Murray sà sorprendere.

Due anni fa, ha nominato Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 come il suo Whisky Mondiale dell’anno, mentre lo scorso anno ha visto questo onore andare in Canada, con Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye che prende il top gong.

E adesso è stato annunciato il vincitore del 2017. Il miglior whisky di Jim Murray al mondo è: The Rye di Booker 13 anni.

Jim lo ha descritto come avere un naso “drenante e triste” con una finitura di “incredibile profondità”, aggiungendo che è un “esempio stupendo di una meravigliosa segale che mostra esattamente quale genio in termini di whisky in realtà significa”, puntando 97.5 / 100 punti

L’altra grande notizia della Bibbia del Whiskey del 2017 è che un whisky scozzese ha reso Jim’s World Whisky of the Year la lista più breve per la prima volta dal 2014. Il secondo è Glen Grant 18 anni – ecco i primi tre:

JIM MURRAY’S 2017 WORLD WHISKIES OF THE YEAR
1. Booker’s Rye 13 Year Old
2. Glen Grant 18 Year Old
3. William Larue Weller Bourbon (Bot.2015)

L’INTERA LISTA DEI VINCITORI NELLA CATEGORIA SCOTCH WHISKY    

SINGLE MALT SCOTCH:
Glen Grant 18 Year Old
Single Malt of the Year (Multiple Casks)
Glen Grant 18 Year Old
Single Malt of the Year (Single Cask)
That Boutique-y Whisky Co Macallan 25 Year Old Batch 5
Scotch Blend of the Year
The Last Drop 1971
Scotch Grain of the Year
Whiskyjace Invergordon 24 Year Old
Scotch Vatted Malt of the Year
Compass Box Flaming Heart 2015 Edition

SINGLE MALT SCOTCH:

No Age Statement (Multiple Casks)
Glenlivet Cipher
No Age Statement (Runner Up)
Port Askaig 100 Proof
10 Years & Under (Multiple Casks)
Glen Grant 10 Year Old
10 Years & Under (Single Cask)
Kilchoman Guze Cask Finish
11-15 Years (Multiple Casks)
Lagavulin 12 Year Old
11-15 Years (Single Cask)
The Single Cask Glentauchers 2002 14 Year Old
16-21 Years (Multiple Casks)
Glen Grant 18 Year Old
16-21 Years (Single Cask)
Scyfion Choice Mortlach 1996 19 Year Old (Berry Bros & Rudd)
22-27 Years (Multiple Casks)
Dalwhinnie 1989 25 Year Old Special Releases 2015
22-27 Years (Single Cask)
The Boutique-y Co Macallan 25 Year Old Batch 5
28-34 Years (Multiple Casks)
Port Ellen 1983 32 Year Old Special Releases 2015
28-34 Years (Single Cask)
Cadenhead Caol Ila 31 Year Old
35-40 Years (Multiple Casks)
Brora 37 Year Old Special Releases 2015
35-40 Years (Single Cask)
Cadenhead Glentauchers 38 Year Old
41 Years & Over (Multiple Casks)
Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant 1952
41 Years & Over (Single Cask)
Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant 1950 65 Year Old
BLENDED SCOTCH:

No Age Statement (Standard)
Ballantine’s Finest
No Age Statement (Premium)
Ballantine’s Limited
5-12 Years
Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Year Old
13-18 Years
Chivas Regal 18 Year Old Ultimate Cask Collection First Fill American Oak
19 – 25 Years
Royal Salute 21 Year Old
26 – 50 Years
The Last Drop 1971
IRISH WHISKEY:

Irish Whiskey of the Year
Redbreast 21 Year Old
Irish Pot Still Whiskey of the Year
Redbreast 21 Year Old
Irish Single Malt of the Year
Bushmills 21 Year Old
Irish Blend of the Year
Jameson
Irish Single Cask of the Year
Teeling Single White Burgundy Cask 2004
AMERICAN WHISKEY:

Bourbon of the Year
William Larue Weller 2015 Release
Rye of the Year
Booker’s Rye 13 Year Old
US Micro Whisky of the Year
Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon 2009
US Micro Whisky of the Year (Runner Up)
Koval Four Grain
BOURBON:

No Age Statement (Multiple Barrels)
William Larue Weller 2015 Release
No Age Statement (Single Barrel)
1792 Single Barrrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon
9 Years & Under
Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon 2009
10 Years & Over (Multiple Barrels)
Blade & Bow 22 Year Old
RYE:

No Age Statement
Thomas H Handy 2015 Release
Up to 10 Years
Pikesville 110 Proof 6 Year Old Straight Rye
11 Years & Over
Booker’s Rye 13 Year 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
Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 Release
Single Malt of the Year (Multiple Barrels)
Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 Release
EUROPEAN WHISKY:

European Whisky of the Year (Multiple)
English Whisky Co. Chapter 14 Not Peated
European Whisky of the Year (Single)
Langatun 6 year Old Pinot Noir Cask
WORLD WHISKIES:

Asian Whisky of the Year
Kavalan Solist Moscatel
Southern Hemisphere Whisky of the Year
Heartwood Any Port in a Storm