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Whisky Bible 2011 World Whisky Award Winners


10th October 2010
Jim Murray’s World Whisky Awards 2011.

A blended scotch whisky has swept aside all single malt rivals to take the prestigious Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible Award for 2011.

Ballantine’s 17 year old has topped all other whiskies in this year’s publication, which includes 4,500 different brands – of which over 1,000 new entries were tasted by Jim Murray in six months.

Single malt scotch, often a whisky preferred by whisky lovers, failed also to take either the runner’s up or third spot. Second place went to Thomas H Handy Sazerac Rye (129 proof) ahead of William Larue Weller (134.8 proof), both from the same distillery: Buffalo Trace.
 

Top 3 World Whisky Award Winnners 2011


2011 World Whisky of the Year:
Ballantine’s 17 Years Old

Second Finest Whisky in the World 2011:
Thomas H Handy Sazerac Rye (129 proof)

Third Finest Whisky in the World 2011:
William Larue Weller (134.8 proof)
 

Category winners


Scotch Whisky of the Year:
Ballantine’s 17 Years Old

Single Malt of the Year (Multiple cask):
Octomore Orpheus Aged 5 Years

Single Malt of the Year (Single cask):
Gordon & MacPhail Mortlach 70

Best Scotch New Brand:
Compass Box, The Spice Tree

Scotch Blend of the Year:
Ballantine’s 17 Years Old

Scotch Grain of the Year:
Clan Denny Garnheath Aged 40 Years

Scotch Vatted Malt of the Year:
Big Peat
 

Single Malt Scotch


No Age Statement (Multiple cask):
Ardbeg Corryvreckan

No Age Statement (runner up):
The Macallan Oscuro

10 Years and Under (Multiple cask):
Octomore Orpheus Aged 5 Years

10 Years and Under (Single cask):
Ardbeg 2000 Lord Robertson of Port Ellen KT

11-15 Years Old (Multiple cask):
The Arran Malt 1996 ‘The Peacock’

11-15 Years Old (Single cask):
SMWS 33.77 Aged 11 Years (Ardbeg)

16-21 Years Old (Multiple cask):
Highland Park Aged 18 Years

16-21 Years Old (Single cask):
Old Malt Cask Lochside Aged 18 Years

22-27 Years Old (Multiple cask):
Brora 25 Year Old 7th Release

22-27 Years Old (Single cask):
Duncan Taylor Highland Park 1986

28-34 Years Old (Multiple cask):
Auchentoshan 1978 Bourbon Cask Ltd Edition

28-34 Years Old (Single cask):
Old Malt Cask Auchroisk Aged 34 Years

35-40 Years Old (Multiple cask):
Highland Park 1973 Orcadian Vintage

35-40 Years Old (Single cask):
G&M Rare Old Convalmore 1975

41 Years and Over (Multiple cask):
Dalmore Candela Aged 50 Years

41 Years and Over (Single cask):
Gordon & MacPhail Mortlach 70
 

Blended Scotch


No Age Statement (Standard):
Ballantine’s Finest

No Age Statement (Premium):
The Last Drop

5-12 Years:
Johnnie Walker Black Label

13-18 Years:
Ballantine’s 17 Year Old

19 & Over:
William Grant’s 25 Years Old
 

Irish Whiskey of the Year


Sainsbury’s Dún Léire Aged 8 Years
 

American Whiskey


Bourbon of the Year:
William Larue Weller (134.8 proof)

Rye of the Year:
Thomas H Handy Sazerac Rye (129 proof)
 

Bourbon


No Age Statement (Multiple barrel):
William Larue Weller (134.8 proof)

9 Years & Under:
Knob Creek

10-17 Years (Multiple Barrels):
Parker’s Heritage Collection Fourth Edition

10-17 Years (Single Barrel):
Willett Aged 17 Years Barrel Proof

18 Years & Over:
Evan Williams 23 Year Old
 

Rye


No Age Statement:
Thomas H Handy Sazerac Rye (129 proof)

11 Years & Over:
Rittenhouse Rye Aged 25 Years Barrel 19
 

Canadian Whisky of the Year


Crown Royal Special Reserve
 

Japanese Whisky of the Year


Karuizawa 1967 Vintage
 

European Whisky


European Whisky of the Year:
Mackmyra Brukswhisky

European Single Cask Whisky of the Year:
The Belgian Owl Aged 44 Months
 

World Whiskies


Indian Whisky of the Year:
Amrut Intermediate Sherry Matured
 

Jim Murray Liquid Gold Awards


The Jim Murray Liquid Gold Awards were created last year to recognise whisky-making excellence around the world. All whiskies scoring 94 points or more have been awarded Liquid Gold Awards in the 2011 Whisky Bible.

Representing just 4% of all the whiskies featured in the 2011 edition they are, says Murray "the elite; the very finest you can find on whisky shelves around the world. Rare and precious they are liquid gold."

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2011 is now available to order from Amazon. This years book has over 4050 tasting notes, including 1050 of the very latest releases, the 'Whisky Bible' remains the definitive and most up to date whisky guide available.

Whisky Bible 2011 Now Available From Amazon
 

More About The Whisky Bible 2011


 

 

Where To Buy The Whisky Bible 2010


The Whisky Bible is published by Dram Good Books and is available from Amazon
 

Where To Buy Whisky Online


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