Òran Mór recognises the stars of our national drink with the annual Òran Mór Whisky Awards 2019
The 2019 Òran Mór Whisky Awards took place last night with the great and the good of the Scotch Whisky industry gathering to celebrate their love of Scotland and whisky.
More than 150 people attended the awards from across the trade, enjoying a fine three course meal and awards, followed by entertainment from the winner of the BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2018 award, Hannah Rarity. Special thanks to Whyte and MacKay, Distell and Ian Macleod Distillers for providing some fantastic whiskies for us all to enjoy!
Leonard Russell, Managing Director of Ian Macleod Distillers picked up the accolade of Lifetime Achievement award. Now in its third generation and with an ever-growing portfolio of well-known and much-loved whisky, gin, vodka, rum and liqueur brands to its name, Ian Macleod Distillers is one of the most widely respected Scottish independent family firms in the spirits industry.
Sandy Gourlay, General Manager of Òran Mór said “We are delighted to host the Whisky Awards, now in its 12th year. Our thriving whisky industry is vital to the Scottish economy and it is important to us all at Òran Mór to support the trade and recognise those individuals that make this magical spirit.”
‘Freedom an’ whisky gang thegither’ Robert Burns
Winners of the Òran Mór Whisky Awards 2019
People’s Choice – Inchmoan 12 Year Old Peated
Best Blended – The Woodsman
Best Overseas – Bain’s Single Grain
Blind Tasting – Glenglassaugh PX
Best Newcomer – Ledaig PX
Rep of the Year – Sarah Farrugia
Lifetime Achievement – Leonard Russell (Ian Macleod Distillers)
Photographs by Imagine Images