John Hansell’s top 10 whiskies of 2009

John Hansell of Malt Advocate fame just announced his top 10 whiskies of 2009.  Firstly, I must say how much I appreciate all of the work he does, the magazine, WhiskyFest, What Does John Know? blog, his input, his reviews, etc…  If you’re not familiar, though I somehow doubt it, please check out his blog and Malt Advocate Magazine.  Great stuff!

Here is Malt Advocate’s list of the Top 10 Whiskies of 2009 as rated by John Hansell and Malt Advocate magazine.

I’ve actually only had one of the whiskies on the list — Ardbeg Corryvreckan (and a cracking dram it is!).  Most of the others I could never afford.  Actually, I could afford to buy some of them but I’m not quite sure my marriage could…

This being said, John, if you’re reading, perhaps a top 10 list of “affordable” whiskies would be a nice addendum to your current list??

Until then, if you’re looking for some good whisky with little cash in hand, I know Whisky Party  has a list of 40 Whiskies under $40 (and a nice list it is).