Icons of Whisky Scotland 2021 winners announced

The final day in a week of Icons of Whisky announcements brought with it the results of the Scottish Icons of Whisky, with Distiller of the Year being claimed by Whyte & Mackay.

The drinks industry has faced one of its most challenging years in recent history, which has completely altered the platform from which many are able to work, from in-person to virtual. From bartenders to brand ambassadors, retailers to visitor attraction managers, the 2021 Icons of Whisky awards honours those who have worked tirelessly for the growth of the industry.

The Icons of Whisky Scotland results were broadcast on Friday, 5 February at 12:30pm GMT, presented by Whisky Magazine editor, Christopher Coates.

Icons of Whiskies Scotland 2021 Winners and Highly Commended

Distiller
Winner
Whyte & Mackay

Highly Commended
LVMH (The Glenmorangie Company)

Craft Producer
Winner
Arbikie Distillery

Highly Commended
Ardnamurchan Distillery

Sustainable Distillery
Winner
Nc’nean Distillery

Highly Commended
Glengoyne Distillery

Brand Innovator
Winner
Ardnamurchan Distillery

Highly Commended
Nc’nean Distillery

Campaign Innovator
Winner
Ardbeg, The launch of Wee Beastie

Highly Commended
Tomatin Distillery, The Lockdown Whisky Festival

Visitor Attraction
Winner
Holyrood Distillery

Highly Commended
The Scotch Whisky Experience

Distillery Manager
Winner
Stewart Walker, Fettercairn Distillery

Highly Commended
Ian Renwick, The Glenturret Distillery

Master Distiller / Master Blender
Winner
Bob Dalgarno, The Glenturret Distillery

Highly Commended
Rachel Barrie, Brown-Forman

Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador
Winner
Scott Adamson, Tomatin Distillery

Highly Commended
Paul Dempsey, Speyside Distillery

Visitor Attraction Manager
Winner
Stuart Hendry, Glengoyne Distillery

Highly Commended
Mark Bruce, Jura Distillery

Single Outlet Retailer
Winner
Carnegie Whisky Cellars

Highly Commended
Inverurie Whisky Shop

Multiple Outlet Retailer
Winner
Good Spirits Company

Highly Commended
Robert Graham Ltd.

Online Retailer
Winner
Robert Graham Ltd.

Highly Commended
Abbey Whisky

Supermarket
Winner
Tesco

Highly Commended
Asda

Own Brand Supermarket
Winner
Lidl

Whisky Buyer
Winner
Sarah Sturgeon, Tesco

Highly Commended
Mike Sharples, Abbey Whisky

Bar Manager
Winner
Andy Gemmell, The Gate

Highly Commended
Mike Smith, The Bow Bar

Whisky Bar
Winner
Bon Accord, Glasgow

Highly Commended
The Bow Bar, Edinburgh

Whisky Hotel Bar
Winner
SCOTCH at The Balmoral Hotel

Highly Commended
Dornoch Castle Hotel

Whisky Bar Group
Winner
Whisky Bars of Scotland

Advertising Agency
Winner
Republic of Media

Design Agency
Winner
threebrand

Highly Commended
Paul Collins Creative

Communicator
Winner
Moa Nilsson, Swedish Whisky Girl

Highly Commended
Andrew Flatt, The Amateur Drammer

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