Independent Distiller Awarded Five Gold Medals for its Blended Whiskies
Grant’s bended Scotch whisky scooped three gold medals at this year’s International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) and two gold medals at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) – reaffirming Grant’s excellence in whisky making and the quality of its products.
The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) is considered to be the oldest and most prestigious competition of its kind, with submissions from hundreds of wine and spirit producers from 80 countries worldwide. Through a blind tasting by a panel of the world’s most acclaimed whisky experts, Grant’s was awarded gold best in class for Grant’s Ale Cask, Grant’s 12 and Grant’s 18 Year Old.
In June, Grant’s also took home two gold medals at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) – a leading spirits competition attracting nearly 1,000 entries worldwide. At the challenge, Grant’s won gold for both Grant’s Sherry Cask and Grant’s 18 Year Old.
Few brands can boast as rich and varied a story as Grant’s blended Scotch whisky – with record sales and a history spanning over 100 years. An independent distiller run by five successive generations, the company continues to stay true to the high standards of quality and craftsmanship set by its founder, William Grant, who created Grant’s Blended Scotch Whisky.
Kate Athanasi, Grant’s Global Brand Director said: “We’re delighted that so many variants from the Grant’s range have been recognised at these two highly respected competitions. Our cask editions are particularly unique and tended to by Master Blender Brian Kinsman and our onsite coopers to produce the right finish. These accolades are a testament to the fact that Grant’s remains loyal to William Grant’s high standards of quality and craftsmanship and his whisky making tradition.”
The International Spirits Challenge and International Wine and Spirit Competition medals are the latest in a line of awards and praise from the experts this year. At the Scotch Whisky Masters 2010, Grant’s also scooped gold for Grant’s 12 Year Old and Grant’s 18 Year Old.