Whiskey connoisseurs in Scotland and Japan may have shed a few tears into their snifters recently.
The World Whiskies Awards named the world's top whiskeys over the weekend, and the honor for the best single malt went to a distillery in Taiwan. The whiskey-tasting competition judged Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength as the top in that category for 2015.
"It's like Bourbon-infused milk chocolate," the judges wrote about the winning single malt.
The competition has been rating whiskeys by region and method—such as blended or flavored whiskeys—since 2007.