Andy Watts and his team have won the award for the world’s best grain whisky for the Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky. An amazing achievement, hot on the heels of last year’s victory for the world’s best blended whisky, Three Ships Premium select 5 year old.
This is a picture Andy took in his hotel room. Follow him on twitter – @ThreeShipsSA for more.
The list of all the winners is here:
World’s Best Whisky Liqueur: Speyside Whisky Liqueur 40yo (Master of Malt)
World’s Best Grain Whisky: Bains Cape Mountain Whisky (Distell)
World’s Best American Whiskey: George T. Stagg (Buffalo Trace)
World’s Best Blended Whisky: Hibiki 21 (Suntory)
World’s Best Blended Malt Whisky: Mars Maltage 3+25 (28yo) (Hombo Shuzo)
World’s Best Single Malt Whisky: Ardbeg Galileo (The Glenmorangie Company)
Andy in front of the barrels…
To quote from Stephan from Tokyo: “It’s one of the toughest competitions in the business, and to be recognized as “the best in the world” is not a case of empty hyperbole. These whiskies came out on top after months of blind tastings worldwide by people with considerable experience in this area. It’s an incredible achievement, but in the world of whisky, it doesn’t pay to rest on your laurels. In the larger scheme of things, serious competitions like the WWA encourage whisky makers to keep raising the bar in their goal to create the best whiskies they can.”
Well done Andy and the team. Making us proud, once again.