Latest Whisky News - Richard Paterson is Named Whisky Ambassador of the Year - 7th March, 2011
Whyte & Mackay Master Blender, Richard Paterson has been named ‘Whisky Ambassador of the Year’ at Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky Awards.
Last year, Richard celebrated 40 years in the whisky industry and the award recognises his service to not only to Whyte & Mackay but to his continual efforts to promote whisky all over the globe, in the fun and engaging manner that has earned him a legion of fans.
Richard said of the award: “It’s an honour to receive this award from Whisky Magazine and it means a great deal to me that my fellow whisky peers respect the work I am doing. Over the last 40 years I have had the privilege to work in the whisky industry and travel the world over meeting many many whisky enthusiasts. I have created some very special whiskies along the way including the first whisky to break the £100,000 barrier and just recently I got to sample the Shackleton whisky which has to be one of the greatest highpoints of my career.”
He continued: “I am delighted to achieve this award for a job I genuinely find a pleasure to do.”