Icons of Whisky Ireland 2018 – Winners announced

The winners of this year’s Whisky Magazine Icons of Whisky Ireland 2018 have been announced at an awards ceremony in the Dean Hotel Dublin. IOW18_Ireland_Logo

As the first year that Ireland has been considered separately in our awards, the editorial panel at Whisky Magazine was overwhelmed by the interest and response to voting and nominating the winners.

Congratulations to all those shortlisted for the award and we now look forward to seeing how they fare against our winners from around the world in March 2018.

Distiller of the year
Irish Distillers
Highly Commended
Teeling Whiskey

Brand Innovator of the year
Tullamore D.E.W.
Highly Commended
Irish Distillers

Craft Producer of the year
Dingle Distillery
Highly Commended
Echlinville Distillery
Jameson Distillery Bow Street
Highly Commended
The Teeling Whiskey Experience

Distillery Manager of the year
Lisa Ryan – Walsh Whiskey Experience
Highly Commended
Paul Wickham – Irish Distillers

Master Distiller / Master Blender of the year
Billy Leighton – Irish Distillers
Highly Commended
Colum Egan – Bushmills Distillery

Visitor Attraction Manager of the year
Alan O’Donovan – Irish Whiskey Experience
Highly Commended
Ruth Wyer – Kilbeggan Distillery

Irish Whiskey Brand Ambassador of the year
Gerard Garland – Irish Distillers
Highly Commended
Michael Foggarty – L Mulligan Whiskey Shop

Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador of the year
Michael Lawlor – L Mulligan Whiskey Shop
Highly Commended
Stephen Magennis – Barry & Fitzwilliam

World Whisky Brand Ambassador of the year
John Cashman – Irish Distillers
Highly Commended
Michael Lawlor – L Mulligan Whiskey Shop

Multiple Outlets Retailer of the year
O’Briens
Highly Commended
Mitchell & Son

Online Retailer of the year
Celtic Whiskey Shop – http://www.celticwhiskeyshop.com
Highly Commended
L Mulligan Whiskey Shop – http://www.lmulliganwhiskeyshop.com

Single Outlet Retailer of the year
Celtic Whiskey Shop
Highly Commended
Distillery Store at Temple Bar

Supermarket of the year
SuperValu
Highly Commended
Aldi

Travel Retailer of the year
The Loop at Dublin Airport

 

 

 

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