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Malt Maniacs Awards 2011

By Miguel in News

This December, 1st, the Malt Maniacs group have published the report about their 9th annual Malt Maniacs Awards. This year they have choosen between 171 samples after last year hell of 262 samples.

Malt Maniacs logo

The Malt Maniacs Awards has three categories for their awards:

  • Daily Drams are bottles with a price of up to 50
  • Premium Whiskies are bottles with a price of up to 150
  • Ultra Premium Whiskies are bottles with a price of more than 150

Then on each category, they have six awards categories:

  • Non-plus-ultra award
  • Best Natural Cask award
  • Best Sherry Cask award
  • Best Cask Innovation award
  • Best Peated Malt award
  • Thumbs Up award, that is the best release of this year.

So let’s roll the drums!

Ultra Premium Category

Tachan! Here they are. Don’t worry about buying one as all of them are single casks released and most of them surely dearly departed already. Anyway, it is nice to know that exists stuff like this.

Non-plus-ultra Award

GlenDronach 39 years old 1972 Cask #712

Best Natural Cask Award

Glen Grant 59 years old bottled by Gordon & Macphail Cask #1134

Best Sherry Cask Award

Karuizawa 1981/2011 Sherry Cask #2634

Best Cask Innovation Award

Best Peated Malt Award

Port Ellen 28 years old Wilson & Morgan Cask #2033

Thumbs Up Award

Strathisla 1970/2011 G&M Licensed Bottling

Premium Category

Well there is the stuff you and me can buy on stores. Most of them are large batches so you maybe even lucky to grab one before everyone else start adding vinyls of MMA to them. Hurry up!

Non-plus-ultra Award


Best Natural Cask Award

Best Sherry Cask Award

Glendronach 17 years old 1994/2011 Original bottle for Taiwan Cask #107

Best Cask Innovation Award

Amrut Portonova

Best Peated Malt Award

Breath of Islay 12 years old Adelphi

Thumbs Up Award


Daily Drams Category

Here are the whiskies that are affordable and easy to find. I am happy to see that I have already tried many of them in my own.
Here you can get excellent ideas for that Christmas present you wanted to buy.

Non-plus-ultra Award


Best Natural Cask Award


Best Sherry Cask Award

Glenfarclas 2002/2011 Cask 1575

Best Cask Innovation Award

Best Peated Malt Award


Thumbs Up Award


The Medals

Aditionally there is a really extensive list with the gold, silver and bronze medals at http://www.maltmaniacs.org/2011-score-card.pdf Designed by Tim Sainburg from Brambling Design

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