Jim Murray has revealed the best whiskeys of 2020!

World's best whiskeys in different categories every year at this time, Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible famous whiskey writer who explains in his book Jim Murrayannounced the 2020 edition of his book.

Jim Murray not only included an American whiskey at the top of the list, as he did last year, but also made up the first 3 lines of American whiskeys!

Jim Murray, whose choices he makes every year cause controversy, seems to be talked about a lot with his book this year...

first on the list 1792 Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon there is! 2nd place William Larue Weller 125.7 Proof ranked 3rd, while Thomas H Handy Sazerac Rye 128.8 Proof exists.


Here are all the category winners in Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible 2020:

World Whiskey of the Year: 

  1. 1792 Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  2. William Larue Weller 125.7 Proof – 2018 Release
  3. Thomas H Handy Sazerac Rye 128.8 Proof – 2018 Release

Single Cask of the Year: Nantou Omar Cask Strength Bourbon Cask #11140804

Scotch Whiskeys

  • Scotch Whiskey of the Year: Glen Grant Aged 18 Years Rare Edition
  • Single Malt of the Year (Multiple Casks): Glen Grant Aged 18 Years Rare Edition
  • Single Malt of the Year (Single Cask): The Macphail 1949 China Special Edition 1
  • Scotch Blend of the Year: Ballantine's 17 Years Old
  • Scotch Grain of the Year: The Last Drop Dumbarton 1977
  • Scotch Vatted Malt of the Year: Glen Castle Blended Malt 1990

Single Malt Scotch Whiskeys

  • No Age Statement: Glen Grant Rothes Chronicles Cask Haven
  • 10 Years & Under (Multiple Casks): Glen Grant Aged 10 Years
  • 10 Years & Under (Single Cask): Annandale Man O' Sword
  • 11-15 Years (Multiple Casks): Glen Grant Aged 15 Years Batch Strength
  • 11-15 Years (Single Cask): Signatory Vintage Edradour Ballechin 12 Year Old
  • 16-21 Years (Multiple Casks): Glen Grant Aged 18 Years Rare Edition
  • 16-21 Years (Single Cask): Whiskey Castle Glen Spey Aged 21 Years
  • 22-27 Years (Multiple Casks): Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1996
  • 22-27 Years (Single Cask): The Whiskey Shop Glendronach Aged 26 Years
  • 28-34 Years (Multiple Casks): Ben Nevis 32 Years Old 1966
  • 28-34 Years (Single Cask): Gordon & MacPhail Inverleven 1985
  • 35-40 Years (Multiple Casks): Port Ellen 39 Years Old
  • 35-40 Years (Single Cask): Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1978 W18
  • 41 Years & Over (Multiple Casks): Glen Scotia 45 Year Old
  • 41 Years & Over (Single Cask): The Macphail 1949 China Special Edition 1

Blended Scotch Whiskeys

  • No Age Statement (Standard): Ballantine's Finest
  • No Age Statement (Premium): Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost & Rare
  • 5-12 Years: Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Years Old
  • 13-18 Years: Ballantine's 17 Years Old
  • 19-25 Years: Dewar's Aged 25 Years The Signature
  • 26-50 Years: The Last Drop 56 Year Old Blend

Irish Whiskeys

  • Irish Whiskey of the Year: Redbreast Aged 12 Years Cask Strength
  • Irish Pot Still Whiskey of the Year: Redbreast Aged 12 Years Cask Strength
  • Irish Single Malt of the Year: Bushmills Aged 21 Years
  • Irish Blend of the Year: Jameson
  • Irish Single Cask of the Year: Kinahan's Special Release Project 11 Year Old

American Whiskey

  • Bourbon of the Year: 1792 Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Rye of the Year: Thomas H. Handy Sazerac 128.8 Proof
  • US Micro Whiskey of the Year: Garrison Brothers Balmorhea
  • US Micro Whiskey of the Year (Runner-up): 291 Barrel Proof Colorado Whiskey Aged 2 Years

Bourbon Whiskeys

  • No Age Statement (Multiple Barrels): 1792 Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • No Age Statement (Single Barrel): Colonel EH Taylor Single Barrel Bottled In Bond
  • Up to 10 Years: Russell's Reserve Single Barrel
  • 10-12 Years: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Aged 12 Years
  • 11-15 Years: Pappy Van Winkle 15 Years Old
  • 16-20 Years: Michter's 20 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • 21 Years & Over: Pappy Van Winkle 23 Years Old

Rye Whiskeys

  • No Age Statement: Thomas H. Handy Sazerac 128.8 Proof
  • Up to 10 Years: Knob Creek Cask Strength
  • 11-15 Years: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 Years Old
  • 15 Years & Over: Sazerac 18 Years Old
  • Single Cask: Knob Creek Single Barrel Select

Canadian Whiskeys

  • Canadian Whiskey of the Year: Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye

Japanese Whiskeys

  • Japanese Whiskey of the Year: Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt
  • Japanese Single Malt of the Year: The Matsui Mizunara Cask

European Whiskeys

  • European Whiskey of the Year (Multiple): Thy Whiskey No. 9 Bøg Single Malt (Denmark)
  • European Whiskey of the Year (Single): Penderyn Single Cask no. M75-32 (Wales)

World Whiskeys

  • Asian Whiskey of the Year: Nantou Distillery Omar Bourbon Cask #11140804 (Taiwan)
  • Southern Hemisphere Whiskey of the Year: Bakery Hill Peated Malt Cask Strength (Australia)

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