Glenmorangie and Ardbeg triumph with gold wins

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Glenmorangie and Ardbeg have swept the boards at three influential whisky competitions: the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC), the International Spirits Competition (ISC) and the International Whisky Competition (IWC).
Glenmorangie won a total of eight gold medals for its expressions Original, Nectar D’Or,  Lasanta, its 18 year old and 25 year old at the SFWSC. It also won gold for the 18 and 25 year old at the ISC, as was its Private Edition, Milsean.
Ardbeg won gold medals for its Corryvreckan and Uigeadail at the SFWSC and an ISC gold for its limited-edition release Dark Cove.
At the IWC, Glenmorangie Signet was named Whisky of the Year, scoring 97 points out of a possible 100. Signet is the first whisky to be created from high-roasted “chocolate” malt barley.
Dr Bill Lumsden won IWC’s Master Distiller of the Year, in recognition of Glenmorangie Signet’s achievement.