Winners announced in Icons of Whisky 2018 Rest of World

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Winners announced in Icons of Whisky 2018 Rest of World

Postby samcoyne » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:28 pm

Whisky Magazine has revealed the winners from the Rest of World stage of its Icons of Whisky 2018 awards.

With the winners from Australia, Ireland and Scotland already revealed, the USA will be the magazine's last stop in this year's awards before its global victors are announced in London at the Whisky Magazine Awards on March 22 2018.

Whisky Magazine Icons of Whisky Rest of World 2018:

Distiller of the Year: Distell
Highly commended: Kavalan Distillery

Brand Innovator of the Year: Compass Box
Highly commended: Kavalan Distillery

Craft Producer of the Year: The Cotswolds Distillery
Highly commended: Venture Chichibu

Distillery Manager of the Year: Ian Chang – Kavalan Distillery
Highly commended: Takahisa Fujii – Suntory Yamazaki

Master Distiller / Master Blender of the Year: Andy Watts – Distell
Highly commended: Ichiro Akuto – Chichibu

Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador of the Year: Martin Markvardsen – Highland Park Distillery
Highly commended: Sam Simmons – The Balvenie

World Whisky Brand Ambassador of the Year: Dave Worthington – That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Highly commended: Dave Mitton – Corby Distillers

Online Retailer of the Year:
Highly commended:

Single Outlet Retailer of the Year: The Whisky Exchange
Highly commended: Whisky Brother

Visitor Attraction of the Year: Yamazaki Distillery
Highly commended: Kavalan Distillery

Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year: Alison Dinnie – The Cotswolds Distillery
Highly commended: Taichi Sasaki – Suntory Spirits

6 February 2018 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, news editor

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