The Whisky Tasting Club


I’m delighted to announce the launch of the third annual Wizards
of Whisky World Whisky Awards.

These awards have quickly won an outstanding reputation for
recognising the best whiskies from across the world and can boast the most
knowledgeable and experienced panel of world whisky judges of any other awards

Unlike other awards world whiskies are judged against each other
by style before individual awards are given by Continent.

And this year there are two new ground-breaking innovations – the
publication of the World Whisky Top 20, and a new award, The Next Big Thing
Award for ‘works in progress ‘ – new make spirit or spirit under three years
old for European whisky and under  two years old.

The closing date for entries is October 30 and judging will take
place in two stages in November and December. Results will be announced in

Three reasons why you need to enter 

The Wizards of Whisky will showcase whiskies from around the world
with a unique three-pronged promotional approach.

One – The Wizards of Whisky will be judged by two panels of experts
made up of the best bloggers and writers, retailers, and members of my VIP
club, which have been tasting world whiskies for 10 years and have more
experience of world whiskies than anyone else in the country

Two – Medal winning whiskies will be given the opportunity to be
included in up to three of my tasting evenings as part of a 12 date Wizards Of
Whisky tour for corporate clients and whisky clubs. There is no additional cost
for this, apart from providing stock.

Winning whiskies will be offered the chance to be included a five
miniature Wizards whisky pack sold on line by the Whisky Tasting Club (see
There is no added cost for this, apart from providing stock.

Two innovations for 2015

This year there will be two additions to The Wizards:

  1. World Whisky Top 20

A list of the top 20 world whiskies irrespective of style or
country of origin, based on the scoring from both judging panels


The Next Big Thing Award

Aimed at new distillers who have yet to bottle their first whisky,
or companies which have released a new make spirit or ‘work in progress’ and
recognises one to watch for the future.


The Wizards will be covered in the following ways:

  • Regular coverage, brand focus pieces and distillery focus pieces at the Craft
    Distillers Alliance website
  • Regular coverage, news and brand focus pieces on my blog at The Whisky
  • Daily coverage on Facebook and Twitter
  • PR coverage and press releases to all major trade media and to relevant consumer media
    including radio


Whiskies will be judged by style of whisky across the world before
awards are made in the following categories:

World’s best whisky

World’s best single malt

World’s best blend

World’s best other grain whisky

World top 20 whiskies


American Whiskey of the Year

African/Asian Whisky of the Year

Canadian Whisky of the Year

European Whisky of the Year

Irish Whisky of the Year

Japanese Whisky of the Year


World Distiller of the Year

American Distiller of the Year

African/Asian Distiller of the Year

Canadian Distiller of the Year

European Distiller of the Year

Irish Distiller of the Year

Japanese Distiller of the Year


Independent Bottler of the Year

World Top 20

Next Big Thing Award


Crucial dates

All entries should be sent to the following address by no later
than Friday October 24

Dom Roskrow

World Whisky Company Ltd

Independent House

Thorpe Road



For an entry form and entry costs email dominic at
or ring him  on the number below.


Dom Roskrow

World of Whisky

Craft Distillers’ Alliance, TRIBE, Discovery Road &
Wizards of Whisk

0044 7540 348998


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