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Saturday October 19th, 2002
5 to 10 pm
Gift Center, 8th and Brannan Streets
San Francisco

Raise your glass for a spectacular evening celebrating the world’s finest single malt whiskies, plus fine blended Scotch, Canadian and Irish whiskies, Tennessee bourbons and an incredible array of the finest spirits from around the globe. Within the colorful confines of the five-story Gift Center, located near the heart of downtown San Francisco, you’ll find a meticulously chosen collection of spirits to sample. It’s your chance to taste exquisite cognacs, brandies, aged rums, tequilas and many rare expressions not available in the US.

Just imagine the possibilities….

At 5pm the doors swing wide and the Royal Stewart Tartan Pipes and Drums lead the grand parade around the Main Hall, with our own special “surprise” celebrity guest chairing the opening whisky cheer (no, we’re not telling).

On hand are some of Scotland’s greatest Master Distillers, who will give presentations throughout the evening in our comfortable classrooms.

Did we mention the food? Culinary delights await you with “Taste San Francisco™ “ truly a feast for the senses! We’ve invited the top Bay Area restaurants to prepare their signature dishes for you. And you know San Francisco is is a trend-setting cullinary mecca.

It’s the event of the season - you won’t want to miss San Francisco’s greatest party!

This event will sell out, so buy your tickets now.

Win a Trip to Scotland!


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Glasgow based spirits company Kyndal has secured recognition for thirty four of its key brands at the annual judging of the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) – the ‘Oscars’ of the wine and spirit industry - and is still in the running for “International Distiller of the Year” an award its master blender Richard Paterson picked up last year.

Eight months after emerging from Scotland’s biggest ever management buy-out, Kyndal’s haul included trophies for ‘Best Liqueur’ for Glayva and ‘Best Vodka’ for Vladivar Ultimate and gold awards for five brands, including Isle of Jura 27 year old and Whyte and Mackay 12 Year Old. A host of silver, bronze or commendations were awarded to other brands within the company’s portfolio.

The IWSC aims to promote the quality and excellence of the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs. Judging is based on a two-stage process including professional tasting and chemical analysis. Winners of Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals are restricted to one in each product category to ensure the quality and prestige of each winner.

The prestigious IWSC “International Distiller of the Year” award for 2002, which was last year accepted by Kyndal’s master blender Richard Paterson, will be announced at a special Banquet in October.

Brian Megson, chief executive of Kyndal commented: “These awards are a testament to the enthusiasm with which our team has met the opportunity presented by the MBO last year and the quality of their work. We rely on the reputation of our brand portfolio and own label products and these industry accolades help us in performing on an international stage.”

Richard Paterson master blender of Kyndal and last year’s “International Distiller of the Year” concluded: "There are generations of distilling expertise in these products and it's thanks to the dedication and commitment from our production staff we have managed to achieve this outstanding success.”

Headquartered in Glasgow and employing over 750 people in Scotland, Kyndal has a nine per cent share of the worldwide Scotch whisky market with brands such as Whyte & Mackay, Dalmore and Isle of Jura. The senior management of Kyndal last year completed the acquisition of JBB (Greater Europe) in the biggest management buy-out in Scotland. Kyndal has five malt distilleries, a grain distillery and bottling and packaging facilities in Scotland. In the year ended December 2000, Kyndal generated an operating profit of £20.4 million from sales of £126 million, representing 7.4 million cases of spirits. In addition to its brand sales which include Vladivar, Veba, and Glayva, Kyndal is the world’s leading supplier of private label Scotch whisky.



Best Liqueur - Glayva
Best Vodka - Vladivar Ultimate

Gold Medals

Glayva Liqueur
Vladivar Ultimate Vodka
Whyte and Mackay Premium Reserve Scotch Whisky 12 Year Old
Isle of Jura Single Malt Scotch Whisky 27 Year Old
The Corriemhor Pure Malt Scotch Whisky

Silver Medals

Whyte and Mackay 21 Year Old Pure Malt
Whyte and Mackay Masters Reserve Finest Scotch Whisky 21 Year Old
Whyte and Mackay Select Reserve Scotch Whisky 15 Year Old
Whyte and Mackay Extra Strength Scotch Whisky
Whyte and Mackay Masters Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky Fino Finish Case Strength
Isle of Jura Single Malt Scotch Whisky 21 Year Old
The Dalmore Single Highland Cigar Malt Scotch Whisky
The Dalmore Single Highland Malt 21 Year Old
The Dalmore Single Highland Malt Limited Edition 50 Year Old

Findlater’s Royal Prestige Rare Scotch Whisky
The Original Oldbury Sheep Dip Pure Malt Scotch Whisky
The Invergordon Single Grain 10 Year Old Highland Scotch Whisky
Invergordon Organic Vodka

Bronze Medals

Whyte and Mackay Rare Reserve Scotch Whisky 30 Year Old
Whyte and Mackay Masters Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky Old Olorosso Finish
Isle of Jura Single Malt Scotch Whisky 16 Year Old
The Dalmore Single Malt Limited Edition 30 Year Old
Kensington London Dry Gin


Whyte and Mackay Blended 18 Year Old
Whyte and Mackay Founders Reserve Scotch Whisky 18 Year Old
Isle of Jura Highland Single Malt 63.7%
The Dalmore Single Highland Malt 12 Year Old
Tamnavulin Single Malt Rare Scotch Whisky 28 Year Old
Tullibardine Single Highland Malt Rare Scotch Whisky Limited Edition
John Barr Premium Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky 17 Year Old
Exclusive New Century Single Malt Whisky

Dewar's to sponsor Edinburgh Tattoo

Dewar's World of Whisky of Aberfeldy, Perthshire, is to sponsor the Edinburgh Military Tattoo for the next five years.

Dewar's is a visitor centre which interactively explores the history and development of the Dewar's brand. Neil Boyd, Director of Marketing for Dewar's, and Brigadier Melville Jameson, Chief Executive and Producer of the Tattoo, shared a toast at the event's Edinburgh headquarters in recognition of the agreement. To celebrate The Queen's Golden Jubilee, this year's Tattoo will feature the largest gathering of drums and pipes ever seen on the Castle Esplanade. In addition, for every ticket sold to the Tattoo, a free ticket to Dewar's World of Whisky will be issued. Visit these sites for detail: www.dewars.com/worldofwhisky

The first on-line whisky valuation service

Visitors to the Glenfiddich website can now have their whiskies valued for the first time on-line. The service works by matching the whisky details supplied (distillery and age) with actual auction prices earned by similar bottlings sold by McTear's auction house in Glasgow.

According to Martin Green, Whisky Consultant, the service is "the most up-to-date and visitor friendly on-line guide for people interested in valuable whiskies. It reflects the actual hammer prices...the only website to achieve this."

To try it out for yourself, visit www.glenfiddich.com
McTear's auction house can be found at www.mctears.com


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