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4th June 2024

2024 Award Wins

MacNair's Exploration Rum Panama

Our fantastic brands have been receiving some incredible awards recently. Read below to discover more.

International Spirits Challenge

Now in its 29th year, the competition is founded on an independent judging process that recognises spirits of outstanding quality. It receives “thousands of entries from over 70 countries”.

The Scotch Whisky Masters

Chaired by The Spirits Business and a panel of leading spirits specialists, the whiskies are judged in a blind tasting with excellence recognised by category, age and price point.

World Whiskies Awards

Held by Whisky Magazine, the competition judges the very best products in the world of whisky. This year, more than 1600 entries were received in 22 categories, including Single Malt, Blended, Bourbon, and Rye.

International Wine and Spirit Competition

The IWSC has been running since 1969 and is among the most prestigious alcoholic drinks competitions globally. Its mission is “to champion the best brands from around the world.”

“Complex nose with cask influence, the sherry influence is evident on the nose with a pronounced aroma. Creaminess on the palate with some fudge and treacle notes. Big sherry, nut, and praline flavours leaves a lasting impression.”

“The nose exudes classic aromas, with a delightful blend of sweet vanilla and dry spice. The palate offers a harmonious mix of freshly cut grass, cooked banana, and lush tropical fruit, leading to a fantastically balanced earthy finish.”

“Enticing aromas of sugarcane, vanilla, and Christmas spice on the nose. The palate reveals aromatic notes of wood char and juicy orchard fruit leading to a satisfying biscuity finish.”

“Hazelnuts, espresso, and dark chocolate shine through fabulously in this rich, harmonious example. Well-integrated cask tones mark the palate, alongside a well-judged peat quality.”

“Bright and fresh nose with light vanilla and toffee. Palate showcases delicate fruitiness, sweet orange marmalade, and warm pineapple and a delicately fruity finish.”

“The nose opens with savoury aromas, followed by a bold Islay cask character on the palate with dominant peat smoke and a dry finish with hints of grass.”

“Rich aromas of ripe banana and fiery chilli powder transition seamlessly to a palate of ripe banana, warm vanilla, and oak. A comforting finish reminiscent of freshly baked banana bread.”