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Whisky Advocate Has Unveiled Its Whisky Of The Year

December 4, 2018

Whisky Advocate magazine has revealed its Whisky of the Year for 2018, awarding its highest accolade to a bottling from the ascendant Japanese whisky category. This morning’s announcement caps Whisky Advocate’s countdown of the top 10 whiskies of the year. The magazine will publish its full list of the Top 20 Whiskies of 2018 tomorrow.

The countdown to the Whisky of the Year began last Thursday, when whiskies Nos. 10, 9, and 8 were named. No. 10 was Belle Meade Cask Strength Reserve Bourbon (Batch No. 5) ($60), while No. 9 was 1792 Bottled in Bond Bourbon ($36). At No. 8 was GlenDronach 15-year-old Revival ($90), a Highland single malt Scotch whisky.

The march to No. 1 continued on November 30 with the unveiling of whiskies Nos. 7, 6, and 5. At No. 7 was Islay malt Laphroaig 10-year-old Cask Strength (Batch 010) ($70), while French whisky Armorik Double Maturation ($60) came in at No. 6. No. 5 was Crown Royal Noble Collection 13-year-old Blenders’ Mash ($60), a Canadian whisky.

Yesterday, Port Charlotte 10-year-old ($65), from Islay, was named the No.-4 whisky, while Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Heritage Barrel ($65), a Tennessee whisky, was at No.-3, and Knob Creek Cask Strength Rye ($70) was revealed as the No.-2 whisky.

This morning’s announcement of the Whisky of the Year will be capped tonight by the magazine’s WhiskyFest New York event, held at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. While VIP tickets for the event are sold out, a limited number of general admission tickets are still available.

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