Whisky Focus - Benromach's Susan Colville Named Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year

Benromach Susan Colville Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year


13th December 2018
Benromach distillery is recognised at the Icons of Whisky Scotland awards which saw Susan Colville picked up the Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year Award.

Benromach Susan Colville Icons of Whisky Scotland Visitor Attraction Manager of the YearIt is usually a sign that a distillery is worth visiting when it receives an award such as this, Susan Colville has just picked up the Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year Award at the Whisky Magazine organised Icons of Whisky Scotland awards.

Announced in a ceremony held in Edinburgh’s Surgeon’s Hall, the awards pay tribute to the expertise that is poured into every bottle of whisky made around the world. Only those working in the industry can nominate an individual or brand, with the final winners chosen by a panel of expert judges, kind of like the players player of the year.

Susan Colville, Brand Home Manager was recognised for the outstanding contribution she makes to the many thousands that visit Benromach Distillery each year. After receiving the coveted title of Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year, an accolade which Susan previously won in 2015, she will now go forward to compete for the global title which will be announced on the 29th March 2019 in London.

Susan Colville said: "I’m overwhelmed to receive this award again and it is particularly special to receive this at the end of our 20th anniversary celebratory year. 2018 has brought many highlights, ranging from the launch of Benromach Cask No 1 which raised money for charitable causes to hosting the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival opening gala dinner. We’re looking forward to growing our visitor numbers further in 2019 and giving every guest the up-close and personal tour experience, we’re known for."

Earlier this year, Susan was made a Keeper of the Quaich, joining the international and select society which recognises those who have shown outstanding commitment to the Scotch whisky industry.

Benromach’s Keith Cruickshank was highly commended in the Distillery Manager of the Year category at the Icons of Whisky Awards. Benromach Distillery was also highly commended in the Visitor Attraction of the Year category in recognition of the personal experience the whole team strives to deliver to visitors every day.

Keith Cruickshank, Benromach’s Distillery Manager, said: "As our 20th anniversary year comes to an end, it is gratifying for the team at Benromach to be recognised at the Icons of Whisky Awards. Being acknowledged in this way by others working in the industry is particularly special."

You will find the current Benromach whisky range available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop and Master of Malt
 

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