Irish wheat.

It’s a real family business run by Joe and his sister Theresa. His brother Brian runs the farm while his elder sister Marie writes poetry that goes on the labels.

Boatyard Gin

Just buy one of these, a you could win a trip to visit the Boatyard Distillery

Win a trip to the Boatyard Distillery

So, do you fancy a chance for you and a friend to visit this beautiful part of Northern Ireland and see how Boatyard gin is made? Of course you do!

The prize includes:

– Flight from UK address to Belfast, Ireland

– Transport to accommodation

– One night stay at Lough Erne Hotel

– Complimentary breakfast and dinner at Lough Erne Hotel

– Distillery tour and tasting

– Seasonal activities such as foraging or a short trek to a hidden cave that is the home to Fermanagh’s secret distillery (weather permitting.)

How to enter

Entering this incredible competition could not be easier. All you have to do is buy a 70cl Boatyard Double Gin. Multiple entries are allowed. You don’t have to do anything else. So make yourself a G&T and put your feet up.

MoM Boatyard Distillery Competition 2021 is open to entrants 18 years and over. Entries accepted from 12:00:01 BST on 19 May 2021 to 23:59:59 BST on 02 June 2021. Winners chosen at random after close of competition. Prizes not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash equivalent. Date and travel restrictions apply. Postal route available. See full T&Cs for details.