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 living in Edinburgh Scotland over a decade ago. Much like the products she represents, Elizabeth is viewed as a trailblazer in her industry and is well respected among her peers. Since taking on the role 5 years ago, Elizabeth has hosted countless tasting events and Master Classes at the country’s top spirit consumer and trade shows, while simultaneously advocating for the female contingency of whisky lovers by curating the first Women & Whisky club in her home town of Toronto, Ontario. She is a graduate of The University of Guelph and completed her Wine and Spirits Education through The International Sommelier Guild.
Find out more about Elizabeth and her work with William Grant & Sons at http://www.glenfiddich.com/ca.
About William Grant & Sons Ltd.
William Grant & Sons is an independent family-owned distiller founded by William Grant in 1887 and today still controlled by the fifth generation of his family. Named ‘IWSC Distiller of the Year’ in 2013 for the sixth consecutive year, William Grant & Sons distils some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch whisky, including the world’s favourite single malt Glenfiddich®, the handcrafted range of The Balvenie® single malts and one of the world’s best loved blended Scotches, Grant’s®, as well as selected other spirits, including Hendrick’s® Gin, and Sailor Jerry® Spiced Rum and Tullamore Dew®.