Ireland’s best gin & tonic has been voted by the public and the results are in.

The Irish Gin & Tonic Fest ran across all 32 counties from June 26th to July 1st. A total of 227 venues took part, each creating their own signature gin & tonic with one of the 15 Irish gins that were involved. 

The public was invited to vote for their favourite #IrishGnT on Twitter or by posting on the Great Irish Beverages Facebook page.

An Púcán in Galway have been voted as the 2017 winners. Their Irish Gin & Tonic was made with Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin from The Shed Distillery in Leitrim, fresh red chilli & mango along with Fever Tree Indian Tonic Water.

Doug Leddin of An Púcán said “We are absolutely delighted that we have won at An Púcán. In the last year we have really worked hard to establish ourselves in the Gin Market and we are delighted to see our customers enjoying high-quality premium Irish Gins.”

Patrick Rigney of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin said “It’s wonderful to see Connacht’s first ever gin, as made in Drumshanbo Co. Leitrim, voted as Ireland’s favourite Gin & Tonic in another Connacht county. An Púcán’s presentation of the Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin, chilli and mango serve is absolutely stunning. This is a great day for Galway, for Leitrim and for all of Connacht. Last year, we were extremely proud to feature in the winning Irish Gin and Tonic created by Davy Macs Waterford in the inaugural year of the national festival. It shows that Irish consumers really appreciate small batch, high-quality Irish gin and superior mixology. Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish gin is slowly distilled by hand with Oriental botanicals and gunpowder tea at The Shed Distillery in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim.”

Pictured: Doug Leddin, Marketing Manager of An Púcán and Aido Mulvaney, Bar Manager of An Púcán.