This year Whisky Bible by Jim Murray is out.
This year best whisky ( or that’s what Jim Murray says ) is Ballantine’s 17 Years Old.
I haven’t tried this one, so I will perhaps do a visit to my shop and get one bottle to give it a try. Anyway I think that Jim scores blends too high, even when he states that he is more strict with blends that with single malts because blenders can get the very best of each distillery and create a great whisky.
On second place we have Thomas H Handy Sazerac Rye and in third William Larue Welle. Both of them american whiskeys and both of them out of my reach . It is so hard and expensive to get good whiskey at Europe.
Well, no matter what, I stay stick to my glass of Nikka Yoichi 10 years old. A great dram of which I will post a review soon.
Any thoughts on Jim’s selection?