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Chip Tate is an acknowledged leader in the craft distilling industry, having received more than 150 national and international awards, including US Craft Distillery of the Year and Global Distillery of the Year from the Wizards of Whisky International Competition in 2012. In recognition of his contributions to the development of the craft spirits industry, Whisky Magazine awarded him their inaugural Craft Whiskey Distillery of the Year Icon award in 2012, a category which he won again in 2014. In 2013, The Spirits Business named him a Grand Master of World Whisky. In 2014, at the prestigious World Whisky Awards in London, he won the Best Overall American Whisky category. At the end of 2014, Chip embarked in a new strategic and creative direction, establishing Tate & Company Distillery and Chip Tate Craft Copperworks in Waco, Texas.