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12th September 2011


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Bunnahabhain wins Double Gold Awards at San Francisco Spirits Competition

Bunnahabhain Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky was the recipient of Double Gold, Gold and Silver awards at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2011. Bunnahabhain 18 year old and 25 year old won Double Gold Awards, with Bunnahabhain Toiteach winning a gold award. Bunnahabhain 12 year old followed with a silver award.

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition held its 11th annual competition at the hotel Nikko on March 18, 19, and 20. A record number of entries, 1106 products from 61 countries, were evaluated by 33 of the finest palates from the spirits industry including twelve new judges. These judging panels were comprised of spirits experts from noted restaurants and hotels, well-known spirits journalists from major national media, spirits buyers for large purveyors, and spirits consultants. Judging is based on a blind, consensual procedure ensuring competitive integrity, making this competition the most reputable and recognized competition in the spirits industry.

Katherine Crisp, Brand Manager commented “Terrific news for the brand, an excellent testament to the skills of our Master Blender and the craftsmen at the distillery”.