Celebrating whiskey excellence
The Icons of Whisky awards are intent on finding the very best people, products and places within the world of whisk(e)y. They celebrate the hard work and ingenuity that goes into every bottle, the stories behind each brand, retailers who open the world up to consumers, and the bars that provide wonderful settings for whisk(e)y lovers to discover new favourites.
Since their inception, these awards have highlighted the heart-warming camaraderie between whisk(e)y professionals – one of the many aspects that makes it such a wonderful industry to work within.
Distillery of the Year
Craft Producer of the Year
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.
Corsair Artisan Distillery
Brand Innovator of the Year
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Visitor Attraction of the Year
Castle & Key Distillery
Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year
Jim Beam American Stillhouse
Erik Brown, Old Forester Distilling Co.
Master Distiller / Master Blender of the Year
Lisa Roper Wicker, George Washington Distillery
Distillery Manager of the Year
Juan Merizalde Carrillo
Old Forester Distilling Co.
Michael Langan, Sonoma Distilling Company
American Whiskey Brand Ambassador of the Year
Megan Breier, Jim Beam
Irish Whiskey Brand Ambassador of the Year
Donal O’Gallachoir, Glendalough
Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador of the Year
Rick Edwards, Pernod Ricard
World Whisky Brand Ambassador of the Year
Single Outlet Retailer of the Year
Multiple Outlets Retailer of the Year
Binny’s Beverage Depot
Online Retailer of the Year
Spec’s Wines, Finer Foods
Travel Retailer of the Year
Supermarket of the Year
Bar of the Year
Rusty Nail, New Orleans
Bar Group of the Year
Hotel Bar of the Year
The Lobby Bar, The Brown, Louisville
Bartender of the Year
Nickel City, Austin
Amy Fisher, Meta, Louisville
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