We did it, we got through this unprecedented 2020. Even with everything happening around us, 2020 was yet another amazing year for whiskey, with tons of new releases, as well as many favorites not being discontinued. I feel fortunate to have drank so much incredible whiskey this year, yet wholly recognize that I only had a tiny fraction of what’s out there. Like last year, instead of doing a Whiskey of the Year thing that’s inevitably wrong, I’m instead going to reflect on what I enjoyed and what I didn’t enjoy so much.
Keep in mind that this is all based on my own personal, subjective, and arbitrary criteria. This list also only covers what I have drank and/or reviewed this year since my wallet and liver can only afford so much whiskey. As a result, I won’t have thoughts on many of this year’s limited releases, especially those released in November or December, since I either don’t have them or haven’t opened them yet to review.
Without further ado, here’s my reflection on Whiskey in 2020.