Premi Icons of Whisky Awards 2009

BenRiach Distillery Company, vince Icon of Whisky a London.
I premi, ospitati dal Whisky Magazine, vogliono riconoscere il meglio delle varie aree dell’industria.

Billy Walker, managing directori di Ben Riach, dice che il premio è un grosso incentivo per tutti nell’azienda.
“Siamo fieri di questo prestigioso riconoscimento e il premio riflette il grande lavoro che abbiamo fatto”.

La distilleria non è nuova a questi premi avendo vinto nel 2007 il Malt Advocate Whisky Awards e la medaglia d’oro nel 2006 all’International Wines and Spirits Competition.

Gordon & MacPhail ha vinto nella sezione “negozi” e il suo managing director David Urquhart riconosce il merito a tutto lo staff della rivendita di Elgin, “Vincere questo premio è la testimonianza che il nostro gruppo nel negozio e il loro impegno per dare il miglior servizio possibile ai clienti è il migliore del mondo”

Ecco tutti i premi Icons of Whisky

WHISKY DISTILLER OF THE YEAR
WINNER
The BenRiach Distillery Company
In just four years has grown to reach 30 markets with increasing investments in the distillery.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
The Glenmorangie Company

ALSO NOMINATED
Benromach,Chivas,Diageo, The Glenrothes, Highland Park, Whyte and Mackay,William Grant

WHISKY AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR
WINNER
Colin Scott (Chivas)
More than 30 years in the business and the brains behind Chivas Regal 25 Years Old

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Dr Bill Lumsden (The Glenmorangie Company)

ALSO NOMINATED
Peter Currie (Springbank), David Mair (William Grant), Annabel Meikle (Glenmorangie), Richard Paterson (Whyte and Mackay), Gerry Tosh (Highland Park)

WHISKY VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR
WINNER – TIE
Ardbeg
Refurbished and revived mid 2008 to create a hub of activity for locals and visitors
Dewar’s World of Whisky
Continues to educate visitors with its innovative displays and experiences

ALSO NOMINATED
Auchentoshan,The Balvenie Distillery, The Famous Grouse,The Glenfiddich Distillery, Highland Park

WHISKY BRAND INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
WINNER
The Glenmorangie Company
After winning last year’s award for innovation, yet more boundaries pushed with Signet,Ardbeg etc

HIGHLY COMMENDED
The BenRiach Distillery Company

ALSO NOMINATED
Benromach,Bowmore,The Famous Grouse, Highland Park, Ian Macleod

WHISKY RETAILER OF THE YEAR SINGLE OUTLET
WINNER
Gordon and MacPhail
www.gordonandmacphail.com

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Loch Fyne Whiskies
www.lfw.co.uk

ALSO NOMINATED
Royal Mile Whiskies,The Whisky Castle,The Whisky Shop (Dufftown)

WHISKY RETAILER OF THE YEAR MULTIPLE OUTLET
WINNER
Peckhams and Rye
www.peckhams.co.uk

HIGHLY COMMENDED
The Whisky Shop

ALSO NOMINATED
Robert Graham,Oddbins

WHISKY RETAILER OF THE YEAR ONLINE OUTLET

WINNER
Loch Fyne
www.lfw.co.uk

HIGHLY COMMENDED
The Whisky Barrel
www.thewhiskybarrel.com

ALSO NOMINATED
Robert Graham
www.whisky-cigars.co.uk

WHISKY SUPERMARKET OF THE YEAR
WINNER
Sainsbury

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Tesco

ALSO NOMINATED
Waitrose

INDEPENDENT BOTTLER OF THE YEAR
WINNER
Duncan Taylor and Company
Icons of Whisky America

WHISKY DISTILLER OF THE YEAR
WINNER
Heaven Hill
Quietly releasing some excellent whiskey this year and investing in its operations

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Buffalo Trace
Continuing to release some stunning whiskeys during the year

ALSO NOMINATED
Brown Forman,Four Roses,Beam Global

WHISKY AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR
WINNER
TheWhisky Professors, Beam Global
Three man team spreading the gospel across the States in new and innovative ways

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Chris Morris (Brown Forman)
Extensively promoting Brown Forman and Kentucky brands. Conducts bourbon academies for industry and consumer

ALSO NOMINATED
Tom Bulleit (Bulleit Distilling Co.),Fred Noe (Beam Global), Jimmy Russell (Wild Turkey)

WHISKY VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR
WINNER
Heaven Hill
Continually educating people in its barrel tasting room and offering numerous levels of tours

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Woodford Reserve
Regarded as one of Kentucky’s prettiest distilleries offering a variety of tours

ALSO NOMINATED
Four Roses, Jack Daniel Distillery, Maker’s Mark

WHISKY BRAND INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
WINNER
Buffalo Trace
Continually pushing the whiskeymaking envelope with its experimental programme

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Heaven Hill
This year saw the release of the Parker’s Heritage range, featuring some excellent mature whiskey

WHISKY RETAILER OF THE YEAR SINGLE OUTLET
WINNER
LeNells

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Park Avenue

ALSO NOMINATED
Town Wine and Spirits,Pearson’s, Toddy’s,Federal Wine and Spirits

WHISKY RETAILER OF THE YEAR MULTIPLE OUTLET
WINNER
Binny’s

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Sam’s

ALSO NOMINATED
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