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Raise a dram to the gift of the grain.

World Whisky Day falls on every third Sunday of May, but if you ask us, we’d celebrate a good bottle every Sunday.

Lucky for us, World Whiskies Awards has released its verdict for 2018. Across 14 categories, the world’s finest blended, flavoured, and single cask from Scottish, Japanese, American, Canadian, and Australian distilleries create a cheat sheet for whisky lovers everywhere. As with last year’s selection, Japanese whiskies shine on the global stage to give Scottish labels a run for their money.

World Whiskies Awards is presented by UK’s Whisky Magazine and The Drinks Report annually. Here’s the list of the best whiskies in 2018. Which is your pick?

World's Best Blended: Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve
World's Best Blended: Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve

World's Best Blended: Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve

World's Best Blended Limited Release: Ichiro's Malt & Grain Limited Edition
World's Best Blended Limited Release: Ichiro's Malt & Grain Limited Edition

World's Best Blended Limited Release: Ichiro's Malt & Grain Limited Edition

World's Best Blended Malt: Taketsuru 17 Years Old
World's Best Blended Malt: Taketsuru 17 Years Old

World's Best Blended Malt: Taketsuru 17 Years Old

World's Best Bourbon: 1792 Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
World's Best Bourbon: 1792 Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

World's Best Bourbon: 1792 Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

World's Best Canadian Blended: J.P. Wiser's Dissertation
World's Best Canadian Blended: J.P. Wiser's Dissertation

World's Best Canadian Blended: J.P. Wiser's Dissertation

World's Best Corn: Balcones True Blue 100
World's Best Corn: Balcones True Blue 100

World's Best Corn: Balcones True Blue 100

World's Best Flavoured Whisky: Heritage Distilling Company Brown Sugar Bourbon
World's Best Flavoured Whisky: Heritage Distilling Company Brown Sugar Bourbon

World's Best Flavoured Whisky: Heritage Distilling Company Brown Sugar Bourbon

World's Best Grain: Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky
World's Best Grain: Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky

World's Best Grain: Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky

World's Best Pot Still: Ransom The Emerald
World's Best Pot Still: Ransom The Emerald

World's Best Pot Still: Ransom The Emerald

World's Best Rye: 291 Colorado Rye Whiskey Aspen Stave Finished
World's Best Rye: 291 Colorado Rye Whiskey Aspen Stave Finished

World's Best Rye: 291 Colorado Rye Whiskey Aspen Stave Finished

World's Best Single Case Malt: Sullivans Cove American Oak Single Cask HH0351
World's Best Single Case Malt: Sullivans Cove American Oak Single Cask HH0351

World's Best Single Case Malt: Sullivans Cove American Oak Single Cask HH0351

World's Best Single Malt: Hakushu 25 Years Old
World's Best Single Malt: Hakushu 25 Years Old

World's Best Single Malt: Hakushu 25 Years Old

World's Best Wheat: Bainbridge Battle Point Two Islands Islay Cask Wheat Whiskey
World's Best Wheat: Bainbridge Battle Point Two Islands Islay Cask Wheat Whiskey

World's Best Wheat: Bainbridge Battle Point Two Islands Islay Cask Wheat Whiskey

World's Best White Dog: St. Kilian Distillers White Dog
World's Best White Dog: St. Kilian Distillers White Dog

World's Best White Dog: St. Kilian Distillers White Dog

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See more of this year’s winners on the official World Whiskies Awards 2018 website.

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