The Singleton of Glen Ord 15 year old has won a Trophy, the ultimate prize, and a Gold Outstanding citation at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC).
It won a Gold Outstanding and overall Trophy for ‘Best Single Malt 15 years and Under’ for The Singleton of Glen Ord 15 year old, which the judges praised as “Wonderfully complex and appealing. Warm and sensual, compiled with a basket of forest fruits and savoury delights. Classic and Chic.”
Gold Outstanding medals were also won for Lagavulin Distillers Edition and Lagavulin 16 year old .
Bushmills 21 year old Single Malt Irish Whiskey also won a Gold Outstanding award: the judges loved it: “Stunning nose led by ripe nectarine, peach, and marzipan. Then follows a dramatic wave of malty aromas backed by rich oloroso sherry. Hints of cinnamon and sweet vanilla. Deep flavoured mellow mouth with lots of mature characters all based around fine malt and good sherry. Hints of raisins and liquorice. Smooth in all respects. Intense, well concentrated finish.”
Gold Medals (which means 90-100 out of 100 points) for several great blended Scotch whiskies, including John Walker & Sons Odyssey and Johnnie Walker Blue Label and Black Label.
Gold Medals were also awarded to The Singleton of Glen Ord 12 year old and Caol Ila 12 year old, and to Bushmills 16 year old Single Malt Irish Whiskey.
Silver Outstanding Medals went to:-
Johnnie Walker Platinum Label 18 year old, released earlier this year
Oban 14 year old
Talisker 10 year old
The Singleton of Dufftown 15 year old
The Singleton of Glendullan 12 year old
Windsor 12 year old
Windsor Deluxe 17 year old