While most people wouldn’t consider him a celebrity in the normal sense, Jim Murray is nothing short of a religious figure when it comes to whiskey. Every year, he rates 1,200+ samples to create the annual edition of the Whiskey Bible. Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2019 is here, and now we have a long list of bottles to track down. The 2019 edition of the dark liquor tome includes 4,700 different whiskies ranging from Scottish single malts to American bourbons and everything in between. The only problem with earning top honors in the annual “world’s leading whisky guide” is the fact that it makes all the winners impossible to find for the rest of us. This year, there are quite a few great options that you’re never going to find on the shelf for the foreseeable future. Here are some of the winners. Make sure to pick up your copy of the book for the rest.
World Whisky of the Year – William Larue Weller Bourbon 2005 (Link)
Scotch Blend of the Year – Ballantine’s 17 Year Old (Link)
Irish Whiskey of the Year – Redbreast Aged 12 Year Cask Strength (Link)
Asian Whisky of the Year – Amrut Greedy Angels 8 Year Old (Link)