Monday, 17 October 2016

News: Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2017

So, the notorious Big Jim has made its annual list of whisky awards public. Without further ado, here's the grand winner... Booker’s Rye 13 Year Old. A 13yo cask strength rye whiskey distilled by Booker Noe. Probably one of the last whiskeys the late Jim Beam master distiller made before  passing away in 2004. The whiskey is rarely spotted across Europe, since it's a U.S. only thing. And a pricey one too. Price varies around $300-$350. How the auctions will learn to love this one even more in the next few days and weeks!

Other bottles that will draw attention:

Best Scotch Whisky of The Year: Glen Grant 18yo

Another brand new whisky that very few people will have tasted. The 18 year old was part of Glen Grant's relaunch in 2016. It is still making its way into the stores.

Best single malt Scotch Whisky of The Year: Glenlivet Cipher

"You know, I know this whisky doesn't exist. I know when I put it in my mouth the Matrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious. After nine years you know what I realise? Ignorance is bliss"
No, this whisky doesn't have anything to do with the quoted personage from The Matrix. The Cipher is Glenlivet's latest NAS marketing trick. A fancy bottle but that's about it in my opinion.

Best Japanese Whisky of The Year: Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016

Hardly a surprise is it? The world's most sought after whisky since the craze started in 2013/2014.

Billy Abbot from The Whisky Exhange did a full write up on all the winners.


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