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2018 World Whisky Awards

2018 has seen a fair change in the guard in relation to whisky, this year's awards have been dominated by the Japanese whiskies with them being award 3 out of the 13 World Whisky aa3ward winners and the only multiple winners this year.
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2018 has produced a strong global showing at the World Whisky awards. This year’s awards have been successful for the Japanese whisky industry taking home 3 of the 14 awards, however, the 14th category had only one entrant so we won’t include this award. The traditional American Whiskey’s/Bourbon’s where all USA based except for best grain whisky that went to South Africa. The United Kingdom won the best-blended scotch, Canada the best Canadian whisky and Australia the best single cask single malt category.

World’s Best Whisky Award winners 2018

Best Blended whisky

Johnny Walker Gold Label


United Kingdom


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Best Blended Malt whisky

Taketsuru 17 yo


Japan


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Best Blended Limited release whisky

Ichiro’s Malt Grain


Japan

Best bourbon whiskey

1792


United States of America


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Best Canadian Blended whiskey

J P Wiser’s


canada


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Best
Corn Blended whiskey

Balcones True Blue 100


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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Best Flavoured Whiskey

Heritage Distilling Company Brown Sugar Bourbon


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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Best grain whisky

Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky


South Africa


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Best pot still whisky

Ransom – The Emerald


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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Best
rye whiskey

219 Colorado Rye Whiskey – Aspen Stave Finished


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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Best single cask single malt whisky

Sullivan’s Cove American Oak Single Cask


Australia


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Best
Single Malt Whisky

Hakushu 25 year old


japan


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Best
wheat whiskey

Bambridge Bottle Point – Two Islands Islay Cask Wheat


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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