David Blackmore Named Scotch Whisky Ambassador of the Year by Whisky Magazine
NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Whisky Magazine has selected Glenmorangie Master Brand Ambassador David Blackmore as the 2012 Scotch Whisky Ambassador of The Year, in this year’s Icons of Whisky America awards competition. The awards are designed to celebrate the people and places behind the greatest whiskies in the world.
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According to the judges: “… David Blackmore has been indefatigable in promoting the Glenmorangie range, its sister distillery Ardbeg and raising the profile of Scotch in the USA.”
A native of Scotland, David is a professional whisky tutor with a background at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Edinburgh and London. David previously led the Society’s prestigious “Tasting Panel” in cask selections, an art in itself.
As Glenmorangie Master Brand Ambassador, David leads the Glenmorangie USA educational program in Single Malt Scotch Whisky appreciation. Through tastings and events across the U.S., David educates on the nuances and intricacies of the Scotch category in general, with unparalleled enthusiasm. This has helped Glenmorangie become the fastest growing Single Malt whisky in the US for the third year in a row.
David also holds the distinction of being the only U.S. based global ambassador. He has been sharing his knowledge and passion for the last six years with thousands of people all over the world.
“I am truly honored to be commended by my peers for doing work I love for a company I believe in. It’s my goal for everyone to appreciate the traditions and history of Scotch as much as I do,” said David after receiving the award.
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The Glenmorangie distillery was founded in 1843 in the Highlands of Scotland and is renowned as a pioneer in its field for uniting tradition with innovation. Glenmorangie is distilled in the tallest malt whisky stills, expertly matured in the finest oak casks, and perfected by the 16 Men of Tain. It has been Scotland’s favorite single malt for over 50 years and is famous worldwide for producing the most complex and perfectly balanced Single Malts in the world.
About The Glenmorangie Company
The Company is one of the most renowned and innovative distillers of Scotch whisky brands worldwide and is part of Moet Hennessy, the wine and spirits division of Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH). Headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, the company produces two main single malt brands – Glenmorangie Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky and Ardbeg Single Islay Malt Whisky.
About Whisky Magazine
Published 8 times a year Whisky Magazine is the perfect complement to the dram in your glass. Every issue brings you fascinating articles on the art, science and romance of the ‘water of life’, plus page after page of tasting notes.
The Glenmorangie Company advocates responsible drinking and suggests that drinkers savor Glenmorangie whiskies in moderation and in line with recommended daily guidelines for alcohol consumption.
SOURCE Moet Hennessy USA