Morrison Bowmore Distillers Celebrates Award-Winning Year - 22nd June, 2012

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June 2012: Morrison Bowmore Distillers, the leading producer of Single Malt Scotch Whisky, has further exemplified its company vision as the Single Malt Specialist, by winning a series of prestigious industry awards for its remarkable spirits this year.

The Glasgow-based company is the producer of four major brands of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies – Auchentoshan, Bowmore, Glen Garioch and McClelland’s – and possesses over 200 years of whisky making experience combined. This year, these exceptional whiskies have won the following awards: 

World Whiskies Awards:

  • Best Islay – Bowmore Maltman’s Selection

  • Best Lowland – Auchentoshan 1999 Wine Matured

  • Best Highland (12 Years Old & under) – Glen Garioch 12 Years Old

San Francisco World Spirits:

  • Double Gold – Auchentoshan Three Wood

  • Double Gold – Glen Garioch Founders Reserve

  • Gold – Bowmore 12 Years Old

The Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters:

  • Masters Islay Single Malt – Bowmore Small Batch Reserve

    • The top award for this new expression released in April 2012

  • Gold Islay Single Malt – Bowmore 12 Years Old

  • Gold Islay Single Malt – Bowmore 15 Years Old ‘Darkest’

Since leaving the blended scotch market in 2006, Morrison Bowmore Distillers has focused solely on the development of its world class Single Malt brands. As a close-knit company of only 200 individuals, the company is passionate about all aspects of Single Malt production, from investing in the best quality wood, to quality control, to its globally sought-after limited editions portfolio. The strategy has seen the firm invest £5.4m in an ambitious project to upgrade and expand its Glasgow based bottling, blending and office facilities.

The i ea of maintenance of traditional values and innovation in the marketplace is also directly behind the creation of its new corporate logo, which sees them rebrand as MBD to clarify their desire to be seen as The Single Malt Specialist. The copper still signifies its adherence to time-honoured traditions yet the overall logo retains a contemporary look and feel.

As further evidence of the company’s confidence in the Single Malt market, they have repackaged and extended the Bowmore and McClellands ranges as well as launching a new range of Auchentoshan, Scotland’s only triple distilled Single Malt, exclusively for the global travel retail market. All done in the first half of 2012.

Mike Keiller, CEO of Morrison Bowmore Distillers, comments: “We're delighted to have received these awards and proud that the fruits of our labour have been internationally recognised. We're a small company, with a dedicated team who give our all to realise our vision of being the Single Malt specialist. As anyone in the industry will understand, Single Malt production requires care and patience, and the investment we're putting in is reaping its rewards.”

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