We are excited to announce that the Scotch Whisky Experience has been shortlisted for not one, but two awards! We are proud finalists in the Icons of Whisky Scotland Awards for Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year, and in the Scotrail Best Visitor Attraction category for the 2017/2018 Scottish Thistle Awards!
The Thistle Awards, known as “Scotland’s Tourism Oscars”, recognise excellence across the Scottish tourism industry, region to region, with regional winners progressing to a national final later in the year.
Icons of Whisky celebrates both individual figures and companies within the worldwide whisky industry who champion the Water of Life, either in its sale, distribution, education and even production itself.
This exciting news follows this year’s launch of two newly refurbished areas at the Scotch Whisky Experience – the Sense of Scotland room, and the Blender’s Sample Room. Each using state of the art technology and footage from across Scotland, the two new tour areas have become a visitor highlight of the main tour.
Susan Morrison, Director and General Manager at the Scotch Whisky Experience, said, ‘It’s fantastic to be shortlisted for both the 2017 Thistle Awards and the Icons of Whisky Awards in such a short space of time. We’re very proud that our inclusion recognises our team’s ongoing dedication to providing a truly special experience for our visitors. This year has already seen record numbers of visitors to the Scotch Whisky Experience tour, our whisky shop and award-winning Amber Restaurant, and to have made it to two awards shortlists is really the icing on the cake.”