Jim Beam Brands Worldwide, the spirits and wine business of consumer
products company Fortune Brands (NYSE: FO), has won the most prestigious award
in the spirits industry, International Distiller of the Year.
Awarded by the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), the
industry's premier competition, International Distiller of the Year recognizes
the distiller who demonstrates the highest qualities in a range of spirits
brands. The Jim Beam Brands portfolio of premium and super-premium brands
displayed that broad excellence in capturing 27 medals, one third of the total
prizes at the IWSC. Among the company's brands earning medals were Jim Beam -
the world's #1 bourbon - Booker's small batch bourbon, Baker's small batch
bourbon, and several varieties of The Dalmore single malt Scotch, Whyte and
Mackay blended Scotch whisky and Tangle Ridge blended Canadian whisky.