Saturday, April 15, 2017

13 entries lead the pack in 'World Whiskies Awards'

Judged 'world's best bourbon'
The 2017 winners in Whisky Magazine's "World Whiskies Awards" are out. As always, they are an adventure in trying to see if you've heard of even half the winners, given the limits of production, global distribution, and affordable price points.

You can find the long, long list of awards in many, many categories -- including the separate judging results for American-made spirits -- online. Meanwhile, here are the "world's best" awardees in the 13 major categories.
  • Best Bourbon – John J. Bowman Single Barrel Bourbon
  • Best Canadian Blended – Gooderham & Worts
  • Best Flavoured – J.P. Wiser’s Hopped Whisky
  • Best Corn – Ironroot Republic Hubris Corn Whiskey
  • Best Irish Single Pot Still – Redbreast 21 Years Old
  • Best Rye – A.D. Laws Secale Straight Rye Bottled in Bond
  • Best Wheat – Bainbridge Battle Point
  • Best Blended Limited Release – J.P. Wiser’s Dissertation
  • Best Blended Malt – Johnnie Walker Green Label
  • Best Blended – Hibiki 21 Years Old
  • Best Single Cask Single Malt – Venture Chichibu Whisky Matsuri
  • Best Single Malt – Craigellachie 31 Years Old 
  • Best Grain – Fuji-Gotemba Single Grain 25 Years Old Small Batch

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