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6 March 2006


Speyside, 6 March; Glenfarclas was announced Distiller of the Year at the whisky industry’s Icons of Whisky dinner held on Thursday night (2 March).

The award, now in its fourth year, was organised by Whisky Magazine and announced at an Industry dinner held on the eve of Whisky Live. The prestigious award was presented to the company that has shown the most commitment to the development of whisky at all levels.

The magazine selected a shortlist for the sought-after award, which included nominations from across the world. The list included Chivas Brothers, Diageo, Glenrothes, Inver House and Nikka, as well as Glenfarclas.

Key personnel from within the industry were invited to vote for the company they thought most deserved the award. Glenfarclas scooped the award “for being consistently good and staying true to its core values”.

Commenting on the win George Grant, Brand Ambassador for Glenfarclas commented, “I am delighted with this award. Having produced our whisky for over 170 years, we are not a new kid on the block and it is fantastic that those within the industry recognise that we have continued to produce consistently good quality whisky”.

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