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Whisky Bible 2020 World Whiskies Of The Year Winners


17th October 2019
Whisky Bible 2020 World Whisky Award Winners.

Whisky Bible 2020Whether you agree with them or not the Whisky Bible is undoubtedly the most comprehensive collection of whisky reviews available to whisky enthusiasts looking for a suggestion as to what would be a good dram to have in their glass and with the ever increasing price of all styles of premium whiskies many whisky drinkers find independent reviews invaluable.

Although the Whisky Bible 2020 lists over 4,700 whiskies, it will still perhaps come as no surprise by now to many of you to hear that Jim Murray has once again named an American Bourbon whiskey as his headline grabbing 'World Whisky Of The Year' in the latest edition of his Whisky Bible in fact this year there are no Scotch whiskies in Jim's top 3 whiskies.

The just launched Whisky Bible 2020 has named the lesser known '1792 Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon' as Jim's 'World Whisky Of The Year'. 1792 is produced at the Barton 1792 distillery which is now part of the Sazerac Company's portfolio and as you know Sazerac owned/produced whiskey's have long been a favourite of Jim Murray's in his Whisky Bible.

Jim's runner up for 2020 is 'William Larue Weller 125.7 Proof 2018 Release' another Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey which is also part of the Sazerac Company's portfolio.

Jim's third best whisky of 2020 is, you may have guessed by now also part of the Sazerac Company's portfolio, this time it is a rye whiskey - ''Thomas H Handy Sazerac Rye 128.8 Proof 2018 Release'

For his Single Cask Whisky for 2020 Jim has selected a very obscure almost impossible to get hold of single cask whisky from Taiwan's state-run Nantou distillery - the Nantou Distillery Omar Bourbon Cask No. 11140804 is sure to draw attention to the others offerings available from this distillery.

It was only recently that the esteemed Whisky Bible announced the appointment of Midpoint Trade Books, a division of Independent Publishers Group as its new North American distribution partner with the aim of making the Whisky Bible more easily available in the US & Canada and of course increasing sales of the Whisky Bible in this enormous marketplace.

With all this in mind I have no doubt that the conspiracy theorists amongst you will be working overtime but if you look past the headline grabbing top 3 the Whisky Bible 2020 is sure to point you in the direction of some stunning whiskies (many of which are still actually obtainable) which you may have otherwise overlooked.

The full list of Whisky Bible 2020 Winners is below and I am sure there will be more than a few on the list which will be much easier to get hold of and even more in the book itself which don't quite get the headline awards but are every bit as good. To find out what else Jim thinks is good, his Whisky Bible 2020 is now available to order from Amazon with FREE delivery.

You will also find many of the Whisky Bible 2020 award winning whiskies which are still available to buy over at specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop and Master of Malt
 

2020 Whisky Bible Whisky of the Year


2020 World Whisky of the Year:
1792 Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon
 

Top World Whisky Award Winners 2019


2020 World Whisky of the Year:
1792 Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Second Finest Whisky in the World 2020:
William Larue Weller 125.7 Proof 2018 Release

Third Finest Whisky in the World 2020:
Thomas H Handy Sazerac Rye 128.8 Proof 2018 Release

Single Cask Whisky in 2020:
Nantou Omar Cask Strength Bourbon Cask No. 11140804 (Taiwan)
 

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)
The Macphail 1949 China Special Edition 1

Scotch Blend of the Year
Ballantine’s 17 Year 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


No Age Statement (Multiple Casks)
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)
Whisky Castle Glen Spey Aged 21 Years

22-27 Years (Multiple Casks)
Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1996

22-27 Years (Single Cask)
The Whisky Shop GlenDronach Aged 26 Years

28-34 Years (Multiple Casks)
Ben Nevis 32 Year Old 1966

28-34 Years (Single Cask)
Gordon & MacPhail Inverleven 1985

35-40 Years (Multiple Casks)
Port Ellen 39 Year 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 Casks)
The MacPhail 1949 China Special Edition 1
 

Blended Scotch


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 Year Old

13-18 Years
Ballantine’s 17 Year Old

19 – 25 Years
Dewar’s Aged 25 Years The Signature

26 – 50 Years
The Last Drop 56 Year Old Blend
 

Irish Whiskey of the Year


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 Whisky of the Year
Garrison Brothers Balmorhea

US Micro Whisky of the Year (Runner Up)
291 Barrel Proof Colorado Whiskey Aged 2 Years
 

Bourbon


No Age Statement (Multiple Barrels)
1792 Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon

No Age Statement (Single Barrel)
Colonel E H Taylor Single Barrel Bottled In Bond

9 Years and Under
Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel

10 – 12 Years
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Aged 12 Years

11 – 15 Years
Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year Old

16 – 20 Years
Michter’s 20 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon

21 Years & Over
Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Old
 

Rye


No Age Statement
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac 128.8 Proof

Up to 10 Years
Knob Creek Cask Strength

11 to 15 Years
Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 Year Old

Over 15 Years
Sazerac 18 Year Old

Single Cask
Knob Creek Single Barrel Select
 

Canadian Whisky of the Yearar


Canadian Whisky of the Year
Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye
 

Japanese Whisky


Japanese Whisky of the Year
Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt

Single Malt of the Year (Multiple Barrels)
The Matsui Mizunara Cask
 

European Whisky


European Whisky of the Year (Multiple)
Thy Whisky No. 9 Bøg Single Malt (Denmark)

European Whisky of the Year (Single)
Penderyn Single Cask no. M75-32 (Wales)
 

World Whiskies


Asian Whisky of the Year
Nantou Distillery Omar Bourbon Cask No. 11140804 (Taiwan)

Southern Hemisphere Whisky of the Year
Bakery Hill Peated Malt Cask Strength (Australia)
 

Where To Buy Whisky Online


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