Press release from Gordon & Macphail.
GORDON & MACPHAIL ADDS TO ITS AWARD COLLECTION FOR 2017 AT INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Family-owned Scotch malt whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail is celebrating after receiving further accolades in the well-respected International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC).
Two of Gordon & MacPhail’s treasured single malts were awarded prizes at the IWSC: the Rare Vintage Glen Grant 1961 received a Gold award for its peppery, fresh grapefruit, and red currant flavours; whilst the Connoisseurs Choice Dailuaine 2006, with its smooth, rich orange marmalade flavours, was recognised with a Silver.
Now in its forty-eighth year, the International Wine & Spirit Competition was founded in 1969 and recognises excellence in wines and spirits worldwide. Entries are received from around 90 countries and the competition sets the international benchmark for quality in the crowded world of drinks competitions with dedicated tasting premises, a permanent onsite cellar, and over 400 judging experts from across the globe.
Stephen Rankin, UK Sales Director and a member of the fourth generation of the Urquhart family who own Gordon & MacPhail, said: “2017 has been an incredible year for Gordon & MacPhail so far with several of our single malts being recognised at prestigious international competitions and by some of the industry’s top experts. This is testament to the hard work that goes into everything Gordon & MacPhail does.
“We are committed to seeking out and lovingly maturing unique spirits into an exciting portfolio of expressions to be enjoyed by whisky lovers worldwide and hopefully our success at these competitions around the world demonstrates this.”
Other awards Gordon & MacPhail has received this year include two wins at the Scotch Whisky Masters, three silvers for vintages from the ‘Rare Vintage’ range at the Malt Maniac Awards (MMAs), and Gordon & MacPhail’s Rare Vintage Glen Grant 1954 single malt received a double gold award, the highest medal available, in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.