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Here are the winners of the 2017 World Whiskies Awards

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By Rachel Au

Here are the winners of the 2017 World Whiskies Awards

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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