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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 124 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 124

David Beckham Interview, Battle of the Blends, Ardbeg Distillery, Japan focus

 

Winners

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lagavulin 1979 Distillers Edition, Pedro Ximenez Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
9 The wrestling match between distillery character and Pedro Ximinez finish ends, at length, in a draw.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Lagavulin 1989 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.50%
8 Pent up power and energy. Lagavulin at its best. A must-buy.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lagavulin 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.00%
8 Very easy to drink at this strength. A fabulous, deep and smoky whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1991
- Scotland - 43.00%
8 Peat and iodine are not all. There's got to be texture and complexity. And this one has got it all.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Laphroaig 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 The most medicinal of Islay malts. I love it.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Laphroaig 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Lively. Full of flavours. Multi-faceted.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Laphroaig 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00%
8 Not the big phenolic guy but a very refreshing islander. Smoke is well integrated and the aromatic display is elegant.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Larceny Larceny
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 46.00%
8 Interesting combination of flavours. A Bourbon? Avoid water, spoils it.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Linkwood 26 Years Old, Rum Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.50%
7 A bourbon cask maturation followed by a rum finish ? Take your time to enjoy this sunny dram. Really subtle.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Linkwood 26 Years Old. Wine Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.50%
8 Oak is leading the way but in an elegant way. A very spicy dram. To be matched with a beef stroganoff maybe.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Longmorn 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
8 I had never noticed the rose water note before, I also find it in Linkwood – from the same valley.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Longmorn 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
8 A rewarding marriage of weight and elegancy.

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Longmorn 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00%
8 Great balance and depth. At last! Longmorn gets the bottling it deserves.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Longmorn 31 Years Old Bottle for the Whisky Fair
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.80%
8 An extremely complex – and for me, pleasant – nose is matched by a dense and demanding palate.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Longrow
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A belter. Highest recommendation

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Longrow 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A beautifully composed whisky. Classic intense, Scottish flavours.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Longrow 10 Years Old, Sherrywood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Many blenders feel that second-fill sherry casks give a more balanced result than first-fill. This whisky is a lesson in that technique.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Mackmyra Special:01 Eminent Sherry
Single Malt - Sweden - 51.60%
8 A lovely dram. Delicate on the nose, quite brisk on the palate. But with a good substance. Invigorating.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

MacPhail's Collection Highland Park 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 More robust and less sophisticated than the distillery bottlings.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Maker's Mark 46
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.00%
8 Energetic and with considerable class. Highly recommended.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Master of Malt 8 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Cleanliness, style and substance. A wee cracker!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Master of Malt Ardbeg That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Blended Malt - Scotland - 51.90%
8 A perfect islander. More phenolic than smoky and so well balanced. The ocean in your glass. Bring the oysters!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Master of Malt Laphroaig 10 Years Old 1998
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.50%
8 The perfect image of the countryside in autumn on a wet chilly morning, with a mixture of fog and smoke hovering over the fields and the woods. Very suggestive.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Michael Collins Blend
Blended - Ireland - 40.00%
8 Visually, a very attractive whisky – rich amber and gloriously viscous. If my suspicions are correct, an earlier expression of this whisky reminded me of a Peshwari Nan. Must be shared and discussed...

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Midleton Very Rare
Blended - Ireland - 40.00%
8 In general, Midleton is a bit too elegant for me, but this is a lovely vintage. The Yquem of whiskies?


 

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