The world-renowned San Francisco World Spirits Challenge results have been announced and we are delighted to have been awarded 5 medals across the range, one of which was the coveted Platinum award for our Glen Scotia 25-year-old.
This was the 20th San Francisco World Spirits Competition, one of the most respected and influential awards in the industry, which this year received over 3,000 entries. The platinum awards were introduced last year and recognise brands that win a Double Gold or Best in Class for three consecutive years. This year only seven Platinum medals were awarded across the entire Scotch category, and to date, only 17 Platinum medals have been awards across all categories in the competition.
Glen Scotia 25-year-old, the platinum award-winning single malt is gently matured in our finest American oak barrels before being married in first-fill bourbon before bottling. The signature nose has hints of vanilla oak, interwoven with the subtle notes of sea spray and spicy aromatic fruits.
The further four awards received were 3 Gold medals for Glen Scotia Double Cask, Glen Scotia Victoriana, Glen Scotia 18-Year-Old and a Silver for Glen Scotia 15-year-old.
John Grieveson, Chief Marketing Officer commented: “We are extremely proud to have received such a strong set of results at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition this year, and we’re especially pleased to have received a platinum award for our Glen Scotia 25-year-old. In these challenging times for everyone, it’s a very welcome boost for the whole team to receive this level of recognition from such a prestigious awards body.”