Bushmills blender Helen is first woman in hall of fame
Bushmills master blender Helen Mulholland is toasting a major international accolade.
She has become the first woman to be inducted into the Whisky Magazine hall of fame.
Helen is also celebrating her 25th year at the Old Bushmills Distillery, having started in a small laboratory.
She is now a master blender, crafting both Bushmills Irish Whiskey premium blends and aged single malts.
Helen said: "I have truly enjoyed my 25 years at the Old Bushmills Distillery and I look forward to many more. I often say I have one of the best jobs in the world and it is an honour to see my work recognised in this way."
Whisky Magazine editor Rob Allanson said: "Helen was selected because of her outstanding contributions to not just her brand but also the wider Irish whiskey category."