FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GLENMORANGIE SIGNET CROWNED WHISKY OF THE YEAR AT THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL WHISKY COMPETITION
CHICAGO, IL (MAY 16 2016) — The International Whisky Competition just released its results for this year’s blind tasting judging event. The highest recognition, Whisky of the Year, was awarded to Glenmorangie Signet which scored a phenomenal 97 points.
“We congratulate Dr Bill Lumsden, Master Distiller at Glenmorangie, and his team, for crafting such an elegant whisky, beautifully made and very complex.” said Sébastien Gavillet, Head of Tasting Panel for the International Whisky Competition.
The 7th edition of the International Whisky Competition took place in Chicago over three days, from April 20 to 22 and received over 160 entries. A world-class tasting panel made of whisky,
spirit, beer and wine experts blind tasted each whisky on an individual basis for 5 minutes. Each whisky was scored using a comprehensive 100-point scale system developed by Sébastien Gavillet, IWC Head of Tasting Panel and author of Discovering and Mastering Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This process makes the International Whisky Competition one of the most professional competitions of its kind in the world. No whisky scored below 71.
The Glenmorangie Distillery will receive the Golden Barrel Trophy for winning the Whisky of the Year during a ceremony to be held this summer in Tain, Scotland.
Full results and awards are available here: www.whiskycompetition.com/2016-results/
About the International Whisky Competition™
The International Whisky Competition brings whiskies from around the world to be blind tasted and rated by a professional tasting panel using the most comprehensive tasting method available with 15 different criteria. These criteria are required to produce the tasting notes as well as aroma and flavor profiles for the International Whisky Guide. Unlike other competitions,
the judges on its tasting panel are presented with one whisky at a time, to ensure each whisky gets the proper attention. It is the only competition in the spirits world to deliver unique medals designed to promote each of the winning whiskies. Only 3 medals (Gold, Silver & Bronze) are awarded per category. The Whisky of the Year (highest score during the competition) gets rewarded with the Golden Barrel Trophy, currently held by Diageo at The Archive in Scotland for last year’s John Walker & Sons King George V.
For more information about the International Whisky Guide and the International Whisky Competition, please visit whiskycompetition.com or contact Sylvain Allard, Managing Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org