The wait for the World’s Best Single Malt to be announced is over. Congratulations to Craigellachie and its 31 Years Old expression, which was awarded the prestigious accolade last week.
The blend fought off competition from hundreds of entries globally to be crowned the best in the world at the World Whiskies Awards 2017.
Given that the whisky has only been available for less than three years, the award is testimony to the huge reputation it has built up among whisky connoisseurs and travel shoppers. Although the whisky is available in some local markets, the majority of its business is done in the travel shopping channel so look out for the winning single malt next time you’re in an airport.
John Dewar & Sons Malts Master and Master Blender Stephanie MacLeod describes Craigellachie 31 Years Old as “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.”