Bowmore 12yo
 

Der laut Jim Murray beste Whisky der Welt kommt diesmal wieder aus den USA und ist einer, den man wahrscheinlich nur schwer kaufen wird können, denn es ist einer aus der Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2017.

Der nach seiner Meinung zweitbeste Whisky des Jahres ist ein Speysider und wurde schon in der Whisky Bibel 2017 und 2018 unter die Top 3 gereiht, zuletzt am 3. Platz, jetzt eben Platz zwei.

Auch der drittbeste Whisky in der Whisky Bible 2019 ist ein Amerikaner, und wiederum aus der Antique Collection 2017 von Buffalo Trace – damit gilt für ihn selbiges wie für die Nummer 1: bei uns schwer bis gar nicht zu bekommen.

Hier also die Top drei:

  1. William Larue Weller 64.1% abv – Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2017
  2. Glen Grant 18yo
  3. Thomas H Handy Sazerac 63.6% abv – Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2017

 

WILLIAM LARUE WELLER 128.2 PROOF – Bild mit freundlicher Genehmigung von whiskybase.com

Single Cask of the Year wird der Blanton’s Gold Edition Single Barrel Bourbon.

Die Preisträger bei Scotch sind:

Scotch Whisky of the Year
Glen Grant Aged 18 Year Old

Single Malt of the Year (Multiple Casks)
Glen Grant Aged 18 Year Old

Single Malt of the Year (Single Cask)
The Last Drop Glenrothes 1969 Cask 16207

Scotch Blend of the Year
Ballantine’s 17 Year Old

Scotch Grain of the Year
Berry Bros & Rudd Cambus 26 Years Old

Scotch Vatted Malt of the Year
Collectivum XXVIII 

Alle weiteren Preisträger können Sie dem Blog von The Whisky Exchange entnehmen.

Addendum: Natürlich freut sich die Buffalo Trace Distillery über die beiden Plätze unter den ersten drei, und hat eine Presseinfo darüber ausgesendet, die wir hier unten anhängen:


Buffalo Trace Whiskies Win Two of Top Three Whisky Bible Awards, Including World Whisky of the Year

Two additional Sazerac Whiskies Receive Top Honors 

Two whiskies from Buffalo Trace Distillery won top awards from “Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2019,” with William Larue Weller being named World Whisky of the Year and Thomas Handy Sazerac Straight Rye winning Third Best Whiskey in the world.  This is the second year in a row a whiskey from Buffalo Trace Distillery has taken home this coveted prize of number one whiskey in the world from Jim Murray.

The winning William Larue Weller, at 128.2 proof, was part of the Distillery’s 2017 Antique Collection, as was the third runner up Thomas Handy Sazerac Straight Rye, at 127.2 proof. 

In addition, Buffalo Trace’s Blanton’s Gold Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was named Single Cask of the Year, and Sazerac owned The Last Drop Distillers’ “Glenrothes” release was honored as Scotch Single Cask of the Year.

“We are both delighted and immensely proud to have won not only the World Whiskey of the Year for the second year in a row, but also to hold the 3rd finest whiskey of the world title, as well as good showings in the single cask of the year categories, said Mark Brown, president and chief executive officer, Buffalo Trace Distillery.  “These wins are special to us because we hold Jim’s palate in the highest esteem, but also because they are a testament to the skill and craft of the men and women of Buffalo Trace, who consistently produce the best whiskies in the world.”

The winning William Larue Weller makes this the seventh whiskey produced by Buffalo Trace to receive World Whiskey of the Year in the last 15 years. Those whiskies include E. H. Taylor Four Grain Bourbon in 2018, Thomas H. Handy Sazerac, 128.6 proof in 2013, the Sazerac 18 Year Old Rye Whiskey in 2010, The George T. Stagg Bourbon 129 proof in 2006, and the George T. Stagg Bourbon in both 2005 and 2004.