Two Bainbridge whiskies win ‘Best in World’ awards

Two whiskies made by Bainbridge Organic Distillers recently claimed top honors at the World Whiskies Awards.

Bainbridge Yama Japanese Mizunara Cask Single Grain Whiskey and Bainbridge Battle Point Organic Wheat Whiskey have won Gold Medals and been awarded the titles “Best American Grain Whiskey” and “Best American Wheat Whiskey” by the World Whiskies Awards, one of the largest, most prestigious whiskey competitions in the world.

The Bainbridge-based distillery is no stranger to accolades, especially for its whiskies.

Bainbridge Yama, having only been introduced in April 2016, has already racked up an impressive number of awards. In late December, Yama was named Craft Whiskey of 2017 by Whisky Advocate Magazine and also awarded a Gold Medal and the world’s highest rank (95 Points) for Single Grain Whiskey in 2016’s international Ultimate Spirits Challenge competition. Bainbridge Yama also won a Gold Medal and 95 Points in the International Review of Spirits in 2016, and earned 96 points by Tasting Review Magazine.

The Organic Wheat Whiskey’s taking of the gold marks an unprecedented second time that the liquor has secured this top honor, and the third time overall that Battle Point has medalled in the World Whiskies Awards competition.

Since its introduction in 2010, Bainbridge Battle Point has won nearly a dozen gold medals, including Gold/Finalist ranking in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge, Gold and 93 points by International Review of Spirits and its first World Whiskies Awards recognition as Best American Wheat Whiskey in 2014.

Based in the UK, with its awards ceremony held in London each year, the World Whiskies Awards are part of the prestigious World Drinks Awards series, launched in 2007. The World Whiskies Awards select, reward and promote the world’s best single malt, blended, blended malts, grain whiskies and bourbons from across the globe. Judging panels are comprised of the most respected and experienced authorities in the industry.

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