Anchor Distilling Company

Anchor Distilling Company Whiskies Kavalan & The BenRiach Win Big at the 2015 Icons of Whisky


Following up on our recent post about the success of Anchor Distilling Company whiskies at the Whisky Magazine World Whiskies Awards, we were thrilled to see Anchor whiskies represented at the Whisky Magazine Icons of Whisky awards as well:

Whisky Distiller of the Year: The BenRiach

Whisky Distillery Manager / Master Distiller of the Year: Ian Chang, Kavalan

All of us at Anchor Distilling Company are so proud and privileged to work with both of these brands, and it’s exciting to see that Whisky Magazine shares our enthusiasm. Well done!

Sother Teague: From the ADC Archives

Following up on our first video yesterday from the ADC Archives and the series of interviews we did in April 2014 in New York City, we are proud to present this conversation with Sother Teague of the bitter-only Amor y Amargo. Mr. Teague is a charismatic wealth of knowledge for all thing bitter related, and this interview digs into his vision and perspectives on his very bitter world.

Noah Rothbaum: From the ADC Archives

As Director of Education here at Anchor Distilling Company, I get around the world of spirits and cocktails quite a bit. The upside to this is that I get to see a lot of the world’s spirits and cocktail culture, often conducting video interviews along the way. The downside is that sometimes we need to play catch up with interviews we did along the way but never had the chance to post.

As is the case this week, as I revisit a series of interviews I did in New York City in April 2014 as I embarked on a world tour of Anchor distilleries. These conversations are with some truly exceptional spirits-related individuals, starting with this conversation with Noah Rothbaum, which is actually quite appropriate in timing as he prepares to release his new book next month, “The Art of American Whiskey: A Visual History of the Nation’s Most Storied Spirit, Through 100 Iconic Labels“. Pre-order the book now and check out the video to learn more about Mr. Rothbaum’s world.

Kavalan, Nikka & The BenRiach Win Big at the 2015 Whisky Magazine World Whiskies Awards


Anchor Distilling Company is proud to have whiskies from our portfolio do so well in this year’s World Whiskies Awards, which are put on by Whisky Magazine. Big winners from the Anchor portfolio of whisky include:

World’s Best Single Malt Whisky – Kavalan Vinho Barrique

World’s Best Blended Malt – Nikka Whisky Taketsuru Pure Malt 17 Years Old

Best Japanese Blended Malt – Nikka Whisky Taketsuru Pure Malt 17 Years Old

Best Asian Single Malt – Kavalan Vinho Barrique

Best Speyside Single Malt – The BenRiach 16 Years Old

Congratulations to the winners, and be sure to try them for yourself if you haven’t already!

The Alcohol Professor Visits Westland Distillery

Single in Seattle- a Visit to Westland Whiskey Distillery

The Alcohol Professor is a great portal for drink-related knowledge, and is the brainchild of Adam Levy, a true evangelist of all things beverage. He runs several industry-focused beer / wine / spirits competitions, most notably the New York International Spirits Competition.

So we were excited to see “Visiting Professor” Keith Allison write about a recent trip he took to Westland Distillery, saying:

“While the function of whiskey press as an industry watchdog is, ultimately, a good thing that will, I think, result in some much needed changes to certain shady aspects of the business, it can be exhausting. It can be easy to forget that sometimes, you just want to sit back and be excited and happy about something.

Which is why my first sip of Westland, a west coast single malt made near Seattle, Washington, was such a delight.”

Read the full article here.