Godawan continues its winning streak

Godawan Artisanal Single Malt Whisky wins major international awards, confirming its status as a top Indian single malt.

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Godawan continues its winning streak

Godawan Artisanal Single Malt Whisky, the brainchild of The Good Craft Co. from Diageo India, has added three more international accolades under its belt. These prestigious wins add to Godawan’s tally of 50+ national and international accolades - establishing it as the most-awarded Indian single malt in recent times.

Godawan was declared ‘Indian Whisky Producer of the Year’ at the 2024 New York International Spirits Competition, a global spirits competition judged by real trade buyers. The brand’s expressions, 01 Rich & Rounded, and 02 Fruit & Spice both earned 95 points and were awarded Gold medals. The spirit awards are evaluated through blind tasting sessions by a panel of top trade buyers.

Godawan’s Collector’s Edition, Godawan 100, was awarded ‘Best Single Malt’ at the 2024 International Taste Institute Awards – one of the world’s most prestigious food and beverage certifications. Earning 93 points, Godawan 100 was the highest-scoring product in the Spirits and Liquor category of the competition.

What is more, the limited-edition expression was also awarded the 3 Stars Superior Taste Award (Exceptional Product), along with Godawan's 01 Rich and Rounded expression. The brand’s other bespoke variant, Godawan 02 Fruit & Spice, was awarded the 2 Stars Superior Taste Award (Remarkable Product).

In April 2024, Godawan 100 made India proud at the London Spirits Competition, where it was awarded ‘Single Malt Whisky of the Year’. With only 100 bottles made available, Godawan 100 was launched as a rare Collector’s Edition single malt that boasts pronounced tropical notes, a lighter palate and a short finish. Its sweet palate reveals notes of caramel, charcoal, cinnamon, and anise, leading to a long, dry finish.

Godawan’s 01 and 02 expressions were awarded Triple Gold Medals for both liquid and packaging at the 2024 MLSA Competition. Established in 2011, the MLSA Competition is a highly coveted global spirits competition, dedicated to recognising and highlighting craft products and small-batch distillation.

Godawan’s 01 Rich and Rounded expression offers notes of sultanas and dried fruits on the nose, and raisin, sultana, fig, and apricot on the palate. The finish ends with mature wood, caramel, and a butteriness like baklava. Godawan’s 02 Fruit and Spice expression has fruity aromas on the nose and a palate that boasts rich fruit and floral notes, along with vanilla, sweet ginger, and coconut. It leaves a lingering finish with a dash of spice and roasted coffee beans.