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Issue 86 - Rising stars

Whisky Magazine Issue 86
February 2010

 

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Rising stars

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
Suntory Japan
For raising the profile of Japanese whisky across the globe

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Celtic Whisky Compagnie France

ALSO NOMINATED
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
Heidi Donelon
Irish Whiskey Event
For creating the Ireland Whiskey Trail, uniting distillers and raising the profile of Irish Whiskey and tourism

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Dr Inatomi Suntory - Japan

ALSO NOMINATED
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
Gregg Glass
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
Millstone Holland
For creating a very Dutch rye

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Compass Box Whisky Company England

ALSO NOMINATED
Celt...

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