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While there are many alcoholic beverages in the world, for serious drinkers nothing beats a simple shot of whiskey. Whether mixed into a cocktail or enjoyed on its own, there is something truly magical about a good whiskey.

Unfortunately, finding those amazing whiskeys is not always an easy task. Shopping on price alone will not get the job done – some of the most expensive whiskeys in the store are also among the worst. It is great, then, those objective standards exist. If you want a truly great whiskey, just turn to the wisdom of the crowd. People know their whiskey, and their collective decisions have made these the 10 best luxury whiskeys in the world.

Top 10 Whiskey in the World

Meet The Winners Of The World Whiskies Awards

1.Bainbridge, Battle Point Two Islands Hokkaido Mizunara Cask


Best Wheat Whisky

Best Wheat Whisky

If you are looking for a smooth whiskey that tastes great straight and mixes just as well, this fine concoction is certainly worth a taste. Bainbridge is one of the best selling whiskeys in the world, and for good reason.

2.Uncle Nearest 1856, Premium Aged Whiskey


Best Tennessee Whiskey

Best Tennessee Whiskey

Awarded the Best Whiskey moniker by the industry leader Whiskey Magazine, Uncle Nearest is one smooth operator. When you pour a glass, you will be impressed first by its deep rich color, then by its amazing smooth taste.

3.Teeling Whiskey, 24 Years Old Vintage Reserve


Best Single Malt

Best Single Malt

Teeling Whiskey is a perennial leader in the world of adult beverages, and its 24-year-old Vintage Reserve is a true standout. A true Irish whiskey, Teeling is dedicated to bringing a wide variety of fine whiskeys to a waiting world.

4.Sullivans Cove, French Oak TD0217


Best Single Cask Single Malt

Best Single Cask Single Malt

Handcrafted in Tasmania by true whiskey artisans, this fine entry represents quality at its finest. Smooth, rich and full-bodied, Sullivans Cove French Oak TD0217 is a true standout, and well worth stocking in your pub, bar or home.

5.Stork Club Whisky, Straight Rye Whisky


Best Rye Whisky

Best Rye Whisky

Carefully aged through a time-tested process, Stork Club rye whiskey is always an award winner and a perennial top seller as well. The quality comes through in every sip, and the rich full-bodied flavor tastes just as good in a well-mixed cocktail as it does in a simple shot glass.

6.The Temple Bar, 14 Years Old Single Cask


Best Pot Still

Best Pot Still

This still based Irish blend whiskey is always a top seller, and for good reason. Carefully distilled through an age-old recipe, The Temple Bar 14-year-old single cask whiskey is a worthy addition to any home bar. If your local pub does not stock it, ask for The Temple Bar by name.

7.Stauning Whisky, Curious Peat Smoked Malted Rye New Make


Best New Make

Best New Make

Serious whiskey lovers from around the world crave the taste of a good, peat-smoked creation, and Stauning Whiskey is one of the best. With its delightfully smoky taste, this is one smooth drink. There is something special about peat, and Stauning Whiskey can’t be beaten.

8.The Fuji-Gotemba Distillery, Single Grain 25 Years Old Small Batch


Best Grain Whisky

Best Grain Whisky

This smooth whiskey had barely been released when it started winning awards, and the winning continues to this day. This award winner is the product of a remote distillery on the slopes of Mount Fuji, and its exotic location gives it a flavor and richness all its own.

9.Heritage Distilling Co., Brown Sugar Bourbon


Best Flavoured Whisky

Best Flavoured Whisky

Bourbon is a perennial favorite for whiskey enthusiasts, and Heritage Distilling Company is one of the best brands in the world. Slightly sweet with that distinctive whiskey kick, Heritage’s entry to this list is rich, cark, and incredibly smooth.

10.Ironroot Republic, Hubris Corn Whiskey


Best Corn Whisky

Best Corn Whisky

For many whiskey lovers, there is no substitute for corn, and buyers certainly agree. The Ironroot Republic is a top seller, and a worthy representative corn whiskey aficionados are sure to love.

Whether you enjoy a shot of whiskey after a hard day of work or crave a whiskey-based cocktail with your friends, the brand you choose matters. So take a tip from the whiskey lovers all around you and check out the 20 best varieties the world has to offer. Your palate will thank you.

World Whiskey Awards

Meet The Winners Of The World Whiskies Awards 2019

PhotoCategoryPriceBrandABV:%CountryStyleCompany
Ichiro's Malt & Grain, Japanese Blended Whisky Limited EditionBest Wheat Whisky$119Bainbridge, Battle Point Two Islands Hokkaido Mizunara Cask42United States12 Years & UnderBainbridge Organic Distillers
Uncle Nearest 1856Best Tennessee Whiskey$60Uncle Nearest 1856, Premium Aged Whiskey50United StatesAge StatementUncle Nearest Inc
Teeling WhiskeyBest Single Malt$2500Teeling Whiskey, 24 Years Old Vintage Reserve46Ireland21 Years & OverTeeling Whiskey Company
Sullivans CoveBest Single Cask Single Malt$330Sullivans Cove, French Oak TD021747.5Australia12 Years & UnderSullivans Cove Distillery Ltd.
Stork Club WhiskyBest Rye Whisky$55Stork Club Whisky, Straight Rye Whisky55GermanyNo Age StatementSpreewood Distillers GmbH
The Temple BarBest Pot Still$260The Temple Bar, 14 Years Old Single Cask46Ireland13 to 20 YearsThe Temple Bar Whiskey Company
Stauning WhiskyBest New Make$45Stauning Whisky, Curious - Peat Smoked Malted Rye New Make43DenmarkNo Age StatementStauning Whisky
The Fuji-Gotemba DistilleryBest Grain Whisky$420The Fuji-Gotemba Distillery, Single Grain 25 Years Old Small Batch46Japan21 Years & OverKirin Brewery Company, Limited
Heritage Best Flavoured Whisky$30Heritage Distilling Co., Brown Sugar Bourbon30United StatesAge StatementHeritage Distilling Company
Ironroot RepublicBest Corn Whisky$60Ironroot Republic, Hubris Corn Whiskey58.9United States12 Years & UnderIron Root Republic Distillery
J.P. Wiser'sBest Canadian Blended$150J.P. Wiser's, 35 Years Old50Canada21 Years & OverCorby Spirit & Wine Limited
Suntory Whisky HibikiBest Blended Whisky$890Suntory Whisky Hibiki, 21 Years Old43Japan21 Years & OverSuntory Spirits Limited
NikkaBest Blended Malt$1500Nikka, Taketsuru Pure Malt 25 Years Old43Japan21 Years & OverAsahi Breweries Ltd
Ichiro's Malt & GrainBest Blended Limited Release$4999Ichiro's Malt & Grain, Japanese Blended Whisky Limited Edition 201948.5JapanNo Age StatementVenture Whisky Ltd.

Best Selling Whiskey in the World

World whiskey (figures: million 9l case sales)

BRANDOWNERCOUNTRY2018
Officer’s Choice WhiskyAllied Blenders & DistillersIndian Whisky34.0
McDowell’s No.1 WhiskyUnited SpiritsIndian Whisky29.0
Imperial BluePernod RicardIndian Whisky22.7
Royal StagPernod RicardIndian Whisky21.6
Johnnie WalkerDiageoScotch Whisky18.9
Jack Daniel’sBrown­-FormanAmerican Whiskey13.3
Original ChoiceJohn DistilleriesIndian Whisky11.5
Jim BeamBeam SuntoryAmerican Whiskey9.7
Hayward’s FineUnited SpiritsIndian Whisky9.4
8PMRadico KhaitanIndian Whisky8.2
JamesonPernod RicardIrish Whiskey7.5
Ballantine’sPernod RicardScotch Whisky7.4
Crown RoyalDiageoCanadian Whiskey7.3
Blenders PridePernod RicardIndian Whisky7.3
Old TavernUnited SpiritsIndian Whisky6.2
BagpiperUnited SpiritsIndian Whisky5.6
Royal ChallengeUnited SpiritsIndian Whisky5.6
Bangalore Malt WhiskyJohn DistilleriesIndian Whisky5.2
Suntory Kakubin (including Highball)Suntory SpiritsJapanese Whisky5.0
Grant’sWilliam Grant & SonsScotch Whisky4.6
Chivas RegalPernod RicardScotch Whisky4.5
Director’s Special WhiskyUnited SpiritsIndian Whisky4.2
William Lawson’sBacardiScotch Whisky3.3
Black Nikka ClearAsahi BreweriesJapanese Whisky3.2
J&BDiageoScotch Whisky3.2
William PeelMarie Brizard Wine & SpiritsScotch Whisky3.0
Dewar’sBacardiScotch Whisky2.8
Seagram’s 7 CrownDiageoAmerican Whiskey2.7
Black & WhiteDiageoScotch Whisky2.7
Evan WilliamsHeaven Hill BrandsAmerican Whiskey2.6
Label 5La Martiniquaise-BardinetScotch Whisky2.6
Suntory Torys (including Highball)Suntory SpiritsJapanese Whisky2.3
Signature WhiskyUnited SpiritsIndian Whisky2.3
Maker’s MarkBeam SuntoryAmerican Whiskey2.2
Bell’sDiageoScotch Whisky2.2
White & BlueAlcobrewIndian Whisky2.1
Canadian ClubBeam SuntoryCanadian Whiskey2.0
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee HoneyBrown­-FormanAmerican Whiskey1.8
PassportPernod RicardScotch Whisky1.7
Buchanan’sDiageoScotch Whisky1.7
Wild Turkey (including Wild Turkey American Honey)Gruppo CampariAmerican Whiskey1.6
BulleitDiageoAmerican Whiskey1.6
Sir Edward’sLa Martiniquaise-BardinetScotch Whisky1.6
White HorseDiageoScotch Whisky1.6
100 PipersPernod RicardScotch Whisky1.5
Clan CampbellPernod RicardScotch Whisky1.5
GlenfiddichWilliam Grant & SonsScotch Whisky1.4
Tullamore DewWilliam Grant & SonsIrish Whiskey1.3
Vat 69DiageoScotch Whisky1.3
Sterling Reserve Premium WhiskiesAllied Blenders & DistillersIndian Whisky1.2
The GlenlivetPernod RicardScotch Whisky1.2
Canadian MistBrown­-FormanCanadian Whiskey1.1
Teacher’s Highland CreamBeam SuntoryScotch Whisky1.1

Best Selling Scotch Whisky

Scotch whisky (figures: million 9l case sales)

BRANDOWNERCOUNTRY2018
Johnnie WalkerDiageoScotch Whisky18.9
Ballantine’sPernod RicardIrish Whiskey7.4
Grant’sWilliam Grant & SonsScotch Whisky4.6
Chivas RegalPernod RicardIrish Whiskey4.5
William Lawson’sBacardiScotch Whisky3.3
J&BDiageoScotch Whisky3.2
William PeelMarie Brizard Wine & SpiritsScotch Whisky3.0
Dewar’sBacardiScotch Whisky2.8
Black & WhiteDiageoScotch Whisky2.7
Label 5La Martiniquaise-BardinetScotch Whisky2.6
Bell’sDiageoScotch Whisky2.2
PassportPernod RicardIrish Whiskey1.7
Buchanan’sDiageoScotch Whisky1.7
Sir Edward’sLa Martiniquaise-BardinetScotch Whisky1.6
White HorseDiageoScotch Whisky1.6
100 PipersPernod RicardIrish Whiskey1.5
Clan CampbellPernod RicardIrish Whiskey1.5
GlenfiddichWilliam Grant & SonsScotch Whisky1.4
Vat 69DiageoScotch Whisky1.03
The GlenlivetPernod RicardIrish Whiskey1.2
Teacher’s Highland CreamBeam SuntoryScotch Whisky1.1