The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

The Drammys, New Zealand Whisky Awards 2019 – who won?

Super Liquor are proud to be the principal sponsor for the 2019 New Zealand Whisk(e)y Awards, ‘The Drammys’ for a second year. The awards programme was developed to showcase the whiskies from around the world available in the New Zealand market.

This year, The Drammys saw an impressive increase in submissions with over 165+ whiskies entered. With a vast selection of global whiskies from Scotland, America, Canada, Ireland, Japan, and New Zealand. Two new categories were added for this year; Whisky Innovation Award to celebrate the unique creativity in whisky and the New Zealand Whisky class to showcase the New Zealand made whiskies.

Bryan Cherry, Marketing and Merchandising Manager for Super Liquor Holdings, says, “The Drammys celebrate the best whiskies we have in New Zealand, the market is diverse and growing, and the results this year show that”



Overall Trophy Winner – Sponsor Super Liquor The GlenDronach 21YO

Overall Trophy Winner – Sponsor Super Liquor

The GlenDronach 21YO

International Whisky World – Category Sponsor East Imperial

Suntory Whisky Toki

Mars Whisky Iwai
Canadian Club 20YO

International Whiskey USA – Category Sponsor Eisch Glassware

Maker’s 46 – Best in Class
New York Distilling Company Rye Batch 2 2YO
Wild Turkey Rare Breed

Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel
Old Forester Statesman Bourbon
Woodford Reserve Double Oak
Woodford Reserve Rye
Knob Creek
Maker’s Mark
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye
Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select

International Whiskey Ireland – Category Sponsor NZME

Jameson 18YO – Best in class
Irish Single Malt #1 Batch 2 13YO
Redbreast 12YO

Method & Madness Single Grain Premium

Jameson Whiskey Maker’s Series – Distiller’s Safe
Jameson Coopers Croze
Teeling Stout Cask Small Batch Collaboration

Whisk(e)y Innovation Award

Waitui Whiskey
Glenfiddich Project XX

New Zealand Whisky Award – Category Sponsor Lane Neave

Thomson Manuka Smoke

Thomson South Island Peat

Thomson Zeitgeist Single Malt
Willowbank 17YO
Thomson Two Tone

Scotland Origin Non-Aged Blended – Category Sponsor Mediaworks

Johnnie Walker Double Black

Chivas Mizunara

Johnnie Walker Green
Smokestack Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Scotland Origin Non Aged Single Malt – Category Sponsor Nielsen

The Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso – Best in Class
Bruichladdich Classic Laddie

Glenglassaugh Revival
Finlaggan Old Reserve Islay

Glenfiddich IPA Experiment
Glenglassaugh Evolution
Tamnavulin Double Cask
The Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill
Tullbardine Sovereign
Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Auchentoshan Three Wood
The Dalmore King Alexander III
Tullbardine 228

Scotland Peated – Category Sponsor Cube

BenRiach Bernie Moss – Best in Class
Bowmore 12 Year Old
GlenDronach Peated

Laphroaig Select
Bowmore No. 1
The Ardmore Legacy
Aerolite Lyndsay
Glenglassaugh Torfa
Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2011
The GlenDronach Peated Portwood

Port Charlotte Batch 6 13YO

Scotland Origin Aged 8-15 Year – Category Sponsor Big Mobile

The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14YO – Best in Class
Darkness 8YO
BenRiach 12YO Sherry Wood
The Glenlivet 12YO
Chivas XV
Glenfiddich 15YO
The GlenDronach 15YO

Glen Grant 10YO
BenRiach 10YO
Jura 10YO
Bunnahabhain 12YO Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
BenRiach 10YO Curiositas
Glenfiddich Single Malt 12YO
The Balvenie Doublewood 12YO
Glendronach 12YO
Chivas Regal 12YO
The Dalmore 12YO
Caol Ila
Ballantines 12YO
Highland Park 12YO
Aberlour Highland Single Malt 12YO
Dalwhinnie 15YO
Glenkinchie 12YO Malt
Oban 14YO
BenRiach Rum Cask 12YO

Deanston 12YO Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glen Grant 12YO

Scotland Origin Aged 15+ Years – Category Sponsor Auckland Race Course

The GlenDronach 21YO – Best in class
Linkwood 18YO
Jura 18YO
BenRiach 21YO
Blended Malt #6 Batch 1 24YO
Tullabardine 20YO

Longmorn Single Malt 16YO
The GlenDronach 18YO
Glen Grant 18YO
Glenfiddich 18YO
The Balvenie Doublewood 17YO
Deanston 18YO Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenfiddich 21YO
Laphroaig 18YO
BenRiach 22YO Dark Rum Barrel Finish
Aultmore 28YO
BenRiach 22YO Pedro Ximinez Peated Albariza

The Glenlivet 15YO
BenRiach 22YO Dark Rum Dunder Peated Finish
The Balvenie 21YO Port wood

Details for The Drammys New Zealand Whisk(e)y Awards 2020 will be announced in February 2020. For any feedback or information please email: or visit Congratulations to the award winners and thank you to the many suppliers who presented the brands, the Judges and Principal Sponsor for the NZ Whisk(e)y Awards 2019.