On November 16, the global premium spirits business and independent family distiller, William Grant & Sons, was honoured with the Distiller of the Year’ title, the highest honour bestowed by the highly influential International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC). The Company was awarded a further prestigious accolade at the glittering event in London – ‘Scotch Producer of the Year’.

In the individual expression honours, The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 YO won the Single Malt Scotch 15 Years Old and Under Trophy. The judges also recognised Glenfiddich 21YO, Glenfiddich 14 YO Bourbon Barrel Reserve, The Balvenie Thirty and Glenfiddich 40 YO with each receiving a ‘gold outstanding’ medal.

Edward Snell & Co, Marketing Manager, Richard Brodrick commented saying: “William Grant & Sons has been awarded this title six times, proving that year after year they produce world class quality spirits. This is an incredible achievement and is testament to the skill, expertise and dedication of the distillery. They have impeccably maintained the quality of their liquid and in some cases on brands well over a century old. We’re honoured to have these variants in our country, allowing our market to share the goodness of the William Grant & Sons whiskies.”

The Company won 20 gold medals for Glenfiddich, The Balvenie and Grant’s, winning 60 medals overall.

The IWSC is now in its 47th year and is one of the most authoritative, respected and influential spirits competitions in the world. The competition is founded on a rigorous and independent judging process and for this year’s competition, it received entries from nearly 90 countries worldwide.


Gold Outstanding           The Balvenie DoubleWood 12yo

Glenfiddich 21yo



Distiller of the Year: William Grant & Sons

Scotch Producer of the Year: William Grant & Sons

Single Malt Scotch Whisky – 15 Years And Under Trophy 2016: The Balvenie DoubleWood 12yo


Gold                                     Glenfiddich Bourbon 14yo

The Balvenie Thirty

Glenfiddich 40yo

                                      House of Hazelwood 25yo

House of Hazelwood 21yo

The Balvenie Single Barrel First Fill 12 yo

The Balvenie Single Barrel First Fill 15yo

The Balvenie Doublewood 17yo

Glenfiddich Rare Oak 25yo

Grant’s Ale Cask Reserve

Grant’s Select Cask

Monkey Shoulder

The Balvenie Forty

Glenfiddich 30yo

Glenfiddich Malt Master

Glenfiddich Cask Collection Reserve Cask

Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask Res 19yo

Glenfiddich Cask Collection Vintage Cask


Silver Outstanding                   Tullamore Dew 18yo


Drambuie 15yo

Girvan Patent Still 30yo

House of Hazelwood 18yo

Girvan Patent Still 25yo

Girvan Patent Still 28yo

Hendrick’s Gin

The Balvenie Single Barrel Traditional Oak 25yo

Grant’s Family Reserve

Glenfiddich 12yo

Glenfiddich Rich Oak

Glenfiddich 15yo

Glenfiddich 18yo

Grant’s 25yo

Glenfiddich Excellence 26yo

Glenfiddich Distillery Edition 15yo

The Balvenie Portwood 21yo

The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14yo

Glenfiddich The Original

Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Madeira Cask

Glenfiddich Cask Selection, Select Cask

Hudson Baby Bourbon

Hudson Manhattan Rye

Hudson Four Grain Bourbon


Silver                            Sailor Jerry Rum

Gibsons Finest Rare 12yo

Three Barrels XO 15yo


Milagro Special Reserve Reposado

Tullamore Dew Trilogy 15yo

Tullamore Dew

Clan Macgregor

Girvan Patent Still No.4 apps

Girvan Patent Still Proof Strength

Grant’s Elementary Oxygen

Grant’s Elementary Carbon

Grant’s 8yo

Grant’s Sherry Cask Reserve

Grant’s Signature

Grant’s Voyager

Grant’s 18yo

Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Red Wine Cask



Bronze                                Gibsons Finest Sterling

Three Barrels VSOP

Woods 100


Milagro Reposado

Milagro Silver

Milagro Special Reserve Silver

Milagro Special Reserve Anejo