Brian Kinsman Winner of 2019 Icon of Whisky Awards

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William Grant & Sons and PMA Canada proudly presents Brian Kinsman (WG&S): WINNER of the 2019 Icon of Whisky Award: WINNER:  “Master Distiller” of the Year 2019 WINNER:  “Master Blender” of the Year 2019 We are pleased to announce that William Grant & Sons Master Blender & Distiller, Brian Kinsman, has been awarded the 2019 Icon of Whisky Award for Master Distiller and Master Blender of the Year by Whisky Magazine. Brian is the Malt Master & Distiller for Glenfiddich; the World’s Most Awarded and World’s #1 Selling Single Malt Scotch. Brian also oversees the blending for Grant’s Triplewood Scotch Whisky, Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey and Canada’s very own Gibson’s Finest Canadian Whisky, to name a few.  

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Distell Named Overall Distiller of the Year

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17 global accolades secured across whisky portfolio – Distell has been crowned ‘Overall Distiller of the Year’ at the Icons of Whisky Awards in London last night (28 March). The leading spirits producer’s winning streak continued at the World Whisky Awards later that evening with three additional awards recognizing the company’s international single malt and grain brands. The Icons of Whisky and World Whisky Awards were announced at a glittering ceremony with some of the industry’s most respected figures in attendance. Distell picked up gongs during the World Whisky Awards, including Best Scotch Islay Single Malt for the second year in a row for Bunnahabhain 25 YO; Best South African Grain for Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky 15YO and Distell itself was …

A Bounty of Medals for Nederburg at Recent Competitions

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The Nederburg winery near Paarl, South Africa represented by PMA Canada, achieved a combined total of 41 medals at the recent 2018 Veritas Awards and 2018 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards. The accolades were awarded at two extravagant ceremonies held in Cape Town over the past two weekends. Nederburg earned one Veritas double gold medal (museum class) for the 2012 vintage of its iconic Edelkeur Chenin Blanc Noble Late Harvest, and 10 Veritas gold medals for: Nederburg Ingenuity White 2017 Nederburg The Winemasters Riesling 2017 Nederburg Private Bin R109 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014 Nederburg The Manor House Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Nederburg Two Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Nederburg Two Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Nederburg Private Bin R181 Merlot 2015 Nederburg …

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Nederburg has done it again!

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The Paarl winery again features in the esteemed ‘World’s Most Admired Wine Brands’ top 50 list by Drinks International, a UK-based publication, for a third consecutive year. And in 41st position, Nederburg is the highest placed of the three South African wineries featured on this year’s list. Last year, Nederburg was the only South African winery to appear in this globally-recognised ranking, and in 2016, the first time the winery was featured, it shared the honour with one other South African wine brand. PMA is proud to represent the most awarded South African Wine Brand.

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Hendrick’s® Gin Wins Gold at the 2017 Media Innovation Awards

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TORONTO, ON – December 12, 2017 – On Friday night, during the 2017 Media Innovation Awards, Hendrick’s® Gin and Peter Mielzynski Agency Canada were grateful to be honoured with not one, but two MIA awards. For the ideation, creation and execution of the one-of-a-kind Hendrick’s® Gin C.O.R.G.A.N. (short for the “Cucumber Organ of Remarkably Glorious Auditory Nirvana”), the Brand team received a Gold Medal in  the category of “Best in Alcoholic Beverages 2017” and were honored as the only spirit brand to be nominated in 2017. They also took home a Bronze Medal in the category of “Best Experiential/Special Events/Stunts 2017- Budget Over $100,000” (nominated alongside Netflix & Audi). What made the C.O.R.G.A.N. so unique were the keys being made …

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Saint Clair Family Estate New World Producer of the Year

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The exceptional quality of wines from Saint Clair Family Estate has been recognised in a leading international wine show. Saint Clair Family Estate has been awarded the highly acclaimed New World Producer of the Year at the UK’s Sommelier Wine Awards 2017. Of the seven wines that Saint Clair entered, as well as the trophy wins, they received an astounding 5 gold medals, and 2 silver medals. This is the second time Saint Clair Family Estate has been awarded this prestigious trophy, receiving it back in 2012 also. The Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Chardonnay 2015 was also awarded the Critics’ Choice Trophy. The judges comments were as follows; Rich, contemporary and characterful, this was an obvious choice for Gold. ‘Very …

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Elizabeth Havers Wins 2016 World Whisky Ambassador of The Year Award in Whisky Magazine

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Toronto, ON – January 29, 2016 – Since 2007, ambassadors from around the globe have been nominated for Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky Awards, designed to celebrate the people and places behind the great whiskies of the world. Today, the William Grant & Sons team is proud to share then news that their very own Brand Ambassador for both Glenfiddich® and The Balvenie®, Elizabeth Havers, is this year’s recipient of the World Whisky Ambassador of The Year Award in Whisky Magazine. Whisky Magazine asks for nominations, who are then vetted based on experience and achievement, by a panel of independent editors. As the Canadian Brand Ambassador for Glenfiddich® and The Balvenie®, Elizabeth Havers fell in love with Single Malts while …

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Nugan Estates Awarded The Riedel Winemaker Of the Year Award

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TORONTO – Announced today, the Cambridge Food and Wine Society will present Nugan Estate Winemaker and General Manager Matthew Nugan with the Riedel Winemaker of the Year award on October 26, at an exclusive affair attended by diplomats, LCBO members, restaurateurs and esteemed Canadian wine writers. This award specifically recognizes Nugan Estate’s outstanding achievement in producing exceptional wine. “From the Riedel family to mine, this award brings with it a new sense of achievement for our winery and what we do,” said Matthew Nugan, Winemaker and General Manager, Nugan Estate. “Our team at Nugan Estate has been busy creating new and limited edition releases and we hope wine lovers around the world will continue enjoying our wines.” Producing glass for …

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Excellence Awards Gala

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TORONTO/ – The Canada-Poland Chamber of Commerce of Toronto hosted the Excellence Awards Gala on Saturday, May 23, 2015, recognizing the members of Canada-Poland Chamber of Commerce of Toronto, and individual businesses from the Polish Community in Canada for their outstanding contribution to the Canadian economy. Lifetime Honourary Chairman, Peter G. Mielzynski Sr. and President and CEO, Peter Mielzynski Jr. are the proud recipients of the “Business Excellence Award” for work in the Polish Community. The gala provided PMA an excellent opportunity to share the pride of Poland by serving Wyborowa (WYBO) Vodka – the #1 Polish vodka brand, with 20 International Awards since its origin in 1927. Most recently WYBO won GOLD at the International Spirits Challenge 2015.