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Gold Medal Rush as Chivas Brothers Scoops Top Awards at Leading Spirits Competitions - 7th August, 2012

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, has scooped an impressive total of 16 Gold medals at two of the world’s most prestigious spirits competitions: the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2012, and the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2012.

There was success across the board as brands including Beefeater, The Glenlivet and Royal Salute all received the top honour of a Gold - Outstanding medal in the IWSC, while Aberlour won Gold - Best in Class medals for two expressions, Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask Matured and Aberlour A’Bunadh.

The Glenlivet, the world’s No. 2 single malt Scotch whisky, was the most successful of all the Chivas brands across the two competitions, picking up seven golds in total, highlighting the consistently high quality of this single malt Scotch.The full list of gold medal winners is as follows:

IWSC Results

Gold ‘Outstanding’

  • ·         Beefeater London Dry Gin 40%

  • ·         The Glenlivet 21 Year Old Archive

  • ·         Royal Salute 21 Year Old


  • ·         Ballantine’s 17 Year Old

  • ·         The Glenlivet XXV

  • ·         The Glenlivet First Fill 12 Year Old

  • ·         The Glenlivet Nádurra Cask Strength 16 Year Old

  • ·         Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask Matured

ISC Results

Gold ‘Best in Class’

  • ·         Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask Matured

  • ·         Aberlour A’Bunadh


  • ·         Ballantine’s 30 Year Old

  • ·         Beefeater London Dry Gin 47%

  • ·         The Glenlivet 12 Year Old

  • ·         The Glenlivet 18 Year Old

  • ·         The Glenlivet Guardians Single Cask

  • ·         Aberlour Non Chill Filtered 12 Year Old


Christian Porta, Chairman and CEO of Chivas Brothers, commented: “It has been another successful year for us in the IWSC and ISC, and we are delighted that the judges have once again recognised the consistently high quality of our brands. We are proud to have such an extensive range and this recognition from the judges in both competitions is testament to the craftsmanship and dedication of our master distillers and blenders.”

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