St Patrick’s Day may be over for another year but Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, maker of the world’s No 1 Irish whiskey, Jameson, is continuing its celebrations having been named Whisky Distiller of the Year at the Icons of Whisky Awards – Global 2013, for the second year running. Further success followed as Redbreast 12 Cask Strength scooped the Best Irish Pot Still award.
The awards underline an impressive year for Irish Distillers, with sales of its flagship whiskey Jameson reaching four million global cases.
Peter Morehead, Production Director for Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, says: “As one of the most respected whisky awards in the world, we are incredibly proud to be recognised once again by the Icons of Whisky Awards.
“It’s a momentous time in the history of Irish Distillers as we say goodbye to our legendary Master Distiller Barry Crockett after 47 years at the Midleton Distillery, so we would like to thank him for his immense contribution to the company and we shall look forward to continued success in the future as Brian Nation takes the reins.”