These are run by Whisky Magazine every year. Can’t say I’m an avid follower of whisky award competitions in general, which is reflected by the fact that these were announced a week ago. Even more strange is that I have been a forum member of WM for about 4 years now, so blissfully ignorant. What twigged my curiosity was the amount of searches I have had on TJWR over the last few days for the following, Mars 3 Plus 25. Great news, this one won the Worlds Best Blended Malt category.
Also stoked as I wrote the first tasting notes of this one in English and it’s one of the malts I have recommended to put on the buy list of many people who have asked me. Also one I always send samples of to friends. Unfortunetly I don’ think there are too many of these floating around now. If you are in Singapore The Auld Alliance now has this one is stock. Hey Emmanuel(director of The Auld Alliance), I told you so….. ; )
Significantly, Hibiki 21, won worlds best blended whisky yet again.
You can read the full list of ‘winners’ here.
Update 30/3/2013: On reflection that bottling of Mars was released in 2011, so, not sure what the selection criteria is for these awards but it seems a little random.