140 Years on – Iconic “Dunville’s” brand continues to back Distillery
It was back in 2016 that we were delighted to announce our first sponsorship package with the https://echlinville.com/, the multi-award winning Northern Ireland distillery based just outside Kircubbin on the Ards Peninsula.
Since then, we have been very pleased, appreciative, and genuinely proud to have them as our “Back of Shirt” sponsor. Two seasons ago we announced that Echlinville’s award-winning “Dunville’s Irish Whiskey” brand would appear on the back of the first team home and away kits and as we approach our 140th anniversary (in November) we can announce the great news that “Dunville’s” will once again be backing the club again this season.
Lisburn Distillery director Terry Thompson said; “To have Echlinville’s support for a fifth season is terrific news. This year is particularly special given the club, formed by employees of Dunville’s distillery in 1880, will celebrate 140 years of uninterrupted footballing history.
Over the last five years, we have been delighted to watch Echlinville and Dunville’s go from strength to strength in terms of consistently winning world awards for their range of top quality products. We have been grateful for their backing along with their interest, encouragement and recognition of a unique historical link that carries on today.
Times remain very difficult in the current coronavirus pandemic and it was great to see Echlinville switching production to essential hand sanitiser a few months ago. As lockdown continued they were innovative in terms of how they successfully launched new products and they will continue to win more awards in the future. “The Spirit of Belfast” https://dunvilleswhiskey.com/
is very much with us and on behalf of everyone here at the club I pass on my sincere thanks to owner Shane Braniff and the team at Echlinville for their backing for the season ahead.”
Shane Braniff, owner of The Echlinville Distillery, said:“We are delighted to continue to support Lisburn Distillery Football Club in the 2020/21 season. As proud custodians of the Dunville’s Irish Whiskey, it makes perfect sense for us to continue the relationship between Dunville’s and Distillery FC – a relationship that dates back to the club’s foundation 140 years ago by Dunville’s Whiskey employees. With more releases planned from our Dunville’s Single Cask Series over the coming months, the season ahead is looking bright for Dunville’s Whiskey and, we hope too, for Lisburn Distillery FC. We congratulate the club on reaching such a milestone anniversary and wish them the best of luck in the new season.”
The “Dunville’s Irish Whiskey” logo will continue to feature on the back of the club’s home and away shirts for the 2020-2021 season.