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Whisky TASTING Guide Names Top Selections in Annual Awards

By November 24, 2019Top News

“Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible” awarded its top prize, World Whisky of the Year, to the 1792 Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon from the Barton 1792 Distillery, a whiskey Jim Murray describes as “melodious, mysterious and slightly exotic” with a nose of “near-perfect proportions” and with an “unfaltering” finish. The runners-up, from 1,250 new expressions tasted throughout the world by Jim Murray, are both Buffalo Trace brands: William Larue Weller Bourbon 125.7 proof, the latest version of last year’s victor, and Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye 127.2 proof. Sectional winners include: the Taiwanese Nantou Distillery Omar Cask Strength Bourbon Cask (Single Cask of the Year); Glen Grant Aged 18 Year Old Rare Edition (Scotch); Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost & Rare (Blended Scotch); Penderyn Single Cask no. M75-32 (European); and Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt (Japanese).





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