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Icons of Whisky 2012

2012 ICONS OF WHISKY ANNOUNCED

Whisky Magazine’s ‘Icons of Whisky’ have become one of the highlights of the whisky calendar and the 2012 competition has lived up to its reputation with the number and quality of companies entering the awards. The Icons are designed to celebrate the people and places behind the amber liquid. The 2012 Icons of Whisky were announced at a dinner held at The Waldorf Hilton, London, on 22nd March 2012 and the winners are as follows:

WINNERS – GLOBAL ICONS OF WHISKY 2012

Whisky Retailer of the Year, single outlet The Vintage House, England

Whisky Retailer of the Year, multiple outlets La Maison du Whisky, France

Whisky Online Retailer of the Year Master of Malt, England

Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year Jack Daniel Distillery, USA

Whisky Brand Innovator of the Year Irish Distillers, Ireland

Whisky Ambassador of the Year Ashok Chokalingham, Amrut Distillery

Whisky Distiller of the Year Irish Distillers, Ireland

Initially, nominations for the awards are invited from the industry themselves. Based on the evidence supplied, an independent, international, editorial panel, chaired by Rob Allanson, Editor of Whisky Magazine UK, draw up a shortlist from which the winners are picked. Voting rounds are held in the USA and Scotland in conjunction with ‘Whisky Live’ events (www.whiskylive.com). Nominations are also invited from the rest of the world. The global icons are then drawn from this final shortlist.

Rob Allanson, Chairman of the Judge’s comments: “This year, in some cases we have seen smaller companies punching well above their weight to top their bigger rivals in the polls. The results also reflect the global nature of the whisky world. To make the final shortlist, given the all-encompassing nature of these awards and the quality of the entries, is an honour. I heartily congratulate all the 2012 winners as well as the shortlisted individuals and companies.”

SHORTLISTED – ICONS OF WHISKY 2012

Whisky Retailer of the Year, single outlet

Federal Wine & Spirits (USA)

The Vintage House (England)

The Whisky Shop Dufftown (Scotland)

Whisky Retailer of the Year, multiple outlets

La Maison Du Whisky (France)

Luvians Bottle Shop (Scotland)

The Liquor Barn (USA)

Whisky Online Retailer of the Year

ForScotchLovers.com (USA)

Loch Fyne Whiskies (Scotland)

Master of Malt (England)

Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year

Aberlour Distillery (Scotland)

Jack Daniel Distillery (USA)

St George’s Distillery (England)

Whisky Brand Innovator of the Year

Buffalo Trace (USA)

Irish Distillers (Ireland)

Whyte & Mackay (Scotland)

Whisky Ambassador of the Year

Ashok Chokalingam (Amrut Distilleries)

Colin Dunn (Diageo)

David Blackmore (Glenmorangie USA)

Elmer T. Lee (Buffalo Trace)

Susan Colville (Wemyss Vintage Malts)

Whisky Distiller of the Year

Balcones Distillery (Craft Distiller, USA)

Diageo (Scotland)

Four Roses (USA)

Irish Distillers (Ireland)

 

For more information please visit:

www.whiskymag.com/awards/icons_of_whisky

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