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Canadian Rye Named to Top Spot in ‘Whisky Bible’

By October 26, 2020Top News

Writer Jim Murray has named a Canadian rye expression the “world’s best whisky” in his newly released “Whisky Bible 2021.” For the latest edition, Murray named Beam Suntory’s Canadian bottling Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye World Whisky of the Year. Made from a mix of malted and unmalted rye, Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye is bottled at 65.1% ABV and was given a score of 97.5 out of 100. It is made at Calgary-based Alberta Distillers from 100% prairie rye mash bills and Rocky Mountain water. Sazerac took the second-place spot for its Stagg Jr. Barrel Proof Bourbon. Indian Whisky Paul John Mithuna from the Paul John Distillery in Goa placed third. Speyside producer Glen Grant took home Scotch Whisky of the Year for its 15 Year Old Batch Strength. Murray releases a “Whisky Bible” edition every year, announcing the bottlings that have secured top marks across categories such as blended Scotch, Japanese and European.


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