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William
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:16 pm    Post subject: Japanese Whisky Receives Best Whisky In The World Award Reply with quote

Two Japanese whiskies have received Best Whisky in the World awards from the Whisky Magazine. The awards where:

WORLD'S BEST SINGLE MALT WHISKY
WINNER: YOICHI 20 YEARS OLD

CATEGORY WINNERS
World's Best Highland Single Malt Whisky - Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or
World's Best Speyside Single Malt Whisky - The Glenrothes 1978
World's Best Irish Single Malt Whiskey - Bushmills 16 Years Old
World's Best Japanese Single Malt Whisky - Yoichi 20 Years Old
World's Best Other Single Malt Whisky - Privus 05
World's Best Island Non Islay Single Malt Whisky - Talisker 30 Years Old
World's Best Islay Unpeated Single Malt Whisky - Bunnahabhain 25 Years Old
World's Best Islay Peated Single Malt Whisky - Lagavulin 16 Years Old
World's Best Island Single Malt Whisky - Talisker 30 Years Old

WORLD'S BEST BLENDED WHISKY
WINNER: SUNTORY HIBIKI 30 YEARS OLD

CATEGORY WINNERS
World's Best Scotch Blended Whisky - Hankey Bannister 40 Years Old
World's Best Japanese Blended Whisky - Suntory Hibiki 30 Years Old
World's Best Irish Blended Whisky - Kilbeggan 15 Years Old

These awards show that the Japanese are now producing some really good whisky and awards such as this is sure to find there whisky a bigger audience here in the UK and worldwide. However i couldnt see Japanese whisky making much pf a dent in the Scotch whisky market share in the near future.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Japanese Whisky Receives Best Whisky In The World Award Reply with quote

William wrote:
However i couldnt see Japanese whisky making much pf a dent in the Scotch whisky market share in the near future.

William


Hi William

They definitely wont make much of a dent in the Scotch whisky market with these 2 whiskies as i just checked The Whisky Exchange who usually have one of the better selections of Japanese whisky in the UK, the YOICHI 20 YEARS OLD is out of stock and they do not have the SUNTORY HIBIKI 30 YEARS OLD at all.

Even if they did have the Nikka Yoichi 20 year old they wanted £150 for it, you can get 3 or 4 botlles of last years (Talisker 18) Worlds Best Single Malt whisky for that price.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am sure the Nikka Yoichi 20 year old is a well deserved winner, i havent ventured into Japanese malts yet myself but results like this do tempt me to maybe give them a try.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was quite surprised to see a Japanese malt winning this but it must be good to do so.
Looks like The Whisky Exchange are struggling to keep up with demand for it since it was announced as the winner. As William said, i am sure this result will bring Japanese whisky to more peoples attention.

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