Balvenie raise a glass to Anthony Bourdain in tear-jerking Emmy tribute

Scotch whisky brand The Balvenie have marked the passing of celebrity chef and spokesman for the brand Anthony Bourdain during a heartfelt 30-second tribute premiered during last night's Emmy Awards.

Speaking before his death in June at the age of 61, Bourdain talked passionately about the importance of craft, saying: “If you feel in your heart, if you know, if you have reason to believe that you could be awesome at something—that you can do something unique that will shock and astound and terrify and bewitch people—do that.”

The advert closes with the on-screen words: "And so you did. We were proud to have shared the journey."

Prior to his passing, Bourdain was considered one of the most influential chefs in the world as well as an author, travel documentarian and television personality. He serves as the face of The Balvenie's Raw Craft series by Red Tettemer O’Connel + Partners.

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