On November 16 at 11:30 a.m., Whisky Advocate unveiled its 2017 Whisky of the Year, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof. Just an hour before the public announcement, editor and publisher Marvin Shanken personally gave the good news to Heaven Hill master distiller Denny Potter and Heaven Hill president Max Shapira.
Whisky Advocate’s 2019 Top 20 is set to be revealed. The countdown to Whisky of the Year starts on November 25.
Bruichladdich’s head distiller explains how he created the award-winning peated Islay scotch after years of experimentation.