Whisky Magazine Awards Scotland 2024 winners revealed

Whisky Magazine Awards Scotland 2024 winners revealed

The Scottish winners in the Icons of Whisky and World Whiskies Awards were announced at a ceremony in Edinburgh

News 07 Dec 2023

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The winners of the Whisky Magazine Awards Scotland 2024 have been revealed at a ceremony in Edinburgh.

 

The Scottish regional results of the Icons of Whisky Awards and World Whiskies Awards were announced at a gala dinner at the Signet Library on Thursday 7 December.

 

In the Icons of Whisky, Diageo was named as distiller of the year and Stephen Woodcock, of Glen Moray owner La Martiniquaise-Bardinet, was announced as master distiller/master blender of the year. The sustainable distillery of the year title went to Ardnamurchan, and the newly renovated Single of Glen Ord Distillery was named visitor attraction of the year.

 

Meanwhile, in the World Whiskies Awards, the round one category winners for Scotland were announced. Among the winners in the single malt category were Ardbeg, East Asia Whisky Company, GlenAllachie, Glen Scotia, Holyrood, Lagavulin, and That Boutique-y Whisky Company, while winners in the blended whisky categories included Adelphi, Ballantine's, Chivas Regal, and Dewar's.

 

The evening also saw two new industry figures inducted into the Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame: Jackie Thomson, visitor centre manager at Ardbeg Distillery; and Stanley (Tim) Morrison, chairman of A. D. Rattray and Morrison Glasow Distillers, the company behind Clydeside Distillery.

 

It follows the announcement of the Irish regional results in the 2024 Icons of Whisky awards at an event in Dublin in November.

 

The regional winners will now go forward to compete against those in other regions for the global titles in the Icons of Whisky and World Whiskies Awards, which will be announced in London in March 2024.

 

The Whisky Magazine Awards Scotland are sponsored by Brindiamo Group (also principal sponsor of the World Whiskies Awards), Glencairn Crystal, Larkfire, McLaren Packaging, Oakbank Products, and Reflex Label Plus. The Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame is sponsored by Amorim Top Series.

 

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Icons of Whisky Scotland 2024 Winners and Highly Commended

 

Advertising Agency

Winner

Northport

 

Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador – sponsored by McLaren Packaging

Winner

Iain Allan, Glen Moray Distillery

 

Highly Commended

Andrew Lennie, Whyte & Mackay

 

Brand Innovator

Winner

Lochlea Distillery

 

Communicator

Winner

Kieran Healey-Ryder, Whyte & Mackay

 

Highly Commended

Jennifer Robertson, Spey

 

Digital Agency

Winner

Northport

 

Highly Commended

Spey

 

Independent Bottler

Winner

Hannah Whisky Merchants

 

Highly Commended

Caskshare

 

Master Distiller/Master Blender – sponsored by Brindiamo Group

Winner

Stephen Woodcock, Glen Moray Distillery

 

Highly Commended

John Campbell, Lochlea Distillery

 

PR Agency

Winner

Spey

 

Production Team

Winner

Jura Distillery

 

Highly Commended

Ardnamurchan Distillery

 

Sales Team

Winner

Ardnamurchan Distillery

 

Highly Commended

Lochlea Distillery

 

Single Estate

Winner

Lochlea Distillery

 

Highly Commended

Ballindalloch Distillery

 

Sustainability Officer

Winner

Lucy Armstrong, The Glenturret Distillery

 

Sustainable Distillery – sponsored by Brindiamo Group

Winner

Ardnamurchan Distillery

 

Highly Commended

Lochlea Distillery

 

Visitor Attraction Manager – sponsored by Larkfire

Winner

Robert Maxwell, Johnnie Walker Princes Street

 

Highly Commended

Emma Ware, Glen Moray Distillery

 

Visitor Attraction

Winner

The Singleton of Glen Ord Distillery

 

Highly Commended

The Glenlivet Distillery

 

Visitor Attraction Team

Winner

Ardnamurchan Distillery

 

Distillery Manager

Winner

Colin Poppy, Ballindalloch Distillery

 

Highly Commended

Mhairi Winters, The Cairn Distillery

 

Marketing Team

Winner

Johnnie Walker Princes Street

 

Craft Producer – sponsored by Oakbank Products

Winner

Ardnamurchan Distillery

 

Highly Commended

The Glenturret Distillery

 

Distiller of the Year– sponsored by Glencairn Crystal

Winner

Diageo

 

Highly Commended

Whyte & Mackay

 

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World Whiskies Awards 2024: Category Winners, Round 1, Scotland

 

Blended

 

12 Years & Under

Hankey Bannister – 12 Years Old Regency

 

13 to 20 Years

Chivas Regal – 18 Years Old

 

21 Years & Over

Ballantine’s – 30 Years Old

 

No Age Statement

Ardnamurchan – Maclean’s Nose

 

 

Blended Limited Release

 

21 Years & Over

Dewar’s – Double Double 21 Years Old Mizunara

 

No Age Statement

Woven – Experience N. 17 Synchronicity

 

 

Blended Malt

 

12 Years & Over

Lum Reek – 10 Years Old Cask Strength Batch 3

 

13 to 20 Years

Rhythm and Booze Records – 13 Years Old Single Sherry Butt

 

21 Years & Over

Dewar’s – Double Double 37 Years Old

 

No Age Statement

The Lost Distillery Company – Towiemore Archivist Micro-Batch Selection

 

 

Grain – sponsored by Oakbank Products

 

12 Years & Under

InchDairnie – RyeLaw 17/22

 

13 to 20 Years

Whisky of Voodoo – Blood Moon

 

No Age Statement

Loch Lomond – Single Grain

 

 

New Make & Young Spirit

 

New Make

The Borders – WS:00 New Make Spirit

 

 

Single Cask Single Grain – sponsored by Reflex Label Plus

 

21 Years & Over

The Octave Premium – Strathclyde

 

 

Single Cask Single Malt

 

Scotch Campbeltown

12 Years & Under

Glen Scotia – Cask 21/950-3 Exclusive Cask – First Fill Oloroso Hogshead

 

21 Years & Over

Glen Scotia – Cask 637 Refill Bourbon Barrel

 

Scotch Highlands

12 Years & Under

Stalla Dhu – Glen Garioch 10 Years Margaux Cask Strength

 

13 to 20 Years

Olympian Series – Athena

 

21 Years & Over

Loch Lomond – Cask 57 Refill American Oak Hogshead

 

Scotch Islay

12 Years & Under

Cask Noir – Hector’s Sound of Islay

 

13 to 20 Years

The Octave Premium – Caol Ila

 

21 Years & Over

East Asia Whisky Company – Bowmore Mizunara PX Cask Finish

 

Scotch Lowland

21 Years & Over

Malts of Scotland – Auchentoshan 2000 MoS 22040

 

Scotch Speyside

12 Years & Under

Stalla Dhu – Benriach 12 Years Old Rum Wood Single Cask

 

13 to 20 Years

Paloma – Ardmore

 

21 Years & Over

Malts of Scotland – Mortlach 1992 MoS 22043

 

 

Single Malt

 

Scotch Campbeltown

12 Years & Under

Glen Scotia – Icons of Campbeltown: The Mermaid

 

13 to 20 Years

Glen Scotia – 15 Years Old

 

No Age Statement

Glen Scotia – Victoriana

 

Scotch Highlands

12 Years & Under

Cù Bòcan Single Malt – 12 Years Old Batch #1

 

13 to 20 Years

Old Pulteney – 18 Years Old

 

21 Years & Over

Royal Brackla – 21 Years Old Oloroso, Palo Cortado and Pedro Ximénez Finish

 

No Age Statement

Glencadam – Reserva PX Cask Finish

 

Scotch Islay

12 Years & Under

Bowmore – 12 Years Old

 

13 to 20 Years

Bowmore – 15 Years Old

 

21 Years & Over

Ardbeg – 25 Years Old

 

No Age Statement

Ardbeg – Uigeadail

 

Scotch Lowlands

13 to 20 Years

Bladnoch Distillery – 19 Years Old

 

No Age Statement

Auchentoshan – Three Wood

 

Scotch Islands (Non-Islay)

13 to 20 Years

Jura – 15 Years Old Sherry Cask

 

No Age Statement

Arran Single Malt – Quarter Cask – The Bothy

 

Scotch Speyside

12 Years & Under

The GlenAllachie – 12 Years Old

 

13 to 20 Years

The GlenAllachie – 15 Years Old

 

21 Years & Over

Aultmore – 21 Years Old

 

No Age Statement

Glen Moray – Phoenix Rising

 

 

Small Batch Single Malt

 

Scotch Islay

12 Years & Under

That Boutique-y Whisky Company – Islay Whisky 8 Years Old

 

13 to 20 Years

Lagavulin – Islay Jazz Festival 2023

 

Scotch Lowland

No Age Statement

Holyrood – Arrival

 

Scotch Speyside

12 Years & Under

That Boutique-y Whisky Company – Speyside Whisky 12 Years Old

 

No Age Statement

Spey – Trutina Cask Strength Batch 4

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