Hispanic Studies congratulates Blair Bowman, 2013 graduate and winner of the Young Innovators Challenge (YIC).

World Whisky Day inventor scoops national innovation award

The University of Aberdeen graduate who invented World Whisky Day has been awarded £50,000 in business funding after winning a national innovation competition.

Blair Bowman won the Young Innovators Challenge (YIC) award at the awards dinner in Glasgow on Thursday.

Blair, who graduated with a degree in Hispanic Studies in July 2013, impressed the judges with his business plan and fought off strong competition from finalists, including another three from the north of Scotland, to be one of five to claim £50,000 business funding and one year of dedicated business support.

You can read more about Blair’s achievement here: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/news/details-14030.php