On Thursday 24th March our Director Karen and our operations Manager Emmet travelled down to London for the first in person awards since 2019.

The Awards were held at the Honourable Artillery Company in London  to celebrate the global winners of the 2022 Icons of Whisky and World Whiskies Awards, as well as honouring the latest inductees to the prestigious Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame.

The evening started in the fabulous venue as all awards do with bubbles and lots of chat, in fact people were so glad to be in a room face to face I'm sure they could have chatted all night.

The Awards was an extensive listed of worldwide brands and distillers which was intermixed with a Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons tribute act, between courses and the stream of winners.

Angels' Share Glass sponsored a few categories of the awards this year along with presenting all the judges with their glass water droppers.

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 Angels' Share Glass were delighted to sponsor and represent at the very special evening and catch up with friends old and new.

Special congratulations to Sullivans' Cove. Their Master Distiller Heather Tillott travelled all the way from Tasmania to join the celebrations. Craft Distiller of the Year.

Congratulations to Canadian Distillers Macaloney’s, Seaweed-Peated Clearach New Make Spirit the category we sponsored.

Also new inductees into the prestigious Hall of Fame were legends such as Garvin Brown of Brown Forman, Thierry Bénitah CEO La maison du whisky, Paul P. John, chairman of John Distilleries and Jota Tanaka, master blender at Kirin Brewing Company.

Well done to the organisers and team behind pulling such an epic evening and portfolio of winners together.

Sullivans Cove

The full results of the 2022 global Icons of Whisky and World Whiskies Awards are below.

Icons of Whisky Global Winners 2022

Distiller of the year 

Buffalo Trace Distillery

Master Distiller/Master Blender of the year
Sponsored by Whisky Auctioneer
Kevin O’Gorman, Midleton Distillery

Craft Producer of the year 
Sponsored by Wade Ceramics 
Sullivans Cove Distillery 

Sustainable Distillery of the year 
Westland Distillery 

Distillery Manager of the year 
Sponsored by Larkfire 
Ed Thom, The Glenmorangie Distillery 

Visitor Attraction of the year 
Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience 

Visitor Attraction Manager of the year
Ewan Paterson, Clonakilty Distillery 

Independent Bottler of the year 
Lady of the Glen

Campaign Innovator of the year 
Sponsored by Berlin Packaging UK
Westland Distillery 

Brand Innovator of the year
Sponsored by WestRock
M&H Distillery

World Whisky Brand Ambassador of the year 
Sandra Tsai, Kavalan Distillery 

Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador of the year 
Martin Markvardsen, Highland Park

Irish Whiskey Brand Ambassador of the year
Robert Caldwell, Teeling Distillery

American Whiskey Brand Ambassador of the year
Philip Rawleigh, 291 Colorado Whiskey 

Communicator of the year
Sponsored by McLaren Packaging
Felipe Schrieberg 

PR Agency of the year 

Chef of the year 
Jason Nolan, Celtic Whisky Bar & Larder

Bartender of the year
Pankaj Balachandran, Tesouro

Bar Manager of the year 
Padraic Rafter, Paris Texas Bar and Restaurant 

Whisky Hotel Bar of the year 
The Spirit Safe, The Station Hotel

Whisky Bar of the year
Sponsored by The Craft Irish Whiskey Company
Kaleidoscope, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Whisky Bar Group of the year 
Goodnight Group

Buyer of the year 
Mike Sharples, Abbey Whisky 

Travel Retailer of the year
Aer Rianta International (ARI), The Loop

Online Retailer of the year 
Sponsored by The Glenturret
Abbey Whisky

Own Brand Supermarket of the year 
Lidl Ireland

Supermarket of the year 

Single Outlet Retailer of the year 
Sponsored by The Glenturret 

Multiple Outlets Retailer of the year 
Sponsored by The Craft Irish Whiskey Company 
Robert Graham 1874

World Whiskies Awards Global Winners 2022

World’s Best Single Malt 
Best English, No Age Statement
The Lakes Distillery, The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.4

World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt 
Best Scotch Islay, 12 Years & Under
Stalla Dhu, Caol Ila 11 Years Old Cask Strength

World’s Best Small Batch Single Malt 
Best American, 12 Years & Under
The Notch Nantucket, 12 Years Old

World’s Best Blended
Best Japanese, No Age Statement
The Akkeshi, Shosho

World’s Best Canadian Blended
Best No Age Statement
Crown Royal, Noble Winter Wheat

World’s Best Blended Limited Release
Best Canadian, 21 Years & Over
Pike Creek, 22 Years Old Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish

World’s Best Blended Malt 
Best Japanese, No Age Statement
Yamazakura, Blended Malt Asaka

World’s Best Bourbon
Best Non Kentucky 
Redemption, Barrel Proof High Rye Bourbon 10 Years Old 

World’s Best Small Batch Bourbon
Best Non Kentucky
Widow Jane, Aged 10 Years

World’s Best Single Barrel Bourbon
Best Kentucky
Blanton’s, The Original 

World’s Best Tennessee
Best Age Statement
Jack Daniel’s, 10 Years Old 

World’s Best Corn

Sponsored by Angels' Share Glass
Best American, 12 Years & Under
Ironroot Republic, Icarus

World’s Best Wheat
Best American
Bainbridge, Battle Point Two Islands Hokkaido Cask

World’s Best Rye 
Best Dutch, 12 Years & Under 
Millstone, 100 Rye Whiskey 

World’s Best Pot Still
Best Irish, No Age Statement
Teeling Whiskey, Wonders of Wood

World’s Best Grain
Best Irish, No Age Statement
The Whistler, Mosaic Marsala Cask

World’s Best Single Cask Single Grain
Best Australian, 12 Years & Under
Whipper Snapper, Australian Wheat

World’s Best New Make & Young Spirit

Sponsored by Angels' Share Glass
Best Canadian, New Make
Macaloney’s, Seaweed-Peated Clearach

World’s Best Flavoured
Best American
Whiskeysmith, Blood Orange

World’s Best Design
Best Limited Release
Spirit Thief Distilling Co., Limited Edition Set