The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

The Drammys – NZ Whisky Awards 2020 winners

Super Liquor has announced the winners of The Drammys 2020 New Zealand Whisky Awards.

The Balvenie Portwood 21YO was named this year’s ‘Best In Show’ in a unanimous decision from the judges, beating out more than 160 entries.

Finished in 30-year-old port casks to enhance and develop its taste without losing its original characteristics, The Balvenie Portwood is a creamy, silky Scottish single malt.

The fruit, honey and spice notes, followed with a gentle nutty finish made this 21-year-old a stand-out entry, say organisers.

“After three years of sponsoring The Drammys, we have seen significant growth in the whisky category in New Zealand,” says Bryan Cherry, Marketing and Merchandising Manager for Super Liquor Holdings.

“We are excited to see the market grow further and this has been reflected by the increase of entries each year.

“We would like to thank everyone involved, especially our judges of brand ambassadors, whisky experts and distillers.

“We would also like to say a huge congratulations to the medal winners this year, it is an achievement and we are excited to continue to educate on fantastic whiskies in New Zealand.”

The winners are as follows…

New Zealand
Thomson Manuka Smoke

International World
Suntory Whisky Toki

International USA
Wild Turkey 86.8

International Ireland
Bushmills Black Bush

Scotland Non-Aged Blended
Monkey Shoulder Triple Malt

Scotland Peated
Laphroaig Select

Scotland Single Malt Under 12YO
Talisker 10YO

Scotland Single Malt 12-16YO
Caol Ila 12YO

Scotland Single Malt 17-20YO
The Glenlivet 18YO

Scotland Single Malt 21YO
The Balvenie 21YO Portwood

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