American Whiskey Awards Events

Icons of Whisky USA 2020 winners revealed

The Flatiron Room in New York played host to industry professionals from across America to celebrate the Icons of Whisky on 11th February, announcing the winners and highly commended results.

Winners from the US heats will now go head to head with their industry peers from the world over to compete for the global title, the results of which will be announced at the London Whisky Magazine Awards Dinner in March.

Alongside the Icons announcement, Whisky Magazine welcomed two new inductees to the Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame Inductee 65 – Peggy Noe Stevens

Hall of Fame Inductee 66 – Frank Coleman

American Whisky Ambassador of the Year 
Sailor Guevara, Uncle Nearest

Bar Manager of the Year
Andrew Anderson, Balcones Distilling

Bartender of the Year
Cache Bouren, Haberdasher

Brand Innovator of the Year 
Sponsored by West Rock 
Balcones Distilling

Campaign Innovator of the Year 
Breckenridge Distillery

Craft Producer of the Year 
Dad’s Hat

Design Agency of the Year 
51 Eggs

Distiller of the Year 
Sponsored by Glencairn Crystal
Buffalo Trace

Distillery Manager of the Year
Scott Sell, Westland Distillery

Master Distiller/Blender of the Year 
Sponsored by Steklarna Hrastnik 
Brent Elliott, Four Roses

Multiple Outlets Retailer of the Year 
Liquor Barn

Online Retailer of the Year 
Liquor Barn

PR Agency of the Year 
Bolt PR

Scotch Whisky Ambassador of the Year
Tracie Franklin, Glenfiddich

Single Outlet Retailer of the Year 
Astor Wines & Spirits

Sustainable Distillery of the Year 
Old Forester

Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year 
Erik Brown, Old Forester

Visitor Attraction of the Year
Sponsored by Christies 
Buffalo Trace

Whisky Bar Group of the Year 
Seven Grand

Whisky Bar of the Year 
Jack Rose Dining Saloon

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