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Whisky Magazine Recommended - Silver Award

Whisky Magazine Recommended - Silver Award

In each issue of Whisky Magazine we award the very best whisky from our tastings with the coverted Editors Choice award.

 

Issue 135 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 135

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, Japanese craft whisky, Sedgwick, Kentucky Peerless

 

Winners

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Highland Park 1994
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 For those with a sweeter palate.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Highland Park 1998
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Balanced and lightly complex.

World Whiskies Awards 2009 - Best Single Malt Whisky - Winner Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Highland Park 21 Years Old
- Scotland - 47.50%
8 A drier expression of HP from the norm and all the more fascinating for that.Recommended.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Highland Park 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.10%
9 Have this one with dessert.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Highland Park Hjarta
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.10%
8 It is almost like they have put the usual 12 Years Old on steroids. Great stuff.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Hokuto 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 40.00%
8 A wee cracker. Nothing sophisticated. Clean, straight and well combined. Quite cheering.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Hyde Irish Whiskey 10 Years Old Sherry Finish
Single Malt - Republic of Ireland - 46.00%
9 A classic, full-bodied Irish malt.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ichiro's Malt 1988 Single Malt Vintage
Single Malt - Japan - 56.00%
8 A pungent character. Warm phenolic and uncompromising but hiding a pleasant cereal sweetness. The alcoholic strength is somewhat burning though. Water helps but does not cut all the sharp edges.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ichiro's Malt Ace of Diamonds 1986 22 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 56.40%
8 Intense and packs a considerable punch.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ichiro's Malt Ace of Hearts, 22 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 56.00%
8 Water cuts the edges a little but does not mellow the sourness.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ichiro's Malt Card Joker
Single Malt - Japan - 57.70%
8 Now this is how I like my sherry matured whiskies, with a bit of age and oxidation notes to add character.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ichiro's Malt Two of Clubs
Single Malt - Japan - 57.00%
8 The nose is more appealing than the palate. Water tames it.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Inverleven 17 Years Old
- Scotland - 40.00%
8 My summer drink already and it's barely spring.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Inverleven Deoch an Dora 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.50%
8 A charming thirst-quencher. No water please. It is perfect straight.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Islay Mist 17 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Cutting this to 40% means it's lost some of its energy. Let's have a cask strength version!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Islay Mist Blended Scotch Whisky
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A distinctively Laphroaig-led blend, even though that distillery and this blend are now owned by separate companies.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Isle of Arran Distillery Smugglers' Series Vol.1 'The Illicit Stills'
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.40%
8 A big, malty dram that needs some water to assess.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Isle of Skye 21 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A beautiful, mature whisky

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

James MacArthur 14 Years Old Islay Blended Malt
Blended - Scotland - 58.30%
8 Alcohol is so well tamed. A fully Islay vatted malt. Vatted, really? More a single than a vatted. Or an Ardbeg vatted with a Laphroaig?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Jameson 12 Years Old
Blended - Ireland - 43.00%
8 The aroma that I associate with a traditional Irish. A superb example for everyday drinking.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Jameson Gold
Blended - Ireland - 40.00%
8 There is some virgin oak in this one, along with bourbon casks. Bonus points for trying something new, but would have expected more interesting results. I find it a bit light tasting. Try it with fres...

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Jameson Limited Edition, 15 Years Old
Blended - Ireland - 40.00%
8 Distinctive. A very full pot-still Irish.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve
Blended - Republic of Ireland - 46.00%
8 Best neat. A sumptuous whiskey. Highly recommended.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Stylish and cool. Supper club whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Jura 35 Years Old, 1976 Feith A'Chaorainn
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Distillery character has not been overwhelmed by long maturation.


 

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