Dr. Bill Lumsden awarded Distiller of the Year

Glenmorangie and Ardbeg's ingenious whisky maker is the first to win this ISC award twice

Dr. Bill Lumsden, the driving force behind the successful whisky brands Glenmorangie and Ardbeg, was once again awarded the title "Distiller of the Year" at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) for his innovation and exceptional craftsmanship. This makes the Director of Whisky Creation, Distilling & Whisky Stocks at Glenmorangie and Ardbeg the first person in the history of the competition to win this prestigious award for the second time after 2015.

More awards

In addition to the personal award for the ingenious whisky maker, the jurors also awarded Glenmorangie's single malts. In addition to five gold medals, the Highland distillery also received two coveted trophy awards. The ninth release of the Private Edition series, Glenmorangie Spìos, which is fully matured in American ex-Rye whiskey casks for the first time, was the only trophy winner in the category Scotch WhiskySingle Malt No Age. Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1989 was also awarded. This second release from the exclusive Vintage Collection Bond House No. 1, which was partly finished in ex-Côte-Rôtie wine casks, received one of only two trophies in the category Scotch WhiskySingle Malt 21 Years & Over.

Dr. Bill Lumsden said: "I am very grateful to be named as Distiller of the Year by the world-renowned ISC. This award is a testament to our ceaseless pursuit of creativity and innovation at Glenmorangie's Highland Distillery. I am pleased that our efforts are meet with such appreciation."


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