The World’s Top Whiskey Expert Has Named the Best Bottle of the Year

You’ll want to get your hands on this incredible hooch.

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The world’s leading whiskey connoisseur has named his favorite, and it’s an American release.  

In Jim Murray’s annually updated guide to the best brown spirits—fittingly dubbed the Whisky Bible—he names Buffalo Trace’s William Larue Weller wheated bourbon as the 2019 World Whisky of the Year.

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The Whiskey Exchange notes that the 128.2 proof expression from the Buffalo Trace Antique collection has been in Murray’s top three choices since 2012. The Kentucky-based distillery’s Colonel E.H. Taylor bourbon received the honor last year.

Here are the tasting notes on this year’s winner: 

Fragrant scents of caramel corn, new leather, plums, light toffee and pipe tobacco. The palate tastes of marshmallow, salted almonds, nougat, figs and dates. This whiskey finishes smooth, composed and flavorfully sweet.

Securing a bottle of William Larue Weller will be near impossible as it’s already sold out, though it’s listed for upwards of $500 in online spirits auctions. But you CAN buy Murray’s Whisky Bible 2019 for a mere $20 on Amazon

Worth it!