Canadian Whisky Awards 2015 - Best In The World


Canadian Whisky Awards 2015The best Canadian Whisky in the WorldVICTORIA, Jan. 15, 2016 The jury has decided. A whisky distilled in Windsor, Ontario, is the best Canadian whisky of 2015.  A panel of ten independent whisky experts named Lot No. 40 the Canadian Whisky of the Year at the sixth annual Canadian Whisky Awards. They announced the results of this annual blind tasting competition Thursday evening, January 14, at the Victoria Whisky Festival in Victoria, B.C.Chairman of the judges, Davin de Kergommeaux, described Lot No. 40 as: “A rye whisky sensation. Interest in rye is surging globally and here is proof that Canada makes the best all-rye whiskies in the world.”Other top winners include Canadian Club 100% Rye, Gooderham & Worts, Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye, Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel, and Masterson's 10-Year-Old Rye.“Canada's whisky makers have responded to skyrocketing interest in Canadian whisky with a wealth of new high-end releases,” said de Kergommeaux as he revealed the winners. “For example, for the first time ever, a major legacy brand, Crown Royal, has bottled single barrel Canadian whisky at high proof.”Canadian distillers released more small-batch and luxury whiskies in 2015, than ever before. Corby Distillers, for instance introduced four new whiskies including the highly innovative Wiser’s Hopped Whisky.Forty Creek, Centennial, and Sortilège continued to maintain a strong presence for flavoured whiskies as well.The Winners:Canadian Whisky of the Year – Lot No. 40 Sippin' Whisky of the Year - Canadian Club 100% RyeAward of Excellence – Best New Whisky – Gooderham & WortsAward of Excellence – Innovation – Wiser’s Hopped WhiskyAward of Excellence – Canadian Whisky Profile – Crown Royal Northern Harvest RyeAward of Excellence – Line Extension – Canadian Rockies 21Award of Excellence – Artisinal Distillery of the Year – Still WatersConnoisseur Whisky of the Year – Domestic – Gooderham & WortsConnoisseur Whisky of the Year – Export – Crown Royal Hand Selected BarrelConnoisseur Whisky of the Year – Multi-market – Lot No. 40Sippin’ Whisky of the Year – Domestic market – Canadian Club 100% RyeSippin’ Whisky of the year – Export – Crown Royal XOSippin’Whisky of the Year – Multi-market – Forty Creek Copper Pot ReserveValue Whisky of the Year – Domestic – Alberta PremiumValue Whisky of the Year – Export – Canadian MistValue Whisky of the Year – Multi-market – Highwood Canadian Rye WhiskyFlavoured whisky of the year – Domestic market – Forty Creek CreamFlavoured whisky of the year – Multi-market – Sortilege Maple Cream Gold medalsCanadian Club 100% Rye 40%Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel 51.5%Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye 45%Gooderham & Worts Blend A.A1129 44.4%Lot No. 40 43%Masterson's 10-Year-Old Straight Rye Whiskey 45% Silver MedalsAlberta Premium Dark Horse 45%Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky 40%Crown Royal Black 45%Crown Royal Reserve 40%Crown Royal XO 40%Forty Creek Confederation Oak Reserve Lot 1867-F 40%Forty Creek Copper Pot Reserve 43%J.P. Wiser's Hopped Whisky 40%J.P. Wiser's Legacy 45%J.P. Wiser's Triple Barrel 40%Last Mountain Private Reserve 40%Pike Creek (Export version) 40%Stalk & Barrel Rye Whisky Cask 49 46% Bronze MedalsAlberta Premium 40%Canadian Club Small Batch Classic 12 Lot C12-014 40%Canadian Mist 40%Canadian Rockies 21 Batch 001 46%Collingwood 40%Crown Royal Fine Deluxe 40%Crown Royal XR LaSalle 40%Forty Creek Barrel Select 40%Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve Lot 258 40%Forty Creek Three Grain Harmony 2015 43%Highwood Canadian Rye Whisky 40%J.P. Wiser's 18 Years Old 40%J.P. Wiser's Deluxe 40%J.P. Wiser's Double Still Rye 43.4%J.P. Wiser's Rye 40%Last Mountain Canadian Whisky 40%Legacy Small Batch 40%Ninety 5 Year Old 45%Pendleton Midnight 45%Pike Creek 10 Year Old 40%R&R Reserve Rich & Rare 40%Royal Canadian Small Batch 40%Stalk & Barrel Single Malt Cask 52 46% Flavoured Whisky Gold MedalsCeili's Irish CreamCentennial Dark ChocolateForty Creek CreamJ.P. Wiser's Hopped WhiskySortilege Maple CreamFlavoured Whisky Silver MedalsCanadian Club Chairman's Select MapleCrown Royal Regal AppleSortilege Prestige 7 year old Canadian Whisky with Maple SyrupSpicebox Chocolate Spiced WhiskyTap 357 Maple Rye WhiskyFlavoured Whisky Bronze MedalaForty Creek SpikeJ. P. Wiser's Spiced Whisky No 5Sortilege Liqueur of Whisky and Maple SyrupSpicebox GingerbreadSpicebox PumpkinSpicebox Spiced WhiskyAbout the Canadian Whisky AwardsThe Canadian Whisky Awards recognize the very best Canadian whiskies and encourage distillers to maintain the highest standards for making whisky. To qualify, the whisky must be distilled and matured in Canada. An independent panel of whisky writers, bloggers, and journalists selects the winners after tasting each whisky blind. Operated on a not-for-profit basis, the Canadian Whisky Awards are fully independent of the Canadian whisky industry.The Judges: Jason Hambrey, Ontario; Mike Brisebois, Ontario; Shawn Soole, British Columbia; Davin de Kergommeaux, Ontario; Ryan Engen, Alberta; Mark Gillespie, USA; André Girard, Quebec; Johanne McInnis, New Brunswick; Blair Phillips, Ontario; Kris Shoemaker, Ontario.Canadian Whisky Awards 2010 are reported here: Whisky Awards 2011 are reported here: Whisky Awards 2012 are reported here: Whisky Awards 2013 are reported here: Whisky Awards 2014 are reported here: