Just got a copy of Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2006. As usual, some interesting reading.
In the past, I’ve found myself to be in general agreement with Murray but some of his recent ratings give me pause. Is Jim Beam White (85) really better than PVW 20 (79!) or Van Winkle 12 yr Lot B (80)? Or is Old Bardstown 10 yr Estate Bottled (95) that better than ETL Single Barrel (88)? I beg to differ.
Murray deserves credit for trying to describe and quantify often subtle differences among many different bourbons. And ultimately, his is one man’s opinion. And agreeing or disagreeing with it is what makes the world of whiskey (and this forum) fun.