Diageo has been named Distiller of the Year 2014 by Whisky Magazine in recognition of the company’s investment in its Scotch whisky business.
The coveted accolade was awarded at the magazine’s recent Global Icons of Whisky event.
Diageo received praise for its £1 billion investment inexpansion of Scotch whisky production capacity across Scotland, which includes a major new bonded warehouse site being developed at Cluny.
The award adds to the Distiller of the Year title which was given to Diageo by the US-based The Whisky Advocate magazine in December 2013, citing the company’s investment and commitment to its brands.
David Cutter, director of Diageo International Supply Centre, which runs the company’s Scotch whisky production business from Edinburgh, said:“This award is recognition of the talent, passion and commitment of all the people who work in our distilling business and whose craft is at the heart of producing our world leading Scotch whisky brands.
“We are very proud of our Scotch whisky business and of the investment we are making in its future and it is gratifying to have that recognised and acknowledged by independent industry commentators and by Whisky Magazine.”