Awards & Events

Celebrating Whisky Worldwide

By Rob Allanson
The James Sedgwick Distillery
The James Sedgwick Distillery
Now a regular feature in the whisky world’s diary, the Icons of Whisky 2019 celebrates the top people, bars, producers and retailers.

It has been yet another great year for this region and our winners have perfectly demonstrated how whisky is continuing to grow, evolve and boom across the globe.

Here we look at the winners from the Rest of World category and congratulate them on yet another year of success in the industry.

The full Icons of Whisky Rest of World winners are listed to the right:


Brand Innovator
That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Craft Producer
Kyrö Distillery

Visitor Attraction
The Lakes Distillery

Visitor Attraction Manager
Simon Dicks, James Sedgwick Distillery

Distillery Manager
Dhavall Ghandi, The Lakes Distillery

Master Distiller/Blender
Ian Chang, Kavalan

American Whiskey Brand Ambassador
Lawrence Xie, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States

Irish Whiskey Brand Ambassador
Alan Mulvihill, Roe & Co

Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador
Gemma Paterson, The Balvenie

World Whisky Brand Ambassador
Yumi Yoshikawa, Venture

Single Outlet
Gauntleys of Nottingham

Multiple Outlets
La Maison du Whisky

Travel Retailer
DFS Group, Singapore

Online Retailer
Master of Malt


Black Rock, London

Bar Group
105 Bar Groups, Changsha

Hotel Bar
The St Regis, Shanghai Jingan