This month’s cover story features Sarah Farrugia, Business Development Manager at Distell International, who recently celebrated winning the Whisky Rep of the Year accolade at the 12th annual Òran Mór Whisky Awards in Glasgow.
In fact, the team were celebrating a trio of awards that night, also scooping Best Newcomer for 19yo Ledaig Pedro Ximénez and Best Overseas for Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky.
Commenting on the win, Sarah said, “I was genuinely shocked and incredibly humbled to be named Whisky Rep of the Year.
“It really is such a phenomenal achievement and I am delighted to be recognised in this way by the trade.”
Cameron Bowes, Channel Controller North at Distell International, added, “We are extremely proud of Sarah’s award win. She always goes above and beyond in her role and it’s great to see this being recognised at an industry level. This reflects how tremendously hard Sarah works and how dedicated she is to the whisky side of the business.
“This win has been made even sweeter by the fact that this is the fourth time that one of our reps has walked away with this award.”
Distell International is no stranger to winning awards. Its Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair recently won Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition for the second year in a row, while Ledaig 10yo, Deanston 12yo and Deanston 18yo also earned Double Golds.