Jim Murray’s whisky of the year 2018 …

Jim Murray’s whisky bible whisky / whiskey of the year 2018 has been announced and this year I can’t see the big out cry from his discussion.. There will still be a few talking points but there is nothing new there.. (Drum roll)

2018 World Whisky of the Year is..
Colonel E.H. Taylor 4 Grain Bourbon

THE FULL WINNERS LIST
2018 World Whisky of the Year
Colonel E.H. Taylor 4 Grain Bourbon
Second Place.
Redbreast Aged 21 Years
Third Place.
Glen Grant Aged 18 Years.
SCOTCH WHISKY

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).
Cadenhead’s Glendullan 20 Year Old
Scotch Blend of the Year.
Compass Box The Double Single
Scotch Grain of the Year.
Cambus Aged 40 Years
Scotch Vatted Malt of the Year.
Compass Box 3 Year Old Deluxe.
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

No Age Statement (Multiple Casks).
Ardbeg Corryvreckan
10 Years & Under (Multiple Casks).
Glen Grant Aged 10 Years
10 Years & Under (Single Cask).
Scotch Malt Whisky Society Tomatin Cask 11.32 8 Year Old
11-15 Years (Multiple Casks).
Gordon & MacPhail Ardmore 2002
11-15 Years (Single Cask).
That Boutique-y Co. Clynelish 15 Year Old
16-21 Years (Multiple Casks).
Glen Grant Aged 18 Years Rare Edition
16-21 Years (Single Cask).
The First Editions Ardmore Aged 20 Years
22-27 Years (Multiple Casks).
Sansibar Whisky Glen Moray 25 Years Old
22-27 Years (Single Cask).
Hunter Laing’s Old & Rare Auchentoshan 24 Year Old
28-34 Years (Multiple Casks).
Glen Castle Aged 28 Years
28-34 Years (Single Cask).
Old Particular Glenturret 28 Year Old
35-40 Years (Multiple Casks).
Brora Aged 38 Years
35-40 Years (Single Cask).
Xtra Old Particular Caol Ila 36 Year Old
41 Years & Over (Multiple Casks)
Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant 1957.
BLENDED SCOTCH..

No Age Statement (Standard)
Ballantine’s Finest
No Age Statement (Premium)
Compass Box The Double Single
5-12 Years
Grant’s Aged 12 Years
13-18 Years
Ballantine’s Aged 17 Years
19 – 25 Years
Royal Salute 21 Years Old
26 – 50 Years
The Antiquary Aged 35 Years.
IRISH WHISKEY..

Irish Whiskey of the Year
Redbreast Aged 21 Years
Irish Pot Still Whiskey of the Year
Redbreast Aged 21 Years
Irish Single Malt of the Year
Bushmills 16 Year Old
Irish Blend of the Year
Bushmills Black Bush
Irish Single Cask of the Year
Dunville’s VR First Edition Aged 15 Years.
AMERICAN WHISKEY..

Bourbon of the Year
Colonel E.H. Taylor Four Grain
Rye of the Year
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac 126.2 Proof
US Micro Whisky of the Year
Balcone’s Texas Blue Corn Batch BCB 16-1
US Micro Whisky of the Year (Runner Up)
291 E Colorado Aged 333 Days Bourbon
No Age Statement (Multiple Barrels)
George T. Stagg 144.1 Proof
9 Years & Under
Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection

Organic 6 Grain Whisky
10 Years & Over (Multiple Barrels)
Colonel E.H. Taylor Four Grain.
RYE

No Age Statement
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac 126.2 Proof
Up to 10 Years
Pikesville 110 Proof
11 Years & Over
Sazerac 18 Years Old.
WHEAT..

Wheat Whiskey of the Year
Bernheim Original.
CANADIAN WHISKY..

Canadian Whisky of the Year
Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye.
JAPANESE WHISKY..

 

Japanese Whisky of the Year
Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky
Single Malt of the Year (Multiple Barrels)
Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky.
EUROPEAN WHISKY..

European Whisky of the Year (Multiple)
Penderyn Bryn Terfel (Wales)
European Whisky of the Year (Single)
The Norfolk Parched (England).
WORLD WHISKY..

Asian Whisky of the Year
Paul John Kanya (India)
Southern Hemisphere Whisky of the Year
Limeburner’s Dark Winter (Australia)

2 Comments Add yours

  1. sorrenkrebs says:

    Hi John..
    Whatever you think of his opinions he is still well respected and followed by thousands of people who hang on his every word..

    Like

  2. John Smith says:

    A typically overrated guy who thinks he is above criticism and just full of his own ****

    Like

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