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The 16 Best Scotch Whiskies According To The International Spirits Challenge 2021

The International Spirits Challenge 2021 has unveiled the best Scotch whiskies in the world, at least in their opinion. The annual competition is now in its 26th year and receives submissions from across the globe.

This year, the International Spirits Challenge 2021 received more than 1,800 entries from nearly 70 countries worldwide. The ISC Tasting Awards winners are established through a rigorous judging process – a highly controlled operation held over twelve days of intense blind tastings by panels of more than 50 respected and experienced industry professionals.

In 2021, the annual award show dubbed 16 Scotch whiskies worth of its top honor, a Double Gold medal. Chivas brothers walked away with the most awards, counting 5 total Double Golds. William Grant & Sons, meanwhile, collected three top awards of their own. Check out the entire list of top Scotch whiskies below:

The 16 Best Scotch Whiskies According To The International Spirits Challenge 2021

BottleCompanySub CategoryMedal
Royal Salute 62 Gun SaluteChivas BrothersBlends 21 years old and overDOUBLE GOLD
WILLIAM PEEL DOUBLE MATURATIONWILLIAM PEELBlends No Age StatementDOUBLE GOLD
Glenfiddich Amontillado Sherry Cask FinishWilliam Grant & Sons DistillersDistillers’ Single Malts 12 years old and underDOUBLE GOLD
Aberlour 18 Year OldChivas BrothersDistillers’ Single Malts between 13 and 20 years oldDOUBLE GOLD
Royal Brackla 21YO – Sherry Cask Finish – OLOROSO, PALO CORTADO & PEDRO XIMENEZ- Highland Single MaltJohn Dewar and Son’s LtdDistillers’ Single Malts 21 years old and overDOUBLE GOLD
Johnnie Walker Double BlackDiageoBlends No Age StatementDOUBLE GOLD
Royal Salute 21 Years Old The Signature BlendChivas BrothersBlends 21 years old and overDOUBLE GOLD
Glenmorangie The AccordThe Glenmorangie CompanyDistillers’ Single Malts 12 years old and underDOUBLE GOLD
Deanston 12 Year OldDistell Group LtdDistillers’ Single Malts 12 years old and underDOUBLE GOLD
50 Y O Whyte and Mackay Blended Scotch WhiskyWhyte and Mackay LtdBlends 21 years old and overDOUBLE GOLD
Chivas Regal UltisChivas BrothersBlends No Age StatementDOUBLE GOLD
Royal Salute Blended Scotch Whisky 23 years oldPernod RicardBlends 21 years old and overDOUBLE GOLD
LAUDER’S 25 YEAR OLD BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKYMACDUFF INTERNATIONAL (SCOTCH WHISKY) LIMITEDBlends 21 years old and overDOUBLE GOLD
Aberlour 16 Year OldChivas BrothersDistillers’ Single Malts between 13 and 20 years oldDOUBLE GOLD
Glenfiddich Gran Cortes XXIIWilliam Grant & Sons DistillersDistillers’ Single Malts 21 years old and overDOUBLE GOLD
The Balvenie ThirtyWilliam Grant & Sons DistillersDistillers’ Single Malts 21 years old and overDOUBLE GOLD

Check out the Scotch whisky winners from the 2020 edition of the awards.

For more information, head over to the competition’s official website.

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