Bushmills’ Master Blender, Helen Mulholland, has become the first woman to be inducted into the Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame, since its inception in 2004.
The award is the highest honour given by the Magazine, selected by an independent editorial panel, which is one of the world’s leading publication about whiskey.
The recognition comes as Mulholland celebrates her 25th at The Old Bushmills Distillery.
Experience & Skill
“I am delighted to be inducted into the Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame and I’m honoured to be among so many titans in our industry. I have truly enjoyed my 25 years at The Old Bushmills Distillery, and I look forward to many more. I often say I have one of the best jobs in the world and it is an honour to see my work recognised in this way,” Mulholland said.
“Since I started at The Distillery, my passion has been to develop new whiskeys and experiment with different casks and flavours. There’s nothing better than introducing a new Irish whiskey to the market as it’s such an exciting time for the Irish whiskey category. Demand continues to soar, especially for premium malts, so we will continue to innovate and create new expressions for whiskey drinkers around the world.”
She was presented with the award at the 2019 Whisky Magazine Awards Ireland at a ceremony in Dublin on November 22.
“She [Helen Mulholland] was selected because of her outstanding contributions to not just her brand but also the wider Irish whiskey category,” Rob Allanson, Editor, Whisky Magazine added.
“It takes years of experience and serious skills to produce consistent, high-quality whiskeys week in and week out like Helen does. She embodies the commitment and talent required to produce fine Irish whiskey and joins a group of exceptional whiskey creators in the Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame.”
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