Elk jaar nippen de reviewers van de Whisky Advocate Buying Guide honderden alcoholische versnaperingen waarna ze een uitgebreide lijst produceren van de allerbeste bourbon’s, scotches, rye’s, single-malts, blends en andere topwhisky’s.

De fijnproevers houden er rekening mee dat veel van de hoogst beoordeelde merken vaak afkomstig zijn van ultra-zeldzame gelimiteerde releases. Daarom moeten degenen die de top 20 halen, een balans zijn tussen kwaliteit, waarde en beschikbaarheid. Hierdoor bestaat de lijst niet alleen maar uit limited edition flessen.

Door een prijsrange tussen de €50 en €135, is elke fles in het rijtje met gedistilleerde betaalbaar, verkrijgbaar en belangrijker nog: verdomd lekker. Cheers!

20. Fukano 2017 Edition – € 67,50

#WhiskyWednesday again and we have a bright, fresh & absolutely perfect cocktail to celebrate that feeling that Summer just won't quit yet! . . Misaki at Midnight: #FukanoDistillery Whisky, Fresh Pressed Lemon, Lavender & Rosemary Simple, and @bittermens #Scarborough Bitters! . . Fukano Distillery Whisky is a Japanese distillery, operating in Hitoyashi, Kumamoto since 1823. #FukanoWhisky is distilled from malted rice and rested in Charred Oak before bottling. . . #whiskynotwhiskey #whisky #whiskeywednesday #whiskeybar #whiskybar #japanesewhisky #whiskeynotwhisky #theshoptroy #cocktails #cocktailbar #drinks #cheers #bartendersofinstagram #cocktailkingdom @cocktails_for_you @cocktailsandshots @de_kuyper_cocktails @justcocktails @thecocktailportal @craftandcocktails @cocktailsgram @cocktailbars @cocktail @liquordotcom @liquorama @bartenderatlarge @bartendersbible @imbibe

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19. Chivas Regal Ultis – € 125

18. Crown Royal Noble Collection Wine Barrel Finished – € 50,65

17. The Macallan Double Cask 12 jaar oud – € 69,50

16. Tyrconnell 16 jaar oud – € 67,50

15. Kentucky Peerless Straight Rye – € 105,50

14. High West Campfire – € 74,50

Just polished of this amazing #whiskey #highwestcampfire… in a #campfire @highwestdistillery

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13. Sheep Dip Islay Blended Malt – € 32,50

12. Rebel Yell 10 jaar oud – € 48,42

Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Single Barrel Aged 10 Years. Whenever I hear the words "Rebel Yell" I think of Billy Idol and my college days. We, of Generation Jones, would use this as our silent protest anthem; for you see; we Joneses never protested out loud and never even got our own generation name until 40 years had passed by our generation… "Rebel Yell" never makes me think of Bourbon, and it was introduced before my dad was even born! Yet here I am ready to yell! NOSE: Vanilla with hints of blood oranges and Rainer cherries. Subtle, yet delightfully sweet as honey. PALETTE: Holding at the tip of the tongue – the charred oak dominates over vanilla with no fruit presence. The oak dominance perhaps resulting from its 10 years of age. But that age also provides a wonderful smokiness intertwining with the rye spice that includes cloves and ginger. I adore the smoke of a peaty single malt, and the smoke here draws me in. FINISH: The smokey-spice lingers subtly as my mouth dries quickly. The bottle says 50% ABV, and I feel no heat; dangerous. CONCLUSION: It's not a complex, rich bourbon that I prefer, rather it is simple and thin; not an immediate winner… but, the smoke, ahhh… There will be more nights of dramming until I reach a forever conclusion for this bourbon. In the meantime, sit back, have a dram of whatever you enjoy, and listen to Billy Idol with me!!! Sláinte Mhath 🥃😎 . @rebelyellbourbon #whisky #whiskey #bourbon #bourbonlife #bourbonaged #rebelyell10yearsinglebarrel #rebelyellbourbon #rebelyell #rebelyellwhiskey

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11. Little Book “The Easy” – € 59,50

Best way to enjoy Jim Beam's #LittleBook ? Deconstruct it with the man behind it all, Freddie Noe @beamgeneration8! ⠀ ⠀ We had the privilege of joining Freddie at @Bourbon_DC last week while he walked us through his whiskey creation. He combined a 4yr KY Straight Bourbon, a 13yr Corn Whiskey, 6yr 100% Malt Whiskey, and a 6 year-old high rye whiskey to create Little Book – an homage to his grandfather, Booker Noe. ⠀ ⠀ It was a fascinating opportunity to hear from the 8th generation of a distilling family! ⠀ . . . . . #bourbon #whiskey #whisky #beam #family #grandson #distillers #distillery #newstuff #drinks #drinking #bar #barlife #bartender #mixology #mixologist #malt #singlemalt #scotch #jackdaniels #macallan #japanesewhisky #booze #cheers #slainte #imbibe #cocktail #happyhour #tuesdayvibes

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10. Glen Moray 18 jaar oud – € 89,95

@glen_moray_whisky #glenmoray #glenmoray18 #glenmorsywhisky #ivandov #ivandovphotography

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9. Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2010 – € 54,50

The only thing you need: a nice landscape and bruichladdich whisky! #islay #bruichladdich #whisky #tasting

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8. Tamdhu Batch Strength 002 – € 59,95

7. Compass Box Spice Tree Extravaganza – € 109,50

6. Ardbeg An Oa – € 54,95

@ardbeg An OA has been named as one of the top 20 whiskies of 2017 by @whiskyadvocate!

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5. Rampur Select – € 58,95

4. Lagavulin 12 jaar oud (Diageo Special Releases 2017) – € 99,95

3. Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Decades – € 101,95

Wild Turkey Masters Keep Decades 🥃🦅 The Masters Keep Decades is a blend of bourbon aged from 10 to 20 years, from casks that were stored on the highest levels of the Wild Turkey distillery. It celebrates Master Distiller Eddie Russell’s 35 years at the distillery. Bottled at 104 proof! This whiskey has finesse and a strong character. Overall, a very enjoyable sipping experience- bold, balanced, & vibrant. Photo by @whisky_downunder at Scarborough, Queensland, Australia. #wildturkey #wildturkeybourbon #wildturkeydistillery #wildturkeymasterskeep #masterskeep #bourbonstreet #bourbonlife #whiskeywithaview #whiskeyporn #whiskeygram #bourbonwhiskey #whiskeylover #americanwhiskey #bourbongram #wildturkeydecades #mathewmcconaughey #whiskeytime

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2. Glenmorangie Astar 2017 Release – € 89,95

If you've been following @Whisketeer for a while, you probably know that I'm a HUGE fan of #Glenmorangie. One of my all time favorites from them is #Astar. One of the biggest reason I love it is because it is #caskstrength and I'm all about that extra horse power to really bring through the flavors. This was discontinued a few years back but as of 2017 it is back on sale and I am so stoked to grab this up when it finally makes its way to Oregon! Happy #Friday everyone! Hope you have a killer day to button up your week. 🙌 Photo credit: @thescotchwhisperer #Whisketeer #Cheers #Slainte #whisky #whiskey #follow #Instawhisky #Instadram #instalike #instacool #Oregon #PDX #PNW #topshelf #topshelflife #dram #happyhour #booze #liquor #Godbless #barrelproof #caskstrength #glenmorangieastar #scotch #singlemalt

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1. Elijah Craig Barrel Proof B517 – € 57,50