In pictures: The winners of the inaugural Scottish Whisky Awards
The winners of the inaugural Scotch Whisky Awards have been revealed following a sell-out event held in Edinburgh on Thursday night.
The event saw over 400 guests learn who had been crowned the best in the wide-ranging competition which assesses taste and business performance and to see the late great Jim Swann given an emotional tribute, with some of the industry's top talent speaking about his impact on Scotch whisky. (Main pic: Distillery of the Year: GlenAllachie Distillery)
The winners of all the taste and business awards. Speyside's GlenAllachie Distillery Accepted by Dr Swans daughters, the award was presented in recognition of his 40 year career as a research scientist and trusted adviser to whisky distilleries around the world. Winner: Johnnie Walker White Walker (Game of Thrones, HBO) - (Highly Commended: Glasgow Distillery 1770) Isle of Raasay Distillery (Highly Commended: The Clydeside Distillery) Glasgow Distillery 1770 The Grand Tour, Glen Scotia, Loch Lomond Group Ardnamurchan Distillery Arbikie Distillery (Highly Commended: Kingsbarns Distillery) Gold: Glen Scotia Double Cask, Silver: 1770, Bronze: Glen Scotia Campbeltown Harbour Gold: Laphroaig 10 Year Old, Silver: Highland Park 10 Year Old Viking Scars, Bronze: The GlenAllachie 10 Year Old Cask Strength Gold: The GlenAllachie 12 Year Old, Silver: Loch Lomond 12 Year Old, Bronze: Jura 12 Year Old Gold: Bowmore 15 Year Old, Silver: Glen Scotia 15 Year Old, Bronze: Benromach 15 year old Gold: The GlenAllachie 18 Year Old, Silver: Arran 18 Year Old, Bronze: Highland Park 18 Year Old Viking Pride Gold: Tomatin 35 Year Old, Gleann Mor Spirits Co, Silver: Bunnahabhain 26 Year Old, Gleann Mor Spirits Co, Bronze: Aberfeldy 21 Year Old Madeira Cask Gold: Glen Garioch Virgin Oak, Silver: Tamdhu Batch Strength 004, Bronze: Treasurer's Selection Buichladdich 2004, Robert Graham Gold: The Loch Fyne The Living Cask Batch 7, Silver: MacNair's Lum Reek Peated, Bronze: The Hive, Wemyss Vintage Malts Gold: Expedition, Ardgowan Distillery, Silver: Islay 21 year Old, Gleann Mor Spirits Co, Bronze: MacNair's Lum Reek Peated 12 Year Old Gold: The Clansman, Silver: The Famous Grouse Smoky Black, Bronze: The High Commissioner 7 Year Old Gold: John Crabbie 50 Year Old, Silver: Highland Rye, Bronze: Loch Lomond Eilidh Barbour and Des Clarke. The live entertainment on the night, Spark!, get the crowd going. A small section of them are pictured here with the daughters of Dr. Jim Swann. Who led GlenAllachie to victory in the top prize. The fledgeling Raasay Distillery team enjoying their win.