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29 November 2018


Welsh Winery Joins Flavoured Spirits Trend 

– New line of Premium Liqueurs Announced –


Henllan, Wales – Celtic Country Wines of West Wales have announced a new premium range of fruit liqueurs. Best known for their fruit wines, mead and award-winning sloe gin, they have decided to capitalise on the current flavoured spirits trend with their own take on some classic favourites.

Smuggler’s Gold is an oak-aged whisky sweetened with honey and caramel. Shipp’s Tipple is a smooth Welsh rum infused with passion fruit and vanilla. And Blue Moon is made with wild blueberries steeped in aromatic Welsh gin.

Master winemaker Neal Shipp commented: “Gin and mead are both very on-trend at the moment, and lots of companies are doing some quite interesting things. We source our gin from a distillery just down the road and add blueberry juice to make a liqueur with a unique sweet flavour. And the new whisky with honey is basically mead, but taken to a new level.“

Richard Shipp, inventor of the new liqueur flavours added: “Our customers are looking for all-natural products, hand made using local ingredients and local suppliers. There’s definitely a move toward buying local – and buying British and Welsh products. We hope that people will appreciate the interesting history behind the new liqueurs as well.”


Celtic Country Wines is a family owned business handcrafting fruit wines and liqueurs in West Wales for over 30 years under the brand Celteg. Celtic Country Wines have won Great Taste Awards and numerous other accolades over the years. They can also boast that their wines and liqueurs are made naturally without animal-derived clearing methods, making virtually all of their products vegan-friendly (the exception being mead, which is of course made with honey – sorry bees!)



Richard Shipp

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