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Whiskies of the Year 2010

The Whiskies of the Year awards, from Gavin D Smith and whisky-pages visitors. Nominations for the 2010 awards are now closed.

Gavin D Smith

Blended Scotch (no age) The John Walker
Blended Scotch (age statement) William Grant's 25-Year-Old
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under) Edradour Caledonia
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years) Bowmore 40-Year-Old
Single Malt Scotch (no age) The Glenrothes John Ramsay
Single Cask Malt Scotch Glengoyne 23 Years Old Limited Edition Single Cask
Non-Scotch Whisky Hakushu Heavily Peated Single Malt (Japan)
Innovative Whisky Abhainn Dearg - Spirit of Lewis

visitors' awards added 12th January

B.W., Belgium

Blended Scotch (no age): Black Bottle
Blended Scotch (age statement): Campbeltown Loch 30y
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under): Bowmore Tempest
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years): GlenDronach 15y 'Revival'
Single Malt Scotch (no age): Laphroaig Cask Strength Batch 01
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch: Bruichladdich 1992 micro provenance (tempranilo calejo finish)
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y: Amrut Fusion
Most Innovative New Whisky: Kilchoman Summer 2010

visitors' awards added 6th January

Wolfgang Hess, Sweden

Blended Scotch (no age): Engelbrekt "Bergslagens Destilleri"
Blended Scotch (age statement): Ballantines 17y
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under): Engelbrekt 10 y (blended malt) "Bergslagens Destilleri"
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years): Glengoyne 17 y
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch: West Port 1998 11 years "The Highland Trail"
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y: Amrut Intermediate Sherry
Most Innovative New Whisky: Amrut Intermediate Sherry

Peter Hammartång, Sweden

Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under): Kilchoman
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y: Yamazaki Suntory 18y
Most Innovative New Whisky: Mackmyra brukswhisky

Matt Kings, Spain

Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under): Springbank Madeira wood
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years): Glendronach Allardice 18 yo
Single Malt Scotch (no age): Arran Sauternes cask finish
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch: Lochside 1991 Gordon & Macphail. Cask 15228 Cava Benito
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y: Nikka Yoichi 10 yo
Most Innovative New Whisky: Glenmorangie Signet

Steffen "MosStef" Sand, Denmark

Blended Scotch (age statement): Whyte & Mackay 30
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under): Daily Drams Laphroaig 11 59.5%
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years): Port Ellen 10th Release
Single Malt Scotch (no age): Dalmore King Alexander
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch: BBR Glenlossie 1975-2010 49.8%
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y: Karuizawa 1977 noh

visitors' awards added 27th December

Ronald Bijl, Netherlands

Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years): Glenfarclas 21 years old
Single Malt Scotch (no age): Kilchoman Spring
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch: Glenfarclas 1963

Ruben Luyten, Belgium

Blended Scotch (no age): Compass Box Lady Luck
Blended Scotch (age statement):
Black Bull 30 years old
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under): Bowmore Tempest
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years): Glenfarclas 40 years old
Single Malt Scotch (no age): Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch: Longmorn 37yo 1972 (The Whisky Agency)
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y: Karuizawa 1977 Noh
Most Innovative New Whisky: Amrut Kadambam

Peter Snoek, Netherlands

Blended Scotch (no age): The Black Grouse
Blended Scotch (age statement): Chivas Regal 12
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under): Lagavulin 12 CS special edition 2010
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years): Yamazaki 18
Single Malt Scotch (no age): Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch: Bowmore 1991 Ltd Edition 16 Port Matured
Most Innovative New Whisky: Compass Box Spice Tree

Arnout Rogiers, Belgium

Blended Scotch (no age): Black Islay (Auchan supermarket France)
Blended Scotch (age statement): Johnnie Walker Blue Label
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under): Port Charlotte MOS 8yo 2001-2010 61.6% sherry
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years): Port Ellen 10th Release
Single Malt Scotch (no age): Ardbeg UIgeadail (2010 version)
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch: Ledaig 4yo Berry Bros 2005-2010 sherry butt 62.7% c900008
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y: Hanyu NOH 1988 2009 21yo 55.6%
Most Innovative New Whisky: Amrut New Releases

Fernando Prati de Aguiar, Brazil

Blended Scotch (no age): Black & White
Blended Scotch (age statement): Buchanan's 18 yo
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under): Macallan 12 yo
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years): Macallan 18 yo
Single Malt Scotch (no age): Bowmore Legend
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch: Ardbeg 2000
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y: Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey

Nominations for 2010 are now closed.

See 2009 Whiskies of the Year
See 2008 Whiskies of the Year
See 2007 Whiskies of the Year
See 2006 Whiskies of the Year
  

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