2022 SFWSC Awards — Silver Medal

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the oldest, largest competition of its kind, with judging panels made up of the most respected experts in the industry. Smuggling Nun Irish Poitín is honored to have been awarded a medal in an event known to hold the highest, most exacting standards.

2022 IWSC Awards—Silver Medal, 90 Points

London’s International Wine and Spirit Competion has been rewarding excellence in drinks worldwide since 1969, setting an international benchmark for quality with global industry experts. Smuggling Nun is proud of having been so distinguished by this prestigious organization.

Tasting Notes: Approachable in style, with bright cereal notes, a subtle smokiness and fine minerality. The vegetal, savoury elements appear within the smooth, delicate palate. 

CT Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, 2022

Smuggling Nun CEO/Founder Maura Clare.


District NHV Women’s Entrepreneur Award, 2021

Smuggling Nun CEO/Founder awarded one year of free office space and services by New Haven’s premier “entrepreneurial ecosystem.”


GDUSA Packaging Design Awards

Awarded to CFNAPA Brand Design for the creation of Smuggling Nun packaging.

View the digital awards booklet (page 80)



March 15, 2022, Packaging of the World

Smuggling Nun Irish Poitín is featured by Packaging of the World, the prominent packaging design website that presents the most interesting and creative packaging work worldwide

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March 2022, World Brand Design Society

Smuggling Nun Irish Poitín’s iconic design is showcased by the World Brand Design Society, an international community with the mission of supporting package design.

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Winter 2021-22, Distiller Magazine, The Voice of Craft Distilling

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August 2022, The Irish Examiner – America’s Leading Irish Newspaper

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The Irish Business Organization of New York, IRISH POITÍN SUMMIT AND TASTING

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The Super-Strength Irish ‘Moonshine’ Making Waves

A once-bootlegged spirit, poitín has become a symbol of Irish determination, encapsulating heritage and identity – especially on St Patrick’s Day.



Info Sheet
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