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Whisky Magazine News - World Whiskies Award Winners

Thu 23 Apr 2009

World Whiskies Award Winners

Once again this year's competition has been incredibly hard fought with some of the winners being separated by very slim margins.
There have been intensive rounds of tastings by Whisky Magazine's independent editorial panel drawn from the best journalists and retailers across the world, and also by industry representatives made up of master blenders, distillers and brand ambassadors.
To get to the final results we are to reveal today, three rounds of blind tastings were held.
Full results, including sub categories and category winners can be found at

Here are the final winners:

World's Best Whisky Liqueur
Wild Turkey American Honey

World's Best Grain Whisky
Compass Box Hedonism

World's Best New Release.
Highland Park 40 Years Old

World's Best Blended Malt Whisky
Taketsuru 21 Years Old

World's Best Blended Whisky
Hanky Bannister 40 Years Old

World's Best American Whiskey
Thomas H. Handy Rye

World's Best Single Malt Whisky
Highland Park 21 Years Old

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