Distillery design firm Forsyths to sponsor IWSC 2021 Scotch whisky trophies

IWSC news

Tue 30 Mar 2021

By Pip Mortimer

  • IWSC to continue its partnership with distillery design and build firm Forsyths into 2022
  • Forsyths will sponsor two IWSC awards, in a deal brokered by Reg&Co
  • Award-winning Forsyths provides equipment and solutions to domestic and international markets for beer, wine and spirit producers

Scottish pot still manufacturer Forsyths is continuing its relationship with the IWSC through 2021, the 'Year of Scotch Whisky', and beyond into 2022.

As with last year, the company will sponsor two awards: the coveted Outstanding Distiller award and the Scotch Whisky Producer award. With Michael Urquhart serving as the President of the IWSC for 2021, it seemed appropriate to christen it the 'Year of Scotch Whisky' and to shine a real light on this liquid gold. It promises to be a very special year indeed for Forsyths and all those in Scotland involved in the whisky industry.

Forsyth Ltd, based in the heart of Speyside in Scotland, is a family-run company now in its fourth generation. The company produces handcrafted and hand-shaped pot stills for both boutique craft distillers and established drinks conglomerates. Over the years the company has grown internationally with current contracts in Japan, Taiwan, China, South Korea, the Caribbean, Mexico, Thailand and the USA, to name but a few. Due to growing demand, Forsyths also has an office in Hong Kong to better serve clients in the Asia-Pacific region.


Managing Director Richard E Forsyth (pictured above) said, “It feels very appropriate for Forsyths to sponsor these two awards. We are thrilled to be able to continue our support of IWSC and at the same time recognise the talent of those individuals and organisations who skilfully wield their distillation equipment to produce phenomenal spirit products.”

Christelle Guibert, IWSC's CEO of Fine Wine & Spirits said, “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Forsyths as they continue the sponsorship of two important awards in 2021, our 'Year of Scotch Whisky'. Forsyths is one of the world leaders in the supply of distillation equipment and their expertise in distillation is second to none. They play such a key role in supporting established but also start-up companies worldwide.”