Malt maniacs awards

2015..awards are..

Supreme Champion
Kavalan ‘Solist’ (58.6%, OB, NAS, Sherry Cask c#S060904024, 551 Bts., 2015*)

Ultra Premium Category (price greater than €150)
Supreme Winner: Glenfarclas 19yo 1994/2014 ‘Double Cask’ (58.7%, OB, Oloroso c#3913&3914, 556 Bts.)
Best Sherried Whisky: Macallan ‘Remix’ (58.9%, OB, NAS, Special Asian Release, 500 Bts.)
Best Peated Whisky: Caol Ila 25yo 1990/2015 (54.3%, Wilson & Morgan, Oloroso finish, c#4707&4708, 408 Bts.)
Best Natural Cask: Slaney Malt 23yo 1991/2015 (59%, Adelphi, Ireland, c#10516, 134 Bts.)
Thumbs Up Award: Overeem ‘Cask Strength – Sherry Cask’ (60%, OB, NAS, c#OHD-074, 47 Bts., 2015*)

Premium Category (bottles in the range from €51 to €150)
Supreme Winner: Kavalan ‘Solist’ (58.6%, OB, NAS, Sherry Cask c#S060904024, 551 Bts., 2015*)
Best Sherried Whiskies: Kavalan ‘Solist’ (56.3%, OB for Asia Palate Association, NAS, Sherry Cask c#S081229019, 522 Bts., 2015*)
Kavalan ‘Solist’ (57.1%, OB for Asia Palate Association, NAS, Sherry Cask c#S081229020, 526 Bts., 2015*)
The two whiskies have exactly the same average score, so we think it is only fair to give the award to both.
Best Peated Whisky: Amrut ‘Peated’ (62.1%, Blackadder Raw Cask, NAS, c#BA20/2015, 182 Bts., 2015)
Best Natural Cask: Chichibu 2010/2014 ‘Chibi Daru’ (53.5%, Number One Drinks, 6200 Bts.)
Thumbs Up Award: Amrut ‘Spectrum’ (50 %,OB, NAS, Bourbon, Hand-crafted 5 wood, 1000 Bts., 2015)

Daily Dram Category (bottles with a typical price no higher than €50)
Supreme Winner: Nantou 3yo 2010/2014 (58%, OB for Aroma TW, Sherry Cask c#841, 240 Bts.)Sherry Finish C#BA2013/451, 370 Bts., 2013)
Best Sherried Whisky: Nantou 4yo 2010/2015 ‘Omar’ (58.4%, OB, Sherry Cask c#21091305, 246 Bts.)
Best Peated Whisky: Lagavulin 16yo (43%, OB, 2015*)
Best Natural Casks: Nantou 6yo 2009/2015 ‘Omar’ (56.8%, OB, Bourbon Cask c#11090105, 190 Bts.)
Thumbs Up Award: Ballechin 10yo (46 %, OB, Heavily Peated, Bourbon & Oloroso)

 

Gold Medals

91 Kavalan ‘Solist’ (58.6%, OB, NAS, Sherry Cask c#S060904024, 551 Bts., 2015*)
90 Kavalan ‘Solist’ (56.3%, OB for Asia Palate Assoc., NAS, Sherry Cask c#S081229019, 522 Bts., 2015*)
90 Kavalan ‘Solist’ (57.1%, OB for Asia Palate Assoc., NAS, Sherry Cask c#S081229020, 526 Bts., 2015*)
90 Glenfarclas 19yo 1994/2014 ‘Double Cask’ (58.7%, OB, Oloroso c#3913&3914, 556 Bts.)

Silver Medals

89 Glendronach 21yo 1993/2014 (56.4%, OB for Kenny Hsu’s Coll. TW, NAS, Oloroso Sherry Butt c#477, 589 Bts.)
89 Kavalan ‘Solist’ (55.6%, OB, NAS, Sherry Cask c#S081229026, 527 Bts., 2015*)
89 Macallan ‘Remix’ (58.9%, OB, Special Asian Release, 500 Bts.)
88 Kavalan ‘Solist’ (56.3%, OB for Asia Palate Association, Sherry Cask c#S081229018, 522 Bts., 2015*)
88 Slaney Malt 23yo 1991/2015 (59%, Adelphi, Ireland, c#10516, 134 Bts.)
87 Glenglassaugh 41yo 1972/2014 (50.6%, OB, Sherry Butt c#2114, 582 Bts.)
87 Nantou 3yo 2010/2014 (58%, OB for Aroma TW, Sherry Cask c#841, 240 Bts.)
87 Chieftain’s Collection ‘Speyside’ 22yo 1990/2012 (46%, Chieftain’s, First Fill Sherry Butt c#5162, 693 Bts.)
87 Amrut ‘Spectrum’ (50 %,OB, NAS, Bourbon, Hand-crafted 5 wood, 1000 Bts., 2015)
87 Glendronach 21yo 1993/2014 (53.6%, OB for Aroma Taiwan, Oloroso Sherry Butt c#479, 542 Bts.)
86 Glen Grant 60yo 1950/2010 (40 %, G&M, First Fill & Refill Sherry, c#2750&2760)
86 Amrut 5yo 20102015 (56.5%, OB exclusive for Taiwan, Oloroso Sherry, c#3823, 600 Bts.)
86 Amrut ‘Peated’ (62.1%, Blackadder Raw Cask, NAS, c#BA20/2015, 182 Bts., 2015)
86 Kavalan ‘Solist’ (57.1%, OB, NAS, Sherry Cask c#S081229025, 511 Bts., 2015*
86 Glendronach 11yo 2003/2014 (55.3%, OB for Aroma Taiwan, PX Sherry Puncheon c#4006, 690 Bts.)
86 Overeem ‘Cask Strength – Sherry Cask’ (60%, OB, NAS, c#OHD-074, 47 Bts., 2015*)
86 Tomatin 36yo 1977/2015 ‘Rare Casks – Batch 1′ (46%, OB, c#48&30142, 798 Bts.)
86 Home Blend 35yo 1980/2015 (47.6%,Wilson & Morgan, , Blended whisky, Sherry Butt c#26, 529 Bts.)
86 Glendronach 25yo 1990/2015 (51.6%, OB, Batch 12, PX Sherry Puncheon c#1375, 656 Bts.)
86 Caol Ila 25yo 1990/2015 (54.3%, Wilson & Morgan, Oloroso finish, c#4707&4708, 408 Bts.)
86 Chichibu 2011/2015 ‘The Peated (Cask Strength)’ (62.5%, Number One Drinks, 5980 Bts.)
86 Nantou 4yo 2010/2015 ‘Omar’ (58.4%, OB, Sherry Cask c#21091305, 246 Bts.)
86 Kavalan ‘Solist (Peaty Cask)’ (54%, OB for Whisky Live Paris, NAS, c#R070507001, 114 Bts., 2015*)
86 Nantou 7yo 2008/2015 ‘Omar’ (50.1%, OB, Sherry Cask c#21090080, 240 Bts.)
86 Nantou 6yo 2009/2015 ‘Omar’ (56.8%, OB, Bourbon Cask c#11090105, 190 Bts.)
86 Glenlivet 19yo 1995/2015 (58.1 %, Signatory CS Collection, Sherry Butt c#166951, 526 Bts.)
85 Chichibu 2010/2014 ‘Chibi Daru’ (53.5%, Number One Drinks, 6200 Bts.)
85 Bowmore 18yo 1997/2015 (58%, Blackadder Cask Strength, 242 Bts.)
85 Ballechin 11yo 2004/2015 (54.6 %,OB for Vintage Wines, Heavily Peated, Manzanilla Sherry c#270)
85 Nantou 6yo 2009/2015 ‘Omar’ (56.3%, OB, Bourbon Cask c#11090106, 163 Bts.)
85 Caol Ila 30y 1984/2015 (50.5 %, LMDW Artist #5, Hogshead c#2763, 205 Bts.)
85 Overeem ‘Cask Strength – Port Cask’ (60%,OB, NAS, c#OHD-029, 125 Bts., 2015*)
85 Amrut 5yo 2010/2015 (62.8%, OB for Whisky Master TW “Lesson 8″, Ex-Bourbon finish (peated), c#2425, 170 Bts.)
85 The Glenlivet ‘Nadurra Batch No. OLO614′ (60.7 %, NAS , First Fill Oloroso,, 2014)
85 Benriach 18yo 1996/2014 (54.4%, OB for Asia Palate Association, PX Sherry finish, c#4521, 717 Bts.)
85 Caol Ila 12yo 2003/2015 (58.1%, Adelphi, c#301266, 285 Bts.)
85 Edradour 14yo 2000/2014 (56.8%, OB for GI Jane, c#2033, 674 Bts.)
85 Aberlour ‘A’bunadh Batch 50′ (59.6 %,OB, NAS, Oloroso Butts, 2015*)
85 Kavalan ‘Solist’ (57.1%, OB, NAS, Bourbon Cask c#B100723021A, 199 Bts., 2015*)
85 Mortlach 27yo 1987/2015 (56.8%, Adelphi, Sherry Hogshead c#3104, 271 Bts.)
85 Clynelish 22yo 1992/2014 (62.1%, Blackadder Raw Cask, Oak Hogshead c#7166, 190 Bts.)
85 Caol Ila 9yo 2004/2014 (58.5%, G&M for TWE, Refill Sherry Hogshead c#30655)
85 Edradour 10y 2004/2015 (55.9 %, OB, Sherry Butt, c#443, 980 Bts.)
85 Lagavulin 16yo (43%, OB, 2015*)
85 Amrut (61%, Blackadder Raw Cask, NAS, Sherry Cask finish, c#BA2015/21, 370 Bts., 2015)

Bronze Medals

84 Amrut 4yo 2011/2015 (59%, OB for Whisky-L Taiwan 2015, Port Pipe c#2714-A, 380 Bts.)
84 Laphroaig 16yo 1998/2015 (59.9%, Signatory Vintage for TWE, Refill Sherry Butt c#700389, 585 Bts.)
84 Arran 9yo 2005/2015 (57.8%, OB for LMDW, Sherry Hogshead c#2005/037, 312 Bts.)
84 Benriach 35yo (42.5%, OB, 2015*)
84 Glenlivet 18yo 1996/2015 (46%, Signatory Vintage for LMDW, First Fill Sherry Butt c#83266, 471 Bts.)
84 Benriach 20yo 1994/2014 (54.7%, OB for Aroma Taiwan, Oloroso Butt, peated, c#808, 678 Bts.)
84 Kilchoman 5yo 2009/2014 (58.3%, OB for Abbey Whisky, PX Sherry Cask finish, c#285/2009, 270 Bts.)
84 Shinshu Mars 3yo 2011 ‘Komagatake’ (57%, Number One Drinks, 2015*)
84 Lagavulin 19yo 1995/2014 (54.7%, OB, Feis Ile 2014, European Oak Sherry Butts)
84 Ballechin 10yo (46 %, OB, Heavily Peated, Bourbon & Oloroso)
84 Glengoyne ‘Cask Strength – Batch 003′ (58.2%, OB, NAS, 2015*)
84 Aberfeldy 21yo (40%, OB, 2015*)
84 Glenrothes 25yo 1990/2015 (56.6%, Douglas Laing XOP, Sherry Butt c#DL10784, 285 Bts.)
84 Mortlach 25yo (43.4%, OB, 50cl, 2015*)
84 Speyburn 26yo 1988/2015 (52.3 %, Berry Bros., c#2114)
84 Finch ‘Barrel Proof’ (54%, Hofgut Aglishard, Bourbon, Red wine finish, 50cl, 1724 Bts., 2015)
84 Kornog ‘Taouarch Chwechved 14BC’ (58.2%,OB, Single Bourbon Barrel, 2015*)
84 Glendullan 38yo ‘Singleton’ (59.8 %, OB, Special Release, 3756 Bts., 2014)
84 Robust Smoky Embers 23yo (54.3%, Cadenhead, Batch 1, Blended whisky, 2015*)
84 Ledaig 16yo 1998/2015 ‘Carn Mor’ (56.2%, Morrison & Mackay for HNWS, Hogshead c#700244, 258 Bts.)
84 Flaming Heart (48.9 %, Compass Box, NAS, 15th Anniversary Ed., Toasted French Oak, 12060 Bts.)
83 Longrow 12yo ‘Red Pinot Noir’ (52.9 %, OB, 11y Bourbon Casks, 9000 Bts., 2015*)
83 Glendronach 21yo ‘Parliament’ (48%, OB, Oloroso & PX Sherry Casks, 2015*)
83 Glenfarclas 25yo 1989/2014 (46%, OB)
83 Laphroaig 12yo 2002/2015 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, Refill Butt c#11511, 332 Bts.)
83 Kilchoman 5yo 2010/2015 ‘The Trilogy’ (60.5%, OB for LMDW, Bourbon c#260/2010, 267 Bts.)
83 Strathclyde 27yo 1988/2015 (53 %, Berry Bros., c#62118)
83 Talisker ‘Skye’ (45.8%, OB, NAS, 2015*)
83 Benromach 10yo ‘100 Proof’ (57 %, OB, 2015*)
83 Laphroaig 16yo 1998/2014 (49.1%, Douglas Laing Old Particular for HNWS, Refill Hogshead c#DL10579, 300 Bts.)
83 Arran 18yo 1996/2015 (50.5%, Single Malts of Scotland , Puncheon c#896928, 624 Bts.)
83 Caol Ila 10yo 2005/2015 (56.4%, G&M for McWhisky, First Fill Bourbon c#301545, 233 Bts.)
83 Benriach 17yo ‘Septendecim’ (46 %, OB, Peated, 2015*)
83 Amrut ‘Fusion Batch #5′ (50%, OB, 75cl, 2015)
83 Benriach 12yo (46%, OB, Sherry Wood, 2015*)
83 Ledaig 10y 2004/2015 (60.4 %, LMDW Artist #5, Sherry Butt c#900179, 588 Bts.)
83 Lagavulin 12yo (54.4%, OB, Special Release, 2014)
83 Edradour 11yo 2002/2014 (58.5%, OB for GI Jane, Sherry Butt c#1211, 50cl, 991 Bts.)
83 Amrut ‘Naarangi’ (50 %,OB, NAS, Oloroso infused w. Orange, 900 Bts.)
83 Glentauchers 18yo 1996/2014 (46 %, Berry Bros., c#1161)
83 Mosstowie 35yo 30.11.1979/15.5.2015 (48.1 %,Signatory, Bourbon Barrel c#25756, 29 / 171)
83 Overeem ‘Cask Strength – Bourbon Cask’ (60%, OB, NAS, 2015*)
83 Talisker ‘Storm’ (45.8%, OB, NAS, 2015*)
83 Edradour 21yo 1993/2015 (51.2 %, OB, Sauternes cask finish, c#8/737/2, 293 Bts.)
83 Caol Ila 12yo (43%, OB, 2015*)
83 Caol Ila 10yo 2004/2015 (60.1 %, G&M, First Fill Sherry Butts)
83 Highland Park ‘Dark Origins’ (46.8%, OB, NAS, “Double” 1st Fill Sherry Casks, 2015*)
83 Talisker ‘Port Ruighe’ (45.8%, OB, NAS, Port Casks, 2015*)
82 Royal Brackla 30yo 1984/2015 (54.1%, Cadenhead, Bourbon Hogshead,192 Bts.)
82 Caol Ila ‘Moch’ (43%, OB, NAS, 2015*)
82 Port Askaig 16yo (45.8%, The Whisky Exchange, 2015*)
82 Tamdhu ‘Batch Strength – Batch 001′ (58.8%, OB, NAS, Sherry Casks, 2015*)
82 Carsebridge 38y 26.10.1976/24.8.2015 (55.8 %,Signatory Vintage for LMDW, Hogshead c#130950, 184 Bts.)
82 Bunnahabhain 27yo 1987/2014 (51.9%, OB for TFSW Taiwan, Refill Hogshead, 190 Bts.)
82 Clynelish 18yo 1996/2014 (52.7%, Whisky Agency, Refill Butt, 360 Bts.)
82 Talisker 10yo (45.8%, OB, 2015*)
82 Finlaggan ‘CS 58%’ (58%, Whisky.com.TW, NAS, 2015*)
82 Clynelish 21y 1992/2014 (49.8 %, LMDW Jam Session #3, Bourbon Hogshead c#1510/9)
82 Ballechin ‘#8′ (46 %, OB, NAS, Heavily Peated, Sauternes Hogsheads, 2015*)
82 Kilkerran ‘Work in Progress 7′ (46%, OB, NAS, Sherry Wood, 2015*)
82 Littlemill 26yo 1988/2014 (51.2%, Art Taiwan / Bow Bar Sapporo, c#7, 147 Bts.)
82 Benriach 17yo 1998/2015 (48.9%, OB for TWE, PX Sherry Finish, c#7758, 704 Bts.)
82 Benromach 2006/2015 ‘Peat Smoke’ (46 %,OB)
82 Kornog ‘Sant Ivy 2015′ (59.6%, OB, NAS, Single Bourbon Barrel, Peated, 2015)
82 Talisker 18yo (45.8%, OB, 2015*)
82 Carsebridge 38y 26.10.1976/24.8.2015 (55.8 %,Signatory Vintage for LMDW, Hogshead c#130950, 184 Bts.)
82 Anon 13yo 2001/2015 ‘Batch 001′ (51.5%, Abbey Whisky, 90 Bts.)
82 Glenglassaugh 30yo (44.8%, OB)
82 Bowmore 17y 1996/2013 (49.8 %, LMDW Jam Session #3, Hogshead c#960051)
82 Ballechin 11y 2004/2015 (56.1 %, LMDW Trilogy 2015, Manzanilla Cask c#277 )
82 Black Snake ‘Vat 2 Second Venom’ (57.7%, Blackadder, Sherry Butt finish, 342 Bts., 2015)
81 Elements of Islay ‘CI7′ (58.5%, The Whisky Exchange, NAS, ‘Caol Ila ‘, 2015*)
81 The English Whisky Co 7yo 2007/2015 (63.5%, Blackadder Raw Cask, Sauternes cask c#804, 224 Bts.)
81 Craigellachie 13yo (46%, OB, Batch 83-LH88, 2015*)
81 Bunnahabhain 26yo 1987/2014 (46 %, Berry Bros., c#2787)
81 Singleton of Dufftown 12yo (40%, OB, 2015*)
81 Finlaggan ‘Ileach – Single Cask’ (58.5%, Vintage Malt Co. TW, NAS, c#VMW 002, 330 Bts., 2015*)
81 Edradour 15yo ‘Fairy Flag’ (46 %, OB, Ex-Bourbon , min. 7yrs in Oloroso, 2015*)
81 Armorik 7yo 2008/2015 ‘Maitre de Chai’ (46%, OB, c#3325&3322, First Fill Oloroso (4y) finish, 1700 Bts.)
81 Bunnahabhain 8yo (43 %, G&M The MacPhail’s Collection, 2015*)
81 Nantou ‘Omar’ (46%, OB, NAS, Sherry Casks, 2015*)
81 Springbank 10yo (46%, OB, 2015*)
81 Clynelish 18yo 1997/2015 (53.3 %, Wilson & Morgan, Tokaji Wood finish, c#6493)
81 Black Snake ‘Vat 6 First Venom’ (56.3%, Blackadder, NAS, PX Sherry Cask finish, 398 Bts., 2015)
81 Littlemill 23y 1990/2014 (52.3 %, LMDW Jam Session #2, Bourbon Hogshead c#30)
81 Clynelish 17yo 1997/2014 (55.2 %, Berry Bros., c#4050)
81 Bunnahabhain 24yo 1989/2014 (42.9 % Berry Bros., c#5716)
81 Peat Reek (46%, Blackadder, NAS, c#Ref: PR2015-3, 452 Bts., 2015)
81 Aultmore 25yo (46%, OB, Batch No.41, 2015*)
81 Tomatin ‘Cask Strength Edition’ (57.5 %, OB, NAS, 2015*)
81 Glenlivet (Minmore) 18yo 1996/2015 (53.7%, Cadenhead, Bourbon Barrel, 180 Bts.)
81 Mortlach 18yo (43.4%, OB, 50cl, 2015*)
80 Glencadam 22yo (55.3%, Abbey Whisky, 96 Bts., 2015*)
80 Bunnahabhain 16yo 1998/2014 (54.3%, The First Editions, 90 Bts.)
80 Oban ‘Little Bay’ (43%, OB, NAS, 100 cl, 2015*)
80 Elements of Islay ‘Oc1′ (65.4%, The Whisky Echange, NAS, ‘Octomore’, 50cl, 2015*)
80 Craigellachie 23yo (46%, OB, Batch 67.KA23, 2015*)
80 Aultmore 21yo (46%, OB, Batch No.107, 75cl, 2015*)
80 Aultmore 18yo (46%, OB, Batch No.481, 2015*)
80 Cameronbridge 25yo 1990/2015 (60.6%, Douglas Laing Old Particular, Refill Butt c#DL10806, 282 Bts.)
80 Mortlach ‘Rare Old’ (43.4%, OB, NAS, 50 cl, 2015*)
80 Cardhu ‘Amber Rock’ (40%, OB, NAS, Toasted Bourbon Casks, 2015*)
80 Kornog ‘Taouarch Eilved 15BC’ (46%, Glann Ar Mor distillery, Bourbon Barrel, 2015*)
80 Singleton of Dufftown 18yo (40%, OB, 2015*)
80 Nantou ‘Omar’ (46%, OB, Bourbon Casks, 2015*)
80 The Six Isles (43%, Ian MacLeod, NAS, Blended whisky, 2015*)

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Morris says:

    looking forward to this years awards

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  2. Lilliana says:

    This is more like a list of great whisky, not like the whisky bible from Jim Murray. Makes more sense.

    Like

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