The BenRiach Distillery Company Wins 16 Medals in the International Wine & Spirits Competition

We’re delighted to announce that The BenRiach Distillery Company has won 16 medals, including 3 Gold medals, across its three brands at this year’s International Wine and Spirits Competition.

Founded in 1969, the International Wine and Spirit Competition is one of the most prestigious in the world. It was set up to highlight excellence amongst the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs. Now in its forty-seventh year, it receives entries from over 90 countries, giving it global reach and reputation.

Judging for the Competition is unique in that it has two stages; first, the products are tasted blind by expert panels, selected from over 300 fully experienced and qualified industry judges. Then, products which receive the top medals are subject to technical analysis before results are released. This crucial stage ensures winners receive complete validation.

The BenRiach Distillery Company’s brands, which include The BenRiach, The GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh, took three Gold, six Silver Outstanding, five Silver and two Bronze medals. 

For three years running,  Glenglassaugh 30 Years Old has taken Gold. It was the first release from the Portsoy distillery after it re-opened in 2013 and has matured in coastal warehouses for over 30 years.

GlenDronach Original Aged 12 Years took Gold for a second year. This is testament to the quality of the whisky, which has matured in the finest Spanish Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks.

The GlenDronach Hielan’ Aged 8 Years has moved up from last year’s Silver to take Gold this year. For such a young whisky, it has consistently won critical acclaim worldwide. 


The full list of awards:


GlenDronach 8YO The Hielan’
GlenDronach 12YO Original
Glenglassaugh 30YO

BenRiach 10YO
BenRiach Cask Strength Batch 1
BenRiach 10YO Curiositas
GlenDronach 18YO Allardice
Glenglassaugh Octaves Peated
Glenglassaugh Revival

BenRiach Heart of Speyside
BenRiach 25YO
BenRiach Peated Quarter Casks
GlenDronach Peated
Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic

BenRiach 16YO

GlenDronach 21YO Parliament


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