Jim Murray has revealed the best whiskeys of 2019!

Every year around this time the famous whiskey writer Jim Murrayselected the World's best whiskeys in different categories. Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible releases his book.

Although the choices he makes cause some controversy every year, the whiskeys that Jim Murray mentions in his book are immediately on the agenda and are started to be talked about by all whiskey lovers.

Jim Murray in his book William Larue Weller 128.2 ProofHe showed it as the best whiskey of the year! 

Here are the tasting notes for William Larue Weller 128.2 Proof: It's pretty sweet on the nose. Vanilla, caramel and cookies. A warm look on the palate. Fruity aromas such as grapes and cherries are accompanied by honey, oak and light black pepper. (Whiskey Wash)

2nd on the list from Scotland Glen Grant Aged 18 and another American Thomas Handy Sazerac Rye 127.2 Proof exists.

Let's remind you that Glen Grant 18 took the 3rd place last year.

Here are all the category winners in Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible 2019:

World Whiskey of the Year: 

  1. William Larue Weller 128.2 Proof
  2. Glen Grant Aged 18 Years Rare Edition
  3. Thomas H Handy Sazerac Rye 127.2 Proof

Single Cask of the Year: Blanton's Gold Edition Single Barrel

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 Last Drop Glenrothes 1969 Cask 16207
  • Scotch Blend of the Year: Ballantine's 17 Years Old
  • Scotch Grain of the Year: Berry Bros & Rudd Cambus 26 Years Old
  • Scotch Vatted Malt of the Year: Collectivum XXVIII

Single Malt Scotch Whiskeys

  • No Age Statement: Laphroaig Lore
  • 10 Years & Under (Multiple Casks): Laphroaig 10 Years Old
  • 10 Years & Under (Single Cask): Berry Bros & Rudd Ardmore 9 Years Old
  • 11-15 Years (Multiple Casks): Lagavulin 12 Year Old
  • 11-15 Years (Single Cask): Cadenhead's Rum Cask Mortlach 14 Years Old
  • 16-21 Years (Multiple Casks): Glen Grant Aged 18 Years Rare Edition
  • 16-21 Years (Single Cask): Bowmore Aged 19 Years The Fèis Ile Collection
  • 22-27 Years (Multiple Casks): Talisker 25 Years Old
  • 22-27 Years (Single Cask): SMWS 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 Over 33 Years
  • 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 Whiskeys

  • No Age Statement (Standard): Ballantine's Finest
  • 5-12 Years: Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Years Old
  • 13-18 Years: Ballantine's 17 Years Old
  • 19-25 Years: Royal Salute 21 Years Old
  • 26-50 Years: Royal Salute 32 Years Old Union of the Crowns

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 Distillery Reserve Aged 12 Years
  • Irish Blend of the Year: Bushmills Black Bush
  • Irish Single Cask of the Year: The Irishman Aged 17 Years

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 Brothers Balmorhea
  • US Micro Whiskey of the Year (Runner-up): Balcones Peated Texas Single Malt

Bourbon Whiskeys

  • No Age Statement (Multiple Barrels): William Larue Weller 128.2 Proof
  • No Age Statement (Single Barrel): Blanton's Gold Edition Single Barrel
  • Up to 10 Years: Eagle Rare 10 Years Old
  • 11-15 Years: Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 15 Years Old
  • 16-20 Years: Abraham Bowman Sweet XVI Bourbon
  • 21 Years & Over: Orphan Barrel Rhetoric Aged 24 Years

Rye Whiskeys

  • No Age Statement: Thomas H Handy Sazerac 127.2 Proof
  • Up to 10 Years: Knob Creek Cask Strength
  • 11 Years & Over: Sazerac 18 Years Old

Canadian Whiskeys

  • Canadian Whiskey of the Year: Canadian Club Chronicles: Issue No 1 Water of Windsor Aged 41 Years

Japanese Whiskeys

  • Japanese Whiskey of the Year: Hakushu Paul Rusch

European Whiskeys

  • European Whiskey of the Year (Multiple): Nestville Master Blender 8 Years Old
  • European Whiskey of the Year (Single): The Norfolk Farmers Single Grain

World Whiskeys

  • Asian Whiskey of the Year: Amrut Greedy Angels 8 Years Old
  • Southern Hemisphere Whiskey of the Year: Belgrove Peated Rye

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