Belgrove Distillery’s Peated Rye Whisky has claimed Whisky of the Year in Jim Murray’s 2019 Whisky Bible.
The distillery is located at Kempton and prides itself on being sustainable, using a copper still made by Bignell that is run on biofuel sourced from used cooking oil from the roadhouse adjacent to the farm.
Distiller Peter Bignell said Belgrove Distillery was a closed loop operation, the only significant material brought to the farm was waste cooking oil.
“To be included in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible is a huge honour for Belgrove and a testament to the innovation employed in producing our premium product,” Mr Bignell said.
The award was the seventh Liquid Gold Award the distillery had received from Jim Murray.
Murray’s Whisky Bible is now in its 16th year and was one of the most comprehencie and thoroughly researched series of whisky tasting notes and scores.
The 2019 edition features tasting notes from more than 4600 whiskies from around the world.
For more information about this year’s book, visit whiskybible.com/.