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Distillers wins prize

IRISH Distillers Pernod Ricard has been named Whiskey Distiller Of The Year at the Icons Of Whiskey Awards – Global 2013, for the second year in a row.

And the Redbreast 12 Cask Strength scooped the Best Irish Pot Still award.

Sales of the firm's flagship whiskey brand Jameson also hit the four million cases' mark this year.