Whisky Magazine Awards 2016

Heute wurden die Preisträger der Whisky Awards des englischsprachigen Whisky Magazine bekannt gegeben. Hier findet Ihr eine kurze Zusammenfassung.

Icons of Whisky Scotland 2016

  • Distiller: Tomatin Distillery
  • Brand Innovator: Douglas Laing & Co
  • Visitor Attraction: Ardbeg Distillery
  • Craft Producer: Ballindalloch Distillery
  • Master Distiller / Master Blender: Dr Bill Lumsden (The Glenmorangie Company)
  • Distillery Manager: Neil Cameron (Glenturret Distillery)
  • Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador: Colin Dunn (Diageo plc)
  • Visitor Attraction Manager: Stuart Cassells (The Famous Grouse Experience)
  • Single Outlet Retailer: The Whisky Shop Dufftown

Independent Bottlers Challenge 2015

  • Independent Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Hall of Fame Scotland 2016

  • Inductee No.31 Peter Russell, Chairman, Ian Macleod Distillers
  • Inductee No.32 Charlie Smith, Master Distiller, Ballindalloch Distillery

Und hier die Meldung in voller Länge. Herzlichen Glückwunsch an alle Preisträger!

(Pressemitteilung, Whisky Magazine)

Tomatin Distillery, Dr Bill Lumsden, SMWS and Charlie Smith of Ballindalloch Distillery among those recognised in Whisky Magazine’s top awards

The finest products, companies and individuals were recognised at one of Whisky Magazine’s most prestigious awards ceremonies held in the Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh on Friday 4 December 2015.

Whisky Magazine’s Managing Editor, Rupert Wheeler, hosted a lunch for the Scotch whisky industry with guests making the journey from all across Scotland, including the Islands, to take part in the celebrations.

During the afternoon, three of the magazine’s top awards were presented including:

  • Icons of Whisky Scotland 2016
  • Hall of Fame Scotland 2016
  • Independent Bottlers Challenge 2015

Rupert Wheeler says: “This was my second year presenting these awards and I was delighted to see even more people attend this year. The event was extremely enjoyable and more importantly was a huge success. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our international panel of judges across the awards and a special mention to all of our sponsors.”

– THE RESULTS –

ICONS OF WHISKY SCOTLAND 2016

Chairman Rupert Wheeler

  • Distiller of the Year Sponsored by Glencairn Crystal Tomatin Distillery
    Highly Commended Bruichladdich Distillery and The Glenmorangie Company
  • Brand Innovator of the Year Sponsored by Multi Packaging Solutions Douglas Laing & Co
    Highly Commended Benromach Distillery
  • Visitor Attraction of the Year Sponsored by Christie’s Ardbeg Distillery
    Highly Commended The Famous Grouse Experience
  • Craft Producer of the Year Sponsored by Wade Ballindalloch Distillery
    Highly Commended Strathearn Distillery
  • Master Distiller / Master Blender of the Year Sponsored by Iain Burnett Chocolatier Dr Bill Lumsden (The Glenmorangie Company)
    Highly Commended James McTaggart (Arran Distillery) and Alan Winchester (The Glenlivet)
  • Distillery Manager of the Year Sponsored by Broxburn Neil Cameron (Glenturret Distillery) Highly Commended Keith Cruickshank (Benromach Distillery Company)
  • Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador of the Year Sponsored by Procurus Colin Dunn (Diageo plc)
    Highly Commended Scott Adamson (Tomatin Distillery) and Jan Beckers (Douglas Laing & Co)
  • Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year Stuart Cassells (The Famous Grouse Experience)
    Highly Commended John Carmichael (Ben Nevis Distillery) and Rikki Scott (Aberlour Distillery)
  • Multiple Outlet Retailer of the Year Sponsored by Loch Ness Water Cadenhead’s Whisky Shop
    Highly Commended Luvians Bottle Shop
  • Single Outlet Retailer of the Year The Whisky Shop Dufftown
    Highly Commended Gordon & MacPhail
  • Online Retailer of the Year Royal Mile Whiskies (www.royalmilewhiskies.com)
    Highly Commended The Green Welly Stop (www.thegreenwellystop.co.uk)
  • Travel Retailer of the Year World of Whiskies (Edinburgh and Glasgow Airports)
    Highly Commended The Fly Nip Whisky Shop (Inverness Airport)
  • Supermarket of the Year Tesco Highly Commended Sainsbury’s

For a full list of results including the shortlist, visit http://iconsofwhisky.com

INDEPENDENT BOTTLERS CHALLENGE 2015

Chairman Gavin D Smith

The Winner
INDEPENDENT BOTTLER OF THE YEAR: SCOTCH MALT WHISKY SOCIETY

The Shortlist

  • Campbeltown Independent Bottler of the Year: Malts of Scotland
  • Grain Independent Bottler of the Year: Master of Malt
  • Highland Independent Bottler of the Year: Malts of Scotland
  • Islands Independent Bottler of the Year: Master of Malt
  • Islay Independent Bottler of the Year: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
  • Lowland Independent Bottler of the Year: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
  • Non-Scotch Independent Bottler of the Year: Celtic Whiskey Shop
  • Speyside Independent Bottler of the Year: Malts of Scotland

For a full list of results including medal winners, visit http://www.whiskymag.com/awards/ibc

HALL OF FAME SCOTLAND 2016

Chairman Rupert Wheeler

  • Inductee No.31 Peter Russell, Chairman, Ian Macleod Distillers
  • Inductee No.32 Charlie Smith, Master Distiller, Ballindalloch Distillery

For the complete list of inductees, visit http://halloffame.whiskymag.com

Whisky Magazine Awards results are all available in Issue 132 of the magazine, out on 4 December 2015.