According to a press release emitted by Scapegrace Distilling Co., the distillery won a new award at the World Whiskey Awards held overnight in London. An expression from the brand, Ephemeral whiskey, has won gold in the New Zealand Single Cask Category.
Scapegrace Co-Founder Mark Neal was upbeat about the win and toasted to another medal. He said:
“We’re absolutely thrilled with this really significant recognition at the world’s top whiskey awards,” said Neal.
“This is a true testament to our craft and the art of our master distiller Anthony Lawry. The New Zealand movement of Single Malt on the world stage is relatively new, so to pick up such an acclaimed accolade is a great achievement.”
The Making of Scapegrace Whisky
Using local barley and water from the Southern Alps, Ephemeral has been aged for four years in a 200-litre wood barrel and then finished in a 200L Spanish Olorosa sherry cask. It is rich and warm, with notes of vanilla, cinnamon spice, and sweet stewed fruit.
It wasn’t the only victory for Scapegrace at the World Whiskey Awards, the competition that judges the best products in the whisky world. The brand also received a bronze medal for its Fortitude V manuka smoked single malt. Moreover, the distillery has earned a bronze medal for its Fortitude V manuka smoked single malt.
There were more than 1600 entries this year for the World Whiskey Awards, which made the selection of winners even more challenging. Nonetheless, the judges voted overwhelmingly for the brand. the jas always maintained premium whiskies due to its production methods.
The success continues the Central Otago distillery’s proud legacy of international award-winning whiskies. In 2023, Scapegrace was awarded a Master Medal at the 2023 Global Spirit World Whisky Masters for its Single Malt Fortitude V Whisky. The company looks forward to the new challenge of 2024.