Glenmorangie Named "World's Best Distiller"

                 Glenmorangie Named "World's Best Distiller"


PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2012

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Glenmorangie, Scotland's favorite
single malt Scotch whisky, continues to thrive in the US after being awarded
2012 Distiller of the Year by the prestigious International Wine & Spirit
Competition (IWSC). Glenmorangie emerged not only with the biggest prize of
the night but was also awarded UK Spirits Producer of the Year as well as Best
Single Malt over 15 Years Old with Glenmorangie Quarter Century 25 Years Old.

Glenmorangie's stunning success comes a few weeks after emerging as the Best
Awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky at the IWSC. Following a meticulous judging
process that incorporated both technical analysis and professional blind
tastings, the brand garnered more Gold Best in Class and Outstanding medals
than any other single malt Scotch whisky over the past six years.

Adding to these accolades, Glenmorangie was also recognized as an Impact "Hot
Prospects" brand earlier this year. Impact, a source for global news and
research for the drinks executive, creates an annual list of "Hot Prospects"
brands. Brands must reach depletions of at least 50,000 nine-liter cases but
not over 200,000 in 2011, in addition to a minimum of 15% growth in 2011, and
have consistent solid growth the two previous years to join this prestigious
list. A "Hot Prospects" feature story appeared in the October issue of Market
Watch. Glenmorangie joins other promising brands that, while varying in size
and scale, share a common goal of expanding on their success to take them to
the next level.

"The superior quality of our whisky is due to the great yet unseen lengths
that we go to in crafting our precious spirit. It is this commitment to
quality that has made Glenmorangie the fastest growing single malt in the US
and an Impact 'Hot Prospects' brand. To see that standard shine through every
year is a tremendous honor," said Brian Cox, Vice President of Glenmorangie

Doctor Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie's Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation &
Whisky Stocks said, "Glenmorangie is constantly refining the way whisky is
made with one goal in mind: perfection. To be recognized as Distiller of the
Year speaks of our commitment to pursuing perfection. Our craft has been
refined over the ages and only continues to get better and better. I'm elated,
again, to see the judges choose Glenmorangie to receive such prestigious

About Glenmorangie

Scotland's favorite single malt, Glenmorangie is one of the most famous in the
world. It originates from the far north of Scotland in the Highlands where, at
the Glenmorangie Distillery, it is distilled in the tallest malt whisky
stills, expertly matured in the finest oak casks, and perfected by the Men of
Tain. The Distillery was founded in 1843 and is renowned as a pioneer in its
field for uniting tradition with innovation. In 2011 Glenmorangie was named
Distiller of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

About The Glenmorangie Company

The Company is one of the most renowned and innovative distillers and
marketers 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

About Impact

Readers of Impact are top executives who control the distribution and sales of
spirits, wine and beer throughout the world, covering both duty-paid and
duty-free markets. Read in more than 50 countries, Impact boasts a
subscription base of about 15,000 readers. Impact is published 16 times per
year and is written for the top decision-makers, who turn to this publication
as the number one source for all the information they need to manage their

About the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC)

The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) was founded in 1969 and
is the premier competition of its kind in the world. Its aim is to promote the
quality and excellence of the world's best wines, spirits and liqueurs.The
IWSC Awards mark out of a possible 100, with Gold medals going to spirits
within the top ten percentile. Gold Best in Class is bestowed upon the top
whisky within the top ten percentile. Silver medals are given to spirits
ranging within 8.0 – 89.9 and bronze medals are appointed to produce between
75 – 79.9 marks.

IWSC 2012 Best in Class Wins

Glenmorangie 25 Years Old — Gold Outstanding

Glenmorangie Signet — Gold Outstanding

Glenmorangie Astar — Silver Outstanding

Glenmorangie Original — Silver Outstanding

Glenmorangie Lasanta — Silver Outstanding

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban — Silver Outstanding

Glenmorangie Artein — Silver Outstanding

Responsible Drinking

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 Glenmorangie

Contact: Avril Nunez, +1-212-991-3832,
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