Godawan 100 Crowned “Single Malt Whisky of the Year” at 2024 London Spirits Competition

    In a triumphant moment for Indian whisky, Godawan 100, a single malt crafted by Diageo India, has clinched the prestigious title of “Single Malt Whisky of the Year” at the esteemed 2024 London Spirits Competition. Scoring an impressive 96 points, it has emerged as the unrivaled champion in the global single malt whisky category.

    Craftsmanship and Quality

    Godawan 100 exemplifies the pinnacle of Indian single malts, crafted with meticulous attention to detail and using the finest ingredients. Distilled from carefully sourced barley and aged in ex-bourbon casks for a minimum of a decade, this exceptional whisky boasts a rich and intricate flavor profile.

    Expert Accolades

    Experts praise Godawan 100 for its honey, vanilla, and tropical fruit notes. Judge Filip Stribrny highlights its complexity. He notes rich flavors of dried fruits, sultanas, and dark chocolate. It’s balanced with a dark, dry oak finish.

    Rare Collector’s Edition

    Godawan 100 stands as a testament to exclusivity, with only 100 bottles available worldwide. This Collector’s Edition whisky offers a unique sensory experience, characterized by prominent tropical flavors, a lighter palate, and a brief yet satisfying finish. Its sweet and nuanced taste profile includes hints of caramel, charcoal, cinnamon, and anise, culminating in a long and dry finish.

    Unique Maturation Process

    Distilled in the arid climate of Alwar, Rajasthan, Godawan 100 matures uniquely at temperatures exceeding 100°F. This dry environment accelerates the aging process, resulting in a whisky with a rich and complex character. The region’s climate also enhances the “Angel’s share” effect, intensifying the whisky’s flavor profile.

    Diverse Flavor Offerings

    In addition to its award-winning Godawan 100, Diageo India is introducing a series of Indian single malts designed to cater to a variety of palates. Craftsmen craft each expression from Light and Floral to Full-bodied and Smoky to offer a distinct and memorable tasting experience.. The Godawan 01 Rich and Rounded expression, for example, features enticing notes of sultanas and dried fruits, with flavors ranging from raisin and fig to apricot. Its finish is characterized by mature wood, caramel, and a luscious buttery baklava-like taste.


    Godawan 100 is a trailblazer in Indian single malts. Its quality and flavors are unmatched. Winning at the 2024 London Spirits Competition proves its global acclaim. It sets a new standard for whisky excellence. Whisky enthusiasts worldwide celebrate its triumph. The legacy of Godawan 100 thrives. It promises unforgettable tasting experiences.


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