Paragraph Publishing is an international publishing and events company, dedicated to producing the very highest quality magazines, web sites, awards and events in specialist sectors and markets. Founded in 1997, Paragraph Publishing has numerous well known and popular magazines, publications, awards and web sites as well as the Paragraph Partnership offering its services to clients throughout the world.




World Drink Awards
Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame
Independent Bottlers Challenge Scottish Hotel Awards
World Whiskies Design Awards Whisky Bars of the World

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Client Services

Beeston Hall Cromer Hall
Holland & Holland Rioja
Wine Times The Macallan
Visit Scotland  

Latest News

Auchrannie Resort crowned Scottish Hotel of the Year 2015

Paragraph’s busy awards season concluded on Sunday 19 April as the results of the Scottish Hotel Awards 2015 were announced in Glasgow. The event was hosted by comedian Fred MacAuley at the Crowne Plaza where 450 guests enjoyed a three course dinner and entertainment from The Dolls, Bags of Rock and Antony Costa.

Following a long judging process including 9 months of research visits and 3 months of mystery visits across 9 regions, the winners were finally selected. Auchrannie Resort was named Scottish Hotel of the Year having won the Family Hotel of the Year category. The complete list of winners can be found here. Read all about the 2015 awards in issue 80 of Scotland Magazine or check out the video by following this link.

Awards season at Paragraph

It’s that time of the year when the music, film and television industry celebrate and reward the companies and individuals that have made a marked contribution within their field. Here at Paragraph, it is no different, as last week we held the most prestigious events and awards in the whiskies and spirits calendar in London.

The Whiskies and Spirits Conference Europe took place at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel on Thursday 19 March with speakers from some of the most influential companies in the industry, and during lunch the results of the World Drinks Awards 2015 were presented. That evening, we concluded our awards presentations at the Whisky Magazine Awards 2015 dinner where the World Whiskies Awards, the Icons of Whisky Global and Hall of Fame inductees were announced.

On Friday 20 and Saturday 21 March it was time for London’s premier whisky show, Whisky Live, as it returned to the stunning surrounding of the Honourable Artillery Company. A full roundup will be available to read in the digital edition of the next issue of Whisky Magazine. We look forward to doing it all again next year!

Paragraph Publishing rebrands

As the media industry has evolved, so have the activities in which Paragraph Publishing specialises. Originally just a magazine publisher, we soon moved in to web sites, then events and awards, and most recently customer publishing and client services. With this shift across all elements of media, it seemed timely to reflect this in our company name and positioning. We have, therefore, rebranded as Paragraph, with the the list of services we offer clearly identified under our new logo, and we look forward to the next decade of developments within the sectors we serve and the media we offer.

World Beer Awards 2014 Results Announced

The wait is finally over and results have been announced for this year’s World Beer Awards. In the end, it was a European entry from Belgium that took the crown as Tongerlo Blond of the Haacht Brewery was named World’s Best Beer. Check out all the other winners, including category and style winners at

Icons of Whisky

The Icons of Whisky USA 2015 are also now available to view at Four Roses and Maker’s Mark were among this year’s winners as well as some new names including Rick Edwards of Pernod Ricard USA. Voting is due to open shortly for Icons of Whisky Scotland 2015, keep an eye out on the website!

Icons of Whisky Scotland 2015

Voting is now open for Icons of Whisky America and you can also now nominate for Icons of Whisky Scotland. Visit to complete the online form in a matter of minutes. Make sure you cast your votes for IOW America by Thursday 28 August and nominations for IOW Scotland by Friday 5 September.

Closing dates are fast approaching for some of our World Drinks Awards. Enter your tequila, premix and liqueur by Wednesday 3 September at and stay up to date on all the news by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Icons of Whisky 2015 are now underway

Each year Whisky Magazine recognises the best people, places and businesses in the whisky industry with the Icons of Whisky awards. After widespread consultation, a new nomination and voting process has been introduced to allow the industry to have a say and help us discover those hidden gems. Voting is about to open for Icons of Whisky America and you will shortly be able to nominate for Icons of Whisky Scotland. To cast your vote or nomination, just visit to register and complete the simple online form in a matter of minutes.

In other news, the final round of judging for the World Beer Awards is due to take place this week on Wednesday 13 August. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on what’s going on.