Whisky Bible snubs Scots, names Japanese spirit best in the world
It's an award that's left a bitter taste in the mouths of Scotland's proud whisky makers. This year, the world authority on whisky -- the World Whisky Bible -- named a Japanese spirit, Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask, the best whisky in the world.
The bible's author Jim Murray called it a drink of "near incredible genius." To add insult to injury, for the first time in its history, a Scottish Whisky failed to make even the top five.
Murray knows his whisky. He says he's tasted over 1000 whiskies in the course of making the latest edition of the bible. Murray tells Carol, another that stands out is a Canadian rye, Alberta Premium.
He says, "You make one of the more terrific whiskies, but unfortunately your marketing people do nothing about it...there's a total inferiority complex."
Murray says it's remarkable that one of the top whiskies in the world can be bought inexpensively in a plastic bottle in Canadian liquor store. It retails for about 14 bucks.