Richard Paterson, Master Blender at Whyte & Mackay, picked up a Lifetime Achievement Award at last nights Oran Mor Whisky Awards, held at Oran Mor in Glasgow. Richard, who received a standing ovation, after Whyte & Mackay Chief Executive Bryan Donaghey, shared some of Richard’s exploits with the assembled audience, has spent more than 50 years in the trade.
This annual award is made to people who have made a significant contribution to the Scottish whisky industry.
Benromach 100 Proof picked up two awards – it won the category ‘Best Newcomer’ and also the Peoples’ Choice Award, while Ben Nevis 10 year old Single Cask Port Finish was a favourite with the whisky experts in the Blind Tasting category and Hudson Four Grain Bourbon picked up Best Overseas whisky.
Scott Grievisan, also of Whyte & Mackay, received the award Whisky Sales Representative of the year.
The awards, now in their 7th year, were attended by more than 180 people from across the whisky industry.