Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2014 Results Part 2

The life of the 2014 edition of the Whisky Bible is just beginning, but the first point of reference for 99% of readers are those annual results. Yesterday I summarised the Scottish and overall winners here. Now we're breaking out of the confines of the United Kingdom into the world beyond. As always, if you don't want to know these results look or click away now!


Irish Whiskey
Irish Whiskey of the year - Redbreast Aged 12 years cask strength
Irish Pot Still Whiskey of the year - Redbreast Aged 12 years cask strength
Irish single malt of the year - Bushmills aged 21 years
Irish blend of the year - Jameson

American Whiskey
Bourbon of the year - William Larue Weller 123.4
Rye of the year - Thomas Handy Sazerac Rye 132.4
US micro whisky of the year - Cowboy bourbon Texas straight bourbon whiskey aged 3 years
Us micro whisky of the year (runner up) - Balcones Brimstone Texas scrub

Bourbon
No Age Statement (multiple barrels) - William Larue Weller 123.4
NAS (single barrel) - Buffalo Trace Single Oak Project Barrel 101
9 Years & Under - Ridgemont Reserve 1792 Aged 8 years
10-17 years (multiple barrels) - Parker's Heritage Collection Sixth Edition Master Distillery's Blend of Mashbills 2001
10-17 years (single barrel) - Four Roses Single barrel 12 years 5 months
18 years & over (multiple barrels) - Evan Williams 23 years old

Rye
NAS - Thomas Handy Sazerac Rye 132.4
11 years & over - Sazerac Kentucky straight rye 18 year old

Canadian Whisky
Canadian Whisky of the year - Masterson's 10 year old straight rye

Japanese Whisky
Japanese Whisky of the year - SMWS Cask 116.17 Aged 25 years (Yoichi)

European Whisky
Whisky of the year (multiple) - Mackmyra Moment 'Glod'
Whisky of the year (single) - Santis Malt Swiss Highlander

World Whiskies
Asian whisky of the year - Kavalan Podium single malt
Southern hemisphere whisky of the year - Tiboon single malt whisky

Personally, there is great food for thought here. As whisky boundaries are broken down and online retailers import more releases, it gives us a chance to experience new ideas, methods and geographical features beyond our own mere country. Above all things enjoy!

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