Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Whisky Awards remains the only whisky awards scheme in the world that places the power to determine the winning drams in the hands of the public.
Whisky Awards 2016
Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival would like to thank Forsyths of Rothes for their very generous sponsorship of the Whisky Awards 2015.
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.
In a blind tasting, our expert panel of ten judges, including whisky writers, industry representatives and specialist retailers, selected two finalists from each Whisky Awards category.
Speyside distilleries put forward their finest malts to be judged by whisky experts. The final six will compete for votes during the Festival but which will be crowned the winners?
Visitors and locals alike will use their nose, knowledge and taste buds to vote on the six fantastic finalists, representing the best single malts the Speyside region has to offer.
From world-famous distilleries to much loved village halls, the Whisky Awards 2016 will visit seven great venues in six Speyside locations during the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.
During the Whisky Awards Ceilidh 2016, we will reveal which three drams have been crowned winners of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Whisky Awards 2016.