The International Spirits Challenge (ISC) has awarded Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s director of distilling, a Special Recognition Award for Master Distiller/Blender. He was praised for his innovation and craftsmanship in the creation of the Glenmorangie and Ardbeg whiskies.
Dr Lumsden said, “It’s a great honour to be recognised in this way by the ISC and this will encourage me to continue to innovate. I believe this award is testament to the hard work and dedication demonstrated by all at the Glenmorangie and Ardbeg Distilleries. Year on year, we experiment and innovate to create world-class whiskies that will delight and surprise.”
The globally recognised spirits competition awards is judged by a panel of experts.
Dr Lumsden is the first winner of the special recognition award which was added this year to honour the work of individuals who have made a significant contribution throughout their career. He has won an array of awards including an International Wine and Spirits award for his outstanding contribution to the industry.