Whiskeys Tied For 2013 World’s Top Spirits Honor

Two whiskeys’€”make that one whiskey and one whisky’€”have tied for the top spot in the 2013 Spirit Journal’€™s World’€™s Top 120 Spirits. The big winners are Angel’€™s Envy, the Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey ( 60.5% ABV; $149) , and Scotland’s Highland Park 25 Year Old Orkney Islands Single Malt Whisky (48.1% ABV; $250).

This is the first time there’€™s been a tie at the top of the annual spirits ranking, which was revealed in the June 2013 issue of F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal . In fact, all of the top this year were either Bourbon whiskeys Scotch whiskys except two: #4 Christian Drouin 1992 Pays d’€™Auge Calvados (France) ; and # 8 Brugal Papa Andres 2013 Edition Rum (Dominican Republic) .

Russell Henry London Dry Gin (USA) is #11, while #12 is Italian grappa Jacopo Poli Sarpa di Poli and # 13 is Lysholm Linie Aquavit from Norway. Ron Abuelo Centuria Reserva de la Familia Rum (Panama) is ranked #14 and Jean Fillioux Tres Vieux Tres Vieille Grande Champagne Cognac (France) is #15.

A quarterly publication, The Spirit Journal: The Independent Guide to Distilled Spirits, Beer, and Fortified Wines was established in February 1991 by F. Paul Pacult, a wine, beer and spirits journalist, author, educator, lecturer and consultant. For the full list of the 2013 Spirit Journal’€™s World’€™s Top 120 Spirits, visit The Spirit Journal.

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