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Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky and World Whiskies Awards 2022 Scotland results unveiled at in-person ceremony

06.12.21
The Icons of Whisky and World Whiskies Awards returned to Edinburgh for their regional Scotland legs, where two new inductees were also welcomed to the Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame
After yet another year of challenges for the whisky industry, it was time to celebrate the inventiveness of its best people and places in the Whisky Magazine Icons of Whisky awards and the innovation of its producers in the World Whiskies Awards.

As the world of drinks has slowly but surely began to make its journey to the ‘new normal’, the Icons of Whisky regional awards are reflecting that with a return to in-person ceremonies.

On Thursday 2nd December, The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh welcomed the Scotch whisky industry’s finest, from bartenders to brand ambassadors, and retailers to visitor attraction managers, to celebrate the country’s 2022 Icons. The ceremony saw The Glenturret Distillery take the coveted Distiller of the Year title, while Glengoyne (part of Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd) was named Sustainable Distillery of the Year – a category which has seen increased entries as environmental issues move up the whisky-making agenda.

The event also saw the announcement of the Round 1 Category Winners for Scotland in the World Whiskies Awards 2022, and the unveiling of two new Scottish inductees to the Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame: John L S Grant and Peter Gordon.

Round 1 Category Winners for Scotland in the World Whiskies Awards 2022 can be found here

It follows the Icons of Whisky regional Ireland leg, the first of the 2022 awards, which took place at Dublin’s Iveagh Garden Hotel on 25th November.

Run by the team at Whisky Magazine, the Icons of Whisky awards aim to celebrate the best and brightest people and places in the sector – not just the distilleries and the teams that work in them, but also the individuals and businesses that work to support and promote them and their products.

The full list of winners and highly commended people and places can be found below as well as at www.iconsofwhisky.com

Induction into the Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame is the highest honour bestowed by the title, reserved for individuals who have made a significant and long-lasting contribution to the whisky industry.

Christopher Coates, Editor of Whisky Magazine, said: “This year’s results are a testament to the great work that’s been done by Scotch whisky makers over the past year. It’s truly delightful to see the Scottish industry growing at a rapid pace and drinkers’ interest in Scotch whisky increasing exponentially. I’m certain this positive trend will continue and that competition in our Icons of Whisky categories will remain fierce for decades to come.”

Anita Ujszaszi, awards director, said: "The quantity and quality of Scotch whiskies entered into this year's World Whiskies Awards was outstanding. It proves that the industry has not just overcome the challenges of the past two years, it is thriving in spite of them, with producers demonstrating a remarkable level of innovation and excellence. We must extend a huge thank you to all the producers that entered the World Whiskies Awards this year, and to our panel of expert judges."

You can join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #WhiskyMagAwards. For more information about the Icons of Whisky awards go to www.iconsofwhisky.com.

Icons of Whisky Scotland 2022 Winners and Highly Commended

Distiller
Winner
The Glenturret Distillery

Craft Producer
Winner
Ballindalloch Distillery

Highly Commended
Holyrood Distillery


Sustainable Distillery
Winner
Glengoyne

Highly Commended
Nc'nean Distillery

Visitor Attraction
Winner
The GlenAllachie Distillery

Highly Commended
Glenfarclas Distillery Visitor Centre


Distillery Manager
Winner
Ed Thom, Glenmorangie Company

Highly Commended
Ian Renwick, The Glenturret Distillery

Master Distiller / Master Blender
Winner
Julieann Fernandez, Distell International

Highly Commended
Michael Henry, Loch Lomond Group

Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador
Winner
Martin Markvardsen, Edrington

Highly Commended
Jamie Morrison, The Glenturret Distillery

Visitor Attraction Manager
Winner
Debs Newman, Holyrood Distillery


Single Outlet Retailer
Winner
Inverurie Whisky Shop

Multiple Outlet Retailer
Winner
Robert Graham Ltd

Online Retailer
Winner
Abbey Whisky

Highly Commended
Robert Graham Ltd

Whisky Buyer
Winner
Mike Sharples, Abbey Whisky


Whisky Bar
Winner
Kaleidoscope Bar, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Whisky Hotel Bar
Winner
The Spirit Safe at The Station Hotel

Highly Commended
Freedom an' Whisky at Sandman Signature Aberdeen Hotel


Communicator
Winner
Blair Bowman

PR Agency
Winner
Spey




World Whiskies Awards 2022:
Category Winners, Round 1, Scotland

Blended

12 Years & Under
Black Bottle – 10 Years Old

13 to 20 Years
Dewar’s – 15 Years Old

21 Years & Over
Royal Salute – 21 Years Old The Lost Blend

No Age Statement
Black Bottle – Island Smoke Alchemy Series



Blended Malt

12 Years & Under
MacNair’s – Lum Reek 12 Years Old

13 to 20 Years
Johnnie Walker – Green Label

No Age Statement
Wemyss Malts – Peat Chimney



Grain

No Age Statement
Spearhead – Single Grain Scotch Whisky



Single Cask Single Grain

21 Years & Over
Whisky Works – Glaswegian



Single Cask Single Malt

Scotch Campeltown
12 Years & Under
Glen Scotia – Single Cask 1st Fill Bourbon Cask 234

13 to 20 Years
Glen Scotia – Single Cask Refill Bourbon Barrel Cask 669

Scotch Highlands
12 Years & Under
Loch Lomond – Single Cask Refill Bourbon Cask 2337

13 to 20 Years
Loch Lomond – Single Cask Refill Bourbon Cask 4130

21 Years & Over
Rare Find – Tomatin 36 Years Old 1983

No Age Statement
Stalla Dhu – Ardmore Cask Strength

Scotch Islands (Non Islay)
12 Years & Under
The Fisherman’s Retreat – Edition No. 8 Arran

Scotch Islay
12 Years & Under
Stalla Dhu – Caol Ila 11 Years Old Cask Strength

13 to 20 Years
The Fisherman’s Retreat – Edition No. 6.1 Bruichladdich

Scotch Speyside
12 Years & Under
SPEY – 8 Years Old 2013 Cask 18: Spirit of Speyside 2021

No Age Statement
Tamdhu – Tamdhu Club Single Cask 2003



Single Malt

Scotch Campeltown
12 Years & Under
Glen Scotia – 10 Years Old

13 to 20 Years
Glen Scotia – 15 Years Old

21 Years & Over
Glen Scotia – 25 Years Old

No Age Statement
Glen Scotia – Campeltown Harbour


Scotch Highlands
12 Years & Under
Glenmorangie – The Original

13 to 20 Years
The GlenDronach – Allardice

21 Years & Over
Glenmorangie – Grand Vintage Malt 1996

No Age Statement
Wolfburn – Northland


Scotch Islands (Non Islay)
12 Years & Under
Ledaig – 10 Years Old

13 to 20 Years
Ledaig – 18 Years Old

21 Years & Over
Tobermory – 23 Years Old

No Age Statement
Ledaig – Sinclair Series Rioja Cask Finish


Scotch Islay
12 Years & Under
Laphroaig – 10 Years Old

13 to 20 Years
Bunnahabhain – 18 Years Old

21 Years & Over
Bunnahabhain – 25 Years Old

No Age Statement
Ardbeg – Uigeadail


Scotch Lowlands
12 Years & Under
Auchentoshan – 12 Years Old

13 to 20 Years
Bladnoch – 19 Years Old

No Age Statement
Kingsbarns – Dream to Dram


Scotch Speyside
12 Years & Under
The GlenAllachie – 12 Years Old

13 to 20 Years
Aultmore – 18 Years Old

21 Years & Over
Glen Moray – 21 Years Old Portwood Finish

No Age Statement
Arberlour – A’bunadh



Single Batch Single Malt

Scotch Campbeltown
12 Years & Under
Glen Scotia – Single Cask Tawny Port Hogshead Cask 21/59-3


Scotch Highlands
13 to 20 Years Old
Aberfeldy – Exceptional Cask Limited Edition Côte Rôtie

No Age Statement
Glengoy
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