Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2017

Über 4600 Whiskys sind drin, 1246 sind aufgenommen  – und soeben wurde das Geheimnis um den nach Einschätzung von Jim Murray diesjährig besten Whisky der Welt gelüftet. And the winner is…..

 

BOOKER’S DREAM BEAM IS BIBLE BEST!

 

Hier die Pressemitteilung:

 

* Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2017 hails “mind-blowing” US dram.
* Booker’s Rye 13 Years, 1 Month, 12 Days is World Whisky of the Year.
* Champion is beyond-the-grave legacy of Jim Beam’s grandson.
* Booker Noe’s final experimental creation sees off Scotch revival.


A unique Kentucky rye has been crowned the planet’s finest dram by the latest edition of Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.


Booker’s Rye 13 Years, 1 Month, 12 Days began life as an experiment by Booker Noe – grandson of Jim Beam – at the family distillery in Clermont, KY, shortly before his death in 2004.


Now it has become his remarkable legacy after landing the title of World Whisky of the Year.


Jim lavishes praise on its “brain-draining, mind-blowing” nose and finish of “amazing depth”. And he hails it as a “staggering example of a magnificent rye, showing exactly what genius actually means. A very big, unforgettable whiskey from a very big, unforgettable man”.  Booker followed in his iconic grandfather’s footsteps by becoming master distiller at Jim Beam, but he was long-retired when he dabbled one final time. After he passed away aged 74, son Fred kept an eye on his casks – and the result is pure liquid gold, scoring 97.5 out of 100 in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.


The champion dram had to hold off stiff competition from Scotland to land the title.


Glen Grant Aged 18 Years Rare Edition is the first Scotch on the Whisky Bible podium since 2014.


The Speyside malt blew away Jim as he tested 1,241 new samples for the latest edition of his influential guidebook. He says: “It’s the best new offering from the motherland in a few years; a sensational return to form.”


Third place went to another US tipple, the William Larue Weller (134.6 Proof) bourbon.


Regional winners include: Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye (Canadian Whiskey of the Year); Redbreast Aged 21 Years (Irish) ; English Whisky Co. Chapter 14 England (European); Yamazaki Sherry Cask (Japanese).

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Dieses ist die Liste der Gewinner nach Kategorien:


Scotch Whisky

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)
That Boutique-y Whisky Co Macallan 25 Year Old Batch 5

Scotch Blend of the Year
The Last Drop 1971

Scotch Grain of the Year
Whiskyjace Invergordon 24 Year Old

Scotch Vatted Malt of the Year
Compass Box Flaming Heart 2015 Edition
Single Malt Scotch

No Age Statement (Multiple Casks)
Glenlivet Cipher

No Age Statement (Runner Up)
Port Askaig 100 Proof

10 Years & Under (Multiple Casks)
Glen Grant 10 Year Old

10 Years & Under (Single Cask)
Kilchoman Guze Cask Finish

11-15 Years (Multiple Casks)
Lagavulin 12 Year Old

11-15 Years (Single Cask)
The Single Cask Glentauchers 2002 14 Year Old

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

16-21 Years (Single Cask)
Scyfion Choice Mortlach 1996 19 Year Old (Berry Bros & Rudd)

22-27 Years (Multiple Casks)
Dalwhinnie 1989 25 Year Old Special Releases 2015

22-27 Years (Single Cask)
The Boutique-y Co Macallan 25 Year Old Batch 5

28-34 Years (Multiple Casks)
Port Ellen 1983 32 Year Old Special Releases 2015

28-34 Years (Single Cask)
Cadenhead Caol Ila 31 Year Old

35-40 Years (Multiple Casks)
Brora 37 Year Old Special Releases 2015

35-40 Years (Single Cask)
Cadenhead Glentauchers 38 Year Old

41 Years & Over (Multiple Casks)
Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant 1952

41 Years & Over (Single Cask)
Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant 1950 65 Year Old


Blended Scotch

No Age Statement (Standard)
Ballantine’s Finest

No Age Statement (Premium)
Ballantine’s Limited

5-12 Years
Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Year Old

13-18 Years
Chivas Regal 18 Year Old Ultimate Cask Collection First Fill American Oak

19 – 25 Years
Royal Salute 21 Year Old

26 – 50 Years
The Last Drop 1971


IRISH WHISKEY


Irish Whiskey of the Year
Redbreast 21 Year Old

Irish Pot Still Whiskey of the Year
Redbreast 21 Year Old

Irish Single Malt of the Year
Bushmills 21 Year Old

Irish Blend of the Year
Jameson

Irish Single Cask of the Year
Teeling Single White Burgundy Cask 2004


AMERICAN WHISKEY

Bourbon of the Year
William Larue Weller 2015 Release

Rye of the Year
Booker’s Rye 13 Year Old

US Micro Whisky of the Year
Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon 2009

US Micro Whisky of the Year (Runner Up)
Koval Four Grain


Bourbon

No Age Statement (Multiple Barrels)
William Larue Weller 2015 Release

No Age Statement (Single Barrel)
1792 Single Barrrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon

9 Years & Under
Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon 2009

10 Years & Over (Multiple Barrels)
Blade & Bow 22 Year Old


Rye

No Age Statement
Thomas H Handy 2015 Release

Up to 10 Years
Pikesville 110 Proof 6 Year Old Straight Rye

11 Years & Over
Booker’s Rye 13 Year Old
Wheat

Wheat Whiskey of the Year
Bernheim Original


CANADIAN WHISKY

Canadian Whisky of the Year
Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye


JAPANESE WHISKY

Japanese Whisky of the Year
Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 Release

Single Malt of the Year (Multiple Barrels)
Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 Release


EUROPEAN WHISKY

European Whisky of the Year (Multiple)
English Whisky Co. Chapter 14 Not Peated

European Whisky of the Year (Single)
Langatun 6 year Old Pinot Noir Cask


WORLD WHISKIES

Asian Whisky of the Year
Kavalan Solist Moscatel

Southern Hemisphere Whisky of the Year
Heartwood Any Port in a Storm