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World Whiskies Awards

SCFOSullivans Cove was named best craft distillery outside the United Kingdom.

Sullivans Cove owner Patrick Maguire said the award, which came after the distillery won world’s best whisky last year, had cemented Tasmania’s reputation internationally.

“This has told me that the outside world and the giants of the whisky distilling industry have accepted what we’re doing and to me that’s a mind-blowing thing,” he said.

“I thought it would take many, many more years before we got to this level.”

THE WINNERS:

Best Single Malt – Kavalan Whisky (Taiwan) Solist Vinho Barrique

Best Flavoured Whisky – Master of Malt 40yo Speyside Whisky Liqueur

Best Grain Whisky – Darkness North British 18yo Oloroso Cask Finish

Best Pot Still Whisky – Redbreast Pot Still 15yo

Best American Whisky – Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whisky

Best Scotch Blended Malt – Wemyss Malts’ Velvet Fig

Best Blended Malt – Nika Whisky Taketsuru Pure Malt 17yo

Best African Blended – Three Ships Bourbon Cask Finish

Best European Blended – Black Mountain Whisky Selection BM no1

Best Irish Blend – Tullamore D.E.W Phoenix

Best Japanese Blend – Suntory Hibiki 12yo

Best Blend – That Boutiquey Whisky Company Blended Whisky #1 Batch 1

Best African Single Malt – Three Ships Single Malt 10yo

Best American Single Malt – Balcones Distilling Texas Single Malt

Best Irish Single Malt – Teeling Whisky Single Malt

Best Australian Single Malt – Sullivans Cove French Oak Cask Matured

Best European Single Malt – Mackmyra Whisky Iskristall

Best Japanese Single Malt – Suntory Yamazaki 18yo

Best Lowland Single Malt – Highland Harvest Single Malt Sauternes Wood

Best Highland Single Malt – The Glenmorangie Extremely Rare 18yo

Best Campbelltown Single Malt – Longrow 11yo

Best Spreyside Single Malt – BenRiach 16yo

Best Islands Single Malt – Ledaig 10yo

Best Islay Single Malt – Ardbeg Kildalton