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    New Dates Announced for Scottish Whisky Awards 2020

    We are pleased to announce our new dates for our 2020 Scottish Whisky Awards programme, following the impact of the COVID19 pandemic.

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    Celebrating Excellence in Scotch Whisky

    The Scottish Whisky Awards is an independent awards programme celebrating the business of whisky distilling in Scotland.

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    Enter the 2020 Competition

    The 2020 Scottish Whisky Awards is now open for entry until Friday 14th August 2020.

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    Meet the 2019 Winners

    The winners of the inaugural Scottish Whisky Awards were revealed in Edinburgh on Thursday 5th September 2019.

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    Dr Jim Swan Award for Services to Scotch Whisky

    The contribution of Dr Jim Swan has been recognised with a new annual award as part of the Scottish Whisky Awards annual celebrations.

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The Scottish Whisky Awards aims to recognise the best Scotch on the market by rewarding people and teams working to deliver Scotland’s greatest global product.

The independent competition is judged by a panel of experts drawn from across the sector, bringing together industry experience and market knowledge to recognise the greatest achievements in the production of Scotch.

The business awards are presented to highlight the world leading and innovative performance of Scotland’s whisky distillers in a range of categories covering marketing, tourism and innovative business practices.

In our wide-ranging blind tasting competition, Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards are presented to products achieving the highest marks from independent taste panel gathered from Scotland, the UK and abroad.

The 2020 competition is now open for entry until Friday 14th August 2020.

Please take some time to view our 2020 categories in the entry guide which can be downloaded here.  

For advice on categories, putting together your entries and how to maximise your marks please contact Kirsten at KDMedia on 0131 337 6232 or email kirsten@kdmedia.co.uk



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2019 Winners

  • Winning a Scottish Whisky Award will give Scotch further distinction in an increasingly competitive global market and our Scottish distillers a positive sales advantage.

    Alan Wolstenholme | Chair of the Scottish Whisky Awards Judging Panel