Special Recognition Award for Glenmorangie Master Distiller

Dr Bill Lumsden right named ISC Master Distiller Of the Year 2015
Dr Bill Lumsden (right) named ISC Master Distiller Of the Year 2015

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.