World Whiskies Awards

Australia triumphs at World Whiskies Awards

February 11, 2020
By Alana House

Australian whiskies have picked up 39 medals in The World Whiskies Awards.

The global awards, presented by The Drinks Report, select the very best in all internationally recognised styles of whiskies.

“It’s pretty much the Olympic Games of the whiskey world,” said Mark Watkins, from Tropical North Queensland distillers Mt Uncle Distillery.

Mt Uncle’s The Watkins was named the finest in the ’12 Years and Under’ malt whisky category.”

“Performing well here is epic for us, a great testament to the team and we’re stoked to put Walkamin on the map,” Watkins added.

In Round 1 of the World Whiskies Awards, the panel of experts blind tasted entries by their style and in their region. These were also grouped by age statement in order to determine the best whiskies by overall category.

In Round 2 of the World Whiskies Awards, style winners will be tasted against each other to identify the ‘Best’ whisky in each category. In Round 3, the ‘Best’ whisky in each category will then tasted against each other one last time to select the World’s Best whisky.

The Aussie Round 1 World Whiskies Awards winners were:

BLENDED AUSTRALIAN

No Age Statement Category Winner: Starward Two-Fold

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FLAVOURED WHISKY – GRAIN AUSTRALIAN

12 Years & Under Category Winner: Native Grain

No Age Statement Category Winner: Tiger Snake Whiskey Cask Strength

NEW MAKE AUSTRALIAN

Category Winner: Archie Rose Six Malt New Make

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RYE AUSTRALIAN

12 Years & Under Category Winner: Archie Rose Rye Malt Whisky

No Age Statement – Gold: Tiger Snake Whiskey Rye of the Tiger

SINGLE CASK SINGLE MALT AUSTRALIAN

12 Years & Under Category Winner: Sullivans Cove French Oak Single Cask

Gold: Nant Whisky Sherry Cask Matured Cask Strength

Silver: Nant Whisky Port Cask Matured

Silver: Overeem Whisky Port Cask Matured

Silver: Overeem Whisky Sherry Cask Matured

Cask Strength –

Silver: Spring Bay Single Malt Sherry Cask Matured

Bronze: Mackey Apera Cask 144

Bronze: Rochfort Distillery Muscat Cask

Bronze: Sullivans Cove American Oak Tawny Single Cask

13 to 20 Years –

Category Winner: Hellyers Road Distillery Master Series Original 2241.03

Gold: Hellyers Road Distillery Master Series Peated 4032.07

Silver: Sullivans Cove Old & Rare French Oak Single Cask

Bronze: Hellyers Road Distillery Master Series Slightly Peated 4085.11

No Age Statement –

Category Winner: Chief’s Son 900 Standard Barrel 001

Gold: Iniquity Gold Label Batch 004

Silver: Limeburners Port Cask Strength

Bronze: Sullivans Cove Double Cask Special Edition

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SINGLE MALT AUSTRALIAN

12 Years & Under Category Winner: Watkins Whiskey Co. Single Malt Hybrid Cask

Gold: Archie Rose 2 Years Old Single Malt Whisky

Silver: Archie Rose 3 Years Old Single Malt Whisky

Bronze: Old Kempton Distillery Small Cask, Classic Port

13 to 20 Years –

Category Winner: Hellyers Road Distillery 15 Years Old

Original Single Malt 21 Years & Over –

Category Winner: Sullivans Cove 25th Anniversary Edition

No Age Statement –

Category Winner: Lark Whisky Classic Cask

Gold: Mackey Tawny Release 4 (R4)

Gold: Starward Solera

Silver: Chief’s Son 900 Standard

Silver: Hobart Whisky American Oak, Ex-Bourbon

Silver: Hobart Whisky Winter Feast Exclusive – Rum Maple Cask

Silver: Lark Whisky Distiller’s Selection

Bronze: Launceston Distillery Cask Strength, Bourbon Cask Matured

Bronze: Mackey Apera Release 3 (R3)

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