BenRiach also won the award for Best Speyside Single Malt for their 16 Year Old bottling, and both awards follow on from BenRiach winning the Icons of Scotland Whisky Distiller of the Year earlier this year.
|BenRiach named Global Distiller of the Year at the 2015 World Whiskies Awards|
Commenting on last night’s awards, Billy Walker, Managing Director of BenRiach, said: “It’s a pretty amazing achievement for a small privately-owned independent company to win this prestigious global award. I’m especially proud that it highlights the innovations we’ve created at our three distilleries and it also quite properly recognises the high-quality, committed team we have built at our four locations. We’re currently trading in some 40 countries worldwide with other emerging markets entering the negotiation stage, so I believe the future for all our brands is tremendously exciting.”
This year's competition saw more than 300 whiskies put through their paces during three rounds of rigorous tastings to win the coveted titles of the 'World's Best'.
Founded in 2004 under the leadership of whisky veteran Billy Walker and his South African investors Wayne Kieswetter and Geoff Bell, the Edinburgh-headquartered company has grown with impressive speed, acquiring BenRiach that year and turning it into one of Scotland’s most admired distilleries.
Source: The BenRiach Distillery Co