Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2020 winners

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Whisky expert Jim Murray has once again given the title of ‘world’s best whisky’ to a Bourbon in his new Whisky Bible 2020. Here are the expressions that have secured the highly coveted top spots.

Every year, Murray releases his annual Whisky Bible, which names the best whiskies across every category from Irish and Japanese to single malt Scotch and European.

For the 2020 edition, all three of the top accolades were given to American whiskeys, all hailing from one producer.

“There will be eyebrows raised and claims of favouritism which, of course, is never the case with the Whisky Bible: I call it exactly as I see it,” explained Murray.

“Once I knew the top three were from the same company, I spent two extra days running through my top 10 whiskies once more… and the results came out exactly the same.”

Last year saw Murray name William Larue Weller Bourbon as the ‘world’s best whisky’, followed by Glen Grant 18 Years Old single malt Scotch in second place and Thomas H Handy Sazerac Rye in the third spot.

Now in its 17th year, the Whisky Bible 2020 contains tasting notes for around 5,000 drams and is available to buy for £14.99 (US$19.30).

Click through to discover the top three whiskies in the Whisky Bible 2020, as well as the regional winners.


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