News Release

  • No.12661(2016/5/25)


Twelve whiskies from the Beam Suntory portfolio have been awarded gold medals at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2016, the worldwide tasting competition held in the UK.
Gold medal recipients in the Whiskies category include Hibiki 21 Years Old, Hibiki 17 Years Old, Hibiki MELLOW HARMONY, Hakushu 25 Years Old, Hakushu 18 Years Old, Knob Creek Straight Rye Whiskey, Canadian Club Premium 1858, The Ardmore Legacy, Laphroaig 10 Year Old, Bowmore 18 Year Old, Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest and Auchentoshan Three Wood.
These medals reinforce Beam Suntory’s leadership and quality across multiple whisky portfolio.

About the International Spirits Challenge
The International Spirits Challenge is a competition held every year in the UK, the home of Scotch whisky. In the Whisky division, medals are awarded by based on the blind testing of 10 testers, all of whom are blenders, distillery managers and other industry professionals, and who perform sensory inspections on each of the over 500 whiskies submitted from around the world. The competition is regarded as an authoritative arena for judging the quality of the entries by the exquisite sensory skills of the panel of whisky-making professionals.

The Award-Winning Whiskies
Suntory Whisky Hibiki 21 Years Old
Suntory Whisky Hibiki 17 Years Old
Suntory Whisky Hibiki MELLOW HARMONY*
Suntory Single Malt Whisky Hakushu 25 Years Old
Suntory Single Malt Whisky Hakushu 18 Years Old
Knob Creek Straight Rye Whiskey
Canadian Club Premium 1858
The Ardmore Legacy
Laphroaig 10 Year Old
Bowmore 18 Year Old
Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest
Auchentoshan Three Wood
*Launched in 2013 as quantity limited edition, Japanese market only

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