Every year, the International Wine & Spirit Competition recognizes the best wines and spirits in the world. After 400 experts across the world voted, the results of the IWSC 2018 spirits competition are here. There are quite a few familiar names on the list. The bourbon trophy went to W.L. Weller 12 from Sazerac (aka Buffalo Trace). The cask strength scotch whisky trophy went to Cask 3.305 – The Scents of Perfection from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Ltd. Single malt scotch 15 years and under? Ballantine’s Glentauchers 15 year old from Chivas Brothers. Single malt scotch with no age statement? Glenfiddich Finest Solera. Single malt scotch over 15 years old? The Balvenie Thirty. El Tesoro Paradiso Extra Añejo took home the tequila honors. Worldwide whiskey was won by Tullamore D.E.W. 18 year. If you see any of your favorites from the list on store shelves, pick them up because the winners are going to be harder and harder to find.

Bourbon Trophy – W.L. Weller 12 Year Old

Rum Trophy– Trois Rivieres VSOP Reserve Speciale

Single Male Scotch (No Age) Trophy – Glenfiddich Finest Solera

Tequila Trophy– El Tesoro Paradiso Extra Anejo Tequila

Vodka Trophy – Adnams Longshore Triple Malt Vodka

Worldwide Whiskey Trophy – Tullamore D.E.W. 18 Year


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