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Cheers to Irish whiskey

IRISH Distillers have won the global awards of Whiskey Distiller of the Year and Whiskey Brand Innovator of the Year.

The results of the competition were announced at the Icons of Whiskey Awards last week.

Single pot still whiskey Powers John's Lane Release was also recognised, scooping the prize for Best Pot Still Whiskey at the World Whiskies Awards, held at the Waldorf Hilton in London.

Anna Malmhake, CEO for Irish Distillers, said that it is an important time for Irish whiskey.

"We are delighted with this phenomenal result, especially as the Icons of Whiskey are among the most respected whiskey awards in the world," she said.