Dec 30, 2016

tire-bouchon's top ten of 2016...

1. whisky of the year: Springbank Local Barley 16

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runners-up: 
Laphroaig Lore
Kilkerran 12 yo

2. distillery of the year: Glen Scotia Distillery


runners-up: 
Wyoming Distillery
Paul John Distillery

3. "best bang for the buck" of the year: Lot No. 40


runners-up: 
Great King Street Glasgow Blend by Compass Box
Faultline Blended Scotch Whisky by Douglas Laing & Co.

4. malternative of the year: Jaucoulot "L'Authentique" Marc de Bourgogne


runners-up: 
Christian Drouin Blanc de Normandy
Chateau de Pellehaut Tenareze Armagnac 15yo (2001)

5. brew of the year: Rueuze by Bruery Terreux


runners-up: 
Olde California Sunset by Craftsman Brewing Company
Aktien Zwick'l Kellerbier by Bayreuther Bierbrauerei


7. book of the year: "The Pub" by Pete Brown


runners-up: 
"The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of an American Whiskey" by Fred Minnick
"Whisky" by Aeneas MacDonald with an appreciation by Ian Buxton (rerelease)

8. website of the year: The Whiskey Wash


runners-up:

9. retailer of the year: K&L Wine Merchants




runner-up:
"Day of the Dead Distilleries" by Los Angeles Scotch Club

*photo credit by Jens Fischer