CARRICK’S William Grant & Sons distillery made a double sweep for awards in the prestigious International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC).

The impressive brewer was recognised as Distiller of the Year and Scotch Whiskey Producer of the Year on Thursday, November 15. The awards are known for setting the international benchmark for quality and recognising excellence in wines and spirits worldwide.

Simon Hunt, Chief Executive of William Grant & Sons says: “Receiving this level of recognition from the IWSC is a real honour and a testament to our teams’ continued innovation and dedication to delivering excellence across our portfolio.”

The competition is made from a rigorous judging process with more than 400 global experts judging products over a seven-month period.

This run of success builds on previous years where William Grant & Sons was awarded Scotch Whisky Producer of the Year in 2016, Distiller of the Year in 2013 and 2016, and International Spirits Producer of the Year in 2013 and 2014.

Adam Lechmere, general manager for the IWSC, said: “With a raft of IWSC medals at the highest level, William Grant & Sons continue to impress the IWSC judges with the consistent excellence of their many and varied products. From much-loved household names like Glenfiddich to bourbons, ryes, tequilas and many others, they bestride the world of international spirits.

“For well over a century they have been investing and growing, especially in the younger and more esoteric brands which are crucial to maintaining their market position. We are proud to recognise and reward such dedication to excellence.”