2019 International Whiskey Competition Official Results

Results pulled from the International Whiskey Competition website


 SCOTLAND

Best Single Malt Whisky
1st Place: Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1991 (97 pts)
2nd Place: Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1993 (96.6 pts)
3rd Place: Ardbeg An Oa (95.3 pts)

Best Single Malt Scotch NAS (No Age Statement)
1st Place: Ardbeg An Oa (95.3 pts)
2nd Place: Kilchoman Sanaig (95.1 pts)
3rd Place: Ardbeg Corryvreckan (95 pts)

Best Single Malt Scotch 10 Year Old
1st Place: Ardbeg 10 Year Old (92 pts)
2nd Place: Glenmorangie The Original 10 Year Old (90.2 pts)
3rd Place: Springbank 10 Year Old (90 pts)

Best Single Malt Scotch 12 Year Old
1st Place: Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year Old (93.4 pts)
2nd Place: Aberlour 12 Year Old (91.8 pts)
3rd Place: The Glenlivet 12 Year Old (90 pts)

Best Single Malt Scotch 13-17 Year Old
1st Place: The Glenlivet 14 Year Old (92 pts)
2nd Place: Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 14 Year Old (91.9 pts)
3rd Place: Aberlour 16 Year Old (90.7 pts)

Best Single Malt Scotch 18 Year Old
1st Place: Aberlour 18 Year Old (94.5 pts)
2nd Place: The Glenlivet 18 Year Old (94.2 pts)
3rd Place: Glenmorangie 18 Year Old (90.8 pts)

Best Single Malt Scotch 19-24 Year Old
1st Place: Glenmorangie 19 Year Old (92.5 pts)

Best Single Malt Scotch 25 Year Old and Over
1st Place: Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1991 (97 pts)
2nd Place: Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1993 (96.6 pts)

Best Islay Single Malt
1st Place: Ardbeg An Oa (95.3 pts)
2nd Place: Kilchoman Sanaig (95.1 pts)
3rd Place: Ardbeg Corryvreckan (95 pts)

Best Highland Single Malt
1st Place: Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1991 (97 pts)
2nd Place: Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1993 (96.6 pts)
3rd Place: Aberlour 18 Year Old (94.5 pts)

Best Speyside Single Malt
1st Place: The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso (94.4 pts)
2nd Place: The Glenlivet 18 Year Old (94.2 pts)
3rd Place: The Glenlivet 14 Year Old (92 pts)

Best Lowland Single Malt
1st Place: 1770 Glasgow Single Malt Scotch Whisky (90.5 pts)

Best Cask Strength (over 57% ABV)
1st Place: Ardbeg Corryvreckan (95 pts)
2nd Place: The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso (94.4 pts)
3rd Place: Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 58 (93.3 pts)

Best Peated Whisky
1st Place: Ardbeg An Oa (95.3 pts)
2nd Place: Kilchoman Sanaig (95.1 pts)
3rd Place: Ardbeg Corryvreckan (95 pts)

Best Blended Scotch Whisky
1st Place: Dewar’s Double Double 32 Year Old (94.3 pts)
2nd Place: Dewar's 25 Years Old (93.2 pts)
3rd Place: Dewar’s Double Double 27 Year Old (92.6 pts)

Best Blended Scotch Whisky 12 Year Old
1st Place: Chivas Regal 12 Years Old (88.8 pts)
2nd Place: Dewar's 12 Years Old (86.5 pts)
3rd Place: Label 5 12 Year Old (85.5 pts)

Best Blended Scotch Whisky 15 Year Old
1st Place: Dewar's 15 Years Old (90.2 pts)

Best Blended Scotch Whisky 18 Year Old
1st Place: Chivas Regal 18 Year Old (90.8 pts)
2nd Place: Dewar's 18 Year Old The Vintage Malt (90.3 pts)

Best Blended Scotch Over 20 Year Old
1st Place: Dewar’s Double Double 32 Year Old (94.3 pts)
2nd Place: Dewar's 25 Years Old (93.2 pts)
3rd Place: Dewar’s Double Double 27 Year Old (92.6 pts)

Best Blended Malt Scotch
1st Place: Gerston - Classic Selection (The Lost Distillery Company) (90.7 pts)

Best Value Scotch (Under $30)
1st Place: John Barr (88.6 pts)
2nd Place: Dewar’s White Label (88.5 pts)
3rd Place: Label 5 Gold Heritage (87 pts)

USA

Best American Whiskey
1st Place: Rogue Spirits Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey (92.1 pts)
2nd Place: Ala Wai Batch 014 (91.8 pts)
3rd Place: Balcones Texas Rye Cask Strength (90.6 pts)

Best Bourbon Whiskey
1st Place: Maker’s Mark (90.1 pts)
2nd Place: Eight & Sand (88.6 pts)
3rd Place: Oak & Eden Bourbon & Spire (87.7 pts)

Best American Rye Whiskey
1st Place: Balcones Texas Rye Cask Strength (90.6 pts)
2nd Place: Rogue Spirits Oregon Rye Malt Whiskey (88.5 pts)
3rd Place: Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Barrel #42: Tennessee Rye Malt (86 pts)

Best American Single Malt
1st Place: Ala Wai Batch 014 (91.8 pts)
2nd Place: Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Barrel #50: Tennessee Single Malt (88.3 pts)
3rd Place: Mother Earth Whiskey (86.7 pts)

Best Flavored Whiskey
1st Place: Citrus Distillers Pecan (85.9 pts)
2nd Place: Citrus Distillers Cocoa
3rd Place: Duke & Dame Salted Caramel

*Awards By U.S. States (Only for Whiskeys Scoring Over 85 Points)

Best Hawaii Whiskey
1st Place: Ala Wai Batch 014 (91.8 pts)

Best Indiana Whiskey
1st Place: Eight & Sand (88.6 pts)
2nd Place: Remus Repeal Reserve Series II (88.3 pts)
3rd Place: Rossville Union Barrel Proof Straight Rye Whiskey (85.6 pts)

Best Kentucky Whiskey
1st Place: Maker’s Mark (90.1 pts)

Best North Carolina Whiskey
1st Place: Mother Earth Whiskey (86.7 pts)

Best Oregon Whiskey
1st Place: Rogue Spirits Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey (92.1 pts)
2nd Place: Rogue Spirits Oregon Rye Malt Whiskey (88.5 pts)

Best Tennessee Whiskey
1st Place: Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Barrel #50: Tennessee Single Malt (88.3 pts)
2nd Place: Chattanooga Whiskey 91 (87.5 pts)
3rd Place: Chattanooga Whiskey Cask 111 (86.6 pts)

Best Texas Whiskey
1st Place: Balcones Texas Rye Cask Strength (90.6 pts)
2nd Place: Balcones Texas Pot Still Bourbon (87.3 pts)
3rd Place: Tahwahkaro Four Grain Bourbon (86.1 pts)

JAPAN

Best Japanese Whisky
1st Place: Kurayoshi Sherry Cask (92.6 pts)
2nd Place: Kujira Single Grain 20 Year Old (92.2 pts)
3rd Place: Kurayoshi 18 Year Old (91.6 pts)

Best Japanese Whisky NAS
1st Place: Kurayoshi Sherry Cask (92.6 pts)
2nd Place: The Matsui Sakura Cask (90.1 pts)
3rd Place: The Matsui The Peated (89.9 pts)

Best Blended Japanese Whisky
1st Place: The Shinobu Blended Whisky (88 pts)

Best Pure Malt Japanese Whisky
1st Place: Kurayoshi Sherry Cask (92.6 pts)
2nd Place: Kurayoshi 18 Year Old (91.6 pts)
3rd Place: Kurayoshi 8 Year Old (91 pts)

CANADA

Best Canadian Whisky
1st Place: Bearface Canadian Whisky Triple Oak (88.6 pts)
2nd Place: Signal Hill (87 pts)
3rd Place: Forty Creek Barrel Select (86.7 pts)

IRELAND

Best Irish Whiskey
1st Place: Redbreast 12 Year Old (93 pts)
2nd Place: The Irishman Single Malt (89.3 pts)
3rd Place: Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel (88.6 pts)

WORLD

Best World Whisky
1st Place: Bastille 1789 - Single Malt (92.7 pts) - France
2nd Place: Gouden Carolus Single Malt (89.6 pts) - Belgium
3rd Place: Cotswolds Founder's Choice (89.3 pts) - England