International Spirits Challenge Bestows Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on Master Distiller Richard Paterson – Whisky News

International Spirits Challenge Bestows Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on Master Distiller Richard Paterson

The renowned industry body, the International Spirits Challenge (ISC), has awarded Whyte & Mackay’s Master Distiller and Blender with the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award. 

The accolade comes as Master Distiller Richard Paterson celebrates his 50th year with whisky makers Whyte & Mackay.

The International Spirits Competition is widely regarded as one of the most authoritative and influential spirits competitions in the world due to its rigorous judging process conducted by a panel of independent expert judges.

Alongside the Lifetime Achievement Award, The Dalmore 35 Years Old was recognised with the award of the Supreme Champion 2020, putting the expression at the pinnacle of the spirits category, following intense and scrupulous judging from the panel.

Richard Paterson, Master Blended and Distiller said, “I am totally thrilled with The Dalmore 35 Years Old being named the Supreme Spirit Champion, and receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Spirits Challenge has to be the icing on the cask of my 50th year with Whyte & Mackay.”

Justin Smith, International Spirits Challenge Director said, “The ISC is now in its 25th year and it is firmly established as the premier event for celebrating outstanding spirits from across the globe. Congratulations to all our medal winners, trophy winners and the Supreme Champion, Dalmore 35 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. They impressed respected panels of industry experts in a rigorous blind tasting process, and they deserve to celebrate their achievements. We look forward to the ISC returning bigger and better than ever in 2021.”

This September, Richard Paterson announced his intention to step back from his day to day involvement across the Whyte & Mackay portfolio to focus on leading Scotch Whisky Single Malt brand, The Dalmore, as well as personal projects.

December is set to see the previously announced single bottle of The Dalmore 60 Years Old go to auction at Harrods of London.

About Whyte & Mackay Group Ltd

Whyte & Mackay was founded in Glasgow in 1844, and today celebrates its 175th anniversary with a multi-award-winning portfolio of brands which includes The Dalmore, Jura, Tamnavulin and Fettercairn whiskies alongside its namesake Whyte & Mackay Blended Whisky.

Recent years have seen the addition of several new to world spirit brands to the Whyte & Mackay portfolio, including Shackleton Blended Malt, The Woodsman Blended Scotch, Wildcat Gin and the independent experimentation arm of the business, Whisky Works.

The global spirits business is headquartered in the heart of Glasgow, and employs over 500 people around the globe, across five international offices, five distilleries and a state-of-the-art bottling plant in Scotland.

Today, with the support of its owners Emperador Inc,. Whyte & Mackay is building a progressive, passionate and ambitious company for the future. Emperador is a subsidiary of Alliance Global Group, Inc (an international conglomerate listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange).

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