2017 Canadian Whisky Awards - Runners Up / by Jason Hambrey

This isn’t any different, or more creative, than yesterday’s post. There were no 2016 Canadian Whisky Awards, since the judging in 2016 was called the 2017 Canadian Whisky Awards as they are announced the year after they are judged. Again, I wanted to present the top whiskies of the 2017 Canadian whiskies awards, as defined by the average of all the 11 judges individual blind scores:

1.  Masterson’s 10 Year Old Rye PSA3

2. Crown Royal Hand Selected Single Barrel (behind 0.1%)

3. Wiser’s Dissertation (behind 0.2%)

3. J.P. Wiser’s Double Still Rye (behind 0.2%) – now Triple Barrel

5. Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye (behind 0.3%)

Lot no. 40 and Gooderham & Worts were 6 and 7, respectively, with Stalk & Barrel Rye sitting at number 8. As you can see, it was an extremely tight race -  to illustrate, If I had ranked my top whisky (Crown Royal Hand Selected Single Barrel) 1 mark higher, it would have won. I was only one of the judges, so my results were different. As a (interesting) comparison, here were my top 5 ranked whiskies in the awards (note that the scoring methodology is different in the awards and on this site, hence discrepancies):

1. Crown Royal Hand Selected Single Barrel (93/100)

2. Crown Royal Cornerstone Blend (92/100)

3. Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye (90/100)

3. Wiser’s Triple Barrel (90/100)

5. Forty Creek Confederation Oak Reserve (89/100)

5. Stalk & Barrel Rye (89/100)

5. Lot no. 40 Rye (89/100)

5. Alberta Premium Dark Horse (89/100)

5. Gooderham & Worts (89/100)

The 2018 Canadian Whisky Awards get announced today!