Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2019
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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)

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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 Release 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 Release 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)