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AdamJoshua
11-04-2014, 11:34 PM
Japan (at least according to this folk).

Scottish distilleries are in shock after a Japanese single malt was named the best whisky in the world.

Whisky expert Jim Murray described the Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 as a drink of “near incredible genius”, awarding it 97.5 marks out of 100 in the 2015 World Whisky Bible.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/best-whisky-in-the-world-prize-won-by-japanese-malt-for-first-time-as-scottish-distilleries-lose-out-9835583.html

shilala
11-05-2014, 06:28 AM
Japan can suck it.

CigarNut
11-05-2014, 07:09 AM
Maybe it is a good whisky (never heard of Jim Murray and I do not know why his opinion matters), but I like my Scottish Single Malts (Scotch).

Don Fernando
11-05-2014, 07:22 AM
Japanese whisky's are out of this world (some of them). Its just like with 'new world' wines, some of them are better than the 'old world' wines. And hey, same goes for cigars. I prefer Nicaraguan cigars over Cubans on any day of the week.

Amrut is a very nice Indian whisky, Belgium is making some nice whisky's with a connection to their beer heritage (both Duvel and Gouden Carolus make a nice whisky out the their beer mash).

The Poet
11-05-2014, 08:15 AM
I don't drink me no new-fangled booze from odd foreign Johnny-Come-Lately spots, like Kentucky.

pektel
11-05-2014, 08:28 AM
I'd like to know more about it. Is it ingredients from other countries, and just formulated in japan? Or is it a rice mash they use?

shilala
11-05-2014, 09:05 AM
It's amde from stuff they squeeze out of Godzilla's fun parts, Peter.
I know, sounds crazy, but there ya go.

SNKBYT
11-05-2014, 09:21 AM
I'll stick with the Irish whiskeys, sour mash whiskey and Blue Ridge Mountain Shine :al

Porch Dweller
11-05-2014, 09:37 AM
As with many "Best of..." lists, it's pretty subjective. But that doesn't mean I wouldn't try it; I've heard good things about Japanese whiskeys but have never had any.

czerbe
11-05-2014, 09:47 AM
Nope not going to, can't make me, I wont do it,... well unless you pour it in front of me.. then I'll try it.. but I swear I'll hate it... unless its really good then I'll like it.. but I'll still talk bad about it......

nutcracker
11-05-2014, 10:15 AM
They're not bad. They're expensive - way more than scotch.

Jim Murray has become a bit like Robert Parker. Everyone will now run off and buy Japanese whiskey. Makes one wonder regarding one's credibility when you can affect the market like that.

Still hard to beat a decent Islay scotch. Come back Port Ellen - all is forgiven.....

Just my 2 cents worth.

Ed M
11-05-2014, 11:16 AM
I like my Irish Whiskey, "neat". The Irish say it's a sin to put water in your whiskey!

pektel
11-05-2014, 11:19 AM
It's amde from stuff they squeeze out of Godzilla's fun parts, Peter.
I know, sounds crazy, but there ya go.

That explains the salty undertone I was getting. :r

Adriftpanda
11-05-2014, 03:30 PM
Us Asians are taking over the world.

The Poet
11-05-2014, 03:54 PM
Us Asians are taking over the world.

Have you seen the world lately? You can have it! :r

cigarmarine
11-05-2014, 04:09 PM
They're not bad. They're expensive - way more than scotch.

Jim Murray has become a bit like Robert Parker. Everyone will now run off and buy Japanese whiskey. Makes one wonder regarding one's credibility when you can affect the market like that.

Still hard to beat a decent Islay scotch. Come back Port Ellen - all is forgiven.....

Just my 2 cents worth.

Have to agree with you on that. One mans palate shouldn't rule the world

icehog3
11-05-2014, 04:25 PM
Jim Murray has become a bit like Robert Parker. Everyone will now run off and buy Japanese whiskey. Makes one wonder regarding one's credibility when you can affect the market like that.



So he is the Dick Hacker of whiskey? :)

Japanese whisky's are out of this world (some of them). Its just like with 'new world' wines, some of them are better than the 'old world' wines. And hey, same goes for cigars. I prefer Nicaraguan cigars over Cubans on any day of the week.



Ya had me and then ya lost me. :r

AdamJoshua
11-05-2014, 09:13 PM
Ya had me and then ya lost me. :r

This from the guy that drinks creamy rum. :lr