Irish Distillers’ Ger Garland, has been named Irish Whiskey Ambassador of the Year at the Global Icons of Whisky Awards in London. The Global Icons of Whisky, brings together the winners of its regional awards from around the globe. Ger Garland joined the Irish whiskey industry 17 years ago, taking on his current role at Irish Distillers as Advocacy Team Manager and Irish Whiskey Ambassador in 2014.
Jean-Christophe Coutures, Chairman and CEO of Irish Distillers said: “We are delighted that Ger has been acknowledged with such an esteemed award at this year’s Global Icons of Whiskey. He has played a vital role in the Irish whiskey renaissance in his four years in the role. His passion and knowledge of all things Irish whiskey has ignited the excitement and appreciation of countless Irish whiskey fans around the globe. Having witnessed Ger’s work first hand over the years, it comes as no surprise that he has received such high recognition from his global peers.”
Jameson Distillery Bow St was also recognised as Visitor Attraction of the Year, which is particularly significant following the re-development in 2016 and 2017. Since then, Jameson Distillery in Bow St has seen a substantial increase in visits by whiskey enthusiasts, both local and international.
Kate Moran, former Jameson Brand Ambassador, was also shortlisted in the Irish Whiskey Ambassador of the Year category.