Whyte Mackay Ltd whiskies shine bright at IWSC 2019
Whyte Mackay Ltd is toasting the success of its whisky portfolio this week after landing fifteen Gold and Gold Outstanding awards at this year’s prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).
Highland Single Malt Whisky, The Dalmore was the whisky maker’s most notable success, scooping four Gold Outstanding awards and three Gold awards. Across the portfolio, the award-winning whisky maker was presented with a total of forty six awards.
John Barr Reserve, a strategic brand for Whyte Mackay won a Gold Outstanding. Whilst Single Malt Whisky Tamnavulin Vintage 2000 too won Gold Outstanding; the latter was released in Taiwan earlier this year and will be available in UK specialists before the end of the year.
After blind tasting and professional analysis, the independent judges awarded Gold Outstanding to The Dalmore’s 15, 35, 40 and 45 year old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Steven Pearson of Whyte Mackay, said: “We’re delighted to have received such noteworthy industry recognition right across the whisky brands in our portfolio. These awards are testament to our whisky making abilities and the quality of our bottlings across the portfolio, from blend to single malt. As our jewel in the crown, it’s particularly pleasing to see The Dalmore presented with four Gold Outstanding Awards and three Gold Awards.”
Jura’s latest releases, two 21 year old single malt whiskies named Time and Tide also received Gold awards, alongside the island distillery’s Vintage 1988 Single Malt.
Earlier this month The Dalmore was awarded four Gold or Gold Outstanding Awards at the International Spirits Competition (ISC), including the coveted Single Malt Non Age Statement award for The Dalmore Cigar Malt.
Currently marking their 175th year, Whyte Mackay is now one of Scotland’s leading whisky makers, with single malt brands including The Dalmore, Jura, Fettercairn, Tamnavulin and blends including Whyte Mackay, The Woodsman.
Whyte Mackay Award Wins at 2019 IWSC ISC
The Dalmore Port Wood Reserve Scotch Single Malt – Highland – NAS – Cask Finish Gold
The Dalmore 15 Year Old Scotch Single Malt – Highland – 14-16YO Gold Outstanding
The Dalmore 18 Year Old Scotch Single Malt – Highland – 17-19YO Gold
The Dalmore King Alexander III Scotch – Single Malt – Highland – NAS Gold
The Dalmore 35 Year Old Scotch Single Malt – Highland – 35-40YO Gold Outstanding
The Dalmore 40 Year Old Scotch Single Malt – Highland – 35-40YO Gold Outstanding
The Dalmore 45 Year Old Scotch Single Malt – Highland – 35-40YO Gold Outstanding
Fettercairn 40 Year Old Scotch – Single Malt – Highland – 35-40YO Gold
John Barr Reserve Scotch Blended – No Age Statement Gold Outstanding
Jura 21 Year Old TideScotch – Single Malt Island – 21YO Gold
Jura 21 Year Old Time Scotch – Single Malt Island – 21YO Gold
Jura Vintage 1988 Scotch – Single Malt Island – 30YO Cask Finish Cask Strength 53% Gold
Tamnavulin Vintage 2000 Single Speyside Malt Scotch Single Malt – Speyside 18 YO 50% Gold Outstanding
The Dalmore Cigar Malt Single Malt NAS Double Gold
The Dalmore 40 Year Old Distillers’ Single Malts 21 Years and over Double Gold
The Dalmore 45 Year Old Distillers’ Single Malts 21 Years and over Double Gold
Jura 21 Year Old Tide Distillers’ Single Malts 21 Years and over Double Gold
Tamnavulin Vintage 1970 Single Malt NAS Trophy
Tamnavulin Vintage 1979 Single Malt NAS Gold
For further information please contact:
Kieran Healey-Ryder, Global Head of Communications
Kieran.Healey-Ryder@whyteandmackay.com | 07512600206
Claire Clark, Global Communications Lead
Claire.Clark@whyteandmackay.com | 07415 613185
Notes to Editors:
About Whyte Mackay Group Ltd.
Whyte Mackay was founded in Glasgow in 1844, and today celebrates its 175th anniversary with a multi-award-winning portfolio of brands which includes The Dalmore, Jura, Tamnavulin and Fettercairn whiskies alongside its namesake Whyte Mackay Blended Whisky.
The whisky maker are proud partners of Flor de Caña, Camus and RumChata distributing their distinctive brands in the UK, while in recent years their focus on pioneering innovation has seen them reveal a plethora of brand extensions and new to world brands. From an exclusive 50 Year Old Highland Single Malt from The Dalmore celebrating the career of Master Distiller Richard Paterson to a full range revamp on Jura. In the last twelve months, more than five new brands have been revealed, to name a few – Shackleton, Woodsman, and Wildcat, as well an independent boutique bottling arm Whisky Works, fronted by whisky maker, Gregg Glass.
The global spirits business is headquartered in the heart of Glasgow, and employs over 500 people around the globe, across five international offices, five distilleries and a state-of-the-art bottling plant in Scotland.
Today, with the support of its owners Emperador Inc,. Whyte Mackay is building a progressive, passionate and ambitious company for the future. Emperador is a subsidiary of Alliance Global Group, Inc (an international conglomerate listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange).