Dec 29, 2017

tire-bouchon's top ten of 2017...

2. distillery of the year: Springbank


runners-up:
Foursquare
Laphroaig

3. "best bang for the buck" of the year: Laphroaig 10yo


runners-up: 
Old Grand Dad 114
Stalk and Barrel Red Blend

4.whisky-alternative of the year: Foursquare Single Blended Rum 11yo (2004)


runners-up: 
Drouet XO Ulysse Cognac
Marolo Grappa Di Brunello

5. brew of the year: Chaos is a Friend of Mine by Beachwood Blendery



runners-up: 
Supplication by Russian River Brewery
Keep it Dankster by Pizza Port Brewing Company

6. brewery of the year: Russian River Brewery, Santa Rosa CA


runners-up:
Pizza Port Brewing Company, Carlsbad CA
Fyne Ales, Cairndow UK

7. book of the year: Notes on a Cellar-Book by George Saintbury



runners-up: 
Rum Curious by Fred Minnick
By the Smoke & the Smell by Thad Vogler

8. website of the year: whiskyfun.com by Serge


runners-up:

9. bar/pub of the year: The Lismore, Glasgow UK


runners-up:
Geyserville Gun Club Bar & Lounge, Geyserville CA
Wirtshaus, Los Angeles CA


10. event of the year: Campbeltown Malts Festival 2017, Campbeltown UK


runners-up: 
Foursquare Rum Tasting by Southern California Whisky Club, West Hollywood CA
22 Ardbegs with Travis Tidwell by Los Angeles Scotch Club, Sherman Oaks CA