Whisky Award winners - Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival 2015

Whisky Award winners - Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival 2015

I have spent this whole weekend in Stockholm, attending the Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival 2015. As usual it has been a very busy weekend here, meeting up with lots of friends and acquaintances, and trying new whiskies. I will post a more thorough report from the festival in a a few days, but I thought I would post the winners of this year's whisky awards at the festival. I have added links to the whiskies I have already reviewed. More reviews will follow shortly, as usual. Best whisky all categories Gold: Glenfarclas 30 years old (Philipson Söderberg) Gold: The Ultimate Imperial 1995 (Renbjer & Magnusson AB)

Glenfarclas 30 YO

North American Whiskey Bourbon style Gold: Blantons Gold Edition (Galatea) Silver: Blantons Straight from the Barrel (Galatea) Bronze: W.L.Weller Special Reserve (Arcus Sweden)

North American Whiskey, Others Gold: Sazerac 18 years old Straight Rye (Arcus Sweden) Silver: Hudson Four Grain (NIGAB AB) Bronze: Black Velvet 8 years old (Bibendum)

Irish Whiskey up to 10 years Gold: The Irishman Cask Strength (Philipson Söderberg) Silver: Teeling Small Batch Rum Cask (TOMP Beer Wine & Spirits) Bronze: The Irishman Single Malt (Philipson Söderberg)

Irish Whiskey over 10 years Gold: Jameson 18 years old Limited Reserve (Pernod Ricard Sweden) Silver: Jameson Gold Reserve (Pernod Ricard Sweden) Bronze: Tullamore D.E.W 12 years old Special Reserve (NIGAB AB)

Japanese Whisky Gold: Nikka from the Barrel (Symposion / Nikka) Silver: Nikka Coffey Malt (Symposion / Nikka) Bronze: Nikka Pure Malt Black (Symposion / Nikka)

Scotch Blended whisky up to 8 years Gold: Lang's 5 years old Sherry Edition (Cask Sweden AB) Silver: Compass Box Glasgow blend (Symposion AB) Bronze: Grants Nordic Oak (NIGAB AB)

Scotch Blended whisky over 8 years Gold: Cadenhead Creations 20 years old (Symposion AB) Silver: Ballantine's 21 years old (Pernod Ricard Sweden) Bronze: Royal Salute 21 years old (Pernod Ricard Sweden)

Scotch Malt whisky up to 12 years Gold: Strathisla 12 years old (Pernod Ricard Sweden) Silver: The Glenlivet 12 years old (Pernod Ricard Sweden) Bronze: Benromach 10 years old 100 Proof (Symposion / Benromach)

Scotch Malt whisky 13-20 years Gold: Arran 17 years old (Cask Sweden AB) Silver: Springbank 15 years old (Symposion / Springbank) Bronze: Glencadam 15 years old (TOMP Beer Wine & Spirits)

Scotch Malt whisky over 20 years Gold: Glenfarclas 30 years old (Philipson Söderberg) Silver: Balblair 1983 (Berntson Brands) Bronze: Aberfeldy 21 years old (Last Geat Malts)

Scotch Malt whisky Non age stated Gold: Balvenie TUN 1509 Batch 2 (NIGAB AB) Silver: Tomatin Legacy (Galatea) Bronze: Aberlour A'bunadh (Pernod Ricard Sweden)

Scotch Malt whisky Special, Limited editions and Independent bottling up to 12 years Gold: Scallywag Cask Strength (Philipson Söderberg) Silver: Finlaggan Old Reserve (Renbjer & Magnusson AB) Bronze: Scallywag (Philipson Söderberg)

Scallywag Cask Strength gold award

Scotch Malt whisky Special, Limited editions and Independent bottling over 12 years Gold: The Ultimate Imperial 1995 (Renbjer & Magnusson AB) Silver: P.N.A XVI Glenburgie 1995 (Philipson Söderberg) Bronze: The Ultimate Blair Athol 1988 (Renbjer & Magnusson AB)

Swedish whisky up to 5 years Gold: Mackmyra Reserve Elegant Bourbon (Mackmyra) Silver: The Explorer Box Early Days Collection (Box Destilleri AB) Bronze: Smögen "Sherry Project 1:4" (Smögen Whisky AB)

Swedish whisky over 5 years Gold: Mackmyra Reserve Förlagrad sherry (Mackmyra) Silver: Mackmyra Sommartid (Mackmyra) Bronze: Mackmyra Svensk Ek (Mackmyra)

World Wide Whisky Gold: Kavalan Single Malt (Philipson Söderberg) Silver: Kavalan Solist Bourbon (Philipson Söderberg) Bronze: Danica Peated (Braunstein)

Peated Malt Gold: Sheep Dip Islay Blended Malt (Renbjer & Magnusson AB) Silver: Smokehead Islay Single Malt (Cask Sweden AB) Bronze: anCnoc Peatlands (Berntson Brands)

All the winners

Sláinte! - Thomas

Bunnahabhain 12 YO

Bunnahabhain 12 YO

Bunnahabhain Rubha A' Mhail

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