An Aberdeenshire distillery has scooped three awards at the prestigious 2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition.
The Glen Garioch 12 Year Old won the distinguished Gold Award in the Scotch Whisky category. The newly-released Glen Garioch Virgin Oak, which is just about to hit shelves in specialist whisky shops, collected a Silver Outstanding Award, while Glen Garioch Founder’s Reserve took a Silver Award in the same category.
Glen Garioch’s assistant brand manager, Anna Drummond, said: “The International Wine and Spirit Competition awards are considered some of the highest honours in the industry and we’re delighted that Glen Garioch’s core range has been acknowledged.
“To top a Gold Award for our 12 Year Old, our newly-released expression, Virgin Oak, one of the few malts available that has been fully matured in American white oak casks, has been honoured, which is testament to the quality of liquid this small distillery produces.
“Even though Glen Garioch is a local artisan distillery in rural Aberdeenshire, we believe that our single malt whisky stands out and these awards attest to this.
“It’s a real boost to know that the quality of our whisky has been recognised again by some of the finest palates in the spirits industry.”
The awards follow last year’s successes for the Oldmeldrum distillery when Glen Garioch 12 Year Old won the Best Highland Single Malt ’12 Years and Under’ at the annual World Whiskies Awards, and a prestigious silver medal at the San Francisco World Spirits competition.