Top 10 award-winning world whiskies

Countries such as Australia, India and Taiwan are shining a spotlight on the world whisky category with producers offering high-quality and innovative bottlings. We present the products that grabbed the top accolades from our latest blind-tasting.

The Spirits Business held its annual World Whisky Masters last month. The competition was held in a new format due to Covid-19 with the judges tasting the expressions in their own homes to maintain physical distancing. As with a number of our competitions this year, Wine Sorted packed and sent the bottles anonymously to judges’ houses to ensure the whiskies were tasted blindly.

The competition assessed entries from outside of traditional whisky-making countries such as Scotland, Ireland and the US. From Australia and Japan to England and Wales, the competition proved there was high-quality whisky to be found across the world with a large number of Master, Gold and Silver medals awarded.

To shine a light on some of the high-quality bottlings on offer, The Spirits Business has picked out some of the products that scored Master and Gold medals in the World Whisky Masters 2020.

Click through the following pages to see 10 of the highest-scoring bottlings from this year’s competition.