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World Whiskies Design Awards winners revealed

The results of this year's World Whiskies Design Awards were announced at the 2024 World Whiskies Awards ceremony which took place in London last week.

The Japanese single cask malt whisky Karuizawa 1960 was presented the top award for The World’s Best Whisky Design having already scooped the Best Single Malt Limited Edition category award.

The judges, chaired by editor Felicity Murray, said of the pack design: This is a superbly crafted, tactile package, and full of layered intrigue. You are drawn into a great character. With Japanese whisky making so much noise in the market this is a great, beautifully crafted, package that shouts quality.”

The winner of the World’s Best Design Agency award was Pocket Rocket Creative. The judges commented: “The agency’s range of products in this year’s competition showed fantastic examples of personality, imagery and modern design, all used in perfect balance to describe the story of the product and the liquid inside.”

The winners of the other categories are as follows:

  • Best Blended Whisky - £99 and under – Cutty Sark Prohibition
  • Best Blended Malt WhiskyDouglas – Laing Scallywag
  • Best Duty Free / Travel Retail Design – Johnnie Walker Collection
  • Best Grain Whisky – That Boutique-Y Whisky Co. Invergordon Batch 2
  • Best New Launch – Tomatin Cù Bòcan
  • Best Whisky Range – Douglas Laing Old Particular
  • Best Whisky Relaunch – Burn Stewart Black Bottle
  • Best Single Malt -£99 and under – Tullibardine Sovereign

To see all the winning packaging designs in detail and view the judges comments visit the World Whiskies Design Awards website

25 March 2014 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor