Whisky Magazine Awards 2016/2017

Heute nachmittag wurden in der Surgeons’ Hall in Edinburgh die Preise in drei Kategorien verliehen: Icons of Whisky Scotland 2017, Independent Bottlers Challenge 2016 und zwei neue Mitglieder für die die Hall of Fame. Hier findet Ihr die Preisträger.

Allen Gewinnern und Teilnehmern meinen herzlichen Glückwunsch!

Icons of Whisky Scotland 2017

IoW 2017
HC steht für Highly Commended. SL für Shortlist.

Distiller

  • Winner: International Beverage (Inver House Distillers)
  • HC: Beam Suntory
  • SL: Beam Suntory, Chivas Brothers (Pernod Ricard), Edrington Group, International Beverage (Inver House Distillers), Loch Lomond Group (Loch Lomond Distillery), Tomatin Distillery Company, William Grant & Sons

Brand Innovator

  • Winner: Tomatin Distillery Company
  • HC: Douglas Laing & Co
  • SL: Douglas Laing & Co, Kilkerran – Glengyle Distillery, The BenRiach Distillery Company, Tomatin Distillery Company, William Grant & Sons

Visitor Attraction

  • Winner: Highland Park Distillery
  • HC: Speyside Cooperage Visitor Centre
  • SL: Aberlour Distillery, Ardbeg Distillery, Highland Park Distillery, Speyside Cooperage Visitor Centre, Talisker Distillery, The Famous Grouse Experience

Craft Producer

  • Winner: Glasgow Distillery Company
  • HC: Arbikie Highland Estate
  • SL: Arbikie Highland Estate, Ballindalloch Distillery, Eden Mill, Glasgow Distillery Company, Strathearn Distillery

Master Distiller / Master Blender

  • Winner: Alan Winchester, The Glenlivet Distillery
  • HC: Dr Craig Wilson, Diageo
  • SL: Alan Winchester – The Glenlivet Distillery, Dr Bill Lumsden – The Glenmorangie Company, Dr Craig Wilson – Diageo, James McTaggart – Isle of Arran Distillery, Jim Beveridge – Diageo, Max McFarlane – Highland Park Distillery

Distillery Manager

  • Winner: Keith Cruickshank, Benromach Distillery Company
  • HC: Gordon Bruce – Knockdhu Distillery
  • SL: Callum Fraser – J & G Grant – Glenfarclas Distillery, David Turner – Beam Suntory, Georgie Crawford – Diageo, Gordon Bruce – anCnoc / Knockdhu Distillery, Keith Cruickshank – Benromach Distillery Company, Michael Heads – The Glenmorangie Company (Ardbeg Distillery)

Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador

  • Winner: George S Grant, J&G Grant (Glenfarclas)
  • HC: Gordon Dundas, Beam Suntory
  • SL: Donald Colville – Diageo, Ewan Gunn – Diageo, George S Grant – J & G Grant – Glenfarclas, Gordon Dundas – Beam Suntory, Karen Fullerton – The Glenmorangie Company, Rob Allanson – William Grant & Sons, Tony Reeman-Clark – Strathearn Distillery

Visitor Attraction Manager

  • Winner: Rikki Scott, Aberlour Distillery
  • HC: Leigh Aitken, Lagavulin Distillery
  • SL: Annette MacKenzie – Glenmorangie Distillery, Jackie Thomson – Ardbeg Distillery, Leigh Aitken – Lagavulin Distillery, Patricia Retson – Highland Park Distillery, Rikki Scott – Aberlour Distillery, Stuart Cassells – The Famous Grouse Experience, Susan Colville – Benromach Distillery Company

Multiple Outlets Retailer

  • Winner: Robert Graham
  • HC: Drinkmonger
  • SL: Cadenhead’s Whisky Shop, Drinkmonger, Luvians Bottle Shop, Robert Graham

Single Outlet Retailer

  • Winner: Gordon & MacPhail
  • HC: Royal Mile Whiskies
  • SL: The Good Spirits Company, Gordon & MacPhail, The Green Welly Stop, Robbie’s Whisky Merchants, Royal Mile Whiskies, TB Watsons, The Whisky Shop Dufftown

Online Retailer

  • Winner: Royal Mile Whiskies, www.royalmilewhiskies.com
  • HC: Robbie’s Whisky Merchants, www.robbieswhiskymerchants.com
  • SL: Abbey Whisky, The Green Welly Stop, Robbie’s Whisky Merchants, Royal Mile Whiskies
    Singlemaltsdirect.com, The Whisky Shop Dufftown

Travel Retailer

  • Winner: World of Whiskies, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports
  • HC: The Fly Nip Whisky Shop, Inverness Airport

Supermarket

  • Winner: Tesco
  • HC: Lidl
  • SL: Asda, Lidl, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose

Independent Bottlers Challenge 2016

Independent Bottlers 2017

  • Non-Scotch Independent Bottler of the year: Celtic Whiskey Shop
  • Campbeltown Independent Bottler of the year: The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
  • Grain Independent Bottler of the year: Malts of Scotland
  • Highland Independent Bottler of the year: Douglas Laing & Co
  • Islands Independent Bottler of the year: That Boutique-y Whisky Company
  • Islay Independent Bottler of the year: Malts of Scotland
  • Lowland Independent Bottler of the year: The Vintage Malt Whisky Company
  • Speyside Independent Bottler of the year: Malts of Scotland
  • THE INDEPENDENT BOTTLER OF THE YEAR 2016: Malts of Scotland

Hall of Fame

  • INDUCTEE No.37: Charles MacLean, Author & Writer
  • INDUCTEE No.38: Ian Millar, Prestige Whisky Specialist, William Grant & Sons