Independent Bottler's Challenge Winners 2019

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Independent Bottlers Challenges - 2019 Winners

Each year, we have 2 challenges for independent bottlers at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival - one for Speyside whiskies, and one for the Rest of Whisky. The aim? To see which bottling visitors to the festival think is the best! How? By letting our festival guests be the judges! We run these challenges every year, and guests taste the whiskies blind, so they don't know which they are until after they've voted. That way, it's kept fair and without any unfair judgement being made before the whiskies have even been tasted!

Our 2019 Winners are...

Rest of Whisky
1st Place - That Boutique-y Whisky Company Scottish-Japanese 21 Years Old
2nd Place - That Boutique-y Whisky Company Cotswolds 3 Years Old


1st Place - Adelphi Breath of Speyside 11 Years Old
2nd Place - The Single Cask Glen Moray 10 Years Old

We'd like to thank everyone who took part in judging, and the Independent Bottler's who entered their whiskies.  A massive well done to That Boutique-y Whisky Company on their double-win, and to The Single Cask who've won 2nd place on their first time entering! As for Adelphi, we're starting to lose count of how many trophies they've won over the years from the challenges!

Wonder who will win in 2020?! Only one way to make sure your vote counts - purchase tickets when they're released next year and join in!