The benchmark Irish single malt, this has a far greater depth of flavour than standard Irish blends. A previous winner of the 'Best Irish Single Malt Whiskey in the World' at the World Whiskies Awards.
World Whiskies Awards 2014: Best Irish Single Malt 12yo and Under
An award winning Eastern Highland malt that was almost unknown until it was bought by Bacardi in 1998, Aberfeldy's main claim to fame is as the heart of the excellent Dewar's blend. Clean and polished malt with a touch of honey and spice.
World Whiskies Awards 2014: Best Highland Single Malt 12yo and Under
Arran 10yo is a medium-bodied, citrussy dram that shows an elegance and deftness of touch that belies the distillery's youth. Tasting the complexity and assurance of this youngster it is difficult to believe that the distillery only opened in 1995. A great achievement.
World Whiskies Awards 2014: Best Island Single Malt 12yo and Under
A smart packaging job for this distillery-bottled expression of Benromach 10yo, which has been a big hit since its introduction in late 2009. Well done to G&M for making the standard release strength 43%.
World Whiskies Awards 2014: Best Speyside Single Malt 12yo and Under
A special pot still whiskey-heavy version of Jameson. Select Reserve has lots of first fill bourbon and sherry casks in the mix giving it a much richer flavour than regular Jameson, with a strong sherried note.
Springbank 10's relatively light colour belies its richness of character. The nose moves from citrus fruits to pears and a hint of peat, while the palate shows touches of smoke, vanilla essence, nutmeg, cinnamon and the salty tang characteristic of the distillery. A winner at the World Whiskies Awards 2014.
World Whiskies Awards 2014: Best Campbeltown Single Malt 12yo and Under
Released in Spring 2010, this Glenfiddich Rich Oak has spent 14 years in ex-bourbon casks in the traditional way, before two separate finishes of 12 weeks in new European oak and six weeks in new American oak before bottling. We like the sound of this.
World Whiskies Awards 2014: Best Speyside Single Malt NAS
A giant leap forward for Bunnahabhain 12yo, this edition was launched in summer 2010 with a jump in strength to 46.3% and a declaration of no chill-filtration and no added colouring. Enormous credit goes to Burn Stewart for giving punters what they want without jacking up the price too much and we earnestly hope that this will be a massive success. Bravo!
World Whiskies Awards 2014: Best Islay Single Malt 12yo and Under
Redbreast is a beautifully balanced pure pot still Irish Whiskey, with a warm, generous texture, rich, sweet flavours and a spicy kick. In the view of many connoisseurs, the finest Irish whiskey available.
World Whiskies Awards 2014: Best Pot Still 12yo and Under
A rye whiskey from Chicago's FEW distillery, named for temperance campaigner Frances Elizabeth Willard. This is rye heavy, with a touch of corn in the mix. Aged in air-dried oak barrels, this is a spicy offering.
Yes, you read it correctly - this is South African single malt whisky! Three Ships has been distilled and matured at the James Sedgwick distillery in Wellington and the packaging is in honour of Jan Van Riebeek, the Dutch colonist who founded Cape Town.
World Whiskies Awards 2014: Best African Single Malt
A rye whiskey from Dutch producer Zuidam, obsessed with the number 100. It's 100% rye, 100 months old and is bottled at 100 Proof US (50% ABV). A great example of how it's not only the USA who can do good whiskey.
Introduced in 2010, this is the relaunched version of Bunnahabhain 18yo, with owners Burn Stewart having ditched the caramel colouring and chill-filtration and upped the strength to 46.3%. A triumph for 'naturalist' whisky drinkers and a PR triumph for Burn Stewart - Bravo!
IWSC - Gold Medal Winner World Whiskies Awards 2014: Best Islay Single Malt 13-20