2016 Best Whisky of the Year
Jim Murray doesn’t surprise us this year as well; this time he places Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye, a Canadian rye whisky, on top of his World Whiskies of the Year list with 97.5 points
Last year around this time Jim Murray, a well-known whisky writer, announced his World Whiskies of the Year list. And by placing Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013, a Japanese whisky, on top of the list with no Scotch in its first five, he drew the world’s attention to Japan (this bottle is quite difficult to find now and its price has increased about 10–15-fold).
Murray doesn’t surprise us this year as well, and this time he places Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye, a Canadian rye whisky, on top of the list with 97.5 points (and yet again, no Scotch on the list).
Surely this news will be quite controversial, drawing reaction from whisky enthusiasts all over the world. Personally, I really like spicy rye whiskies and Canadians are good at this, but whether Crown Royal Northern Harvest is the best whisky in the world is highly questionable.
Let’s see Oliver Klimek’s initial comment: “Canadians, rejoice! Your whisky will finally become more expensive.”
2016 World Whiskies of The Year
1. Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye
2. Pikesville Straight Rye
3. Midleton Dair Ghaelach
4. William Larue Weller Bourbon (Bot.2014)
5. Suntory Yamazaki Mizunara (Bot.2014)