Shortlist announced for Spirit Communicator of the Year 2018

IWSC news

Mon 23 Jul 2018

By Laurel Bibby

Four stars of the spirits industry have been chosen to go forward to the shortlist of the IWSC’s prestigious Spirit Communicator of the Year award.

Amanda Victoria, Davin de Kergommeaux, Tom Sandham, and Eric Zandona were selected as the four finalists by a panel of judges which included Louisa Humm, head of brand communications at Pernod Ricard, drinks journalist Douglas Blyde, editor of Olly Wehring, spirits consultant Veronika Karlova, IWSC general manager Adam Lechmere, and last year’s winner and editor/co-founder of Gin Foundry Olivier Ward.

The Spirit Communicator of the Year award, sponsored by Chivas Brothers, recognises an individual or organisation whose communication skills have made an exceptional contribution towards promoting and increasing public awareness in spiits.

The winner will be announced at the IWSC Awards Banquet on 14 November 2018 at the Guildhall in London; in the meantime, stay tuned for profiles of the four shortlisted nominees every day this week.