2017 Suppliers Awards
Last Thursday, eight of our suppliers gathered at Seamill Hydro in Ayrshire for our 2017 Supplier Awards. It was a bumper day kicking off with a supplier roadshow that was quite literally a feast for all the senses! Glenfiddich treated us to a VR distillery tour, Monkey Shoulder rolled out a drinks trolley with a difference: a set of decks and large Kilner cocktail dispensers filled with pre-batch cocktails, fire helmets were supplied for the Jack Daniel’s Tasting, Toby presented new additions to our 2018 portfolio and González Byass UK showcased the magnificent Champagne Deutz. It was an immersive experience for everyone involved and much was taken away by all, beyond the amusing photos. There followed a talk by Chris Moon, a truly inspiring man who not only evaded execution after being taken prisoner by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, but also lost one lower leg and arm when a landmine exploded during a charity mission to Mozambique. His candid account of his ordeals, his verve and unfaltering positivity in the face of great adversity sent a very powerful message that challenges of any magnitude can be overcome with the right mindset. After such a profoundly emotive speech, the mood of the evening grew more light-hearted as we announced the winners of our annual Supplier Awards.
There were five categories in contention as well as the prized Supplier of the Year title.
Taking home the awards were Britvic (Soft Drinks Supplier), William Grant & Sons (Spirits Supplier), WEST (Beer Supplier), González Byass UK (UK Wine Supplier) and Vignobles Foncalieu (Overseas Wine Supplier). William Grant & Sons got the double by claiming the overall Supplier of the Year award.
Our thanks to all the suppliers who came along and made it such a memorable day:
• González Byass UK
• Innis & Gunn
• Port Kopke
• William Grant & Son