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Issue 102 - Enduring Icons

Whisky Magazine Issue 102
March 2012

 

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Enduring Icons

With the search for the Global Icons of Whisky nearing its end, we turn our attention to the rest of the world; this includes producing nations such as Ireland, Japan, Canada and India

As we reach the final heat of the Icons of Whisky competition we reveal who from the rest of the world distilling community is going to go head to head with Scotland and the USA for the Global Icon awards. See p49 to find out who has collected the final trophies.

The Icons mark a highlight in the whisky calendar and this year is no exception with the quality of companies entering the awards.

WHISKY DISTILLER OF THE YEAR ICON
Irish Distillers Ltd Ireland
For its commitment to growing the Irish whiskey category across the world

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Amrut Distillery India
ALSO NOMINATED
Bakery Hill Distillery Australia
Kittling Ridge Distillery Canada
The Celtic Whisky Company France
Chichibu Japan
Kavalan Distillery Taiwan
The Welsh Whisky Company Wales

WHISKY AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR ICON
Ashok Chokalingam Amrut Distillery, India
For bringing Indian whisky to the world's consumers

HIGHLY COMMENDED
John Cashman Cooley Distillery
ALSO NOMINATED
Ian Chang Kavalan Distillery
Heidi Donelon The Irish Whiskey Trail
Angela Forsgren d'Orazio Mackmyra Distillery
John Hall Kittling Ridge Distillery
Dan Tullio and Tish Harcus Canadian Club
Stanislav Vadrna Nikka Whisky
Johanna Ngoh Spirit of Toronto

WHISKY BRAND INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR ICON
Irish Distillers Ltd Ireland
For reinvigorating the Pot Still whiskey category

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Amrut Distillery India
ALSO NOMINATED
Compass Box England
Highwood Distillers Canada
Ichiro Akuto, Chichibu Japan
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