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Whiskies of the Year 2012

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

Gavin's Whiskies of the Year 2012

Blended Scotch (no age) Cutty Sark Tam O'Shanter
Blended Scotch (age statement) Johnnie Walker Platinum Blend (18-year-old)
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under) Kilchoman Machir Bay
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years) The Dalmore 1978
Single Malt Scotch (no age) Ardbeg Galileo
Single Cask Malt Scotch Milroy's of Soho Glen Garioch 1978
Non-Scotch Whisky Yellow Spot Irish pot still whiskey
Innovative Whisky Compass Box Great King Street Artist's Blend

visitors' awards added 23rd January 2012

Irina Shulitskaya, Russiia

Blended Scotch (no age) Black Bull Special Reserve No.1 Duncan Taylor
Blended Scotch (age statement) Lord Elcho 15YO
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under) Aberlour 10 YO
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years) Glenmorangie Signet
Single Malt Scotch (no age) The Dalmore King Alexander III
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch The Balvenie 15 YO Single Barrel
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y Suntory Hibiki 17 YO
Most Innovative New Whisky Octomore 4.2 Comus

David Wood, UK

Blended Scotch (no age) Black bottle
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under) Glenburgie
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years) Glenlivet 15yrs

Richard Amey, USA

Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under) Port Charlotte PC10 59.8% abv
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years) Glenturret 1977 34YO Single Refill Sherry Hogshead 47.9% abv
Single Malt Scotch (no age) Ardbeg Day 56.7% abv
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch Brora 1981 30YO Binny's Sherry Butt #1523 54.5% abv
Most Innovative New Whisky Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2006 50% abv

visitors' awards added 13th January 2012

Mark Causey, USA

Blended Scotch (no age) Teachers
Blended Scotch (age statement) Johnnie Walker green
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under) Ardbeg 10
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years) Glengoyne 17
Single Malt Scotch (no age) Glenfarclas 105 cask strength
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y William l Weller (Buffalo Trace Antique Collection)
Most Innovative New Whisky Redbreast 12 cask strength

Arnout Rogiers, Belgium

Blended Scotch (no age) Monkey Shoulder
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under) Ledaig 6yo Single Malts of Scotland 2012 56%
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years) Glengoyne 1969 TWE DIrectors Special
Single Malt Scotch (no age) Glenrothes John Ramsay Legend
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch Benriach 1976-2012 Usqeabauch society
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y Kavalan Solist sherry (Taiwan)
Most Innovative New Whisky Kavalan Solist sherry

Alexander Holwerda, Netherlands

Blended Scotch (age statement) Exclusive blend David Stirk 1979
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under) Ardmore 10 2002-2012 55,9% Chieftains
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years) Mortlach 41 1971-2012 43% Gordon&Macphail
Single Malt Scotch (no age) Glendronach Cask Strength
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch Glengoyne 40 1972-2012 55,5% Malts of Scotland
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y Cooley 13 1999-2012 53,3% Thosop
Most Innovative New Whisky Littlemill 24 1988-2012 54,2% Whiskyman

Rene Ramon, UK

Blended Scotch (no age) Black Bottle
Blended Scotch (age statement) Black Bull 12yo
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years) Glengoyne 17yo
Single Malt Scotch (no age) Ardbeg Galileo
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch Scottish Malt Whisky Society 2.81

Edwin de Lange, Netherlands

Blended Scotch (no age) Teachers
Blended Scotch (age statement) Ballentines 17y
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under) Octomore 10y
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years) Highland Park 18y
Single Malt Scotch (no age) Kilchoman autumn 2009
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch Kilchoman cask 120-2007 W.I.N.
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y Connemara Mor
Most Innovative New Whisky Ardbeg Galileo

Bob Townsend, USA

Blended Scotch (no age) Black Grouse (the only NAS blend I tried in 2012)
Blended Scotch (age statement) Chivas Royal Salute 21 year
Single Malt Scotch (12 years and under) Edradour 8 year 2003 d'Yquem Sauternes Cask 46%
Single Malt Scotch (over 12 years) Ledaig 19 year 45% St. Joseph Wood Finish (Gordon & MacPhail)
Single Malt Scotch (no age) Bruichladdich Octomore 04.2 Comus
Single Cask Bottling Malt Scotch Arran Bourbon Cask 1996 cask # 2096, 186 bottles
Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y Amrut Intermediate Sherry Cask
Most Innovative New Whisky Arran Devil's Punch Bowl & Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2006

See 2011 Whiskies of the Year
See 2010 Whiskies of the Year
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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