While we don't normally make any lists at K&L, ranking the best spirits in the world in any particular order, we do let customers know which whiskies we personally liked most at the end of the year (rather than purely the enthusiastic salesmanship you would otherwise get for every other tasty single malt). However, I thought I'd stray from that course today and give you a sneak peak at the list I am coming up with for release this December. It's just a preview. If you want to see the full list when it's released, you'll have to give me $20 and pay attention to me when I say.
From the Upcoming - Whisky Scripture - The Final, Final Word on What's Best as told to David Driscoll by both God and his son Jesus Christ
The World's Best Whiskies in order:
1. Anthony Rosario's Special Blend - My friend Anthony, who helps St. George do all their whiskey blending, put together a vatting of Clynelish, Teaninich, and Dailuaine that was remarkable. There's only one bottle of it in existence and it's at Anthony's house. There are only five people who have ever tasted it and it's not for sale anywhere. Have fun answering questions about that, K&L phone staff!
2. Anthony Rosario's Special Blend #2 - This is the first time that I've ever seen the top two whiskies in the world come from one producer, but these malts are just that good. Anthony made this batch from both Lost Distillery single malts, along with some Kilchoman Machir Bay, Arran 14, and Springbank 10. It's very, very good. There is only one bottle of this whisky as well. Anthony, your voicemail is so screwed! HA!
3. Mackinlay's Rare Old Highland Whisky $122.99 - I've still got a ton of this that I need to move.
For the rest of what Heaven told me, you'll have to wait until I release my final list. However, in the spirit of fun (pardon the double pun), here are some of the other awards you'll find in my upcoming revelation:
Best Single Malt in the World - Dalmore's Constellation Brand - An amazing achievement by a remarkable brand. Every drop from these whiskies is splendid and they are definitely worth twenty times what they once cost.
Best Place in the Bay Area to take a walk outside - Sawyer Camp Trail off of 280 - You're fucked now, cyclists! No more room on that path for you. Everyone is going to be walking there now!
Best Place at K&L to take a nap during lunch - The Chair in the Break Room - Good luck grabbing some Z's now, Jorge! You're screwed! Everyone is going to be lining up to sit in that chair now!
Best Whisky Blogger - Me! - I'm so lucky! Everyone is going to be reading my blog now!
Can you tell I'm tired? I'm sooooo tired.