Glenmorangie Global Master Brand Ambassador David Blackmore Named Scotch
Whisky Ambassador of the Year 2014 For Third Consecutive Year
NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2013
NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Glenmorangie, Scotland's favorite
single malt Scotch whisky, is proud to announce its Global Master Brand
Ambassador David Blackmore has been named Icons of Whisky America, Scotch
Whisky Ambassador of the Year 2014 by Whisky magazine. This marks the third
year in a row Blackmore has been honored by the industry leading publication.
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Blackmore's incomparable dedication and enthusiasm for the fastest growing
single malt Scotch whisky in the U.S.was greatly inspired by his work as part
of the whisky creation team, with Master Distiller, Dr. Bill Lumsden. Not only
is he an expert on the entire Glenmorangie range, but he is also a chief
authority on Ardbeg, leading education programs for both brands throughout the
In the past 12 months Blackmore has travelled to over fifty U.S. cities,
thirty cities across Asia andfive cities in Canada. He has presented to over
55,000 people and beenheard by an additional 500,000 viewers through
television and radio broadcasting.
"David continues to prove time and again that his expertise in Scotch whisky,
and particularly Glenmorangie, is unparalleled. Even though this is his third
consecutive award, it is still just as thrilling to see someone so deserving
be recognized for their relentless pursuit of excellence on behalf of our
brand," says Maxime Balay, Glenmorangie U.S. Brand Director. "It is with
great pride that we can call David a member of the Glenmorangie family for the
past eight years, and we look forward to many more to come."
Blackmore's most recent project was an international cross-industry
initiative. David, joined by Dr. Bill Lumsden, worked on the program
withthree of Scotland's top distillers, as well as representatives from the
Scottish Government, DISCUS, SWA at Mt. Vernon, George Washington's
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 and the Wine Enthusiast's Wine Star
Awards. Most recently, Glenmorangie's Private Edition Ealanta was named 2014
World Whisky of the Year by Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, scoring 97.5 out of 100
points, and is described as having "One of the longest finishes of any Scotch
this year...and borderline perfection." In addition, 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 also named
their 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 2012 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
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.
Contact: MME, 212-779-2233, Glenmorangiepr@mme.net
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