Whisky Magazine runs three sets of awards, recognising the very best people, places and products in the world of whisky.
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First held in 2007, the World Whiskies Awards are Whisky Magazine's product awards, searching for the very best whiskies in the world.
The Icons are designed to celebrate the people and places behind the great whiskies of the world, with the World Whiskies Awards taking care of the liquid later in the year.
We asked the industry to nominate themselves in the various categories, then based on the evidence an independent editorial panel drew up a shortlist from which the winners were picked.
The Hall of Fame has evolved from the Icons of Whisky Lifetime Achievement award and all those who have been given a Lifetime award will be elevated to the Hall of Fame.
The Independent Bottlers' Challenge tastes the very best whiskies produced by independent bottlers, a select band of private whisky businesses that select and bottle some of the most diverse whiskies available. With six regional categories, and three age ranges, the Challenge concentrates on the exceptional single malts offered by the independent bottling sector.
The World Whiskies Design Awards are the new annual awards recognising excellence in pack design and innovation. Judged by an international panel of design experts, winners were announced in London on Friday 22nd March 2013.
In every issue of Whisky Magazine we will select one of our tastings to receive the Editors Choice award.
In every issue of Whisky Magazine we also select one or more of our tastings to receive the Recommended award.