Final call for ‘World Whisky Masters – Asia’

We are now taking final entries for the inaugural ‘World Whisky Masters – Asia’, which is set to become the region’s biggest whisky competition designed to award outstanding whiskies produced around the globe.

The competition will be chaired by the drinks business Hong Kong, the leading wine and spirits trade publication in Asia, and a panel of leading spirits specialists and the city’s main trade buyers.

The whiskies will be judged in a blind tasting by 10-12 judges to find and reward the finest global whisky brands in the Asian market.

The samples will be assessed by categories such as single malt, blended, single grain, age and design & packaging.

Silver, Gold and Master medals will be awarded in each category. The Gold and Master winners will then be judged for the overall title of ‘Grand Asian World Whisky Master 2018’.

There are no limits to the number of medals we can award – with medals going to the winning spirits based on quality rather than quantity.

In addition, the best performing spirits will go forth to compete for the title of ‘World Whisky Taste Master – Asia’.

The results will be published in the drinks business Hong Kongprint edition, online on The Spirits Business website as well as on all of our social media platforms and in a newsletter in both English and Chinese.

The official deadline for entry is 28 September 2018, and each entry should be submitted with two samples. For more details, please contact

Detailed entry categories can be found below:

ASIA (Excluding Japan and India): Single Malt, Blended, Single Grain

 Single Malt Blended, Single Grain

CANADA: Single Malt, Blended, Single Grain

EUROPE (Excluding Ireland and Scotland): Single Malt, Blended, Single Grain

INDIA: Single Malt, Blended, Single Grain

JAPAN: Single Malt, Blended, Single Grain

SOUTH AFRICA: Single Malt, Blended, Single Grain

AMERICA: Bourbon, Rye, Single Malt, Tennessee, Other Grains, Moonshine and Other Un-Aged Whiskey, Flavoured Whiskey

IRELAND: Single Malt, Blended, Single Grain, Single Pot Still, Flavoured Irish Whiskey, Poitin

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