Whisky Magazine Awards

Whisky Magazine Awards 2017

Am Donnerstag den 30. März 2017 wurden im Waldorf in London die Preise in folgenden Kategorien verliehen: Icons of Whisky 2017 und World Whiskies Awards 2017. Den Titel „World’s Best Single Malt“ hat ein Schotte geholt.

Bereits Anfang Dezember wurden die Icons of Whisky Scotland 2017 und die Independent Bottlers Challenge 2016 verliehen. Nun geht es weiter mit den Icons of Whisky 2017 und den World Whiskies Awards 2017.

Allen Gewinnern und Teilnehmern meinen herzlichen Glückwunsch!

Icons of Whisky 2017

Icons 2017

HC steht für Highly Commended. SL für Shortlist.

American Whiskey Brand Ambassador of the Year

  • Winner: Matt Jones – Beam Suntory
  • SL: Adam Harris – Beam Suntory, Matt Jones – Beam Suntory

Brand Innovator of the Year

  • Winner: Tullamore Dew – William Grant & Sons
  • SL: Maker’s Mark Distillery, Tomatin Distillery Company, Tullamore DEW – William Grant & Sons, United Spirits

Craft Producer of the Year

  • Winner: Hombo Shuzo Company
  • SL: Glasgow Distillery Company, Hombo Shuzo Company, Mohan Meakin – Solan No1, Sons of Liberty Spirits Company

Distiller of the Year

  • Winner: Suntory Spirits
  • SL: Beam Suntory, International Beverage, Pernod Ricard India, Suntory Spirits

Distillery Manager of the Year

  • Winner: Victoria Macrae-Samuels – Maker’s Mark Distillery
  • SL: David Fitt – The English Whisky Company, Keith Cruickshank – Benromach Distillery Company, Victoria MacRae-Samuels – Maker’s Mark Distillery

Irish Whiskey Brand Ambassador of the Year

  • Winner: Tim Herlihy – Tullamore Dew
  • SL: Stephen Teeling – Teeling Whiskey Company, Tim Herlihy – Tullamore DEW

Master Distiller / Blender of the Year

  • Winner: Jota Tanaka – Kirin Brewery Company
  • SL: Alan Winchester – The Glenlivet Distillery, Jeff Arnett – Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Jota Tanaka – Kirin Brewery Company, Michael D’Souza – Paul John Distillery

Multiple Outlets Retailer of the Year

  • Winner: La Maison du Whisky
  • SL: Binny’s Beverage Depot, La Maison du Whisky, Madhuloka Liquor Boutique, Robert Graham

Online Retailer of the Year

  • Winner: Master of Malt – www.masterofmalt.com
  • SL: Ace Spirits, Master of Malt, Royal Mile Whiskies

Scotch Whisky Ambassador of the Year

  • Winner: George S Grant – J&G Grant (Glenfarclas Distillery)
  • SL: George S Grant – J&G Grant, James Pennefather – William Grant & Sons, Martin Daraz – The Edrington Group, Matthew Fergusson-Stewart – William Grant & Sons

Single Outlet Retailer of the Year

  • Winner: Celtic Whiskey Shop
  • SL: Astor Wines & Spirits, Celtic Whiskey Shop, Gordon & MacPhail, La Cave

Supermarket of the Year

  • Winner: Waitrose
  • SL: Le Marche, Tesco, Waitrose

Travel Retailer of the Year

  • Winner: World of Whiskies – London Heathrow Airport
  • SL: Delhi Duty Free – Indira Gandhi International, Duty Free Americas, World of Whiskies – Edinburgh & Glasgow, World of Whiskies – London Heathrow

Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year

  • Winner: Rikki Scott – Aberlour Distillery
  • SL: Kimberley Bennett – Beam Suntory, Mary Hensey – Tullamore DEW, Rikki Scott – Aberlour Distillery

Visitor Attraction of the Year

  • Winner: Highland Park Distillery
  • SL: Amrut Distillery, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Highland Park Distillery, Irish Whiskey Experience

World Whisky Brand Ambassador of the Year

  • Winner: Paul P John – John Distilleries
  • SL: Allison Patel – Brenne Whisky, Ian Chang – Kavalan Distillery, Paul P John – John Distilleries

World Whiskies Awards 2017

World Whisky Awards 2017

  • World’s Best Blended: Suntory, Hibiki 21 Years Old
  • World’s Best Blended Limited Release: J P Wiser’s, Dissertation
  • World’s Best Blended Malt: Johnnie Walker, Green Label
  • World’s Best Bourbon: John J Bowman, Single Barrel Bourbon
  • World’s Best Canadian Blended: Gooderham & Worts Four Grain
  • World’s Best Corn: Ironroot Republic, Hubris Corn Whiskey
  • World’s Best Flavoured: J P Wiser’s, Hopped Whisky
  • World’s Best Grain: The Fuji-Gotemba Distillery, Single Grain 25 Years Old Small Batch
  • World’s Best Rye: A D Laws Secale, Straight Rye Bottled in Bond
  • World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt: Venture Chichibu Whisky, Matsuri 2017
  • World’s Best Single Malt: Craigellachie, 31 Years Old (und Best Speyside Single Malt)
  • World’s Best Single Pot Still: Redbreast, 21 Years Old
  • World’s Best Wheat: Bainbridge, Battle Point
  • World’s Best Whiskies Design: Highland Park, King Christian I
  • World’s Best Design Agency: Stranger & Stranger

In der Kategorie „Best Single Malt“ gab es auch noch regionale Einzelpreise:

  • Best Highland Single Malt: Glenmorangie Lasanta
  • Best Campbeltown Single Malt: Glen Scotia Victoriana
  • Best Islands Single Malt: Talisker 10 Years Old
  • Best Islay Single Malt: Ardbeg Corryvreckan

Und auch für einzelne Länder wurden als „Best Single Malt“ prämiert:

  • Best American Single Malt: Virginia Distillery Company Virginia Highland Malt
  • Best Australian Single Malt: Starward Australian Malt Whisky Wine Cask Edition
  • Best Belgian Single Malt: Belgian Owl Classic
  • Best Canadian Single Malt: Glen Breton Rare
  • Best Denmark Single Malt: Stauning Peated 6th Edition
  • Best Dutch Single Malt: Millstone Oloroso Sherry 1996
  • Best Finnish Single Malt: Teerenpeli 10 Years Old
  • Best French Single Malt: ARMORIK Dervenn
  • Best German Single Malt: SLYRS Marsala Finishing
  • Best Indian Single Malt: Paul John Indian Single Malt Select Cask Peated
  • Best Irish Single Malt: Teeling Whiskey Single Malt
  • Best Italian Single Malt: Puni Nero
  • Best Japanese Single Malt: Hakushu 25 Years Old
  • Best New Zealand Single Malt: The New Zealand Whisky Collection The South Island Single Malt
  • Best South African Single Malt: Three Ships 10 Years Old
  • Best Swedish Single Malt: Box The 2nd Step Collection 01
  • Best Taiwanese Single Malt: TTL OMAR Single Malt Whisky Cask Strength Sherry Cask #945

Die Details zu den Awards findet Ihr hier: World Whiskies Awards 2017.

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