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Josh
02-27-2011, 17:28
Just so we don't focus entirely on the controversial Pioneer award, the following are the rest of the (North)
American Whiskey-related awards from MA this year:

Best Buys: Evan Williams & Very Old Barton BiB
American Whiskey of the Year: The entire BTAC
Canadian Whiskey of the Year: 40 Creek Confederation Oak
Industry Leader of the Year: Glencairn Crystal
Lifetime Achievement: Fritz Maytag, Angelo Lucchesi (and Evan Cattanach of Diageo)
And Distillery of the Year: Heaven Hill

Any thoughts?

dmarkle
02-27-2011, 17:38
Just so we don't focus entirely on the controversial Pioneer award, the following are the rest of the (North)
American Whiskey-related awards from MA this year:

Any thoughts?

My thoughts
Best Buys: Elijah Craig 12 takes that category for me
American Whiskey of the Year: "The entire BTAC." - A fine choice, but they should have picked only one this year so they could pick another one from the collection next year.

Canadian Whiskey of the Year: Canada is America's hat.
Industry Leader of the Year: "Glencairn Crystal" - Love the glasses. I'll stand behind this one

squire
02-28-2011, 12:00
I've got no problem with any of the awards.

trumpstylz
02-28-2011, 16:26
Yeah, good choices. It is a little saddening though: American bourbon/whiskies did so well at this year's awards, I feel like next year will be dominated by our friends from across the pond (or the great Northern territory some call "Canada").

CaptainQ
02-28-2011, 22:55
Very disappointed with John's pick in "Top Ten New Whiskies". I don't think 2010 WLW deserved a spot on that list. A glaring omission of the 2010 Parkers Heritage 10 year wheater that pretty much every one here(including myself) loves.:frown:

Josh
03-01-2011, 04:51
A glaring omission of the 2010 Parkers Heritage 10 year wheater that pretty much every one here(including myself) loves.:frown:

I agree, Parker's should have been on there. I think the 4R Ltd. Ed. Small Batch should have been there too.

BradleyC
03-01-2011, 07:14
[quote=dmarkle;236081]My thoughts
American Whiskey of the Year: "The entire BTAC." - A fine choice, but they should have picked only one this year so they could pick another one from the collection next year.


I found this one interesting. John specifically pointed out that in any given year the BTAC had certain shining stars worth picking up. He said this was the first year that each release was on top of its game and for the first time all 5 were worth picking up. "get your checkbooks ready" I think is what he said.

WLW is in its 6th release. I wonder how many more years it will be considered a "new whiskey."

JohnHansell
03-01-2011, 08:40
Very disappointed with John's pick in "Top Ten New Whiskies". I don't think 2010 WLW deserved a spot on that list. A glaring omission of the 2010 Parkers Heritage 10 year wheater that pretty much every one here(including myself) loves.:frown:

I loved it too, CaptainQ. As you can see here (http://www.whatdoesjohnknow.com/2010/08/05/review-parkers-heritage-collection-bourbon-2010-release/), I rated it a 93--one point from being in our Top 10. So we're really just splitting hairs here, my friend.

BradleyC
03-01-2011, 20:23
John, if you need any help next year getting through all of the bourbon reviews/awards, please give me a call. I will work for free!

squire
03-02-2011, 12:10
I'm also available John but my fee will be exorbitant. I figure if I charge a lot folks might think I'm worth it.

JohnHansell
03-02-2011, 12:41
John, if you need any help next year getting through all of the bourbon reviews/awards, please give me a call. I will work for free!

I will keep it in mind. :grin: Thanks for offering.

callmeox
03-02-2011, 12:50
I see that Lew is now assigned to reviewing Canadian products as well as US craft distilled items at Malt Advocate (along with beer) .

Did he miss the meeting where you all chose lines or did he tick someone off?

(kidding)

DeanSheen
03-02-2011, 12:59
^The world needs ditch diggers too!

smokinjoe
03-06-2011, 09:26
^The world needs ditch diggers too!

Thanks, Judge. How 'bout a Fresca? :)

callmeox
03-06-2011, 10:43
Thanks, Judge. How 'bout a Fresca? :)

+2 for combining


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with

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smokinjoe
03-06-2011, 10:48
Damn, you got talent!!