Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2019 winners

10th October, 2018 by Nicola Carruthers

1. William Larue Weller

Claiming the coveted first place in the list is William Larue Weller Bourbon, scoring 97.5 out of 100.

Murray praised the expression for “its unique brilliance” and describes it as “the most delicious lesson in whiskey structure imaginable”.

According to the Buffalo Trace Distillery, pioneer W.L. Weller was the first distiller to produce Kentucky straight Bourbon whiskey using wheat instead of rye in the mash bill. His company went on to merge with Pappy Van Winkle’s A. Ph. Stitzel Distillery to form the Stitzel-Weller Distillery, becoming renowned for such brands as W.L. Weller, Old Fitzgerald, Rebel Yell and Cabin Still.

The winning William Larue Weller is the seventh whiskey produced by Buffalo Trace to receive World Whisky of the Year in the last 15 years, including last year’s winner EH Taylor Four Grain Bourbon in 2018 and Thomas H Handy Sazerac in 2013.

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

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