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The Glenlivet Master Distiller, Alan Winchester, Honoured With Lifetime Achievement Award: 13th July, 2018

The Glenlivet Master Distiller, Alan Winchester, Honoured With Lifetime Achievement Award: 13th July, 2018

13 July 2018 –The Glenlivet is today celebrating a true industry icon as it raises a dram to its very own Master Distiller, Alan Winchester, who has been awarded one of the most prestigious industry accolades, the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.  

Starting out as a distillery tour guide before becoming the ultimate guarantor of THE definitive Speyside malt, The Glenlivet, Alan has experienced a number of significant achievements in his 40 years in the industry. He was the man behind The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve, the number one Single Malt innovation globally in the past five years (IWSR, 2016), and more recently crafted The Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve, a new Single Malt whisky selectively finished in high-quality cognac casks.   

His other significant accomplishments include:

  • Releasing The Glenlivet's first series of 50 Year Old whiskies, which was named in his honour (The Winchester Collection)

  • Creating The Glenlivet Smugglers Trails in 2007 in conjunction with the Crown Estate

  • Becoming a Master of the Quaich in 1997 and acting as President of the Malt Distillers Association in 2008 for three years

  • Serving as Chairman of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling in Scotland, and subsequently receiving his Fellowship

 Alan does not leave his passion for his job at work. During his travels, he enjoys visiting wineries and distilleries to continue to learn more about distillation and fermentation techniques. In addition, every year at the annual Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, Alan can be found leading walks along the highland trails, sharing his personal insight and historical perspective to the many eager walkers and whisky lovers visiting Scotland. 

Now in its 23rd year, the ISC is one of the most authoritative, respected and influential spirits competitions in the world. Founded on a rigorous and independent judging process, the Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates the work and commitment of an individual who has made a significant impact on the drinks industry during their career.

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