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2018 Official Results

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2018 Official Results

Only one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze per category unless tied.
Official Results can be downloaded here:
2018 Official IWC Results

Whisky of the Year
Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 52 (97.4 points)

Master Distiller of the Year
Graeme Cruickshank
Aberlour Distillery


Distillery of the Year
Ardbeg Distillery
 

Brand Ambassador of the Year
Jack Teeling
Teeling Whiskey Distillery

 

2018 Official Results PDF


SCOTLAND

Best Single Malt Whisky
1st Place: Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 52 (97.4 pts)
2nd Place: Ardbeg Uigeadail (96.8 pts)
3rd Place: Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or 12 Year Old (96.6 pts)

Best Single Malt Scotch 10 Year Old
1st Place: Laphroaig 10 Year Old (93.9 pts)
2nd Place: Glenmorangie The Original 10 Year Old (92.7 pts)
3rd Place: The BenRiach 10 Year Old (92.6 pts)

Best Single Malt Scotch 12 Year Old
1st Place: Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or 12 Year Old (96.6 pts)
2nd Place: Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year Old (90.8 pts)
3rd Place: Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old (88.9 pts)

Best Single Malt Scotch 13-17 Year Old
1st Place: Longmorn 16 Year Old (94.7 pts)
2nd Place: Aberlour 16 Year Old (91.3 pts)
3rd Place: Bowmore 15 Year Old (89.8 pts)

Best Single Malt Scotch 18 Year Old
1st Place: The GlenDronach Allardice 18 Year Old (94.9 pts)
2nd Place: Glenmorangie 18 Year Old (94.8 pts)
3rd Place: The Glenlivet 18 Year Old (92.9 pts)

Best Single Malt Scotch 19-24 Year Old
1st Place: The BenRiach 21 Year Old (95.9 pts)
2nd Place: The GlenDronach Parliament 21 Year Old (94.4 pts)
3rd Place:  Glenmorangie 19 Year Old (91.2 pts)

Best Single Malt Scotch 25 Year Old and Over
1st Place: Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1989 27 Year Old (95.4 pts)

Best Single Malt Scotch NAS (No Age Statement)
1st Place: Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 52 (97.4 pts)
2nd Place: Ardbeg Uigeadail (96.8 pts)
3rd Place: SPEY Fumare (96.3 pts)

Best Single Malt (Highlands)
1st Place: Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 52 (97.4 pts)
2nd Place: Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or 12 Year Old (96.6 pts)
3rd Place: SPEY Fumare (96.3 pts)

Best Single Malt (Islay)
1st Place: Ardbeg Uigeadail (96.8 pts)
2nd Place: Ardbeg Grooves (95.4pts)
3rd Place: Port Askaig 110° Proof (94.4 pts)

Best Single Malt (Speyside)
1st Place: Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 52 (97.4 pts)
2nd Place: SPEY Fumare (96.3 pts)
3rd Place: The BenRiach 21 Year Old (95.9 pts)

Best Cask Strength (over 57% ABV)
1st Place: Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 52 (97.4 pts)
2nd Place: The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso (95.1 pts)
3rd Place: Port Askaig 110° Proof (94.4 pts)

Best Peated Whisky
1st Place: Ardbeg Uigeadail (96.8 pts)
2nd Place: SPEY Fumare (96.3 pts)
3rd Place: Glenglassaugh Torfa (96.2 pts)

Best Blended Scotch Whisky
1st Place: Dewar’s 25 Year Old The Signature (96.4 pts)
2nd Place: Buchanan's 18 Year Old Special Reserve (95 pts)
3rd Place: Peat Chimney (Wemyss Malts) (93.9 pts)

Best Blended Scotch Whisky 12 Year Old
1st Place: Dewar's 12 Year Old The Ancestor (90.8 pts)
2nd Place: Buchanan’s DeLuxe 12 Year Old (89 pts)
3rd Place: Black and White 12 Year Old (85.8 pts)

Best Blended Scotch Whisky 18 Year Old
1st Place: Buchanan's 18 Year Old Special Reserve (95 pts)
2nd Place: Chivas Regal 18 Year Old (90.8 pts)
3rd Place: Dewar's 18 Year Old The Vintage (90.1 pts)

Best Blended Malt Scotch
1st Place: Peat Chimney (Wemyss Malts) (93.9 pts)
2nd Place: Chivas Regal Ultis (91.9 pts)
3rd Place: Scallywag 13 Year Old (90.3 pts)

Best Value Scotch (Under $30)
1st Place: Dewar's White label (88.8 pts)
2nd Place: Johnnie Walker Red Label (88.5 pts)
3rd Place: Cutty Sark


USA

Best Bourbon Whiskey
1st Place: Eagle Rare 10 Year Old (93.3 pts)
2nd Place: High West American Prairie (92.7 pts)
3rd Place: Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select (92.6 pts)

Best Rye Whiskey
1st Place: Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye (90.4 pts)
2nd Place: High West Rendezvous Rye (88.7 pts)
3rd Place: Rogue Spirits Oregon Rye (87.2 pts)

Best American Whiskey
1st Place: Sons Of Liberty Uprising Pedro Ximénez Finish (93.6 pts)
2nd Place: Eagle Rare 10 Year Old (93.3 pts)
3rd Place: High West American Prairie (92.7 pts)

Best American Single Malt
1st Place: Sons Of Liberty Uprising Pedro Ximénez Finish (93.6 pts)
2nd Place: Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Malt (92.8 pts)
3rd Place: Sons Of Liberty Battle Cry Sauternes Finish (92.1 pts)

Best Small Batch Whiskey
1st Place: Sons Of Liberty Uprising Pedro Ximénez Finish (93.6 pts)
2nd Place: Woodford Reserve Batch Proof (92.3 pts)
3rd Place: Ala Wai Batch 010 (92.2 pts)

Best Single Barrel Whiskey
1st Place: Colonel EH Taylor Single Barrel (87.1 pts)

Best Flavored Whiskey
1st Place: Citrus Distillers Pecan
2nd Place: Citrus Distillers Lime
3rd Place: Duke & Dame

*Awards By U.S. States (Only for Whiskeys Scoring Over 85 Points)

Best Kentucky Whiskey
1st Place: Eagle Rare 10 Year Old (93.3 pts)
2nd Place: Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Malt (92.8 pts)
3rd Place: Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select (92.6 pts)

Best Indiana Whiskey
1st Place: George Remus Repeal Reserve (90.7 pts)
2nd Place: Tanner's Creek Bourbon (88.3 pts)
3rd Place: George Remus Straight Bourbon (87.2 pts)

Best Oregon Whiskey
1st Place: Rogue Dead Guy (89.1 pts)
2nd Place: Rogue Oregon Single Malt (87.6 pts)
3rd Place: Rogue Oregon Rye (87.2 pts)

Best Texas Whiskey
1st Place: Ironroot Republic Hubris (92.1 pts)
2nd Place: Ironroot Republic Harbinger (89.3 pts)

Best Utah Whiskey
1st Place: High West American Prairie (92.7 pts)
2nd Place: High West Rendezvous Rye (88.7 pts)

Best North Carolina Whiskey
1st Place: Mother Earth (89.6 pts)

Best Hawaii Whiskey
1st Place: Ala Wai Batch 010 (92.2 pts)


CANADA

Best Canadian Whisky
1st Place: Canadian Club Classic Small Batch 12 Year Old (92.3 pts)
2nd Place: Canadian Club 100% Rye (91.6 pts)
3rd Place: Alberta Premium Rye (87.7 pts)

Best Canadian Rye
1st Place: Canadian Club 100% Rye (91.6 pts)
2nd Place: Alberta Premium Rye (87.7 pts)
3rd Place: Lot No. 40


IRELAND

Best Irish Whiskey
1st Place: Slane (85.2 pts)
2nd Place: Paddy
3rd Place: HYDE No.6 President Reserve


OTHER

Best World Whisky
1st Place: Cotswolds Single Malt
2nd Place: Jimsher From Saperavi Casks
3rd Place: Firstwatch Whisky


2018 Whiskies Scoring Over 90 Points

 

1. Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 52 (97.4 pts)
2. Ardbeg Uigeadail (96.8 pts)
3. Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or 12 Year Old (96.6 pts)
4. Dewar’s 25 Year Old The Signature (96.4 pts)
5. SPEY Fumare (96.3 pts)
6. Glenglassaugh Torfa (96.2 pts)
7. The BenRiach 21 Year Old (95.9 pts)
8. Glenmorangie Signet (95.5 pts)
9. Ardbeg Grooves (95.4pts)
10. Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1989 27 Year Old (95.4 pts)
11. The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso (95.1 pts)
12. Buchanan's 18 Year Old Special Reserve (95 pts)
13. The GlenDronach Allardice 18 Year Old (94.9 pts)
14. The GlenDronach Peated (94.8 pts)
15. Glenmorangie 18 Year Old (94.8 pts)
16. Longmorn 16 Year Old (94.7 pts)
17. The GlenDronach Parliament 21 Year Old (94.4 pts)
18. Port Askaig 110° Proof (94.4 pts)
19. Ardbeg An Oa (94.4 pts)
20. Ardbeg Corryvreckan (94.1 pts)
21. Glenglassaugh Revival (94 pts)
22. Laphroaig 10 Year Old (93.9 pts)
23. Peat Chimney (Wemyss Malts) (93.9 pts)
24. Sons Of Liberty Uprising Pedro Ximénez Finish (93.6 pts)
25. Eagle Rare 10 Year Old (93.3 pts)
26. Glenmorangie Tayne (93.1 pts)
27. The Glenlivet Nàdurra First Fill (93 pts)
28. The Glenlivet 18 Year Old (92.9 pts)
29. Laphroaig Select (92.8 pts)
30. Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Malt (92.8 pts)
31. Glenmorangie The Original 10 Year Old (92.7 pts)
32. High West American Prairie (92.7 pts)
33. Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select (92.6 pts)
34. The BenRiach 10 Year Old (92.6 pts)
35. Woodford Reserve Batch Proof (92.3 pts)
36. Canadian Club Classic Small Batch 12 Year Old (92.3 pts)
37. SPEY Chairman’s Choice (92.2 pts)
38. Ala Wai Batch 010 (92.2 pts)
39. The Glenlivet Code (92.2 pts)
40. Sons Of Liberty Battle Cry Sauternes Finish (92.1 pts)
41. Ironroot Republic Hubris (92.1 pts)
42. Chivas Regal Ultis (91.9 pts)
43. Canadian Club 100% Rye (91.6 pts)
44. Old Forester Statesman (91.5 pts)
45. Buchanan’s Master (91.5 pts)
46. Aberlour 16 Year Old (91.3 pts)
47. Dewar’s 15 Year Old The Monarch (91.3 pts)
48. Chivas Regal Mizunara (91.3 pts)
49. Ardbeg 10 Year Old (91.3 pts)
50. Glenmorangie Cadboll (91.2 pts)
51. Glenmorangie 19 Year Old (91.2 pts)
52. Woodford Reserve Double Oaked (91 pts)
53. The Glenlivet 15 French Oak Reserve (90.9 pts)
54. Chivas Regal 18 Year Old (90.8 pts)
55. Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year Old (90.8 pts)
56. Dewar’s 12 Year Old The Ancestor (90.8 pts)
57. George Remus Repeal Reserve (90.7 pts)
58. Aberlour 18 Year Old (90.5 pts)
59. Glenmorangie The Duthac (90.4 pts)
60. Scallywag 13 Year Old (90.3 pts)
61. The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve (90.3 pts)
62. Dewar’s 18 Year Old The Vintage (90.1 pts)
63. Buchanan’s Red Seal (90 pts)

 

Acknowledgments

Special thanks to Robert Hall from Bottega del Vino Crystal for supporting the 2018 International Whisky Competition and providing the official judging tasting glass, the Johnson’s Whisky Tot BV17. 

The International Whisky Competition Committee would like to thank its judges for their professionalism and hard work as well as our official sponsor Le Nez du Whisky - USA (Wine Aromas Inc) for its contribution.

Contact Information

USA - Sebastien Gavillet, Head of Judges / s.gavillet@whiskycompetition.com +1 702 234 3602
Canada - Sylvain Allard, Managing Partner / s.allard@whiskycompetition.com +1 418 271 6678

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