The 26 Best Scotch Whiskies In The World According To The International Spirits Challenge 2020 adam-wilson-6UIonphZA5o-unsplash

The 26 Best Scotch Whiskies In The World According To The International Spirits Challenge 2020

It’s a good time to be a fan of Scotch Whiskies according to the International Spirits Challenge 2020. The 25th edition of the annual spirits competition just announced the medal recipients in its Scotch Whisky categories and a total of 26 bottles were awarded Double Golds, the challenge’s highest honor.

Judges at the International Spirits Challenge 2020 hailed the overall quality standards on display within the Scotch Whisky category after issuing a wild 323 total medals, of which only one was bronze.

Glenfiddich, Dalmore, and Balvenie Whiskies received the most praise, as Glenfiddich picked up four Double Gold medals, while Dalmore and Balvenie were both awarded three. Glenmorangie and Royal Salute each picked up two Double Golds.

Here are the 26 Best Scotch Whiskies In The World According To The 2020 International Spirits Challenge:

BottleCompanyCategoryMedal
35 Y O Dalmore Single Highland MaltWhyte and Mackay LtdDistillers’ Single Malts 21 years old and overDouble Gold
Chivas Regal UltisChivas BrothersDistillers Scotch Blends No Age Statement (including 8 – 10 Y O)Double Gold
Grant’s Aged 18William Grant & Sons DistillersDistillers Scotch Blends between 12 and 20 years oldDouble Gold
Ballantine’s Glenburgie Aged 15 YearsChivas BrothersDistillers’ Single Malts between 13 and 20 years oldDouble Gold
Grand Macnish 15 Year Old Sherry Cask Edition Blended Scotch WhiskyMacduff International (Scotch Whisky) LTDDistillers Scotch Blends between 12 and 20 years oldDouble Gold
LABEL 5 Aged 18 yearsLa MartiniquaiseDistillers Scotch Blends between 12 and 20 years oldDouble Gold
Royal Salute 25 Years Old The Treasured BlendChivas BrothersDistillers Scotch Blends 21 years old and overDouble Gold
Royal Salute 21 Years Old The Malts BlendChivas BrothersDistillers Blended MaltsDouble Gold
Glenmorangie The AccordThe Glenmorangie CompanyDistillers Single Malt No Age StatementDouble Gold
Dalmore Vintage “Quartet” Single Highland MaltWhyte and Mackay LtdDistillers Single Malt No Age StatementDouble Gold
Glenfiddich Cask Collection Solera FinestWilliam Grant & Sons DistillersDistillers Single Malt No Age StatementDouble Gold
Glenfiddich 15 Year OldWilliam Grant & Sons DistillersDistillers’ Single Malts between 13 and 20 years oldDouble Gold
Tullibardine – 15 Years OldTullibardine – Terroirs Distillers GroupDistillers’ Single Malts between 13 and 20 years oldDouble Gold
Glenmorangie 19 Years OldThe Glenmorangie CompanyDistillers’ Single Malts between 13 and 20 years oldDouble Gold
The GlenAllachie Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 18 Years OldThe GlenAllachie Distillers Co LimitedDistillers’ Single Malts between 13 and 20 years oldDouble Gold
Tamvavulin Single Speyside Malt Vintage 1970Whyte and Mackay LtdDistillers’ Single Malts 21 years old and overDouble Gold
46 Y O Fettercairn Single Highland MaltWhyte and Mackay LtdDistillers’ Single Malts 21 years old and overDouble Gold
Jura Single Highland Malt Vintage 1993Whyte and Mackay LtdDistillers’ Single Malts 21 years old and overDouble Gold
Glenfiddich 21 Year OldWilliam Grant & Sons DistillersDistillers’ Single Malts 21 years old and overDouble Gold
The Balvenie Traditional Oak 25yoWilliam Grant & Sons DistillersDistillers’ Single Malts 21 years old and overDouble Gold
Caperdonich Aged 25 YearsChivas BrothersDistillers’ Single Malts 21 years old and overDouble Gold
Glen Keith 1991 Aged 25 YearsChivas BrothersDistillers’ Single Malts 21 years old and overDouble Gold
40 Y O Dalmore Single Highland MaltWhyte and Mackay LtdDistillers’ Single Malts 21 years old and overDouble Gold
The Balvenie ThirtyWilliam Grant & Sons DistillersDistillers’ Single Malts 21 years old and overDouble Gold
Glenfiddich 30 Year OldWilliam Grant & Sons DistillersDistillers’ Single Malts 21 years old and overDouble Gold
The Balvenie FortyWilliam Grant & Sons DistillersDistillers’ Single Malts 21 years old and overDouble Gold

Last month, the 2020 International Spirits Challenge announced winners in a variety of its other categories, including their Top 5 Aquavit. Later this month they will announce the awards for the top Brandy, Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados, Grappa, Pisco, and Fruit Distillates

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