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Icons of Whisky America 2021 winners announced

Like most things during the past 12 months, the Icons of Whisky 2021 regional winner announcement has taken on a new form to adapt to a Covid-19 world.

In a first for the Icons of Whisky, the American regional winners results have been broadcast in a virtual awards ceremony online. The award winners were announced on Facebook and YouTube at 12:30pm Central Time (6:30pm GMT).

Run by the team at Whisky Magazine, the Icons of Whisky awards celebrate the industry’s best and brightest people, places and products.

Anita Ujszaszi, World Whiskies Awards director, said: “After an incredibly challenging year it has been wonderful to witness the perseverance of the whisky industry. We have seen new and creative developments and innovation in the face of unexpected restrictions, and the resilience of those celebrated here is second to none.”

The full results of the Icons of Whisky American regional winners are listed below. You can join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #WhiskyMagAwards.

Icons of Whiskies America 2021 Winners and Highly Commended

Distiller
Winner
Brown-Forman

Highly Commended
Westland Distillery

Craft Producer
Winner
Ironroot Republic Distilling

Highly Commended
Cathead Distillery

Sustainable Distillery
Winner
FEW Spirits

Highly Commended
Old Forester

Brand Innovator
Winner
Old Charter Oak

Highly Commended
Westward Whiskey

Campaign Innovator
Winner
Westland Distillery

Visitor Attraction
Winner
Sazerac House

Highly Commended
Breckenridge Distillery

Distillery Manager
Winner
Nicole Austin, George Dickel

Highly Commended
Marcia Likarish, Ironroot Republic Distilling

Master Distiller / Master Blender
Winner
Victoria Eady Butler, Uncle Nearest

Highly Commended
Jared Himstedt, Balcones Distilling

American Whiskey Brand Ambassador
Winner
John Foster, Smooth Ambler

Highly Commended
Alex Elrod, Balcones Distilling

Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador
Winner
Gemma Cole, Aberlour

World Whisky Brand Ambassador
Winner
Allison Parc, Brenne Whisky

Visitor Attraction Manager
Winner
Miguel Solorzano, Sazerac House

Highly Commended
Valerie Colella, Smooth Ambler

Single Outlet Retailer
Winner
Bayway Liquors

Highly Commended
Westport Whiskey & Wine

Multiple Outlet Retailer
Winner
Binny’s Beverage Depot

Online Retailer
Winner
Mash & Grape

Whisky Buyer
Winner
Brett Pontoni, Binny’s Beverage Depot

Highly Commended
Michael Lowry, Total Wine & More

Bar Manager
Winner
Billie Keithley, Breckenridge Distillery

Bartender
Winner
Tomo Matsushita, Copper & Oak

Highly Commended
Molly Wellmann, Japp’s

Whisky Bar
Winner
The Flatiron Room

Highly Commended
Delilah’s

Whisky Hotel Bar
Winner
Little Rituals

Whisky Bar Group
Winner
Seven Grand

Highly Commended
Goodnight Group

PR Agency
Winner
The Brand Guild

Communicator
Winner
Mark Gillespie, WhiskyCast

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