This years prize for the best Whiskey in the world has been won by a relative outsider Yamazaki, produced by the renowned Suntory Company in Japan.
Although in previous years this prize has almost been a forgone conclusion with Scotch being a perennial favourite winner it is in the bag for Japan this year.
Suntory was a relative unknown outside the Whisky world until earlier this year when they purchased American brands Jim Beam, Makers Mark and Canadian Club in a deal that surprised experts.
The line that won the prize for them was the Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013, which was produced in only 18,000 bottles and retails for around £100. For those wishing to venture into the Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky range the bottles start at a more affordable £39.
|Campo Viejo Rioja 75cl||£7.00||45%|
|Campo Viejo Rioja 75cl||£6.50||38%|
|Aberlour year Speyside 70cl||£22.00||34%|
|Buffalo Trace Kentucky 70cl||£18.00||33%|
|Reyka Vodka 70cl||£20.00||32%|
|Laphroaig Year Old 70cl||£28.00||29%|
|Bloom London Dry 70cl||£20.00||28%|
|Jameson Caskmates Irish 70cl||£20.00||26%|
|Glenfiddich Year Old 70cl||£26.00||26%|
|Tanqueray No Gin 70cl||£25.00||25%|