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2 World Titles for SA Whisky at World Whiskies Awards 2024

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Mar 25, 2024

South African whiskies - Bain’s and Three Ships - received several awards including 2 World’s Best titles at the World Whiskies Awards 2024 held at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London on 20 March. 

Bain’s and Three Ships are produced by James Sedgwick Distillery - the only commercial whisky distillery in Africa - based in Wellington, Cape Town.

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2 World Titles for SA Whisky at World Whiskies Awards 2024

News & Current Affairs

Mar 25, 2024

South African whiskies - Bain’s and Three Ships - received several awards including 2 World’s Best titles at the World Whiskies Awards 2024 held at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London on 20 March. 

Bain’s and Three Ships are produced by James Sedgwick Distillery - the only commercial whisky distillery in Africa - based in Wellington, Cape Town.

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2 World Titles for SA Whisky at World Whiskies Awards 2024

News & Current Affairs

Mar 25, 2024

Stuart Marsden - Co-founder of Craft Cask

South African whiskies - Bain’s and Three Ships - received several awards including 2 World’s Best titles at the World Whiskies Awards 2024 held at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London on 20 March. 

Bain’s and Three Ships are produced by James Sedgwick Distillery - the only commercial whisky distillery in Africa - based in Wellington, Cape Town.

Key Takeaways

  • Bain’s Cape Town Mountain Whisky Founders Collection 15 Years Old was awarded the World’s Best Grain title, while Three Ships 12YO Double Wood was awarded World’s Best Blended Limited Release.

  • Three Ships 5 Year also received the title of Best South African Blended Whisky, while Three Ships 21 YO Millennium was awarded Best South African Single Malt.

  • In addition, a further 5 awards (4 Silvers and 1 Bronze) were awarded to Bain’s and Three Ships whiskies.

Awards for Bain’s Whisky

Category Winner Gold

  • Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky Founders Collection 15 Years Old 52.5% stood out on the international stage being awarded the World’s Best Grain title (Category Winner Gold in the Grain category, age statement 13 to 20 Years.

Silver

  • Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky 43% was awarded Silver in the Grain category, no age statement.

Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky Founders Collection 15 Years Old 52.5% bottle
Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky Founders Collection 15 Years Old 52.5% bottle
Three Ships Master’s Collection 12 Years Old Double Wood Blend
Three Ships Master’s Collection 12 Years Old Double Wood Blend

Awards for Three Ships Whisky

Category Winner - Gold

  • Three Ships Master’s Collection 12 Years Old Double Wood Blend (49.6%) was awarded World’s Best Blended Limited Release.

  • Three Ships 5 Years Old Premium Select (43%) received the award for Best South African Blended whisky. 

  • Three Ships Millennium 21 Years Old Single Malt (51.8%) was named Best South African Single Malt.

Silver

  • Three Ships 10 Years Old Single Malt (46.3%) received a Silver award in the Single Malt, 12 Years & Under category.

  • Three Ships Bourbon Cask (43%) was honoured with a Silver award in the Blended, No Age Statement category.

  • Three Ships Master’s Collection 6 Years Old Chenin Blanc Cask Finish (46.3%) also received a Silver award in the Grain, 12 Years & Under category. 

Bronze

  • Three Ships Premium Select (43%) secured a Bronze award in the Blended, No Age Statement category.

Where can I access the full list of awards for the World Whiskies Awards 2024?

The World Whiskies Awards 2024 results can be found on their website or via this online PDF that includes a list of all the awards. 

The categories are wide-ranging, from best corn and grain whiskies to specialised awards like Best Single Malt, Best Rye, and other recognitions for Finished Bourbon and Flavoured Whisky, and much more - showcasing the diversity and quality of whiskies worldwide.

As a whiskey enthusiast, it’s worth exploring the awards as you might find your favourite whiskey or a new expression from a familiar brand being recognised with achievements. There are also plenty of new bottles to discover and add to your collection.

World Whiskies Awards 2024
World Whiskies Awards 2024

Final thoughts on Three Ships, Bain's & World Whiskies Awards 2024

The achievements of Bain's and Three Ships at the World Whiskies Awards 2024 underscore South Africa's rising prominence in the global whiskey scene.

In a related post, we explore the James Sedgwick Distillery (the home of Three Ships & Bain’s) in our list of the best whisky tastings in the Western Cape. Having visited the distillery, it’s a must-try experience that’s worth the trip to Wellington!

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