World Whiskies Awards: Winners 2019 announced

Teeling 24 years was awarded World's Best Single Malt

Every year the Whisky Magazine elects whiskies worldwide to be named “World’s best” in different categories. The whole whisky world curiously waits festive event in London where the results and the winners of the World Whiskies Awards in are announced and receive their certificates. Now the event 2019 took place and the winners of the different categories were published on the website of the World Whiskies Awards.

Highly regarded is the title "World's Best Single Malt", which this year for the first time ever was awarded to an Irish whiskey: Teeling 24 years, matured for 21 years in ex-Bourbon barrels, then for three more years in ex-Sauternes wine barrels. This malt, part of the Vintage Reserve Collection, was bottled at 46% vol in August 2016, limited to 5,000 bottles.

And the winners are...

 

  • WORLD'S BEST SINGLE MALT
    Best Irish Single Malt
    Teeling Whiskey, 24 Years Old Vintage Reserve
  • WORLD'S BEST BLENDED MALT
    Best Japanese Blended Malt
    Nikka, Taketsuru Pure Malt 25 Years Old
  • WORLD'S BEST BLENDED WHISKY
    Best Japanese Blended
    Suntory Whisky Hibiki 21 Years
  • Old WORLD'S BEST BLENDED LIMITED RELEASE
    Best Japanese Blended Limited Release
    Ichiro's Malt & Grain, Japanese Blended Whisky Limited Edition 2019
  • WORLD'S BEST BOURBON
    Best Kentucky Bourbon
    Four Roses, 130th Anniversary 2018 Limited Edition Small Batch
  • WORLD'S BEST CANADIAN BLENDED
    Best Canadian Blended
    J.P. Wiser's, 35 Years Old
  • WORLD'S BEST CORN WHISKY
    Best American Corn
    Ironroot Republic, Hubris Corn Whiskey
  • WORLD'S BEST FLAVOURED WHISKY
    Best American Flavoured Whiskey
    Heritage Distilling Co., Brown Sugar Bourbon
  • WORLD'S BEST GRAIN WHISKY
    Best Japanese Grain
    The Fuji-Gotemba Distillery,Single Grain 25 Years Old Small Batch
  • WORLD'S BEST NEW MAKE
    Best Danish New Make
    Stauning Whisky, Curious - Peat Smoked Malted Rye New Make
  • WORLD'S BEST POT STILL
    Best Irish Pot Still
    The Temple Bar, 14 Years Old Single Cask
  • WORLD'S BEST RYE WHISKY
    Best German Rye
    Stork Club Whisky, Straight Rye Whisky
  • WORLD'S BEST SINGLE CASK SINGLE MALT
    Best Australian Single Cask Single Malt
    Sullivans Cove, French Oak TD0217
  • WORLD'S BEST SINGLE MALT
    Best Irish Single Malt
    Teeling Whiskey, 24 Years Old Vintage Reserve
  • WORLD'S BEST TENNESSEE WHISKEY
    Uncle Nearest 1856, Premium Aged Whiskey
  • WORLD'S BEST WHEAT WHISKY
    Best American Wheat
    Bainbridge, Battle Point Two Islands Hokkaido Mizunara Cask

Design awards

Not only titles honouring the taste are awarded, but also the design of the bottles:

 

  • WORLD'S BEST WHISKY DESIGN
    Best Presentation Design Tomatin, 30 Years Old
  • Best Brand Design
    Highland Park, Range
    SCOTLAND
  • Best Label Design
    Bulleit Frontier Whiskey
    UNITED STATES
  • Best Limited Edition Design
    Bacardi Global Brands
    Aberfeldy 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Gold Bar Gifting Tin
    UNITED KINGDOM
  • Best New Launch Design
    Bulleit Frontier Whiskey
    UNITED STATES
  • Best Relaunch Design
    Ailsa Bay
    Sweet Smoke 1.2
    SCOTLAND
  • Best Travel Retail Exclusive
    Highland Park 18 Years Old Viking Pride Travel Edition
    SCOTLAND