The shortlist of nominees for the Icons of Whisky Awards evening has been announced, with industry voting open until this Friday 7 July.
The Icons of Whisky Awards evening forms part of the overall schedule at the upcoming Asia Pacific Whiskies & Spirits Conference, to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 3-5 August 2017.
The Icons of Whisky Awards are a decade old in the Northern Hemisphere, and in 2017 they come to Australia – in recognition of the emergence of world-class whiskies in lesser known whisky producing regions.
Once the winners in Australia are announced, it is down to the UK editorial panel to review the shortlist of regional world winners and decide on which company or individual will take the overall Global title in each category at Icons of Whisky in London in 2018.
The Icons of Whisky awards are a celebration of the years of hard work and dedication that go into the production and sale of every bottle.
From the distillers themselves, to the still makers and coopers, to warehouse staff, sales personnel, brand ambassadors and visitor centre managers, a great deal of craftsmanship, skill and knowledge is imparted at each stage of the process – and the Awards are the chance for this to be recognised.
The awards categories include:
- Brand Innovator
- Craft Producer
- Visitor Attraction
- Distillery Manager
- Visitor Attraction Manager
- Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador
- World Whisky Brand Ambassador
- Irish Whiskey Brand Ambassador
- American Whiskey Brand Ambassador
- Travel Retailer
- Master Distiller/Master Blender
- Single Outlet Retailer
- Online Retailer
- Multiple Outlet Retailer
Have your say and vote for your pick in each category on the Icons of Whisky website.