Here are the winners of the 2017 World Whiskies Awards

Here are the winners of the 2017 World Whiskies Awards

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Text: Rachel Au

These are the best picks from over 500 whiskies from 30 countries - did you go-to drink make the cut?

The World Whiskies Awards is serious business where it's an honour for distilleries across the globe to be chosen to compete, much less to actually win a category. Well, the winners have been announced and the list features brands from the US, Japan, Canada and the UK with the Japanese whisky proving it's a serious contender in the industry. Check out the list below to see if your classic choice (say, like the Glenmorangie Lasanta or Ardbeg Corryvreckan) won an award or for a new drink to try. 


World's Best Single Malt: Craigellachie 31 Year Old 


World's Best Single Cask Single Malt: Chichibu Whisky Matsuri 2017 


World's Best Bourbon: John J. Bowman Single Barrel Bourbon 


World's Best Blended Whisky: Hibiki 21 Year Old 


World's Best Blended Malt: Johnnie Walker Green Label 


World's Best Single Pot Still: Redbreast 21 Year Old 


World's Best Grain: The Fuji-Gotemba Single Grain 25 Year Old Small Batch 


World's Best Rye: A.D. Laws Secale Straight Rye Bottled in Bond 


Best Scotch Highland Single Malt: Glenmorangie Lasanta 


Best Scotch Islay Single Malt: Ardbeg Corryvreckan 


Best Scotch Island Single Malt: Talisker 10 Year Old 


Best Scotch Campbeltown Single Malt: Glen Scotia Victoriana 


Best Scotch Blended: Johnnie Walker Double Black 


Best Scotch Grain: Loch Lomond Single Grain 


Best Irish Single Malt: Teeling Single Malt 


Best Japanese Single Malt: Hakushu 25 Year Old


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