Whisky Awards 2017

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival would like to thank Forsyths of Rothes for their very generous sponsorship of the Whisky Awards 2017. 

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  • 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.

  • The Finalists

    The Finalists

    Speyside distilleries put forward their finest malts to be judged by whisky experts. The final eight will compete for votes during the Festival but which will be crowned the winners?

  • The Judging Events

    The Judging Events

    Visitors and locals alike will use their nose, knowledge and taste buds to vote on the eight fantastic finalists, representing the best single malts the Speyside region has to offer.

  • Whisky Awards Ceilidh

    Whisky Awards Ceilidh

    During the Whisky Awards Ceilidh 2017, we will reveal which four drams have been crowned winners of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Whisky Awards 2017 and the overall favourite!

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