World Drinks Awards World Whiskies Awards 2016

Yesterday saw the World’s Best whiskies and spirits crowned at the World Drinks Awards, including the World Whiskies Awards.

Before we get into the results though, some good news! Drinks by the Dram have once again teamed up with the World Drinks Awards to create an easy way to taste a whole bunch of these award winners! Head over to our World Drinks Awards 2016 page to browse their selection of 8 different World Whiskies Awards and World Drinks Awards Winners Tasting Sets.

World Whiskies Awards 2016 Tasting Set

World Drinks Awards 2016 Overall Winners Tasting Set


World Whiskies Awards Results

World’s Best Single Malt: Old Pulteney 1989 Vintage

World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt: Kavalan Solist Amontillado Sherry Cask

World’s Best Bourbon: Abraham Bowman Pioneer Spirit Port Cask Finish

World’s Best Single Barrel Bourbon: Smooth Ambler Old Scout 10 Year Old

World’s Best Corn: Balcones True Blue 100 Proof

World’s Best Grain: The Fuji-Gotemba 25 Year Old

World’s Best Rye: Pikesville 110 Proof

World’s Best Blended Malt: Reference Series III.2

World’s Best Blended Whisky: Hibiki 21 Year Old

Best Scotch Blended: The Golden Age Blend

Best Scotch Highlands Single Malt: Old Pulteney 1989 Vintage

Best Scotch Islands Single Malt: Isle of Jura 30 Year Old

Best Scotch Islay Single Malt: Ben Bracken 22 Year Old

Best Scotch Speyside Single Malt: Cardhu 18 Year Old

Best Scotch Campbeltown Single Malt: Glen Scotia Double Cask

Best Scotch Islands: Old Pulteney 1989 Vintage

Best Irish Single Malt: Teeling 24 Year Old

Best Japanese Single Malt: Hakushu 25 Year Old

Best American Single Malt: Balcones Texas Single Malt

A full rundown of all the category winners for the World Whiskies Awards, as well as all the awards for the best Armagnac, Brandy, Calvados, Cognac, Gin, Grappa, Liqueur, Mezcal, Premix, Rum, Tequila and Vodka are available on the World Drinks Awards website.

One final award though, before we sign off. The World’s Best Liqueur went to our very own Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside Whisky Liqueur!

This is the fourth year running that one of our whisky liqueurs has won a top prize, with our 40 Year Old having previously been named World’s Best three years in a row since 2013. We’re extremely proud parents indeed!

World Drinks Awards World Whiskies Awards 2016

Worlds Best Whisky Liqueur 2016

Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside Whisky Liqueur


The Chaps at Master of Malt