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Grant & Sons Collects Biggest Gold Medal Haul


William Grant & Sons Collects Biggest Gold Medal Haul by Scotch Whisky Distiller at 2005 International Wine & Spirit Competition

Independent family owned distillers, William Grant & Sons, has scooped nine gold medals, including seven ‘Best in Class’, at this year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition, the industry’s leading awards event. The gold medal haul is the most by any Scotch whisky producer.

In total William Grant & Sons scooped 25 medals: nine Gold, 14 Silver and two Bronze for its range of Scotch whiskies, including key brands Glenfiddich, Grant’s, and Clan MacGregor. The distiller is also nominated for ‘Distiller of the Year’, with the winner to be announced on 1st November at a banquet in London.

“We are delighted to receive so many gold medals for our flagship whiskies, in particular the Glenfiddich 12 year old, which is the world’s favourite malt whisky,” says Kerry Loughran, Senior Brand Manager New Zealand.

The International Wine and Spirit Competition is the premier competition of its kind in the world and aims to promote the quality and excellence of the world's best wines, spirits and liqueurs.

William Grant & Sons’ Malt Master, David Stewart said: “We are particularly pleased that this year we received gold medals for Grant’s, Glenfiddich and The Balvenie - our three core whisky brands. It really is a great result for our entire whisky portfolio. Earlier this year we collected a record number of awards at the International Spirits Challenge and now we have delivered another exceptional result.”

The complete list of medals awarded to William Grant & Sons is shown below:

Best in Class Gold Medals
Glenfiddich Ancient Reserve 18 Year Old
Glenfiddich 1991 Vintage Reserve
Grant’s Premium 12 Year Old
Grant’s Deluxe 15 Year Old
Grant's 25 Year Old Rare & Extraordinary
Girvan 1964 Single Grain
The Balvenie Vintage Cask 1971

Gold Medals
Glenfiddich Special Reserve 12 Year Old
The Balvenie Thirty

Best in Class Silver Medals
Glenfiddich Vintage Reserve 1972
Glenfiddich Rare Collection 40 Year Old
Grant's Ale Cask Reserve
The Balvenie PortWood 21 Year Old

Silver
Glenfiddich Caoran Reserve 12 Year Old
Glenfiddich Solera Reserve 15 year Old
Glenfiddich Gran Reserva 21 Year Old
Glenfiddich Aged 30 Years
Grant’s Family Reserve
Grant's Cask Selection Rare Old 18 Year Old
Grant’s Sherry Cask Reserve
The Balvenie Founder’s Reserve 10 Year Old
The Balvenie PortWood 1991
Gordon Highlander

Bronze Medals
Clan McGregor
The Balvenie Single Barrel 15 Year Old

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Notes to editors

William Grant & Sons Ltd launched the Glenfiddich triangular bottle outside of Scotland in 1963 and has been consistently innovating ever since

The company is still independent and family-owned and employs the same traditional whisky-making skills that have been key to its success over time

William Grant & Sons Ltd produce Glenfiddich, the world’s favourite single malt Scotch whisky, The Balvenie, and the world’s number four blended Scotch whisky, Grant’s Family Reserve


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