Deemed as 'The Olympics of whiskey competitions', this high-profile event took place in Las Vegas, Nevada this year during June. Following slide show will showcase Top 10 Whiskies of World 2019!
The Glenlivet 18 Year Old (94.2 pts)
A malt whisky of unmistakable honey-rich maturity and depth. This excellent 18 year old single malt from Glenlivet is a classic Speyside dram.
Dewar's Double Double 32 Year Old (94.3 pts)
The four-step maturation process involves marrying single malts together in an exhausted Bourbon cask for up to six months. A selection of grain whiskies is also married together in separate exhausted casks, before all the whiskies are blended together and rested in more exhausted ex-Bourbon casks. The blend is then finished in three different kinds of first-fill ex-Sherry cask for up to one year.
Ardbeg Drum Committee (94.4 pts)
Adorned with brilliant flowers and fabrics, these vibrant mobile gardens were a sight to behold. Starting at the pier in Port Ellen, the procession would roll by the crowds at Ardbeg, before honking and tooting its way back to be judged. This was a typically Islay cavalcade of colour.
The Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso (94.4 pts)
A companion to the much-loved bourbon-cask-matured Nadurra, the Nadurra Oloroso is a cask-strength Glenlivet that has been solely matured in first-fill oloroso sherry casks. The result is a full-bodied, heavily sherried dram that still shows the elegance that you find at the core of Glenlivet's spirit.
Aberlour 18 Year Old (94.5 pts)
Aberlour is already one of our favourite distilleries thanks to the excellent a'bunadh. Introduced in 2008, this 18 year old is now one of the stars of the range: rich and fruity, with a great textured mouthfeel.
Ardbeg Corryvreckan (95 pts)
As a replacement for the much-loved 1990 Airigh nam Beist, Ardbeg Corryvreckan had some pretty big shoes to fill, but the good news is that this is a belter, winning World's Best Single Malt Whisky at the World Whisky Awards 2010 and Best No Age Statement Scotch from Jim Murray's Whisky Bible.
Kilchoman Sanaig (95.1 pts)
Originally released in France, Sanaig was given a wider release in 2016. Aged in a combination of oloroso-sherry and bourbon casks, this shows excellent balance between peat smoke and sweet citrus flavours.
Ardbeg An Oa (95.3 pts)
The first addition to Ardbeg's ongoing range for a decade when introduced in 2017, An Oa is a combination of spirit aged in Pedro-Ximenez sherry casks and bourbon barrels. Married in a French-oak marrying vat, this is rounded and smoky with notes of toffee, aniseed, date and banana.
Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1993 (96.6 pts)
Glenmorangie has announced the third whisky in its Bond House No 1 Collection: Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1993, a 25-year-old whisky 'finished' in ex-Madeira casks for 15 years.
Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1991 (97 pts)
The 1991 edition of Glenmorangie's Grand Vintage single malt has been created from an unusual combination of whisky finished in red Burgundy casks and whisky finished in oloroso sherry casks. These two distinctive spirits, combined with a small amount of whisky aged in new toasted oak, were married for around four months before bottling, and the result is a finely balanced and richly fruity single malt that will surprise those skeptical about the cask combination.