World Whiskies Awards Announces 2017 Winners

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Everyone loves a good whiskey—so much so that entire lives have been dedicated to perfecting a single barrel or batch. And those perfect batches deserve recognition beyond just the hearty “cheers” taken before a sip or shot—they deserve something more…They deserve…awards!

The World Whiskies Awards, presented by TheDrinksReport, recently unveiled their 2017 winners in a variety of whisk(e)y categories. Notable among the selections are Craigellachie 31 Years Old taking home World’s Best Single Malt, John. J Bowman Single Barrel Bourbon taking home World’s Best Bourbon, and Hibiki 21 Years Old taking home World’s Best Blended.

Check out the full list of big winners below. You’re sure to find something that will fit nicely in your at-home bar or liquor cabinet.

World’s Best Grain – Fuji-Gotemba Single Grain 25 Years Old Small Batch

World’s Best Bourbon – John J. Bowman Single Barrel Bourbon


World’s Best Canadian Blended – Gooderham & Worts

World’s Best Flavoured – J.P. Wiser’s Hopped Whisky

World’s Best Corn – Ironroot Republic Hubris Corn Whiskey

Best Irish Single Pot Still – Redbreast 21 Years Old

World’s Best Rye – A.D. Laws Secale Straight Rye Bottled in Bond

World’s Best Wheat – Bainbridge Battle Point

World’s Best Blended Limited Release – J.P. Wiser’s Dissertation

World’s Best Blended Malt – Johnnie Walker Green Label

World’s Best Blended – Hibiki 21 Years Old

World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt – Venture Chichibu Whisky Matsuri

World’s Best Single Malt – Craigellachie 31 Years Old