The 'World's Best Single Malt' has been declared at the at the World Whiskies Awards in London.

Run by The Whisky Magazine, the annual awards ceremony which took place at the Waldorf Hotel in London this week, crowned the Craigellachie 31-years-old as the winner of the ‘World’s Best Single Malt’ title.

World's Best Single Malt Whisky Craigellachie

Picture: Dewar’s

A panel of internationally recognised whisky experts judged hundreds of entries from across the world before deciding on their winner.

Even more remarkable is the fact that the brand was only launched as a single malt by John Dewar & Sons in 2014 and builds on the success of the 23-years-old in other spirits competitions.

Georgie Bell, Global Malts Ambassador comments: “Since launching, Craigellachie has built up a huge reputation in the on-trade and with whisky connoisseurs – its 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 of a beef consommé.”

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