Craigellachie 31 Years Old has been awarded the World’s Best Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards 2017 presented by Whisky Magazine, at an awards ceremony held at the Waldorf Hotel in London recently.

A panel of internationally-recognised whisky experts deemed Craigellachie 31 Years Old as the best single malt whisky in the world, beating competition from hundreds of entries from around the globe.

Craigellachie Single Malt originally launched in Global Travel Retail in September 2014, “making this a highly notable accolade for a whisky which has only been available in market for less than three years,” says John Dewar & Sons Ltd.

Georgie Bell, Global Malts Ambassador comments, “Since launching, Craigellachie has built up a huge reputation in the on-trade and with whisky connoisseurs – its sought out and admired – and the accolade is true testimony to this.”

He adds, “It shows how far the Craigellachie brand has come in the last three years, and how from a production, maturation and blending perspective we really are second to none.”

This award follows Craigellachie 23 Years Old being crowned as Best in Show at the San Francisco World’s Spirits Competition in 2015.