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. 

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  • About the Awards

    About the Awards

    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.

  • 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 ten judges, including whisky writers, industry representatives and specialist retailers, selected two finalists from each Whisky Awards category.

  • The Finalists

    The Finalists

    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?

  • Cast Your Vote

    Cast Your Vote

    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.

  • The Judging Venues

    The Judging Venues

    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.

  • Whisky Awards Ceilidh

    Whisky Awards Ceilidh

    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.

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