The Drammys - NZ Whisky Awards

07 December 2018

The Drammys -  NZ Whisky Awards

The prestigious Drammys - New Zealand's Whisk(e)y Awards. 2018 saw 110 entrants from around the globe! An expert panel of judges, distillers and international brand ambassadors assembled in August 2018 to fuel their senses and decide which of the 110 whiskies would take home a medal from The Drammys.

And the winners are...

Category: Scotland Peated

GOLD MEDAL

Lagavulin Single Malt

Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch Whisky is created atop a beautiful, weather-beaten and wildly romantic island, deriving character from the rough conditions, peaty water supply and the heavily peated barley. An unusually long fermentation and maturation and the slowest distillation of any Islay malt delivers a full intense experience.

SILVER MEDALS

Kilchoman Sanaig
Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2011
Laphroaig Select Cask
Laphroaig Quarter Cask

BRONZE MEDALS

Benriach Birnie Moss
Benriach 10YO Curiositas
Port Charlotte 10 Scottish Barley

Category: Scotland 15+

GOLD MEDAL

GlenDronach Parliament 21YO

Named “parliament” after the colony, or “parliament” of rooks that nest in the trees overlooking the distillery for almost 200 years. Created by combining the finest Oloroso Sherry butts and Pedro Ximenez Sherry puncheons, this sublime Sherried single malt is bottled at 48%abv

BRONZE MEDALS

Johnnie Walker Platinum
Balblair 1991 Vintage
GlenDronach 18YO Allardice
The Balvenie Doublewood 17 YO
Glenfarclas 21YO
Benromach 15YO

Category: Scotland Blended

SILVER MEDAL

Johnnie Walker Black

BRONZE MEDALS

Chivas Mizunara

Category: Scotland Single Malt

BRONZE MEDALS

Glen Grant 10YO
Tamnavulin Double Oak
Glenfiddich Project XX

Category: International Irish

SILVER MEDALS

Bushmills 10YO

BRONZE MEDALS

Jameson Black Barrel
Jameson Caskmates IPA
Jameson Cooper’s Croze
Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whisky
Connemara Original

Category: International USA

BRONZE MEDALS

Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel
Maker’s Mark 46
Woodford Reserve Double Oak
Woodford Reserve Rye

Category: International Aged

BRONZE MEDAL

The Quiet Man Single Malt 12YO

Category: International World

SILVER MEDALS

Thomson Two Tone
Thomson Manuka Smoke Single Malt

BRONZE MEDALS

Crown Royal
Mars Iwai
Mars Iwai Tradition 
23rd Street Hybrid Whisky
Thomson South Island Peat Single Malt