Scotch Whisky Producers of the Year, Whyte & Mackay Ltd are raising a glass to toast the success of its whisky portfolio today after winning a grand total of 53 Double Gold and Gold awards at this year’s International Spirits Challenge (ISC).
Whyte & Mackay’s collection of Single Malt Whiskies – The Dalmore, Fettercairn, Tamnavulin and Jura received the highest recognition, scooping up six Double Gold medals, followed by 47 Gold medals spanning whiskies from across the portfolio.
The rejuvenated Fettercairn won a total of five awards including Double Gold for its 46 Year Old single malt – a new expression release from the very rare exquisite stocks at Fettercairn Distillery. The win follows a successful year for the Single Malt, with two new permanent expressions added to its core range, each showcasing Fettercairn’s special character distinctive tropical flavour profile.
The International Spirits Challenge is in its 25th year, and is the leading event in promoting outstanding quality spirits across the world. Awards are given to spirits based on a thorough blind tasting from a panel of specialist judges.
Mr Richard Paterson, Master Distiller and Master Blender, Whyte & Mackay said:
“As whisky makers we dedicate our time to nurturing fantastic whiskies that capture the character of each distillery. We commit ourselves and our passion to produce exceptional whiskies that we hope will be perfect the moment they are enjoyed. To be recognised by the ISC is a wonderful moment that we truly appreciate. We are raising a glass today to everyone at Whyte & Mackay that played a part in this success”
Currently celebrating its 175th anniversary, Whyte & Mackay is one of Scotland’s leading whisky makers, with single malt brands including The Dalmore, Jura, Fettercairn, Tamnavulin and blends including Whyte & Mackay, Shackleton and The Woodsman.
A full list of Whyte & Mackay award wins is below.
|Brand and expression||Medal|
|Dalmore 35 Year Old Highland Single Malt||DOUBLE GOLD|
|Dalmore Vintage “Quartet” Highland Single Malt||DOUBLE GOLD|
|Dalmore 40 Year Old Highland Single Malt||DOUBLE GOLD|
|Tamnavulin Single Speyside Malt Vintage 1970||DOUBLE GOLD|
|Jura Single Highland Malt Vintage 1993||DOUBLE GOLD|
|John Barr Blended Scotch Whisky||GOLD|
|Woodsman Blended Scotch Whisky||GOLD|
|Shackleton Blended Malt||GOLD|
|Tamnavulin Tempranillo Finish Single Speyside Malt Whisky||GOLD|
|Dalmore Vintage “Trio” Single Highland Malt||GOLD|
|Dalmore Cigar Malt Single Highland Malt||GOLD|
|Dalmore Vintage “Quintet” Single Highland Malt||GOLD|
|Tamnavulin Double Cask Single Speyside Malt Whisky||GOLD|
|Dalmore King Alexander III Single Highland Malt||GOLD|
|Dalmore Quintessence Single Highland Malt||GOLD|
|JURA 12 Year Old||GOLD|
|Tamnavulin Single Speyside Malt Vintage 2000||GOLD|
|Fettercairn 16 Year Old Single Highland Malt||GOLD|
|“The Paps” 19 Year Old Jura Single Highland Malt||GOLD|
|28 Y O Fettercairn Single Highland Malt||GOLD|
|Tamnavulin Single Speyside Malt Vintage 1979||GOLD|
|Tamnavulin Single Speyside Malt Vintage 1973||GOLD|
|Jura Single Highland Malt Vintage 1988||GOLD|
|Fettercairn 40 Year Old Single Highland Malt||GOLD|
|Jura Single Highland Malt Vintage 1975||GOLD|
|Jura “Time” 21 Year Old Single Malt||GOLD|
|Dalmore 45 Year Old Single Highland Malt||GOLD|