Marussia Beverages UK is to distribute drinks from the newly-founded Hinch Distillery in Ireland as interest in Irish whiskey continues to grow.

The premium spirit company will now distribute Hinch’s whiskey range and also its Ninth Wave small batch Gin.

The distillery, which is located just south of Belfast in the grounds of the Killaney Estate, takes its name from the nearby town of Ballynahinch, which translates to ‘town of the island’.

The producer’s whiskey range includes: Hinch Small Batch, 5 Year Old Double Wood, 10 Year Old Sherry Cask, and a Pot Still and Peated Single Malt, which will be available later in the year.

Sarah Gandy, Marussia’s (UK) head of marketing, said: “We are really excited for the Hinch distillery to join our portfolio of some of the world’s most premium Bourbons, Vodkas, Rums, Gins and Liqueurs. It truly compliments all of the premium brands currently in our portfolio and the team is excited to showcase the range to our ever-expanding customer base.”