Scottish malts named top in whisky bible

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The 30 year old was described as as “magnificent, one of the outstanding malts of the year”

TWO whiskies have been awarded top accolades in the latest edition of the world’s leading whisky guide.

Benromach 30 Years Old took the title in the Best Single Malt Scotch 28-34 Years (Multiple Casks) category while Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX was named Best Single Malt Scotch no Age Statement (Multiple Casks) section in Jim Murray’s famous Whisky Bible, which published its 2012 edition today (Mon).

The Benromach was called “magnificent, one of the outstanding malts of the year”, while the Glenmorangie was described as having “the perfect whisky finish.”

Proud to have been honoured by the Whisky Bible awards, David Urquhart, Joint Managing Director of Gordon & MacPhail, which manages Benromach said: “It’s a great achievement to be given this award. More people across the globe are adopting whisky as their drink of choice as they actively seek out high quality, desirable items that have a unique appeal.  Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of Benromach and being recognised by the Whisky Bible 2012 can only boost our success over the coming year.”

Trailblazer

Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX takes its name from the Gaelic translation of "generous" (Sonnalta) and PX (Pedro Ximénez) for the “PX” ex-sherry casks from Jerez in Southern Spain into which the whisky is transferred for extra maturation.

Dr Bill Lumsden, The Glenmorangie Company’s Head of Distilling and Whisky Creation, said: “This is a wonderful award for us and is testament to the decision we took to launch our ‘Private Edition.’ Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX is an extraordinarily rich, dark and absorbing malt whisky and is the first of a series of innovative whiskies we decided to bring out for the true connoisseur. It is a real trailblazer and sets the benchmark for our Private Edition.

“We are not surprised that Jim Murray was mesmerised by Sonnalta PX.”

Neither whisky is a stranger to accolades; the Benromach10 Years Old was awarded gold at the 2011 Great Taste Awards and the Glenmorangie took Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2010.

Benromach also took gold awards at the Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival 2011 for Benromach 2001, Cask Strength and Organic Special Edition.

Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX has already won prizes including Best New Scotch Whisky Brand in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2010, Gold Best in Class at the International Wines and Spirits Competition (IWSC) 2010 and Gold at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2010.

 

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  1. Well done to Rachel Barrie, master blender and brains behind the Glenmorangie and Ardbeg whiskies of the last decade. She is truly the finest artist and for sure the greatest whisky creater in the industry.

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