Whisky Magazine Issue 86
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The search is nearly over for the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the final round of the regional voting our focus turns to the ‘rest of the world'.
The Icons mark a highlight in the whisky calendar and this year is no exception with the quality of companies entering the awards.
The winners of the regional icons will now go forward to the Global Icons, see p11 for the final results.
We hope that you will celebrate the diversity the industry has to offer and join us in congratulating the winners.
DISTILLER OF THE YEAR ICON
For raising the profile of Japanese whisky across the globe
Celtic Whisky Compagnie France
Kittling Ridge Estates Canada
Lark Distillery Australia
Nikka Whisky Japan
Old Bushmills Distillery Ireland
The Owl Distillery Belguim
Welsh Whisky Company Wales
WHISKY AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR ICON
Irish Whiskey Event
For creating the Ireland Whiskey Trail, uniting distillers and raising the profile of Irish Whiskey and tourism
Dr Inatomi Suntory - Japan
Colum Egan Bushmills – Ireland
John Hall Kittling Ridge – Canada
Tetsuji Hisamitsu Nikka
Whisky Distilling Co. – Japan
Bill Lark Lark Distillery – Australia
YOUNG WHISKY AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR ICON
Compass Box Whisky Company
Gregg has worked hard to keep this innovative company in the forefront of the consumers' minds with his great passion and knowledge
WHISKY BRAND INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR ICON
For creating a very Dutch rye
Compass Box Whisky Company England