Bacardi and John Dewar & Sons announce Craigellachie won World's Best Single Malt award

Craigellechie 31 YO, available mainly in GTR, has been named Best Single Malt in the World

John Dewar & Sons Ltd recently announced that Craigellachie 31 Years Old has been awarded the World’s Best Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards 2017. The award was presented by Whisky Magazine at an awards ceremony held at the Waldorf Hotel in London on March 30th. For this event, an esteemed panel of internationally recognised whisky experts deemed Craigellachie 31 Years Old as the best single malt whisky in the world, beating hundreds of entries from around the world. Craigellachie Single Malt originally launched into Global Travel Retail in September 2014 and this remains its main market; the whisky is available in only limited and select domestic markets.

Georgie Bell, Global Malts Ambassador, commented: “Since launching, Craigellachie has built up a huge reputation in the on-trade and with whisky connoisseurs – it is sought out and admired – and the accolade is true testimony to this. It shows how far the Craigellachie brand has come in the last three years, and how from a production, maturation and blending perspective we really are second to none.”

Stephanie MacLeod, Malts Master and Master Blender for John Dewars & Sons, describes Craigellachie 31 Years Old as being “Beautifully balanced, smooth and rich, a swirl of smoke and sulphur accentuate the sumptuous fruits of kiwi and pineapple.  The tang of old, leather bound books and tobacco emerge, with a hint of meatiness.”

This prestigious award follows on from the outstanding success of Craigellachie 23 Years Old being crowned as ‘Best in Show’ at the San Francisco World’s Spirits Competition in 2015, America's most respected and influential international spirits event.