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Our Awards

We're Proud of Every One

Our products have graced the tables of some of the most influential judging competitions in the world. Shown by the awards we've won over the years, we must be doing something right.

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World Whiskies Awards

The World Whiskies Awards are the global awards selecting the very best in all the international recognised styles, and promoting the world’s best whiskies to consumers and trade across the globe.

2019 Black Bull 10 Year Old Rum Finish Blended - Limited Release 12 & Under Best
2018 The Octave Auchindoon 2008 Blended Malt - 12 & Under Category Winner
2018 The Octave The Huntly 1997 Blended Malt - 13 to 20 Years Category Winner
2018 Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse Blend Blended - Limited Release 12 & Under Category Winner
2018 Black Bull 21 Year Old Blended - 21 & Over Gold
2018 Duncan Taylor Blend 18 Year Old Blended - 13 to 20 Years Gold
2018 The Big Smoke 46 Blended Malt - No Age Gold
2018 Duncan Taylor Blend 12 Year Old Blended - 12 & Under Silver
2017 Black Bull 40 Year Old Blended - New Release Best
2017 Black Bull 21 Year Old Blended - 21 & Over Gold
2017 Black Bull Kyloe Blended - No Age Gold
2017 Black Bull 12 Year Old Blended - 12 & Under Silver
Awards Iwsc Silver 2018 200X200

International Wine & Spirits Competition

The International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) is proud to set the international benchmark for quality with dedicated tasting premises, a permanent onsite cellar and over 400 global experts judging products for seven months of the year.

2018 Black Bull 10 Year Old Rum Finish Blended - Cask Finish - 8 to 10 Years Silver
2018 Caribbean Rum Molasses - Blend - No Age Silver
2018 The Octave North British 1991 Single Grain - 22 to 33 Years Silver
2017 The Big Smoke 46 Blended Malt - Islay - No Age Silver Outstanding
2017 Duncan Taylor Blend 18 Year Old Deluxe Blend - 17 to 18 Years Silver
2017 Duncan Taylor Blend Five Star Blended - No Age Bronze
2016 Black Bull 21 Year Old Deluxe Blend - 21 Years Silver Outstanding
2016 Smokin' Blended - No Age Silver Oustanding
2016 Black Bull Kyloe Blended - No Age Silver
2016 The Octave Glen Grant 1995 Single Malt - Speyside - 20 to 26 Years Silver
2016 Black Bull 12 Year Old Deluxe Blend - 12 Years Bronze
2016 Indian Summer Flavoured Gin Bronze
2015 Black Bull 12 Year Old Deluxe Blend - 12 to 13 Years Silver Outstanding
2015 Smokin' Blended - No Age Silver Outstanding
2015 Indian Summer Flavoured Gin Silver
2015 Scottish Glory Blended - No Age Silver
2015 Black Bull Kyloe Blended - No Age Bronze
2014 Black Bull 40 Year Old Deluxe Blend - 40 Years Gold Outstanding
2014 Black Bull 21 Year Old Deluxe Blend - 21 Years Silver Outstanding
2014 Caribbean Rum Golden - Blended - No Age Silver
2014 Smokin' Blended - No Age Silver
2014 Black Bull Kyloe Blended - No Age Bronze
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Independent Bottlers Challenge

The Independent Bottlers Challenge is the annual selection of the very best independent bottlers. Recent releases are tasted from this select group of private whisky businesses to establish the finest in each region.

2018 Rare Auld Scotch Whisky Strathclyde 1990 Grain - 21 Years & Over Gold
2018 Rare Auld Scotch Whisky Springbank 2000 Campbeltown - 13 to 20 Years Gold
2018 Rare Auld Scotch Whisky Bruichladdich 2003 Islay - 13 to 20 Years Gold
2018 The Octave Highland Park 2008 Islands - 12 Years & Under Gold
2018 The Octave Caol Ila 2008 Islay - 12 Years & Under Silver
2018 The Octave Macduff 2007 Highland - 12 Years & Under Silver
2018 The Octave Tobermory 2008 Islands - 12 Years & Under Bronze
2017 Dimensions North British 1991 Grain - 21 Years & Over Gold
2017 The Octave Blair Atholl 1991 Highland - 21 Years & Over Gold
2017 Rare Auld Grain Girvan Grain - 12 Years & Under Silver
2017 The Octave Bladnoch 1990 Lowland - 21 Years & Over Silver
2017 The Octave Cambus 1991 Grain - 12 Years & Under Silver
2017 The Octave Cameronbridge 1979 Grain - 21 Years & Over Silver
2017 The Octave Girvan Grain - 12 Years & Under Silver
2017 The Octave Islay Blended Malt 1997 Islay - 13 to 20 Years Silver
2017 The Octave Laphroaig 2005 Islay - 12 Years & Under Silver
2017 The Octave Springbank 1994 Campbeltown - 21 Years & Over Silver
2017 Dimensions Highland Park Islands - 13 to 20 Years Bronze
2017 The Octave Fettercairn 2008 Highland - 12 Years & Under Bronze
2017 The Octave Highland Park 2005 Islands - 12 Years & Under Bronze
2017 The Octave Strathclyde 1990 Grain - 21 Years & Over Bronze
Awards Isc Bin C Silver 2104 200X200

International Spirits Challenge

Receiving more than 1,500 entries from nearly 70 countries worldwide makes the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) a truly global competition. It is supported by many of the world's leading spirits producers as the international standard for quality and excellence.

2017 Black Bull 21 Year Old Scotch Whisky Silver
2017 Rare Auld Grain North British 1991 Scotch Whisky Silver
2017 Smokin' Scotch Whisky Silver
2017 The Octave Tomatin 2009 Scotch Whisky Silver
2014 Black Bull Kyloe Scotch Whisky Silver Best in Class
2014 Dimensions Glentauchers 2008 Scotch Whisky Silver
2014 Smokin' Scotch Whisky Silver
2014 Tantalus Design & Packaging Silver
2014 The Octave Mortlach 1997 Scotch Whisky Bronze
Awards Sfwsc Gold 2016 200X200

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Founded in 2000, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) is one of the most prestigious spirits competitions in the world and recognised internationally as one of the most influential events in the world of spirits.

2016 Black Bull 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Gold
2016 The Big Smoke 46 Blended Malt Scotch Gold
2015 Indian Summer Flavored Gin Double Gold
2015 Smokin' Blended Scotch up to 15 Years Double Gold
2015 Black Bull 21 Year Old Scotch Whisky Silver
2015 Black Bull Kyloe Scotch Whisky Bronze
2015 Scottish Glory Scotch Whisky Bronze
2014 Smokin' Scotch Whisky Double Gold
2014 Black Bull Kyloe Scotch Whisky Silver
Awards Lai Silver 2016 200X200

LA International Spirits Competition

The LA International Spirits Competition (LAISC) has set the standard for judging distilled beverages, maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism set 79 years ago by its partner wine competition.

2016 Indian Summer Gin Silver
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China Wine & Spirits Awards

With entrants from 55 countries, the China Wine & Spirits Awards (CWSA) is the biggest and most prestigious wine and spirits competition in China. All 100 judges are carefully selected and are the top buyers of wines and spirits for this market.

2016 Black Bull 12 Year Old CWSA Best Value Double Gold
2016 Black Bull 21 Year Old CWSA Best Value Double Gold
2016 Smokin' CWSA Gold
2016 Scottish Glory CWSA Silver
Awards Wga Bronze 2018 200X200

World Gin Awards

The World Gin Awards select the very best gins in the internationally recognised gin styles and promote the world’s best gins to consumers and trade across the globe.

2018 Indian Summer Contemporary Style Gin Bronze
Awards Rum Masters Gold 2017 200X200

The Rum Masters

Chaired by The Spirits Business and a panel of leading spirits specialists, rums and cachaças are judged in a blind tasting, to discover the Rum & Cachaça Masters, the finest rum and cachaça brands on the world stage.

2017 Single Cask Diamond Distillery Gold Rum - Aged Over 14 Years Master
2017 Caribbean Rum Gold Rum - Aged 8 to 12 Years Master
2015 Caribbean Rum Gold Rum - Aged 8 to 12 Years Gold
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The Scotch Whisky Masters

Hosted by The Spirits Business and a panel of leading spirits specialists, the best Scotch Whisky brands on the market are evaluated and rewarded in an exclusive blind tasting.

2017 Rare Auld Grain Cambus Sherry Cask 1991 25 Year Old Single Grain: Aged 19-30 Years Gold
2017 Whisky Galore 7 Year Old Single Malt Single Malt: Speyside up to 12 Years Silver