The whiskey received the highest accolade within the Whiskies of the World category, following its launch in April 2011 as part of the Single Pot Still Whiskeys of Midleton range. Master Distiller Barry Crockett himself attended the awards ceremony to collect the award.
Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard also picked up a Gold medal for its single pot still whiskey, Redbreast 12 Year-Old, while Jameson, the world’s No 1 Irish whiskey, also had a triumphant night with further Gold medals being awarded to Jameson Gold Reserve, Jameson 18 Year-Old Limited Reserve and Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve. These accolades follow a strong year for Jameson after the brand achieved three million nine-litre case sales for the first time, and reached a 61 per cent share of the global Irish whiskey category.
Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard’s new Chief Executive Anna Malmhake commented, “We are particularly proud of the trophy for Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy which reinforces the high praise already received for this new whiskey from connoisseurs around the world. The recognition highlights the appreciation of the rich history and tradition of Irish whiskey that our ‘Single Pot Still Whiskeys of Midleton’ initiative has revived”.
Now in its 16th year, the ISC is among the most authoritative, respected and influential spirits competitions in the world, receiving more than 1,000 entries from nearly 70 countries worldwide.
International Spirits Challenge 2011 Results
Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy
Jameson Gold Reserve
Powers 12 Year Old
Jameson 18 Year Old Limited Reserve
Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve
Redbreast 12 Year Old
Powers Gold Label
Jameson 12 Year Old Special Reserve
Jameson Select Reserve
Midleton Very Rare 2010
Redbreast 15 Year Old
Powers John’s Lane Release