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