Whisky Magazine has just released their top picks for the world's best whiskies for 2019. So we'll start this article off by saying this is not an opinion piece, but a researched list sourced by the most capable palates in the whisky industry. This is the first time an Irish distillery has won world's best single malt, with Teeling's 24 year old vintage reserve taking home the coveted award.
Tasmanian distillery Sullivan's Cove was the only Australian winner on the evening with their French Oak Whisky earning the prize for the best single cask single malt.
Here's the full list of winners:
Tennessee Whiskey: Uncle Nearest 1856 - Premium Aged Whiskey
Blended Limited Release: Ichiro's Malt & Grain - Japanese Blended Whisky Limited Edition 2019
Blended Malt: Nikka - Taketsuru Pure Malt 25 Years Old
Blended Whisky: Suntory Whisky Hibiki - 21 Years Old
Canadian Blended: J.P. Wiser's - 35 Years Old
Corn Whisky: Ironroot Republic
Flavoured Whisky: Heritage Distilling Co. - Brown Sugar Bourbon
Rye Whisky: Stork Club Whisky - Straight Rye Whisky
Single Cask Single Malt: Sullivans Cove - French Oak
Single Malt: Teeling Whiskey - 24 Years Old Vintage Reserve