The Whisky Tasting Club


A record number of  whiskies were entered in to the third Wizards Whisky Awards and several new distillers entered for the first time. The competition in most of the categories was intense.

The judging was carried out by a panel of 10 members of my VIP Whisky Club, most of whom have been tasting world whiskies with me for nearly 10 years. The whiskies are tasted blind and because I know what the whiskies are, I am not part of the judging panel.

Whiskies are scored out of 100, and a proportion of them are awarded gold, silver or bronze medals.

Trophies are given in the following categories:

American Craft Distiller of the Year

Asian Distiller of the Year

Australasian Distiller of the Year

Canadian Distiller of the Year

European Distiller of the Year

Irish Distiller of The Year

World Distiller of the Year (chosen from the winners of the above

Independent Bottler of the Year

New World Single Malt Whisky of the Year

New World Other Grain Whisky of the Year

World Whisky of the Year (chosen from the two world winners above)

The results will be announced on Facebook and Twitter each day from today, and published on my blog site at the Whisky Tasting Club,

A full list of winners with comment and interviews with the winners will be published in the February issue of World Whisky Review, published at the end of January at

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