Morrison Bowmore scoops Distiller of the Year

Morrison Bowmore Distillers has just been voted Whisky Distiller of the year at the 2013 Icons of Whisky Awards Scotland.
The Glasgow-based company and producer of four single malt brands – Auchentoshan, Bowmore, Glen Garioch and McClelland’s – was applauded by the judges for transforming a bulk blend business into a single malt specialist and reinvigorating all its brands.
The awards celebrate the people and places behind the greatest whiskies in the world and two long serving MBD employees also won individual awards.
Eddie MacAffer, Bowmore Distillery Manager, won the inaugural Distillery Manager of the Year category for 46 years of service, and Iain McCallum landed the Brand Ambassador award.
Mike Keiller, CEO, Morrison Bowmore Distillers said, “To see off such stiff competition and land a hat-trick of awards is a massive boost for us. Compared to any of our peers, we’re a small company so it’s immensely flattering to see both our business growth and individual expertise recognised. Being a single malt specialist requires considerable care and patience, but we’re certainly reaping the rewards of our investment.”
The awards were held at Edinburgh’s Prestonfield House on Friday 7th Sept 2012. The judging process included regional heats in the U.S and Scotland, among other territories.

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