Highlands-based Tomatin Distillery is celebrating an “impressive haul” of awards at a spirits competition in the US.
The distillery, about halfway between Inverness and Aviemore, took home seven awards from the San Francisco World Spirits competition, including Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky- 13-19 years for their 18 year old single malt.
The 2016 competition for the annual awards scheme was held last week at Hotel Nikko, San Francisco, with full results expected to be revealed early next month.
Nominated and voted for by industry members including journalists, drink retailers, bartenders and hoteliers, the distillery beat off stiff competition from over 1,850 entrants to take the hoard of medals.
Along with the 18 year old, the 12 year old and 1988 vintage edition were also awarded Double Gold, while the 14 year old and 36 year old picked up gold medals in their categories.
This is the third year running that the company has excelled at the influential spirits awards with a total of 21 Gold and Double Gold medals received in recent years.
The results from San Franciso follow the news announced in December that the company was named “Distiller of the Year 2015” at the Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky awards.
Stephen Bremner, Tomatin sales director, said: “This recognition by one of the most influential spirits competitions in the world is fantastic.
“Only the very best entries in each category are awarded so we are delighted to have multiple gold medals. We are especially proud of the 18 year old accolade, which is a testament to our commitment and craftsmanship.”