Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2018 winners

16th October, 2017 by Michael J Ritchie

1. Colonel EH Taylor 4 Grain Bottled in Bond Aged 12 Years

Awarded the first place spot was Colonel EH Taylor 4 Grain Bottled in Bond Aged 12 Years. The whisky scored an impressive 97.5 out of 100. Murray was captivated, saying: “Nothing could match the astonishing beauty of its surprisingly delicate weight and complexity combined. It was though time stood still in the tasting room; I just knew…”

The expression features all four grains that Bourbon makers used in the 19th century – malted barley, wheat, corn and rye.

The award coincides with the recent discovery of the remains of Colonel Taylor’s O.F.C distillery, which burnt down on the same spot where the current distillery stands in 1872.

Buffalo Trace president Mark Brown said: “We are beyond excited.”


Click through the following pages to see the regional winners named in the Whisky Bible 2018.

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