Irish Distillers picked up the award for World Whiskey Producer of the Year trophy at the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC), held in London on Sunday 1st December.
Irish Distillers picked up the award after scoring the highest number of medals across its portfolio of Irish whiskeys throughout the 2019 awards season, beating distillers from Japan, Ireland and the USA. Redbreast 12 Year Old Single Pot Still won the Worldwide Whiskey Trophy included in a haul of 24 award wins. Redbreast 12 Year Old continues to be the most decorated single pot still Irish whiskey in the world.
The spirits competition also awarded Jameson Cooper’s Croze and Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy with 98 points out of 100, meaning Irish Distillers won the most Gold Outstanding honours within the Irish whiskey category. In addition, the Powers Three Swallows release, Powers John’s Lane 12 Year Old, Redbreast 15 Year Old and Red Spot 15 Year Old Single Pot Still were also awarded gold medals.
Tommy Keane, Production Director at Irish Distillers, commented: “We are honoured to be recognised as World Whiskey Producer of the Year by one of the most respected awards bodies, and to see such outstanding results across the portfolio. This trophy is a tribute to the incredibly hard working passionate and skilled craftsmen and women at Midleton – 2019 has truly been a landmark year for Irish Distillers.”