The World Whiskies Awards took place in London last week, where more than 300 whiskies battled it out during three intensive blind tasting rounds, for the coveted title of ‘2013 World's Best Whiskies’.
After last year's Japanese domination of the single malt category, Islay's Ardbeg Distillery carries off the top single malt title, returning the crown to Scotland. Japanese whiskies still remained strong in the Blended and Blended Malt categories, and the venerable Master of Malt 40 Years Old liqueur scooped the Liqueur category. South African whisky featured in the top ranks again this year with Bain's winning the title of World's Best Grain Whisky.
Judges for Whisky Magazine’s independent editorial panel were drawn from the best drinks journalists and retailers across the world, with industry representatives made up of master blenders, distillers and brand ambassadors in the final round.Winners from 2013