Boundary-breaking whiskies for World Whisky Day

17th May, 2018 by Nicola Carruthers

Barrel experimentation, category-defying hybrids and an abundance of flavours – we look at a number of boundary-breaking offerings ahead of World Whisky Day (19 May).

Here’s our pick of top boundary-breaking whiskies ahead of World Whisky Day

Innovation is the name of the game in the spirits sphere – and as segmentation further diversifies categories, developing a USP has never been more crucial.

Drinkers are being tempted away from their traditional drams for experimental offerings from Australia, Japan, Scandinavia and other locations that are relatively new to the whisky world.

One way to do this is to experiment with the very foundations of what defines a whisky. The boundaries between different categories have merged by the rise of the hybrid spirits trend.

The expressions that follow were chosen for their category-defying tendencies, whether in production methods, flavour profile, or age statement.

Click through the following pages to discover our pick of top boundary-breaking whiskies ahead of World Whisky Day this coming weekend.

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