A BLACKFORD distillery scooped a haul of medals at the 2018 International Spirits Challenge.

Tullibardine’s latest single malt, The Murray Châteauneuf-du-Pape Finish, received a silver while the Sovereign, 225 Sauternes Finish and 228 Burgundy Finish were also recognised at the competition by being awarded silver and bronze medals respectively.

They beat off stiff competition from around 1,300 entries from almost 70 countries in the 23rd year of the challenge.

John Torrance, distillery manager, said: “The achievement of four medals at this world-renowned competition is a great reflection of the craftsmanship and expertise that goes into all of our single malts here at Tullibardine.

“This is the first award that The Murray Châteauneuf-du-Pape Finish has won and we hope this encourages connoisseurs and whisky fans alike around the globe to try and enjoy a dram of this exciting new release.”