Icons of Whisky Scotland 2019 winners revealed

The Icons of Whisky Scotland awards are presented each year in Edinburgh and celebrate the nation’s top people, bars, producers and retailers. The winners of this regional heat now go forward to be considered for the Global Icons awards, which will be presented in London on 28 March 2019. Decisions are reached following nomination and voting by the industry and consideration by a Whisky Magazine panel.

Furthermore, honouring their outstanding contribution to the industry, Ken Grier, former creative director of the Edrington Group, and Brown-Forman master blender, Rachel Barrie have been inducted into the global Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame as inductees.

We are proud to honour the following as Icons of Whisky Scotland 2019:

Distiller of the Year 
Edrington Group
Highly Commended 
Diageo

Craft Producer of the Year 
Glasgow Distillery 
Highly Commended 
Kilchoman Distillery 

Brand Innovator of the Year 
The Macallan 
Highly Commended 
Glenfiddich 

Visitor Attraction of the Year 
The Balvenie 
Highly Commended 
Benromach 

Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year 
Susan Colville, Benromach
Highly Commended 
Patricia Retson, Highland Park 

Master Distiller/Blender of the Year 
Brian Kinsman, William Grant & Sons 
Highly Commended 
Richard Patterson, Whyte & Mackay

Distillery Manager of the Year 
Sandy McIntyre, Tamdhu
Highly Commended 
Keith Cruickshank, Benromach

Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador of the Year 
Mark Thomson, Glenfiddich
Highly Commended
Ibon Mendiguren, Loch Lomond Group 

Single Outlet Retailer of the Year 
Gordon & MacPhail Retail Shop 
Highly Commended 
The Scotch Whisky Experience Shop 

Multiple Outlets Retailer of the Year
The Whisky Shop 
Highly Commended
Drinkmonger by Royal Mile Whiskies 

Travel Retailer of the Year 
World of Whiskies, Edinburgh and Glasgow Airport
Highly Commended 
The Fly Nip Whisky Shop, Inverness Airport 

Online Retailer of the Year 
Royal Mile Whiskies 
Highly Commended 
The Whisky Shop 

Supermarket of the Year 
Tesco
Highly Commended
Aldi

Bar of the Year 
The Pot Still
Highly Commended 
SMWS, Queen Street 

Bar Group of the Year 
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society 
Highly Commended 
Teutchers Bars 

Hotel Bar of the Year
Meldrum House Hotel
Highly Commended 
The Balmoral 

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