Attyflin Estate wins four awards in the Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards 2018

Blas na hÉireann – The Irish Food Awards is now in its 11th year. It’s the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland and rewards the very best tasting Irish food and drink products, and the passionate, driven producers who make them.

Over 2,500 products from all 32 counties were entered into the 2018 competition to win Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards in over 140 food and drink categories. We were therefore delighted that, on our first time entering the competition, three of our products made it through to the finals which took place in Dingle on Saturday, October 6th.

Attyflin wins Four Awards at the Finals
Over 100 judges from the Irish food world tasted more than 4,000 samples in the days leading up to Saturday’s prize-giving ceremonies.  We are proud to have picked up four awards, including a Gold Award, 2 Silver Awards, and a special award for the Best New Start-Up 2018.

THE AWARDS
Category: Non-Alcoholic Drinks Fruit Based Juices & Smoothies
SILVER: Attyflin Estate Rosette Apple Juice

Category: Vinegars
SILVER Attyflin Estate Irish Apple Cider Vinegar

Category: Sweet Sauces, Preserves & Pantry Preserve
GOLD: Attyflin Estate Blackcurrant Preserve

Special Award
The Best new Start-Up 2018

The fact that our three products in the finals all won an award is very satisfying, and winning the best new start-up 2018 was a wonderful bonus. The experience will serve to spur us on to create an even wider range of high quality produce for our customers to enjoy.

The Blas awards are the biggest blind tasting of produce in Ireland, and the criteria on which the product is judged as well as the judging system itself, which was developed by Blas na hÉireann with the Food Science Dept of UCC, is now recognised as an international industry standard.

Blas accreditation has extremely high recognition amongst Irish consumers. It is their guarantee of a top quality Irish product.