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Honour for Glenmorangie innovator Lumsden

Bill LumsdenGlenmorangie’s director of distilling and whisky creation has been honoured for his innovation and craftsmanship.

Dr Bill Lumsden received a special recognition award for a Master Distiller/Blender from the International Spirits Challenge (ISC).

Dr Lumsden, who oversees the creation of Highland malt whisky Glenmorangie and Ardbeg, was chosen for the accolade by the ISC’s panel of experts. This globally respected spirits competition celebrates the very best in the industry. Its special recognition awards, new this year, honour the work of individuals who have made a significant contribution throughout their career.

Christian Davis, editor of Drinks International magazine, chaired the panel. He said: “The brief to the judges was to choose someone based on innovative product launches and fresh initiatives, recognising the craftsmanship, skill and imagination of a master blender or distiller’s work.

“Dr Bill Lumsden is known for his innovation, particularly in the field of wood management and the imaginative way he utilises cask finishes to bring fresh concepts – and fresh tastes – to single malt Scotch whisky.”

Dr Lumsden said: “It’s a great honour to be recognised in this way by the ISC and encourages me to continue to innovate. I believe this award is testament to the hard work and dedication demonstrated by all at the Glenmorangie and Ardbeg Distilleries.”

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