Jim Murray's Whisky Bible announces best of awards with Ballantines taking top honors.
Murray's description: “one of the most beautiful, complex and stunningly structured whiskies ever created.”
Who's tried it?
Buffalo Trace of Kentucky took home the second and third place winners with Thomas H Handy Sazerac Rye (129 proof) and William Larue Weller (134.8 proof), a bourbon, respectively.
Being from Kentucky, bourbon drinking is writ into my genetic code.
I keep a few bottles in my cabinet but generally I reach for the Bulleit when it's time for a whisky branch.