Jim Murray 2019 Whisky Bible, World Whisky of the Year Is…

We’re running back towards awards season with one of the most highly noted publications of the year. Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible is celebrating its 15th Anniversary this year and having rated over 4,600 whiskies. That’s 307 samples a year. 0.84 samples a day. Sounds do-able!

Last year saw North America crowned top of the pile again with the Colonel EH Taylor Four Grain Bourbon. Ireland (Redbreast 21 year old) and Scotland (Glen Grant 18 Year Old Rare Edition) claimed second and third spot respectively.

Here are TheWhiskyBarrel.com we were quite chuffed ourselves such as our exclusive Dumbarton 30 year old 10th Anniversary release scoring a dizzy of 96.5! We’ve a few bottles featuring this year too. But what has been crowned the top whisky this year.

Whisky Bible 2019 World Whisky Of The Year

Kentucky bourbon William Larue Weller 128.2 Proof. Well there you have it. Third time in a row to North America.

Second Place – Glen Grant 18 Years Old Single Malt – Scotland features in the top 3 again.

Third Place – Thomas Handy Sazerac Rye 127.2 Proof – USA takes third spot as well.

Single Cask – Blanton’s Gold Edition Single Barrel

The Best of the Rest: Full List of Winners – Whisky Bible 2019

 

SCOTCH

Scotch Whisky of the Year
Glen Grant Aged 18 Year Old

Single Malt of the Year (Multiple Casks)
Glen Grant Aged 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 Years 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 Aged 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

28-34 Years (Single Cask)
Gleann Mor Port Ellen Aged 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 (Standard)
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 Years
Royal Salute 32 Year Old Union of the Crowns

IRISH WHISKEY

Irish Whiskey of the Year
Redbreast Aged 12 Year Cask Strength

Irish Pot Still Whiskey of the Year
Redbreast Aged 12 Year 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 Whisky of the Year
Garrison Brothers Balmorhea

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

BOURBON

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

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

11 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
The Hakushu Paul Rusch

EUROPEAN WHISKY

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

European Whisky of the Year (Single)
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)