Published on February 1st, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Runway28 Irish Gin Coming Soon!

Take one Irish Aviation company, with two aviation professionals, then add a turbulent pandemic to the mixture, what do you get? Well in Kilbarron Aviation’s case, a brand-new Aviation themed premium Irish Gin, with a just a hint of pepper.

Co. Director MarieAnn Mc Loughlin Dwyer, with a background in both Aviation and Product Development, and wife to one of Irelands many grounded Commercial Airline Pilots, researched, studied and blended in collaboration with master distiller & recipe experts at Listoke Distillery in Co. Louth, to craft and create Runway28 Premium Irish Gin.

“Runway28Gin is a classic mix of earthy botanicals, with a hint of pepper, I wanted to celebrate and commemorate our small nation of pioneers, the spirited Irish. To highlight our unique nature and tradition, our ability to adapt, forge forward, and get creative, especially in the face of massive disruption”

“The Gin for me, is the perfect combination of all that I’ve learned over the years, much of which I owe to my time working within the Aviation Industry. Teamwork, Communication, Goal setting and Hard work, all remain constants for me from my early days of training as a member of cabin crew with Aer Lingus back in 1999 to my subsequent days working with Ryanair, traveling from base to base as a product demonstrator and trade show host.”

We may be a Small Nation, but we do get Big Ideas! Runway28Gin will be available online from mid-February 2021 for further information you can email hellorunway28@gmail.com


About the Author

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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