Airdrie Distillers win 49 Awards!

By | Aug 21, 2010

International Beverage Holdings (Inver house Distillers) is celebrating after winning an outstanding amount of honours in four separate international drinks competitions. The Airdrie-based distiller won 19 awards in the International Wine and Spirit Competition, 13 awards in the International Spirits Challenge, eight in the Beverage Testing Institute’s International Review of Spirits and nine in the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Awards.

The company picked up 14 Gold, 25 Silver and 11 Bronze Medals for its Old Pulteney, anCnoc, Balblair, Speyburn, Hankey Bannister and Catto’s whiskies. In addition, Hankey Bannister scooped The William Grant Independence Trophy for its 40 year old blend.

Commenting on the awards, David Lind, head of marketing at International Beverage Holdings, said: “We�re absolutely delighted with our wins from all four of these international competitions. Gaining 49 awards across four prestigious competitions shows International Beverage brands are going from strength to strength, thanks not only to their quality but also to the passion and enthusiasm of the team behind them. All of these international awards incorporate a rigorous judging process for entries with blind tastings by a panel of experts who decide on the aroma, appearance and taste before medals are awarded.”

The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) was founded in 1969 and is the premier competition of its kind in the world. With entries from 80 countries worldwide, it aims to promote the quality and excellence of the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs.

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