Whisky Awards

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival would like to thank Forsyths of Rothes for their very generous sponsorship of the Whisky Awards. 

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2018 Whisky Awards Winners

The results are in! 2018 Spirit of Speyside Whisky Awards winners are:

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  • Winner - Glen Moray Classic Chardonnay (A)

2018 WA Glen Moray Char

  • Runner Up - The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated (B)

Under 12 YO

  • Winner - Strathisla 12YO (C)

2018 WA Strathisla 12


  • Runner Up - Glenfiddich 12YO (D)

13 to 20 YO

  • Winner - Glen Moray 18YO (F)

2018 WA Glen Moray 18


  • Runner Up - Aberlour 18YO (E)

Over 21 YO

  • Winner - Glenfiddich 21YO Reserva Rum Cask Finish (G)

2018 WA Glenfiddich 21

  • Runner Up - Cragganmore 25YO Special Release (H)

Overall Winner - Cragganmore 25YO Special Release (H)

2018 WA Cragganmore OW

  • About the Awards

    About the Awards

    Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Whisky Awards remains the only whisky awards competition in the world that places the power to determine the winning drams in the hands of the public.

  • The Sponsor

    The Sponsor

    Renowned family business Forsyths, the company responsible for building many of the pot stills in which Speyside malts are distilled, generously support the Whisky Awards.

  • The Judges

    The Judges

    In a blind tasting, our expert panel of nine judges, including whisky writers, industry representatives and specialist retailers, selected two finalists from each Whisky Awards category.

  • Winners


    Find out which drams made it to the top spot at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Whisky Awards. Congratulations to all distillers - the competition was fantastic!

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