Congratulations To The 2016 Whiskies Of The World Award Winners!


Whiskies of the World is delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 Whiskies of the World Awards. The awards, which launched two years ago, are part of the Whiskies of the World organization that includes tasting events in AtlantaAustinHoustonSan Francisco and San Jose. This year’s awards include 17 ‘Best in Class’ winners and a ‘Best in Show’ recipient. The ‘Best in Show’ award is decided by unanimous decisions from all the judging panels.



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Whiskies from around the globe were judged on a 100-point basis with a concentration on aromatics, flavor, and finish. Blind judging was performed by a panel of seventeen Texas tastemakers who are all influential figures in the state’s beverage industry.

“I’m impressed and pleased by the amount of details the judges put into evaluating each product,” explained Douglas Smith, Whiskies of the World Event Director.  “I feel good that each product is thoroughly evaluated by several judges and I am thrilled to share the results from this year’s competition!”

The 2016 Best in Show Winner:

Kiln Embers:          Wemyss Malts

For full results visit



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Whiskies of the World refers to craft as a whisky that is two years old or younger.  Those types of whiskies are not judged using the same criteria of an older whisky.

Join us for the upcoming Whiskies of the World Expos: Austin, TX on September 29Houston, TX on October 1stand Atlanta, GA on October 22nd.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit