Fusion Whisky lifts ‘Success Through Partnership’ Award

Success Through Partnership

The Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards were presented last week at a glittering ceremony attended by over 820 guests. 

The ‘Success Through Partnership’ award is sponsored by SAOS and this year’s winner is Fusion Whisky. Chef and TV personality, Simon Rimmer (left) who hosted the awards, is pictured with Alex Bruce and David Moore of Fusion Whisky, and George Lawrie, SAOS Chairman (far right) who presented the award.

Fusion Whisky Ltd produces a series of premium fusion whiskies that are an innovative marriage of blending and branding; a product of unique collaborations between distilleries in Scotland and other countries.  Formed in partnership with Fife-based Adelphi Distillery Ltd, Fusion Whisky’s premium blends are created with Scotch and whisky sourced from international distilleries (Hanyu Distillery in Japan and Amrut Distillery in India to date).  Branding for the innovative blending concept is centred on the story of iconic Scots and their positive influence internationally, with a focus on the countries from which the whisky is sourced.

The 25 category winners spanned the whole of the sector, with other winners including; Liam Pennycook of Strathearn Distillery for ‘Young Talent’, l’escargot restaurants owned by Chef Fred Berkmiller for ‘Scottish Sourcing’, Paterson Arran Ltd for ‘Environmental Sustainability’, Peelham Farm Produce for ‘Meat’, and Mara Seaweed for ‘Healthy Choice’.

Special recognition was awarded for Product of the Year (Whisky Nibs from Chocolate Tree), Business of the Year (Bruce Farms) and Outstanding Contribution (Alastair Dobson, Taste of Arran).

James Withers, CEO Scotland Food & Drink, said: “Congratulations to all winners. With the new food and drink strategy, ‘Ambition 2030’ we are aiming to double the industry’s worth to the value of £30 billion by 2030, so it was fantastic to see new start-ups as well as established businesses come out on top. The industry is constantly growing, but there is always room for young pioneers, innovative products and enterprising businesses, and it’s this that will help us achieve Ambition 2030.

“Scotland is home to some of the most innovative producers and these awards give us the chance to celebrate this. Thanks to all those who entered this year, and I hope to see you back there next year.”

More details and the full list of award winners can be found at: http://www.scotlandfoodanddrink.org/news/article-info/7512/scotlands-cream-of-the-crop-crowned-at-top-food-and-drink-awards.aspx