Sanaig crowned Best Peated Whisky at WWC 2018December 5, 2018
Sanaig has been judged Best Peated Whisky at the Whisky World Cup 2018 after more than 2000 people cast their votes in 32 blind tastings held at whisky clubs across Sweden. Sanaig beat off competition from our Islay neighbours… unlucky guys ;)… as well as numerous other peated whiskies from around the world to be named best whisky in the peated class.
Henrik Aflodal, Whisky World Cup orgnaniser ‘Kilchoman has outclassed the opposition in the previous rounds. Giants like Lagavulin, Ardbeg and Bowmore have disappeared. It was only a matter of time until these Islay icons were to be replaced. And having the new smoke champ from the same island proves that Islay remains the centre of peated whisky in the world.’
In the sherried class, Glendronach won for the second time whilst Longmorn retained their 2014 title in the malty class. This was the fifth edition of the Whisky World Cup, ‘the world’s largest whisky competition’ launched in 2005 by Scandinavia’s largest news site Whiskyspot.com, click here for full results from this year’s competition. We look forward to defending our title in 2022!
100% Islay 13th Edition
The 100% Islay 13th Edition was distilled from barley grown on the farm at Kilchoman in 2012, 2013 and 2014, it was then matured for a minimum of 8 years before 44 bourbon barrels were selected for this year’s release of bottles. “The 13th Edition is the first release since…September 11, 2023