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Issue 82 - Rising stars

Whisky Magazine Issue 82
September 2009

 

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Rising stars

The search starts again to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the first round of voting our focus turns to Scotland.

WHISKY DISTILLER OF THE YEAR
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Springbank Distillery
Extended its silent season in a period of rising costs then reopened when prices began to fall. Now bucking the economic trend and expanding.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
William Grant & Sons ALSO

NOMINATED
Benromach
Bladnoch
Bruichladdich
The Edrington Group
Glenglassaugh
Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd
Kilchoman
The Glenrothes
Whyte & Mackay

WHISKY AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR ICON
Gerry Tosh Highland Park Head of brand education for Highland Park, he developed an indepth training scheme for the distillery's ambassadors.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Colin Scott
Chivas Brothers

ALSO NOMINATED
George Grant
J & G Grant
Ian Logan
Chivas Brothers
Antony McCallum-Caron
Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd
Ian Millar
William Grant & Sons

YOUNG WHISKY AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR
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Peter Currie
Springbank
A veritable roving ambassador taking the J & A Mitchell brands, Springbank, Hazelburn, Longrow and Kilkerran to an expanding global audience.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Susan Colville
Wemyss Malts

ALSO NOMINATED
Stephen Marshall
John Dewar & Sons

WHISKY VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR
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Auchentoshan Distillery
A revamped visitor centre which now offers a home to local businesses and visitors alike.

Highlights local history and developments as well as its own.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
The Scotch Whisky Experience

ALSO NOMINATED
Aberlour Distillery
The Glenfiddich Distillery
Glengoyne Distillery
Highland Park Distillery
Speyside C...

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