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    Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2019 Awards

    Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2019 Awards
    By Joseph Pettigrew 8 days ago

    The latest edition of Jim Murray's Whisky Bible has been release and with it the much anticipated Whisky of the Year awards! Every year Jim gives his expert verdict on the top whiskies in an extensive range of categories, determined by geography, age and style of whisky, but the most sought after title is that of Whisky of the Year. The 2019 edition of the Whisky Bible celebrates the 15th anniversary of the publication and features more than 4,600 whiskies that Jim has tasted, including at least 1,200 new whiskies just for this edition.


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    And the winners are...

    2019 World Whisky of the Year
    William Larue Weller 128.2 Proof – Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2017

    2nd Finest Whisky in the World
    Glen Grant 18 Year Old

    3rd Finest Whisky in the World
    Thomas H Handy Sazerac 127.2 Proof – Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2017

    Single Cask of the Year
    Blanton’s Gold Edition (Barrel #40, dumped 3rd June 2017, matured in warehouse H, rick 79)

    Scotch

    Scotch Whisky of the Year
    Glen Grant 18 Year Old

    Single Malt of the Year (Multiple Casks)
    Glen Grant 18 Year Old

    Single Malt of the Year (Single Cask)
    The Last Drop Glenrothes 1969 Cask 16207

    Scotch Blend of the Year
    Ballantine’s 17 Year Old

    Scotch Grain of the Year
    Berry Bros. & Rudd Cambus 26 Year Old

    Scotch Vatted Malt of the Year
    Collectivum XXVIII

    Single Malt Scotch

    No Age Statement
    Laphroaig Lore

    10 Years & Under (Multiple Casks)
    Laphroaig 10 Year Old

    10 Years & Under (Single Cask)
    Berry Bros. & Rudd Ardmore 9 Year Old

    11-15 Years (Multiple Casks)
    Lagavulin 12 Year Old 17th Release Special Releases 2017

    11-15 Years (Single Cask)
    Cadenhead’s Rum Cask Mortlach 14 Year Old

    16-21 Years (Multiple Casks)
    Glen Grant 18 Year Old

    16-21 Years (Single Cask)
    Bowmore 19 Year Old The Feis Ile Collection

    22-27 Years (Multiple Casks)
    Talisker 25 Year Old Bot.2017

    22-27 Years (Single Cask)
    Scotch Malt Whisky Society Glen Grant Cask 9.128 24 Year Old

    28-34 Years (Multiple Casks)
    Convalmore 32 Year Old Special Releases 2017

    28-34 Years (Single Cask)
    Gleann Mor Port Ellen 33 Year Old

    35-40 Years (Multiple Casks)
    Benromach 39 Year Old 1977 Vintage

    35-40 Years (Single Cask)
    Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1979

    41 Years & Over (Multiple Casks)
    Tomatin Warehouse 6 Collection 1972

    41 Years & Over (Single Cask)
    The Last Drop Glenrothes 1969 Cask 16207

    Blended Scotch

    No Age Statement
    Ballantine’s Finest

    5-12 Years
    Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Year Old

    13-18 years
    Ballantine’s 17 Year Old

    19-25 Years
    Royal Salute 21 Year Old

    26-50 Year
    Royal Salute 32 Year Old Union of the Crowns

    Irish Whiskey

    Irish Whiskey of the Year
    Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength

    Irish Pot Still Whiskey of the Year
    Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength

    Irish Single Malt of the Year
    Bushmills Distillery Reserve 12 Year Old

    Irish Blend of the Year
    Bushmills Black Bush

    Irish Single Cask of the Year
    The Irishman 17 Year Old

    American Whiskey

    Bourbon of the Year
    William Larue Weller 128.2 Proof

    Rye of the Year
    Thomas H Handy Sazerac 127.2 Proof

    US Micro Whiskey of the Year
    Garrison Brother Balmorhea

    US Micro Whiskey of the Year (Runner Up)
    Balcones Peated Texas Single Malt

    Bourbon

    No Age Statement (Single Barrel)
    Blanton’s Gold Edition

    No Age Statement (Multiple Barrels)
    William Larue Weller 128.2 Proof

    Up to 10 Years
    Eagle Rare 10 Year Old

    11-15 Years
    Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 15 Year Old

    16-20 Years
    Abraham Bowman Sweet XVI Bourbon

    21 Years & Over
    Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 24 Year Old

    Rye

    No Age Statement
    Thomas H Handy Sazerac 127.2 Proof

    Up to 10 Years
    Knob Creek Cask Strength

    11 Years & Over
    Sazerac 18 Year Old (2017 Edition)

    Canadian Whisky

    Canadian Whisky of the Year
    Canadian Club Chronicles: Issue No.1 Water of Windsor 41 Year Old

    Japanese Whisky

    Japanese Whisky of the Year
    Hakushu Paul Rusch

    European Whisky

    European Whisky of the Year (Multiple Casks)
    Nestville Master Blender 8 Year Old Whisky (Slovakia)

    European Whisky of the Year (Single Cask)
    The Norfolk Farmers Single Grain Whisky (England)

    World Whiskies

    Asian Whisky of the Year
    Amrut Greedy Angels 8 Year Old (India)

    Southern Hemisphere Whisky of the Year
    Belgrove Peated Rye (Australia)