The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Winners of the inaugral SWSC revealed

The Singapore World Spirits Competition (SWSC), founded this year by the Tasting Alliance, parent company of America’s most prestigious wine and spirits competitions, has released full results from its inaugural blind judging, which took place June 5-6th at The ExciseMan Whisky Bar at Esplanade Mall in Singapore.

The first spirits competition of its kind in Asia, the two-day event consisted of blind tastings by a panel of 12 judges, with the most respected palates in the industry, led by head judge Anthony Dias Blue and Director of Judging Ch’ng Poh Tiong. The panels tasted hundreds of spirits from over ​20 ​countries across ​50 ​spirit categories.

2019 Best in Class medals were awarded to:

  • Best Vodka: ​BOLD VODKA (Canada)
  • Best Flavored Vodka: ​Carvia Spiced Vodka (France)
  • Best Light Aroma Baijiu: ​Chengliji (China)
  • Best Baijiu, Best Mixed Aroma Baijiu: ​Jiahu Zhongyuanweidao (China)
  • Best Sauce Aroma: ​Guizhou Renhuai Hengfu Tiancidituo Jiancangban​ ​(China)
  • Best Strong Aroma Baijiu: ​Yifuchun Mianrou (China)
  • Best Rum, Best Southeast Asian Rum: ​Samai Premium Gold Rum (Cambodia)
  • Best Bourbon: ​Garrison Brothers Single Barrel Texas Straight Bourbon (USA)
  • Best Asian Whisky & Best Single Malt: ​Paul John Classic Select Cask Indian Single Malt (India)
  • Best Apéritif & Best Vermouth: ​CUCIELO Bianco Vermouth di Torino (Italy)
  • Best in Show White Spirit & Best Gin: ​Tanqueray No. Ten Gin (England)
  • Best in Show Whisky & Best Single Malt Scotch: ​Wolfburn Langskip Single Malt Scotch (Scotland)
  • Best in Show Brandy & Best Spanish Grape Brandy: ​Fundador Supremo Brandy Aged 15 Years in Old Amontillado Sherry Casks (Spain)
  • Best in Show Liqueur & Best Other Liqueur: ​Jaan Paan Liqueur (Canada)

For full results, visit ​