Taiwan’s Kavalan was named “Distiller of the Year” at the 2017 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). The Distiller of the Year is the IWSC’s top prize. Kavalan CEO YT Lee said, “We’re passionate about making world class whisky; we’re humbled to receive this award; and we’re committed to making even finer whisky in the future.” Lee accepted the award with Master Blender Ian Chang. Kavalan has won the IWSC’s Spirits Producer of the Year Award six times, in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The Kavalan Solist Ex-Bourbon Single Cask Strength also collected the 2017 IWSC “Trophy” for the best whisky produced outside Scotland.