August 14, 2013 – Attendees at the annual Whisky Fringe festival this past weekend in Edinburgh, Scotland selected Tomatin’s 30-year-old single malt as the winner of the Spirit of Whisky Fringe Award for the second consecutive year. Royal Mile Whiskies, which sponsors the annual event, announced the results today in an email newsletter, calling it “a remarkable achievement” and “a thoroughly well deserved result.”
Balblair’s 1997 single malt was the runner-up for the second year in a row, and in the Top Ten for three consecutive years. Ardbeg Uigeadail moved up five spots from last year to finish third, while a Douglas Laing Director’s Cut bottling of a 1991 Highland Park cask finished fourth.
Rounding out the top ten finishers:
5th Place: Glenglassaugh 30
6th Place: Bunnahabhain 25
7th Place: Balvenie 17 Doublewood
8th Place: Hunter Laing’s Old & Rare Tamdhu 1990
9th Place: Kilchoman 4 Single Cask for Royal Mile Whiskies
10th Place: BenRiach 1994 Peated
Whisky Fringe is held each August in conjunction with Edinburgh’s annual Fringe Festival.
Links: Royal Mile Whiskies