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The world's best single malt whiskey comes from where?

Taiwan: the world's new whiskey capital?

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.

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"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.

Since then, Scotland has brought home four single malt awards, and Japan three, according to Whisky Magazine. A single malt whiskey from Australia won last year.

Kavalan is just one of two whiskey distillers in Taiwan. It only began making the liquor in 2006.

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