The Notch Nantucket Island Single Malt Whisky 15 Year Old is America’s best Single Malt Whisky, according to the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition. In fact, it was one of only four Whiskies to be awarded an Outstanding Gold medal at the annual spirits competition.
“Appealingly, rich sherry cask aromas are elegantly echoed on the palate to reveal an abundance of rounded, stewed and dried fruits. Engagingly robust, with upfront dark chocolate and vanilla balanced with drizzled honey, coconut and spicy highlights,” wrote the judges about the 15 Year Old Whisky.
It was an excellent competition for Triple Eight Distillery, which releases The Notch. The Massachusetts spirits company took home a total of four medals, including the previously mentioned Outstanding Gold, as well as a silver for The Notch Nantucket Island Single Malt Whisky 12 Year Old, as well as bronzes for Triple Eight Distillery Cranberry Vodka and Triple Eight Distillery Gale Force Gin.
Check out a full list of Outstanding Gold winning Whisky bottlings from the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition below:
|The Westfalian Peated 6 YO Single Malt Whisky||Germany||Unique Liquids||Outstanding Gold|
|Solist Amontillado Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky||Taiwan||Kavalan Distillery||Outstanding Gold|
|Solist Manzanilla Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky||Taiwan||Kavalan Distillery||Outstanding Gold|
|The Notch Nantucket Island Single Malt Whisky 15 YO||USA||Triple Eight Distillery||Outstanding Gold|
Elsewhere at the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition, High West Rendezvous Rye Whiskey was rated the top Rye Whiskey, receiving an Outstanding Gold and scored 99/100. Maison Prunier Tres Vieille Grande Champagne Cognac, meanwhile, was awarded an Outstanding Gold and rated the top Cognac with a score of 98/100. Château du Breuil Calvados Pays D’Auge 15 Ans was rated the best Calvados at the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition and scored a 99/100, winning an Outstanding Gold. Filliers Barrel Aged Genever 8 Years Old was ranked the world’s top Genever.
Eight Gins, meanwhile, were awarded Outstanding Gold medals. While 10 Vodkas were also given the contest’s highest prize, along with 8 Liqueurs.