Macallan Fine Oak 21 year old single
malt scooped the top prize, the esteemed
Ultimate Spirits Chairman´s Trophy, at
the Ultimate Spirits Challenge.
Following four stages of competitive
judging over the course of three days,
Ultimate Chairman´s Trophy winners were
arrived at based on their aggregate
score on the 100-point scale. The
Macallan Fine Oak 21 year old scored 97
points the highest marks in its
In addition, Highland Park 18 year old single
malt, The Macallan 1824 Collection
Select Oak and The Macallan 1824
Collection Estate Reserve, had the
distinction of all reaching the
semi-final and were awarded
‘extraordinary and ultimate
recommendation´ in their categories.
Ken Grier, director of malts, commented:
"This fantastic award reinforces The
Macallan´s position as a producer of
world class premium single malt Scotch
whisky. It is an outstanding accolade
for the brand and testament to the
quality and craftsmanship that goes into
making our single malt.
"This award is particularly important as
the competition is based on integrity,
method and credibility, all of which is
embodied in The Macallan single malt."
The Ultimate Beverage Challenge´s (UBC)
inaugural Ultimate Spirits Challenge,
which was held in New York on 1-3 March,
was established by writer and critic F.
Paul Pacult. More than 520 entries were
received from companies worldwide, but
only a dozen were awarded the USC
Chairman´s Trophy as the highest scoring
spirits of their category.