Icons of Whisky Rest of World 2024 winners revealed

Icons of Whisky Rest of World 2024 winners revealed

The 2024 Icons of Whisky competition has announced its regional winners in the Rest of World region.

News 01 Feb 2024

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The 2024 Icons of Whisky competition has announced its regional winners in the Rest of World region.

 

The annual competition celebrates the best people and places in the world of whisky. The Rest of World is one of six regions in which the awards are presented, alongside Ireland, Scotland, America, China, and India.

 

Among this year’s Rest of World winners were Zuidam Distillers in the Netherlands, which was named distiller of the year; Callington Mill Distillery in Australia, which took the title of craft producer of the year; and Ally Bhana from Sullivans Cove Distillery, who was named world whisky brand ambassador of the year.

 

The Icons of Whisky Rest of World results coincided with the announcement of the country winners (excluding Scotland and America) in the 2024 World Whiskies Awards, at a global judging session for the competition in London. They also follow the announcement of regional winners in the 2024 Icons of Whisky competition in Ireland and Scotland. The regional winners in America will be announced at a ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky on 8 February.

 

Bethany Brown, chair of judges for the Icons of Whisky, said: “Our Rest of World distillers are proving time and again that the New World’s shorter history of whisky production in no way diminishes its standing in the category globally. From Norway to New Zealand, the Rest of World region is spawning its own revered master distillers, building passionate teams of whisky experts, and shedding light on new ways to make whisky, and more distilleries are now showing off their work and wares to the public with world-class visitor experiences. As the region continues on this positive trajectory, we at the Icons of Whisky can’t wait to see which avenues these producers will explore next.”

 

A full list of the Icons of Whisky Rest of World 2024 winners and highly commended entrants can be found below. For more information about the Icons of Whisky and World Whiskies Awards, go to worldwhiskiesawards.com.

 

 

Icons of Whisky Rest of World 2024 Winners and Highly Commended

 

Brand & Packaging Design Agency

Winner

JBO

 

Highly Commended

Nude Brand Creation

 

 

Brand Innovator

Winner

Sullivans Cove Distillery

 

Highly Commended

The M&H Distillery

 

 

Communicator

Winner

Andrew Derbidge, Whisky & Wisdom

 

Highly Commended

Emma Cookson, The Whisky List

 

 

Cooper

Winner

Rafa Cabello, Casknolia

 

 

Cooperage

Winner

Casknolia

 

 

Craft Producer

Winner

Callington Mill Distillery

 

Highly Commended

Kanosuke Distillery

 

 

Distiller

Winner

Zuidam Distillers

 

Highly Commended

Kavalan Distillery

 

 

Distillery Manager

Winner

Heather Tillott, Sullivans Cove Distillery

 

Highly Commended

Gal Kalkshtein

 

 

Independent Bottler

Winner

The Heart Cut

 

Highly Commended

Great Drams

 

 

Master Distiller/Master Blender

Winner

Ian Thorn, The Gospel Whiskey

 

Highly Commended

Zerose Yang, Kavalan Distillery

 

 

Production Team

Winner

The M&H Distillery

 

 

Sales Team

Winner

Sullivans Cove Distillery

 

Highly Commended

The M&H Distillery

 

 

Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador

Winner

Seamus Carroll, The Whisky Club

 

 

Single Estate

Winner

Thy Whisky Distillery

 

Highly Commended

Hinrichsen’s Farm Distillery

 

 

Sustainable Distillery

Winner

Hinrichsen’s Farm Distillery

 

 

Visitor Attraction Manager

Winner

Michelle Burns, The Aisling Distillery

 

Highly Commended

Ashleigh Pryor, Sullivans Cove Distillery

 

 

Visitor Attraction

Winner

Callington Mill Distillery

 

Highly Commended

Kavalan Distillery

 

 

World Whisky Brand Ambassador

Winner

Ally Bhana, Sullivans Cove Distillery

 

Highly Commended

Yoshitsugu Komasa, Kanosuke Distillery

 

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