Celebrating the world's best whiskies

World Whiskies Awards are organised by

Paragraph Publishing Ltd.
World Whiskies Awards
St Faiths House,
NR1 1PY.
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 1603 633808
Fax: +44 (0) 1603 632808
Email : info@worlddrinksawards.com
Web : www.worldwhiskiesawards.com

What Are The World Whiskies Awards?

The World Whiskies Awards are part of the prestigious World Drinks Awards programme, launched in 2007 with the World Whiskies Awards and World Beer Awards. Presented by TheDrinksReport.com, the world’s No. 1 online resource for drinks professionals. The World Whiskies Awards select, reward and promote the best Whisky Taste and Design to consumers and trade across the globe.

Who Should Enter The World Whiskies Awards?

Distillers, bottlers, producers, agents, designers, design agents, packaging agencies, brand agencies, importers, wholesalers and retailers of any whisky from anywhere in the world. With entrance facilities in Europe, the US and Asia, the World Whiskies Awards provides a truly international service to entrants.

What Are The Categories?

There are two groups of Categories; Taste and Design.


The TASTE categories are based upon the commonly held whisky groupings which define both the style and process of whisky production. Many of the Whisky categories are also assessed in their respective subcategories. A full list of categories is below, with their detailed definitions available here


There are up to six Design categories in which an individual product can be judged, each reflecting the major product or display areas of the market. A full list of categories is below, with their detailed definitions available here

What Awards Can Be Won?

Awards can be won in both Taste and Design categories


The World Whiskies Awards are judged in heats. In each sub-category an entry has the opportunity to win a Gold, Silver or Bronze. The Gold medal winner becomes the best in that sub-category, qualifying to become a category winner, and then ultimately the World’s Best Whisky.


A brand has the opportunity to win any of the design categories, from which is chosen the World’s Best Whisky Design. From these category winners we then identify the World’s Best Whisky Design Agency.

Enter your whiskies

Click here to enter your whiskies for 2016.

Rules of entry

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