NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Glenmorangie, Scotland's Favorite Single Malt Scotch Whisky, has announced that Global Master Brand Ambassador, David Blackmore, has been named the 2014 Brand Ambassador of the Year by the International Whisky Competition.
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 Scotch Whisky in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive year.
"David's passion for whisky education and ability to make the complexity of Glenmorangie accessible to others is unparalleled," said Maxime Balay, Brand Director 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 nine 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 as well as the whisky creators at the Ardbeg distillery.
Prior to his tenure at The Glenmorangie Company, 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 maturation.
The fastest growing Single Malt Scotch 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 Ultimate Spirits Challenge. Over the last six 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 the 2012 Distiller of the Year.
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Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky 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 Men of Tain. The distillery was founded in 1843 and is renowned as a pioneer in the whisky industry, uniting tradition with innovation. Glenmorangie was awarded the prestigious title of "Distiller of the Year" by the International Wine & Spirit Competition in 2012 and has consistently won more "Gold Best in Class" medals than any other single malt over the past six years at the IWSC. Wine Enthusiast also named Glenmorangie "Distiller of the Year" in 2011. 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 Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Ardbeg Islay Single Malt. Visit www.glenmorangie.com for additional information.
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.