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Whiskies of the Year 2007

What are the whiskies you've sampled during 2007? Well, thinking caps on because we want to know! Below you will find the whiskies of the year chosen by Gavin Smith, in a number of different categories. Nominations for your own favourite drams tasted during 2007 are now closed.

Gavin D Smith

Blended Scotch (no age) Black Bottle
Blended Scotch (age statement) Whyte & Mackay 30-year-old
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under) Talisker 10-year-old
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years) Glen Grant 1953 (Gordon & MacPhail)
Single Cask Malt Scotch Glenfarclas Family Cask 1968
Non-Scotch Whisky Ginkgo Japanese Blended Malt Whisky
Most Innovative New Whisky Compass Box Hedonism bottling H25

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visitors' Whiskies of the Year

Martyn Jenkins, UK

Blended Scotch (no age): Compass Box Asyla
Blended Scotch (age statement): Scott's Selection Lochside Single Blend 1964
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under): Aberfeldy 12yo (Old Style Bottle)
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years): Glenmorangie 15 yo (RIP)
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch: Dormant Distillery Co. Port Ellen 1982 Cask 1144
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y: Greenore 8yo Single Grain
Most Innovative New Whisky: Celtic Nations

Mark Hodgson

Blended Scotch (no age): Black Grouse
Blended Scotch (age statement): Black Bottle 10 yrs
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under): Talisker 10 yrs
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years): Glenfiddich 40 yrs
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch: Did not try any this year
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y: Milford 12 yr New Zealand
Most Innovative New Whisky: Port Charlotte

Patrick Scanlan, Spain

Blended Scotch (no age): The Smooth Sweeter one
Blended Scotch (age statement): no award
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under): Bruichladdich&Cooleys Celtic Nations Vat
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years): no award
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch: Milroys Cooleys single cask
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y: Connemara 12yr Irish Single malt
Most Innovative New Whisky: Bushmills single malt 21yr

Rene Ramon, UK

Blended Scotch (no age): Bailie Nicol Jarvie
Blended Scotch (age statement): Black Bottle 10yo
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under): Ardbeg 10yo
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years): GlenFiddich 30yo Cask Strength
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch: Ardbeg Adultery 7yo
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y: Nikka Private Bottling for Cask Bar, Tokio
Most Innovative New Whisky: Port Charlotte Sherry Wood Cask-Strength

Pär Caldenby, Sweden

Blended Scotch (no age): Bailie Nicol Jarvie
Blended Scotch (age statement): Campbeltown Loch 25 yo
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under): Springbank 1997 Batch 1
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years): Brora 30 yo
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch: Clynelish 1971, Douglas Laing Platinum
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y: Nikka (a couple of them)
Most Innovative New Whisky: Port Charlotte PC6

Alex van den Elsen, Netherlands

Blended Scotch (no age): no award
Blended Scotch (age statement): Lochside single blend 1964 Scott's Selection
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under): Balblair 1997
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years): Caperdonich 1968 Duncan Taylor & Co
Single Cask Malt Scotch: Port Ellen 1982 Dewar Rattray for the Nectar (Belgium)
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y: Yamazaki Vintage Malt 1980
Innovative New Whisky: Nikka Single Coffey malt 12yo

Bill Bryce, USA

Blended Scotch (no age): no award
Blended Scotch (age statement): no award
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under): Glenmorangie Sauternes Wood
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years): Glenmorangie
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch: Murray McDavid Auchroisk 1993
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y: Tullamore Dew
Most Innovative New Whisky: Hirsch Selection 21-Year-Old Kentucky

Ronald Zwartepoorte, Netherlands

Blended Scotch (no age): Black Bottle
Blended Scotch (age statement): The Famous Grouse 30yo
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under): Glenfarclas 105
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years): Glenfarclas Family Cask 1969
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch: Tomatin 40yo 1967/2007 (51.8%, Signatory, Sherry butt #2632)
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y: Yamazaki 15yo
Most Innovative New Whisky: Karuizawa 'Vintage'1981/2007

Ronald Byl, Netherlands

Blended Scotch (no age): no award
Blended Scotch (age statement): no award
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under): Macallan 7 years old
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years): Springbank 21 years old
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch: no award
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y: no award
Most Innovative New Whisky: Laphroaig 25 years old

Stephen Gray, UK

Blended Scotch (no age): Johnnie Walker Black Label
Blended Scotch (age statement): Campbeltown Loch 15 yr old
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under): Dalmore 12 yr old
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years): Glenfarclas 30yr old
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch: Highland Park 1973 / Sherry Cask
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y: Is there any ?
Most Innovative New Whisky: Not tried any

Ian Buxton, UK

Blended Scotch (no age) Johnnie Walker 1805
Blended Scotch (age statement) Dewar's 18 yo
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under) Caol Ila 8 yo
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years) Highland Park 30 yo
Single Cask Malt Scotch Glenfiddich 1976 Vintage
Non-Scotch Whisky Ginkgo Blended Malt (Japan)
Most Innovative New Whisky no award

Bartlomiej Niwinski, Sweden

Blended Scotch (no age): Jameson
Blended Scotch (age statement): Rarest of the rare 33y,Duncan Taylor
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under): Highland Park 12y
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years): Talisker 18y
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y: Ewan Williams Single Cask bourbon 10y
Most Innovative New Whisky: Famous Grouse bourbon cask finished

Filip Verleye, Belgium

Blended Scotch (no age): Black Grouse
Blended Scotch (age statement): The Famous Grouse 30YO
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under): Glenmorrangie Nectar d'or
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years): Highland Park 30YO
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch: BenrRiach 1994 by St Antonius Werken BE
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y: George T. Stagg
Most Innovative New Whisky: Glernmorangie new packaging

Whiskies of the Year 2007 is now closed.

  

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