Hibiki 21 Year Old is the ISC’s Supreme Champion Spirit for 2017

13 July, 2017

Supermarket Own Branded Spirits Range

Ian Harris said: “This supermarket producer had great success in this year’s challenge, achieving gold, silver and bronze medals across categories such as American Whiskey, Scotch Whisky, Brandy, Cognac, Gin, Rum, Liqueurs, Vodka and White spirits.”

The award goes to Aldi

The ISC Distiller of the Year

This award recognises not only the trophies but also the highest performance of gold, silver and bronze medals, across all spirits categories within the entire Challenge.

Davis said: “This year, it was very close indeed, with just a few points between each distiller to take home this most prestigious award.

The winner is: William Grant & Sons

Glencairn sponsors the ISC by providing the amazing trophies. Glencairn director Raymond Davidson presented the award to William Grant director and family member, Kirsten Grant Miekle.

Special Recognition Awards

These celebrate the work of individuals in the drinks industry who have made a significant contribution to the sector we all work within.

The awards were determined by a panel of independent judges who consisted of independent experts, journalists, specialist spirits writers and consultants.

Master Blender/Distiller of the Year

The award went to William Grant’s master blender and Glenfiddich’s malt master, Brian Kinsman

Rising Star of the Year award

This honours an individual who has demonstrated exceptional talent. Aimee Gibson, who is a member of the Johnnie Walker blending team working alongside, master blender Jim Beveridge, was identified as a rising star for the future.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This celebrates the work and commitment of an individual who has made a significant impact on the drinks industry during their career.

This year ‘s award is posthumous award to Dr Jim Swan, who died earlier this year. The award was collected by his two daughters Caroline Lennon and Victoria Swan.

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