Awards & Events

WORLD'S BEST SINGLE MALT WHISKY

YOICHI 20 YEARS OLD
By Rob Allanson
Dense Dr Pepper or Vimto with an aroma that explodes with water.Hair laquer. Oak lactones
Charles MacLean The nose is rich, earthy and eventually blackcurrant, with almost violet perfumey note. Amazing mix of big smoke and sweet blackcurrant almost strawberry-ish fruits hits the palate. A Malteser of a whisky, with the big peaty flavours at the heart but wrapped in a layer of sweet fruit. Big, long and sweet finish, with the fruit and the smoke battling each other all the way
Dominic Roskrow Initial heat is highly flavoured with honey, oak and the faintest touch of peppermint. Smoky finish
William Dowd Medium amber hue with a bold nose of sherry tobacco and old leather. Very interesting, complex and bold flavour profile hazelnuts, orange peel, a hint of the sea, some smokiness, leather and dark cigar tobacco. The long dense and lingering finish is dry and oak driven
MikeMiller Caramel, oatcakes, bourbon sweetness. Round and full bodied, starts with sugared pecans, vanilla, sweet malt, then moved into more hazelnut and fruit cake in the finish. Sweetness coats the mouth, liquid dessert, makes me want to eat cookies
LeNellWINNERS
SUB-CATEGORY
Highland 12 and under – Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or
Highland 13-20 – Old Pulteney 17 Years Old
Highland 21 and over – Old Pulteney 21 Years Old
Highland 4 no age – Balblair 1989 Vintage
Speyside 12 and under – The Balvenie 12 Years Old
Speyside 13-20 – The Glenlivet 18 Years Old
Speyside 21 and over – The Glenrothes 1978
Speyside no age – The Glenrothes Select Reserve
Irish 12 and under – Tyrconnell Sherry Finish
Irish 13-20 – Bushmills 16 Years Old
Irish no age – Connemara Cask Strength
Japanese 12 and under – The final vintage of Hanyu
Japanese 13-20 – Yoichi 20 Years Old
Japanese 21 and over – Ichiro 23 Years Old
Other no age – Privus 04
Other no age – Privus 05
Other no age – Penderyn
Island Non Islay 12 and under – Talisker 10 Years Old
Island Non Islay 13-20 – Highland Park 16 Years Old
Island Non Islay 21 and over – Talisker 30 Years Old
Island Non Islayno age – The Arran Malt
Islay Unpeated 12 and under – Bruichladdich 12 Years Old
Islay Unpeated 13-20 – Bunnahabhain 18 Years Old
Islay Unpeated 21 and over – Bunnahabhain 25 Years Old
Islay Peated 12 and under – Ardbeg 10 Years Old
Islay Peated 13-20 – Lagavulin 16 Years Old
Islay Peated 21 and over – Lagavulin 21 Years Old
Islay Peated no age – Lagavulin Distillers EditionCATEGORYWINNERS
World’s Best Highland Single Malt Whisky – Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or
World’s Best Speyside Single Malt Whisky – The Glenrothes 1978
World’s Best Irish Single Malt Whiskey – Bushmills 16 Years Old
World’s Best Japanese Single Malt Whisky – Yoichi 20 Years Old
World’s Best Other Single Malt Whisky – Privus 05
World’sBest Island Non Islay Single Malt Whisky – Talisker 30 Years Old
World’s Best Islay Unpeated Single Malt Whisky – Bunnahabhain 25 Years Old
World’s Best Islay Peated Single Malt Whisky – Lagavulin 16 Years Old
World’s Best Island Single Malt Whisky – Talisker 30 Years Old