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Outlander star Sam Heughan's The Sassenach whisky wins double gold in 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Another big win has been announced for the Outlander actor's whisky.

Published: June 28, 2022

Sam Heughan's The Sassenach whisky has, for the third year, won double gold in this year's San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC).

This double gold medal will be added to The Sassenach's growing list of accolades which include Double Gold at the 2021 New York World Wine and Spirits Competition and a gold medal at the European Wine and Spirits Trophy.

Heughan, who recently starred in Channel 4 drama, Suspect, posted about the win and explained that the whisky is still to buy in the UK once again via Master of Malt.

The Outlander star also recently released a Tequila, which was made in collaboration with El Tequileño.

The Sassenach was first launched in America last summer and went on sale in the UK in December 2020.

The whisky is a nod to the nickname Sam’s character Jamie has given his on-screen love interest Claire on the show and realises a dream the Scots actor has had for a long time.

In late 2020 Sam Heughan joined us on our podcast Scran to chat about his whisky, as well as why he chose a blend over a single malt, how it was almost made in America and his re-discovered love of Scotland through filming Outlander.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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