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Gold for King Robert

28th June 2007

Edinburgh, 28 June 07:  Ian Macleod Distillers has won another award, this time for their best selling King Robert II Finest Scotch Whisky at the 2007 International Wine & Spirit Competition.

Winner of a Gold Medal in the category of Best Blended Scotch Whisky - No Age Stated, King Robert II was selected by a prestigious panel of international judges that included whisky writers Martine Nouet and Charlie Maclean. King Robert II saw off stiff competition from other well-known brands including Johnnie Walker Red Label, Famous Grouse Finest Scotch Whisky and J&B Rare, all of which received silver medals.

Leonard Russell, Managing Director of Ian Macleod Distillers commented: "King Robert II Scotch Whisky is an excellent example of a superior blended whisky which also offers value for money.  We are delighted to have its undoubted quality recognised in this prestigious competitionâ?.

One of the foremost drinks contests on the worldwide stage, the International Wine & Spirit Competition aims to promote the quality and excellence of the world's best wines, spirits and liqueurs.

King Robert II Finest Scotch Whisky is a consistent and complex blend of 'first class' grain and malt whiskies. Described as a "nicely Blended Scotch with a touch of oak and vanilla followed by a hint of caramel", its smooth and mellow flavour is created by using only mature malts - generally older than the malts used in competitors' standard brands.

The King Robert II range of spirits is one of Ian Macleod's best selling lines, with sales in excess of 500,000 cases per year and sold in over 40 markets worldwide. 

For more information contact:

Iain Weir

Marketing Director

Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd.                                          

t: 01506 852205

e: iain@ianmacleod.com

w: www.ianmacleod.com

or

Alison Methven/Mary Porter

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t: 0131 554 6111

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