The Malt Maniacs are quite possibly the most acclaimed and respected independent judges of all things Whisky. Each year they invite the Scotch Whisky Industry to send some examples of their toil, and having been decanted into "blind" miniatures, these whiskies are then sent around the world to the judges.
Scores and comments are duly given, and in late November/early December the master blenders, independent bottlers and consultant noses quake in trepidation as the results are released.
Until 2007 the Maniacs allowed unlimited entries to their awards, but have had to curb the world of whiskies' enthusiasm by limiting setting the limit to 5 whiskies in 1997 and then 3 in 2011.
Awards are given to those whiskies that are deemed "top of the class" in their category.
Medals are awarded to all whiskies scoring over 80% (Bronze), 85% (Silver) and 90% (Gold). Only those whiskies that receive medals are listed in their awards site.
Adelphi is honoured to have received medals for all of its entries so far...
The Whisky That Cannot Be Named 1953, SPEYSIDE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE & SILVER MEDAL
Glenlivet 1977, cask no. 13120, SILVER MEDAL
Clynelish 1989, cask no. 3281, SILVER MEDAL
Invergordon 1964, cask no. 57637, AENEAS COFFEY AWARD & SILVER MEDAL
Ben Nevis 1970, cask no. 4640, MULTIPLE PERSONALITY AWARD & SILVER MEDAL
Inchgower 1980, cask no. 14152, SILVER MEDAL
Caol Ila 1993, cask no. 6779, SILVER MEDAL
Highland Park 1992, cask no. 20361, SILVER MEDAL
Glen Elgin 1978, cask no. 4512, BRONZE MEDAL
Macallan 1976, cask no. 2749, SPEYSIDE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE & GOLD MEDAL
Breath of Speyside 1991, cask no. 5642, GOLD MEDAL
Breath of Islay 1992, cask no. 5346, SILVER MEDAL
Glenlossie 1966, cask no. 3779, SILVER MEDAL
Tamdhu 1991, cask no. 1955, SILVER MEDAL
Tomintoul 1967, cask no. 4485, BRONZE MEDAL
Breath of the Highlands 1985, cask no. 1065, BRONZE MEDAL
Linkwood 1990, cask no. 9733, SILVER MEDAL
Breath of Islay 1992, cask no. 5347, SILVER MEDAL
Breath of the Isles 1992, cask no. 3201, SILVER MEDAL
Mortlach 1990, cask no. 5947, SILVER MEDAL
Glen Garioch 1990, cask no. 2689, BRONZE MEDAL
Inchgower 1980, cask no. 14155, PREMIUM NON-PLUS ULTRA AWARD & GOLD MEDAL
Breath of Islay 1993, cask no. 1637, BRONZE MEDAL
Breath of the Isles 1993, cask no. 3748, BRONZE MEDAL
Strathmill 1976, cask no. 1126, BRONZE MEDAL
Caol Ila 1982, cask no. 685, BRONZE MEDAL
Bunnahabhain 1974 cask no. 4780 GOLD MEDAL & THE ULTRA PREMIUM THUMBS UP AWARD
Laudale 12 year old Batch no. 1 SILVER MEDAL & THE DAILY DRAMS THUMBS UP AWARD
Breath of Speyside 1991 cask no. 5145 SILVER MEDAL
Glen Grant 1985 cask no. 10197 SILVER MEDAL
Cameronbridge 1978 cask no. 5 BRONZE MEDAL
Bunnahabhain 1968 cask no. 12401/3 SILVER MEDAL
Linkwood 1984 cask no. 9734 SILVER MEDAL
Macallan 1995 cask no. 10450 SILVER MEDAL
Bowmore 2001 cask no. 1126 SILVER MEDAL
Longmorn 1992 cask no. 48430
Lochside 1965 cask no. 6778 GOLD MEDAL & THE BEST CASK INNOVATION AWARD (ULTRA PREMIUM)
Breath of Islay 1999 cask no. 5877 SILVER MEDAL & THE BEST PEATED CASK (PREMIUM)
Bunnahabhain 1979 cask no. 8893 SILVER MEDAL