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2019 International Whisky Competition Official Results

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2019 Official IWC Results

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Presented by:
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Whisky of the Year
Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1991 (97 points)

Master Distiller of the Year
Dr Bill Lumsden
Glenmorangie Distillery

Distillery of the Year
Ardbeg Distillery

Master Blender of the Year
Stephanie Macleod
John Dewar & Sons

Brand Ambassador of the Year
Struan Grant Ralph
Glenfiddich Distillery

 

2019 Official IWC Results PDF


SCOTLAND

Best Single Malt Whisky
1st Place: Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1991 (97 pts)
2nd Place: Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1993 (96.6 pts)
3rd Place: Ardbeg An Oa (95.3 pts)

Best Single Malt Scotch NAS (No Age Statement)
1st Place: Ardbeg An Oa (95.3 pts)
2nd Place: Kilchoman Sanaig (95.1 pts)
3rd Place: Ardbeg Corryvreckan (95 pts)

Best Single Malt Scotch 10 Year Old
1st Place: Ardbeg 10 Year Old (92 pts)
2nd Place: Glenmorangie The Original 10 Year Old (90.2 pts)
3rd Place: Springbank 10 Year Old (90 pts)

Best Single Malt Scotch 12 Year Old
1st Place: Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year Old (93.4 pts)
2nd Place: Aberlour 12 Year Old (91.8 pts)
3rd Place: The Glenlivet 12 Year Old (90 pts)

Best Single Malt Scotch 13-17 Year Old
1st Place: The Glenlivet 14 Year Old (92 pts)
2nd Place: Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 14 Year Old (91.9 pts)
3rd Place: Aberlour 16 Year Old (90.7 pts)

Best Single Malt Scotch 18 Year Old
1st Place: Aberlour 18 Year Old (94.5 pts)
2nd Place: The Glenlivet 18 Year Old (94.2 pts)
3rd Place: Glenmorangie 18 Year Old (90.8 pts)

Best Single Malt Scotch 19-24 Year Old
1st Place: Glenmorangie 19 Year Old (92.5 pts)

Best Single Malt Scotch 25 Year Old and Over
1st Place: Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1991 (97 pts)
2nd Place: Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1993 (96.6 pts)

Best Islay Single Malt
1st Place: Ardbeg An Oa (95.3 pts)
2nd Place: Kilchoman Sanaig (95.1 pts)
3rd Place: Ardbeg Corryvreckan (95 pts)

Best Highland Single Malt
1st Place: Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1991 (97 pts)
2nd Place: Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1993 (96.6 pts)
3rd Place: Aberlour 18 Year Old (94.5 pts)

Best Speyside Single Malt
1st Place: The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso (94.4 pts)
2nd Place: The Glenlivet 18 Year Old (94.2 pts)
3rd Place: The Glenlivet 14 Year Old (92 pts)

Best Lowland Single Malt
1st Place: 1770 Glasgow Single Malt Scotch Whisky (90.5 pts)

Best Cask Strength (over 57% ABV)
1st Place: Ardbeg Corryvreckan (95 pts)
2nd Place: The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso (94.4 pts)
3rd Place: Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 58 (93.3 pts)

Best Peated Whisky
1st Place: Ardbeg An Oa (95.3 pts)
2nd Place: Kilchoman Sanaig (95.1 pts)
3rd Place: Ardbeg Corryvreckan (95 pts)

Best Blended Scotch Whisky
1st Place: Dewar’s Double Double 32 Year Old (94.3 pts)
2nd Place: Dewar's 25 Years Old (93.2 pts)
3rd Place: Dewar’s Double Double 27 Year Old (92.6 pts)

Best Blended Scotch Whisky 12 Year Old
1st Place: Chivas Regal 12 Years Old (88.8 pts)
2nd Place: Dewar's 12 Years Old (86.5 pts)
3rd Place: Label 5 12 Year Old (85.5 pts)

Best Blended Scotch Whisky 15 Year Old
1st Place: Dewar's 15 Years Old (90.2 pts)

Best Blended Scotch Whisky 18 Year Old
1st Place: Chivas Regal 18 Year Old (90.8 pts)
2nd Place: Dewar's 18 Year Old The Vintage Malt (90.3 pts)

Best Blended Scotch Over 20 Year Old
1st Place: Dewar’s Double Double 32 Year Old (94.3 pts)
2nd Place: Dewar's 25 Years Old (93.2 pts)
3rd Place: Dewar’s Double Double 27 Year Old (92.6 pts)

Best Blended Malt Scotch
1st Place: Gerston Archivist (The Lost Distillery Company) (90.7 pts)

Best Value Scotch (Under $30)
1st Place: John Barr (88.6 pts)
2nd Place: Dewar’s White Label (88.5 pts)
3rd Place: Label 5 Gold Heritage (87 pts)


USA

Best American Whiskey
1st Place: Rogue Spirits Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey (92.1 pts)
2nd Place: Ala Wai Batch 014 (91.8 pts)
3rd Place: Balcones Texas Rye Cask Strength (90.6 pts)

Best Bourbon Whiskey
1st Place: Maker’s Mark (90.1 pts)
2nd Place: Eight & Sand (88.6 pts)
3rd Place: Oak & Eden Bourbon & Spire (87.7 pts)

Best American Rye Whiskey
1st Place: Balcones Texas Rye Cask Strength (90.6 pts)
2nd Place: Rogue Spirits Oregon Rye Malt Whiskey (88.5 pts)
3rd Place: Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Barrel #42: Tennessee Rye Malt (86 pts)

Best American Single Malt
1st Place: Ala Wai Batch 014 (91.8 pts)
2nd Place: Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Barrel #50: Tennessee Single Malt (88.3 pts)
3rd Place: Mother Earth Whiskey (86.7 pts)

Best Flavored Whiskey
1st Place: Citrus Distillers Pecan (85.9 pts)
2nd Place: Citrus Distillers Cocoa
3rd Place: Duke & Dame Salted Caramel

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

Best Hawaii Whiskey
1st Place: Ala Wai Batch 014 (91.8 pts)

Best Indiana Whiskey
1st Place: Eight & Sand (88.6 pts)
2nd Place: Remus Repeal Reserve Series II (88.3 pts)
3rd Place: Rossville Union Barrel Proof Straight Rye Whiskey (85.6 pts)

Best Kentucky Whiskey
1st Place: Maker’s Mark (90.1 pts)

Best North Carolina Whiskey
1st Place: Mother Earth Whiskey (86.7 pts)

Best Oregon Whiskey
1st Place: Rogue Spirits Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey (92.1 pts)
2nd Place: Rogue Spirits Oregon Rye Malt Whiskey (88.5 pts)

Best Tennessee Whiskey
1st Place: Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Barrel #50: Tennessee Single Malt (88.3 pts)
2nd Place: Chattanooga Whiskey 91 (87.5 pts)
3rd Place: Chattanooga Whiskey Cask 111 (86.6 pts)

Best Texas Whiskey
1st Place: Balcones Texas Rye Cask Strength (90.6 pts)
2nd Place: Balcones Texas Pot Still Bourbon (87.3 pts)
3rd Place: Tahwahkaro Four Grain Bourbon (86.1 pts)


JAPAN

Best Japanese Whisky
1st Place: Kurayoshi Sherry Cask (92.6 pts)
2nd Place: Kujira Single Grain 20 Year Old (92.2 pts)
3rd Place: Kurayoshi 18 Year Old (91.6 pts)

Best Japanese Whisky NAS
1st Place: Kurayoshi Sherry Cask (92.6 pts)
2nd Place: The Matsui Sakura Cask (90.1 pts)
3rd Place: The Matsui The Peated (89.9 pts)

Best Blended Japanese Whisky
1st Place: The Shinobu Blended Whisky (88 pts)

Best Pure Malt Japanese Whisky
1st Place: Kurayoshi Sherry Cask (92.6 pts)
2nd Place: Kurayoshi 18 Year Old (91.6 pts)
3rd Place: Kurayoshi 8 Year Old (91 pts)


CANADA

Best Canadian Whisky
1st Place: Bearface Canadian Whisky Triple Oak (88.6 pts)
2nd Place: Signal Hill (87 pts)
3rd Place: Forty Creek Barrel Select (86.7 pts)


IRELAND

Best Irish Whiskey
1st Place: Redbreast 12 Year Old (93 pts)
2nd Place: The Irishman Single Malt (89.3 pts)
3rd Place: Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel (88.6 pts)


WORLD

Best World Whisky
1st Place: Bastille 1789 Single Malt (92.7 pts) - France
2nd Place: Gouden Carolus Single Malt (89.6 pts) - Belgium
3rd Place: Cotswolds Founder's Choice (89.3 pts) - England


2019 Whiskies Scoring Over 90 Points

 
  1. Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1991 (97 pts)

  2. Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1993 (96.6 pts)

  3. Ardbeg An Oa (95.3 pts)

  4. Kilchoman Sanaig (95.1 pts)

  5. Ardbeg Corryvreckan (95 pts)

  6. Aberlour 18 Year Old (94.5 pts)

  7. The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso (94.4 pts)

  8. Ardbeg Drum Committee (94.4 pts)

  9. Dewar’s Double Double 32 Year Old (94.3 pts)

  10. The Glenlivet 18 Year Old (94.2 pts)

  11. Ardbeg Uigeadail (93.9 pts)

  12. Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year Old (93.4 pts)

  13. Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 58 (93.3 pts)

  14. Dewar's 25 Years Old (93.2 pts)

  15. Redbreast 12 Year Old (93 pts)

  16. Bastille 1789 Single Malt (92.7 pts)

  17. Dewar’s Double Double 27 Year Old (92.6 pts)

  18. Kurayoshi Sherry Cask (92.6 pts)

  19. Glenmorangie 19 Year Old (92.5 pts)

  20. Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 62 (92.3 pts)

  21. Glenmorangie Signet (92.2 pts)

  22. Kujira Single Grain 20 Year Old (92.2 pts)

  23. Glenmorangie Duthac (92.1 pts)

  24. Rogue Spirits Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey (92.1 pts)

  25. Ardbeg 10 Year Old (92 pts)

  26. The Glenlivet 14 Year Old (92 pts)

  27. Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 14 Year Old (91.9 pts)

  28. Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or NAS (91.9 pts)

  29. Aberlour 12 Year Old (91.8 pts)

  30. Ala Wai Batch 014 (91.8 pts)

  31. Kurayoshi 18 Year Old (91.6 pts)

  32. Glenmorangie Tayne (91.5 pts)

  33. Kilchoman Machir Bay (91.4 pts)

  34. Tamnavulin (91.2 pts)

  35. Kurayoshi 8 Year Old (91 pts)

  36. Glenmorangie 18 Year Old (90.8 pts)

  37. Kurayoshi 12 Year Old (90.8 pts)

  38. Chivas Regal 18 Year Old (90.8 pts)

  39. Aberlour 16 Year Old (90.7 pts)

  40. Gerston Archivist (The Lost Distillery Company) (90.7 pts)

  41. Balcones Texas Rye Cask Strength (90.6 pts)

  42. Aberlour Casg Annamh (90.5 pts)

  43. 1770 Glasgow Single Malt (90.5 pts)

  44. Dewar's 18 Year Old The Vintage (90.3 pts)

  45. Glenmorangie The Original 10 Year Old (90.2 pts)

  46. Dewar's 15 Years Old (90.2 pts)

  47. Dewar’s Double Double 21 Year Old (90.1 pts)

  48. The Matsui Sakura Cask (90.1 pts)

  49. Maker’s Mark (90.1 pts)

  50. Glenmorangie Allta Private Edition No. 10 (90 pts)

  51. The Glenlivet 15 French Oak Reserve (90 pts)

  52. Then Glenlivet 12 Year Old (90 pts)

  53. Springbank 10 Year Old (90 pts)

 

Acknowledgments

Special thanks to Robert Hall from Bottega del Vino Crystal for supporting the 2019 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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