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Interview with Krish Kumar, Paul John Distillery

WIZARDS OF WHISKY ASIAN DISTILLER 2015: PAUL JOHN DISTILLERY, INDIA Indian distiller Paul John has successfully defended its title as Asian Distiller of The Year. And it did so this year with considerably more ease than it did last year, when it held off strong opposition from indian distiller Amrut and Taiwanese distiller Kavalan. Paul […]

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WORLD WHISKY REVIEW FEBRUARY 2015

MY VIEW – FEBRUARY 2015 So here they are – the results of the third annual Wizards of Whisky Awards and boy, was it hard work this year. More entries, fiercer competition, some organisational issues and an exhausting judging process – it has taken about eight months to reach this point. Which it means it’s […]

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Wizards of Whisky World’s Best Other Grain Whiskies 2015

Best other grain whisky: Boutique-y Company Blended Whisky Batch 1, Scotland                83.3 Second best other grain whisky: Balcones Baby Blue, USA    82.5 Third best other grain whisky: Powers John’s Lane, Ireland    81.3 4. Millstone 100 Rye, Zuidam, The Netherlands   GOLD 5. Balcones Brimstone, USA      GOLD 6. Syntax Spirits Wine Barrel Bourbon, USA   GOLD 7. Catoctin Creek Roundstone […]

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Wizards of Whisky World Distiller of The Year 2015

Swedish distiller Mackmyra has been crowned Wizards of Whisky World Distiller of the Year 2015 after dominating the malt whisky category of the awards. All four entries from the distillery achieved gold medals and finished in the top seven malt whiskies tasted blind by a panel of 12 judges. Mackmyra Midnattssol also won the title […]

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Wizards of Whisky World’s Best Other Grain Whiskies 2015

 That Boutique-y Whisky Company Scotch Blend Batch One A blended Scotch whisky has been chosen as the best ‘other grains’ whisky in The Wizards of Whisky World Whisky Awards. The blend, called Scotch Blend Batch One and bottled at 50.3% by online drinks retailer Master of Malt as part of its Boutique-y Whisky range, beat […]

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WIZARDS AMERICAN CRAFT DISTILLER OF THE YEAR 2015

BALCONES, TEXAS It’s business as usual for Texan distillers Balcones, who have put a line under a difficult few months by reclaiming their title as Wizards of Whisky American Craft Distiller of the Year. The distillers fought off fierce competition from a range of American craft distillers, but in particular Syntax Spirits of Colorado, who […]

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Wizards of Whisky Best World Single Malts 2015

World’s best single malt: Mackmyra Mittnattssol, Sweden  84.5 GOLD 2nd best single malt:        Brenne 10 Year Old, France         82.3 GOLD 3rd best single malt:        Macmyra Reserve, Sweden         82.3 GOLD 4. Mackmyra Rōk,  Sweden        GOLD 5. Millstone PX 1999, Zuidam, The Netherlands    GOLD 6. Spirit of Hven Seven Stars , Sweden      GOLD 7. Mackmyra Vintage, Sweden       GOLD 8. Berry Bros & Rudd Blue Hanger […]

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WIZARDS OF WHISKY EUROPEAN DISTILLER OF THE YEAR 2015

MACKMYRA, SWEDEN Sweden has restocked its claim to the title of being the world’s leading non traditional whisky making country in emphatic style, with a stunning performance from long established distillery Mackmyra, ably supported by smaller distillers Spirit of Hven. Mackmyra was awarded four high scoring gold medals for its four entries, and with Spirit […]

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WIZARDS OF WHISKY IRISH DISTILLER OF THE YEAR

BUSHMILLS Northern Ireland’s Bushmills Distillery has held off fierce competition from Irish Distillers and Teeling to take the title of Wizards of Whisky Irish Distiller of the Year in what proved to be the closest contest of the Awards so far. Seven gold medals and four silver medals were shared by the three main producers […]

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WIZARDS OF WHISKY ASIAN DISTILLER 2015

PAUL JOHN DISTILLERY, INDIA   Indian distiller Paul John has successfully defended its title as Asian Distiller of The Year. And it did so this year with considerably more ease than it did when it held off strong opposition from indian distiller Amrut and Taiwanese distiller Kavalan. Paul John, which last year went on to […]

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