Glenmorangie Global Master Brand Ambassador David Blackmore Named 2013 Scotch
Whisky Ambassador of the Year
NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2013
NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Glenmorangie, Scotland's favorite
single malt Scotch, today announced its global master brand ambassador David
Blackmore has been named 2013 Scotch whisky Ambassador of the Year by Whisky
magazine. This marks the second year in a row Blackmore has been bestowed with
the honor by this premier publication.
Blackmore leads Glenmorangie's single malt Scotch whisky education program in
the U.S., hosting tastings and consumer-facing events across the country.
Working with thousands of whisky novices and connoisseurs alike, Blackmore's
initiatives have helped Glenmorangie become the fastest growing single malt
whisky in the U.S. for the fourth consecutive year.
"David's passion for whisky education and ability to make the complexity of
Glenmorangie accessible to others is unparalleled," said Brian Cox, Vice
President of Glenmorangie in the U.S. "He is a consummate professional, and he
has made teaching about whisky an art form. David is truly in a class of his
own and we are honored he's been a part of our family for the last six years."
Blackmore is a native of Edinburgh, Scotland. He has honed his skills working
alongside the famous Sixteen Men of Tain at The Glenmorangie Distillery and
with the whisky creators at Ardbeg distillery.
Prior to his tenure at Glenmorangie, Blackmore spent three years at the Scotch
Malt Whisky Society in Scotland and London. During this time, he chaired the
prestigious "Tasting Panel," which is responsible for selecting casks for
The fastest growing single malt whisky in the U.S., Glenmorangie has received
tremendous accolades from the International Wine and Spirits Competition, the
San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Jim Murray's Whisky Bible and the
Wine Enthusiast's Wine Star Awards. Over the last five years Glenmorangie has
won more "Gold Best in Class" medals than any other single malt from the
International Wine and Spirits Competition and was named Glenmorangie the 2012
Distiller of the Year.
Glenmorangie originates in the Scottish Highlands where, at the Glenmorangie
Distillery, it is distilled in the tallest malt whisky stills in Scotland,
expertly matured in the finest oak casks, and perfected by the 16 Men of Tain.
The distillery was founded in 1843 and is renowned as a pioneer in the whisky
industry, uniting tradition with innovation. Most recently, at the 2010 San
Francisco World Spirits Competition, Glenmorangie was awarded the prestigious
title of 'Distillery of the Year'. Today, 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 Whisky and Ardbeg Single Islay Malt. Visit www.glenmorangie.com for
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