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Whisky Bible 2018 Best Whiskies


13th October 2017
American whiskey Colonel EH Taylor Four Grain named World Whisky Of The Year in Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2018.

Whisky Bible 2018 Best WhiskiesJim Murray has named an American Bourbon whiskey, Colonel EH Taylor Four Grain, as his World Whisky Of The Year in the latest edition of his Whisky Bible. where he commented on the whiskey, saying:

"Nothing could match the astonishing beauty of its surprisingly delicate weight and complexity combined, It was though time stood still in the tasting room; I just knew."

The Colonel EH Taylor Four Grain which Jim scored 97.5/100 is a small batch release from Buffalo Trace and at the time of typing this there was none available to be bought from any whisky shop that I could find and you will be very lucky to find some.

You will have more luck looking for this years runner-up, picking up Jim's award for the Second Finest World Whisky Of The Year 2018 is the outstanding Irish Single Pot Still  Redbreast 21 Year Old, a must try for Irish pot still whiskey drinkers, a deliciously juicy mature Irish single pot still whiskey.

Jim's Third Finest World Whisky Of The Year is a Scotch single malt whisky and actually Jim's runner up last year, the Glen Grant 18 year old which is one of three Scotch single malts added to the now excellent Glen Grant whisky line up last year, it is sure to once again draw attention to the Glen Grant whisky range of which my personal favourite is the Glen Grant 12 Year Old Non Chill-Filtered travel retail exclusive but for your money they are all worth a try.

The list of Jim's 2018 category winners is below and to find out what else Jim thinks is good, his Whisky Bible 2018 is now available to order from Amazon with FREE delivery.

You will also find all of the Whisky Bible 2018 award winning whiskies which are still available to buy over at Master of Malt website, meanwhile here is the full list of the Whisky Bible 2018 category winners:
 

2018 Whisky Bible Whisky of the Year


2018 World Whisky of the Year:
Colonel EH Taylor 4 Grain Bourbon
 

Top 3 World Whisky Award Winners 2018


2018 World Whisky of the Year:
Colonel EH Taylor 4 Grain Bourbon

Second Finest Whisky in the World 2017:
Redbreast Aged 21 Year Old

Third Finest Whisky in the World 2017:
Glen Grant Aged 18 Year Old
 

Scotch Whisky Category Winners


Scotch Whisky 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)
Cadenhead’s Glendullan 20 Year Old

Scotch Blend of the Year
Compass Box The Double Single

Scotch Grain of the Year
Cambus Aged 40 Years

Scotch Vatted Malt of the Year
Compass Box 3 Year Old Deluxe
 

Single Malt Scotch


No Age Statement (Multiple Casks)
Ardbeg Corryvreckan

10 Years & Under (Multiple Casks)
Glen Grant Aged 10 Years

10 Years & Under (Single Cask)
Scotch Malt Whisky Society Tomatin Cask 11.32 8 Year Old

11-15 Years (Multiple Casks)
Gordon & MacPhail Ardmore 2002

11-15 Years (Single Cask)
That Boutique-y Co. Clynelish 15 Year Old

16-21 Years (Multiple Casks)
Glen Grant Aged 18 Years Rare Edition

16-21 Years (Single Cask)
The First Editions Ardmore Aged 20 Years

22-27 Years (Multiple Casks)
Sansibar Whisky Glen Moray 25 Years Old

22-27 Years (Single Cask)
Hunter Laing’s Old & Rare Auchentoshan 24 Year Old

28-34 Years (Multiple Casks)
Glen Castle Aged 28 Years

28-34 Years (Single Cask)
Old Particular Glenturret 28 Year Old

35-40 Years (Multiple Casks)
Brora Aged 38 Years

35-40 Years (Single Cask)
Xtra Old Particular Caol Ila 36 Year Old

41 Years & Over (Multiple Casks)
Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant 1957
 

Blended Scotch


No Age Statement (Standard)
Ballantine’s Finest

No Age Statement (Premium)
Compass Box The Double Single

5-12 Years
Grant’s Aged 12 Years

13-18 Years
Ballantine’s Aged 17 Years

19 – 25 Years
Royal Salute 21 Years Old

26 – 50 Years
The Antiquary Aged 35 Years
 

Irish Whiskey of the Year


Irish Whiskey of the Year
Redbreast Aged 21 Years

Irish Pot Still Whiskey of the Year
Redbreast Aged 21 Years

Irish Single Malt of the Year
Bushmills 16 Year Old

Irish Blend of the Year
Bushmills Black Bush

Irish Single Cask of the Year
Dunville’s VR First Edition Aged 15 Years
 

American Whiskey


Bourbon of the Year
Colonel EH Taylor Four Grain

Rye of the Year
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac 126.2 Proof

US Micro Whisky of the Year
Balcone’s Texas Blue Corn Batch BCB 16-1

US Micro Whisky of the Year (Runner Up)
291 E Colorado Aged 333 Days Bourbon
 

Bourbon


No Age Statement (Multiple Barrels)
George T. Stagg 144.1 Proof

9 Years & Under
Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection Organic 6 Grain Whisky

10 Years & Over (Multiple Barrels)
Colonel EH Taylor Four Grain
 

Rye


No Age Statement
Thomas H Handy Sazerac 126.2 Proof

Up to 10 Years
Pikesville 110 Proof

11 Years & Over
Sazerac 18 Years Old
 

Wheat


Wheat Whiskey of the Year:
Bernheim Original
 

Canadian Whisky of the Year


Canadian Whisky of the Year
Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye
 

Japanese Whisky


Japanese Whisky of the Year
Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky

Single Malt of the Year (Multiple Barrels)
Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky
 

European Whisky


European Whisky of the Year (Multiple)
Penderyn Bryn Terfel (Wales)

European Whisky of the Year (Single)
The Norfolk Parched (England)
 

World Whiskies


Asian Whisky of the Year
Paul John Kanya (India)

Southern Hemisphere Whisky of the Year
Limeburner’s Dark Winter (Australia)
 

Where To Buy Whisky Online


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