Malt Maniacs Awards is a fierly independent whisky Awards where a team of twelve certified malt maniacs members taste blindly whiskies submited by distilleries and bottlers, with a limit of 3 per distillery.
There are heavy weights on the tasting panel with Serge Valentin and other great whisky bloggers.
The whiskies are scored between 0 and 100 and assigned a gold medal to those above 90 points which it is still a great rare honor. Those between 85 and 90 get a silver and those between 80 and 85 get a bronze medal. They also highlight daily drams whiskies, which it is a very nice thing as most of the gold medals are beyond a common budget.