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The 2010 International Whisky Competition Announces the Official Results for the Best Whiskies of the Year - May 25, 2010

Strong on social media, the 2010 International Whisky Competition proves to be the whisky competition 2.0

CHICAGO: May 25, 2010 – The 2010 International Whisky Competition held at the Penthouse Suite of the Hotel 71 in Chicago last month came to an end on April 8th. Over 45 whiskies were tasted by 6 judges, master whisky tasters, coming from different parts of the world (Scotland, Netherlands, Canada, USA, and Belgium).

Every whisky was blind tasted and rated on a judging grid which included 5 categories ranging from packaging, to nose, to color, to taste, to finish as well as various sub-categories.

The private event was broadcasted live over Ustream to hundreds of whisky fans around the world, something new and exciting to the world of whisky competitions. Not only were fans able to watch the competition, they were encouraged to vote for their favorite whisky under the “Wisdom of the Masses” category.

The International Whisky Competition is an enthusiast of social media and has a dynamic Facebook fan page, YouTube and Twitter accounts in order to inspire and stay connected with whisky drinkers. Videos from the competition as well as individual interviews with the judges are available on the sites.

The International Whisky Competition is proud to announce the official results for the best whiskies of the year:

Whisky of the Year:

  1. Gold: The Yamazaki 1984 – 25 Year Old Single Malt

  2. Silver: The Dalmore 40 Year Old

  3. Bronze: The Yamazaki 12 Year Old Single Malt

Single Malt No Age:

  1. Gold: The Dalmore Gran Reserva

  2. Silver: The Dalmore King Alexander III – 1263

  3. Bronze: Lark Distillery 43% Single Cask Release, Single Malt Whisky

Ultra Premium Scotch:

  1. Gold: The Dalmore 40 Year Old

  2. Silver: The Balvenie Portwood 21 Year Old

  3. Bronze: The Dalmore 1981 Amoroso – 28 Year Old

New Release:

  1. Gold: Usquaebach 15 Year Old Blended Malt Whisky

  2. Silver: Maker’s 46

  3. Bronze: Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve Canadian Whisky

Cask Strength:

  1. Gold: Signatory Vintage Royal Lochnagar

  2. Silver: Lark Distillery 58% Cask Strength

  3. Bronze: G&M Caol Ila 8 Year Old

Single Malt 13-17:

  1. Gold: The Dalmore 15 Year Old

  2. Silver: Isle of Jura 16 Year Old

  3. Bronze: The Balvenie Madeira Cask 17 Year Old

Islands:

  1. Gold: Isle of Jura 16 Year Old

  2. Silver: Lark Distillery 43% Single Cask Release, Single Malt Whisky

  3. Bronze: Lark Distillery 58% Cask Strength Whisky

Young Whisky:

  1. Gold: Douglas Laing Big Peat

  2. Silver: Lark Distillery 43% Single Cask Release, Single Malt Whisky

  3. Bronze: G&M Caol Ila 8 Year Old

Blended Whisky (Over 10 Year Old):

  1. Gold: Whyte & MacKay 13 Year Old

  2. Silver: Usquaebach 15 Year Old Blended Malt Whisky

  3. Bronze: Black Dog De Luxe Aged 12 Years Scotch Whisky

Single Malt 18-24:

  1. Gold: The Balvenie Portwood 21 Year Old

  2. Silver: The Yamazaki 18 Year Old Single Malt

  3. Bronze: The Dalmore MacKenzie 1992 – 18 Year Old

Asia-Pacific:

  1. Gold: The Yamazaki 1984 – 25 Year Old Single Malt

  2. Silver: The Yamazaki 12 Year Old Single Malt

  3. Bronze: The Yamazaki 18 Year Old Single Malt

12 Year Old:

  1. Gold: The Yamazaki 12 Year Old Single Malt

  2. Silver: The Dalmore 12 Year Old

  3. Bronze: Suntory Hibiki 12 Year Old

Single Malt 25+:

  1. Gold: The Yamazaki 1984 – 25 Year Old Single Malt

  2. Silver: The Dalmore 40 Year Old

  3. Bronze: The Dalmore 1981 Amoroso – 28 Year Old

Blended Whisky (Under 10 Years Old):

  1. Gold: Signature Rare Aged Whisky

  2. Silver: Whyte & MacKay Special Blend

  3. Bronze: John Barr Gold

North America:

  1. Gold: Forty Creek Barrel Select Canadian Whisky

  2. Silver: Maker’s 46

  3. Bronze: Maker’s Mark regular edition

Wisdom of the Masses:

  1. Gold: Usquaebach Old-Rare Flagon

  2. Silver: McDowell’s No. 1 Whisky

  3. Bronze: Suntory Hibiki 12 Year Old

About International Whisky Competition
International Whisky Competition is a young and creative company organizing a world-class whisky competition.  The International Whisky Competition is the premium whisky competition in the world. Our goal is to bring whiskies from around the world to be tasted and rated by a panel of judges in an annual event. The International Whisky Competition attracts whisky lovers from around the world via the web and allows fans to vote for their favorite whisky of the competition.  The company was founded in Canada in 2009 by three whisky connoisseurs.  Its home page is www.whiskycompetition.com.

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