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Issue 107 - Inspiring Icons

Whisky Magazine Issue 107
October 2012

 

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Inspiring Icons

In the second round of voting our focus is on America. The search is on to find the iconic people and places of whisky

This year's judging process has already seen the Icons of Whisky Scotland awarded and the rest of the world will be judged soon.

This has been an incredible year for Bourbon, and whisky in general, not just in the US, but also globally. A market demand high enough to cause shortages, industry successes to allow corporate mergers, brands being bought, at home and abroad, construction of new distilleries, expansion of visitors centres in the most impressive fashion and a massive growth in the craft whisky industry.

Definitely a most positive sign for the future.

The climate has changed from one of conservative movement forward to a bold and assertive exploration into new releases, new expressions and new brands. Even now to include new flavoured whiskies.

In what has been an interesting year we hope that you will celebrate the diversity the industry has to offer and join us in congratulating the winners.

WHISKY DISTILLER OF THE YEAR
SPONSORED BY GLENCAIRN CRYSTAL
Four Roses
Jim Rutledge and his entire team do an amazing job of coaxing complexity, balance, and most of all, taste from their 10 different mashbills and four yeast strains.
Jim's skill and perseverance have helped Four Roses produce some truly outstanding whiskies over the years.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Buffalo Trace
ALSO NOMINATED
Beam Global
Brown Forman
Heaven Hill
Woodford Reserve

DISTILLERY MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Greg Davis
Maker's Mark
Greg is the latest in a long line of master distillers going back to Elmo Beam,...

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