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2017 Official Results

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2017 Official Results

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Whisky of the Year
Ardbeg Kelpie Committee Exclusive (97.3 pts)

Master Distiller of the Year
Dr. Bill Lumsden


Distillery of the Year
The Glenlivet
 

Brand Ambassador of the Year
To be announced soon
 

Website of the Year
The Whiskey Wash
 

SCOTLAND

Best Single Malt Whisky

Gold:
Ardbeg Kelpie Committee Exclusive
(97.3 pts)

Silver:
The Singleton of Glendullan 38 Year Old
(96.5 pts)

Bronze:

Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1990 25 Year Old
(96.4 pts)


Best Cask Strength

Gold:
The Singleton of Glendullan 38 Year Old (96.5 pts)

Silver:
Tamdhu Batch Strength #002 (96.2 pts)

Bronze:
Ardbeg Uigeadail (91.3 pts)


Best New Release (Scotch)

Gold:
Ardbeg Kelpie Committee Exclusive
(97.3 pts)

Silver:
Tamdhu Batch Strength #002 (96.2 pts)

Bronze:
The GlenDronach Peated (93.1 pts)


Best Peated Whisky

Gold:
Ardbeg Kelpie Committee Exclusive (97.3 pts)

Silver:
The BenRiach Curiositas 10 Year Old (93.6 pts)

Bronze:
The GlenDronach Peated (93.1 pts)


Best Blended Scotch

Gold:
Chivas Ultis (92.7 pts)

Silver:
Buchanan’s Red Seal (89.5 pts)

Bronze:
Dewar’s Signature (88.9 pts)


Best Blended Scotch 12 Year Old and Older

Gold:
Dewar's 18 Year Old (87.5 pts)

Silver:
Dewar's 12 Year Old (86.5 pts)

Bronze:
Dewar's 15 Year Old (86 pts)


Best Blended Malt Scotch

Gold:
Lossit (93.1 pts)

Silver:
Big Peat (88.1 pts)

Bronze:
Scallywag (85.7 pts)


Best Single Malt Scotch NAS

Gold:
Ardbeg Kelpie Committee Exclusive (97.3 pts)

Silver:
Tamdhu Batch Strength #002 (96.2 pts)

Bronze:
The GlenDronach Peated (93.1 pts)


Best Single Malt Scotch 10 Year Old

Gold:
The BenRiach Curiositas 10 Year Old (93.6 pts)

Silver:
Springbank 10 Year Old (93 pts)

Bronze:
Ardbeg 10 Year Old (91.2 pts)


Best Single Malt Scotch 12 Year Old

Gold:
Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year Old (93 pts)

Silver:
Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or 12 Year Old (90.4 pts)

Bronze:
Glenfiddich 12 Year Old (88.2 pts)


Best Single Malt Scotch 13-17 Year Old

Gold:
The BenRiach Septendecim - 17 Year Old (91.4 pts)

Silver:
Glenfiddich 15 Year Old (89.9 pts)

Bronze:
Clynelish 14 Year Old (89.1 pts)


Best Single Malt Scotch 18 Year Old

Gold:
Glenmorangie Extremely Rare 18 Year Old (93 pts)

Silver:
Glenfiddich 18 Year Old (91.3 pts)

Bronze:
Aberlour 18 Year Old (90.4 pts)


Best Single Malt Scotch 19-24 Year Old

Gold:
The GlenDronach Parliament 21 Year Old (90.4 pts)

Silver:
The BenRiach 20 Year Old (90.1 pts)

Bronze:
Glenfiddich 21 Year Old (88.3 pts)


Best Single Malt Scotch over 25 Year Old

Gold:
The Singleton of Glendullan 38 Year Old (96.5 pts)

Silver:
Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1990 25 Year Old (96.4 pts)

Bronze:
Talisker 25 Year Old (93 pts)


Best Single Malt Scotch (Highlands)

Gold:
Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1990 25 Year Old (96.4 pts)

Silver:
The GlenDronach Peated (93.1 pts)

Bronze:
Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year Old (93 pts)


Best Single Malt Scotch (Islands)

Gold:
Talisker 25 Year Old (93 pts)

Silver:
Talisker 10 Year Old (91 pts)

Bronze:
Talisker 18 Year Old (88.5 pts)


Best Single Malt Scotch (Islay)

Gold:
Ardbeg Kelpie Committee Exclusive (97.3 pts)

Silver:
Kilchoman Loch Gorm (91.6 pts)

Bronze (tie):
Lagavulin 16 Year Old (91.3 pts)


Best Single Malt Scotch (Speyside)

Gold:
The Singleton of Glendullan 38 Year Old (96.5 pts)

Silver:
Tamdhu Batch Strength #002 (96.2 pts)

Bronze:
The BenRiach Curiositas 10 Year Old (93.6 pts)


Best Single Malt (Campbeltown)

Gold:
Springbank 10 Year Old (93 pts)


Best Value Scotch (under $30*)

Gold:
Johnnie Walker Red Label (87.1 pts)

Silver:
Dewar's White label (85 pts)

*must have scored 85 pts and above


Best Small Batch Scotch

Gold:
The Glenlivet Master Distiller's Reserve Small Batch (88.8 pts)


UNITED STATES

Best Bourbon Whiskey

Gold:
Kings County Bottled in Bond Straight Bourbon (94.4 pts)

Silver:
Old Forester 1920 Bourbon (92.9 pts)

Bronze:
1792 Bourbon (92.5 pts)


Best American Rye Whiskey

Gold:
Woodford Reserve Rye (88 pts)

Silver:
OYO Dark Pumpernickel Rye (87.3 pts)

Bronze:

Rogue Spirits Oregon Rye Whiskey


Best American Whiskey

Gold:
Kings County Bottled in Bond Straight Bourbon (94.4 pts)

Silver:
Old Forester 1920 Bourbon (92.9 pts)

Bronze:
1792 Bourbon (92.5 pts)


Best American Super Premium

Gold:
Wild Turkey Masters Keep Decades (90.6 pts)


Best Small Batch Bourbon

Gold:
Kings County Bottled in Bond Straight Bourbon (94.4 pts)

Silver:
Kings County Peated Bourbon (91.6 pts)

Bronze:
Witherspoon Bourbon Whiskey (90.7 pts)


Best Bourbon 4 Year + Whiskey

Gold:
Kings County Bottled in Bond Straight Bourbon (94.4 pts)

Silver:
1792 Bourbon (92.5 pts)

Bronze:
Wild Turkey Master's Keep Decades (90.6 pts)


Best Texas Whiskey

Gold:
Ironroot Harbinger (90.6 pts)

Silver:
Balcones - Texas 1 Single Malt (90.5 pts)

Bronze:
Ironroot Icarus (88.6 pts)


Best Moonshine

Gold:
Bowen’s Moonshine (89.6 pts)

Silver:
World’s Best Moonshine (86.9 pts)


Best Single Barrel Whiskey

Gold:
Corsair Triple Smoke Single Barrel (85.9 pts)

Silver:
Corsair Wildfire Single Barrel


Best American Single Malt

Gold:
Balcones "1" Texas Single Malt (90.5 pts)

Silver:
Zeppelin Bend Reserve (86.3 pts)

Bronze:
Zeppelin Bend


IRELAND

Best Irish Whiskey

Gold:
Midleton Rare 2016 (91.1 pts)

Silver:
Slaine (85 pts)

Bronze:
Hyde 6 Year Old Single Grain


CANADA

Best Canadian Whisky

Gold:
J.P. Wiser's 35 Year Old (92.7 pts)

Silver:
Lot No. 40 Cask Strength (92.6 pts)

Bronze:
Gooderham & Worts Little Trinity – Three Grain Blend (91 pts)


Best Canadian Rye Whisky

Gold:
Lot No. 40 Cask Strength (92.6 pts)

Silver:
J.P. Wiser’s Rye (88.9 pts)

Bronze:
Lot No. 40 (88 pts)


Best Canadian 18+ Year Old

Gold:
J.P. Wiser's 35 Year Old (92.7 pts)

Silver:
Pike Creek 21 Year Old - Single Malt Cask Finish (89.8 pts)

Bronze:
J.P. Wiser's 18 Year Old


Best Blended Canadian Whisky

Gold:
Canadian Club Classic Small Batch

Silver:
Canadian Club Premium


Best Canadian Grain(s) Whisky

Gold:
Gooderham & Worts Little Trinity - Three Grain Blend (91 pts)

Silver:
Gooderham & Worts (89.2 pts)


OTHER CATEGORIES

Best World Whisky

Gold:
Three Ships Single Malt 10 Year Old (91.4 pts)

Silver:
Bastille 1789 - Single Malt (87.5 pts)

Bronze:
Three Ships Premium Select 5 Year Old (86.6 pts)


Best Flavored Whisky

Gold:
Bowen’s Grapefire

Silver:
Trimble Honey Tennessee Whiskey

Bronze:
Brodsky Herbal Flavored


Best Indian Whisky

Gold:
Paul John - Edited (90.1 pts)

Silver:
Paul John - Bold (89.2 pts)

Bronze:

Paul John - Select Cask Peated (87.4 pts)


Best South African Whisky

Gold:
Three Ships Single Malt 10 Year Old (91.4 pts)

Silver:
Three Ships Premium Select 5 Year Old (86.6 pts)

Bronze:
Three Ships Bourbon Cask Finish (85 pts)


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