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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 121 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 121

Rocky Mountain High, Mixo-gastro, India Drinkers' Guide, Four Roses

 

Winners

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.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

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?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Midleton Very Rare
Pot Still - Ireland - 40.00%
8 Don't know how Barry Walsh keeps this standard up year on year, the most robust MVR in ages. Bravo!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Miyagikyo 22 Years Old 1986 Single Cask
Single Malt - Japan - 63.00%
8 The soft juicy Miyagikyo shows its darkside.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Murray McDavid 1987,
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Both the name and the medicinal character suggests the distillery of origin.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Murray McDavid Highland Park 1979
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Very good indeed as a lightish, delicate, interpretation of Highland Park.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Murray McDavid Mission II Linkwood 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Very sophisticated bittersweet flavours. Adults only.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Murray McDavid Springbank 1965
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 The characteristic salt and coconut characteristics of Springbank are very evident in this bottling, but perhaps overwhelmingly so. I may need more time to understand this one.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Oban Classic Malts Distillers Edition 1992
- Scotland - 43.00%
8 An appetizing dram like a dried fruit cake. Rich and malty. A drop of water will be enough to cheer it up. More knocks it down.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Oban Distillers Edition, Montilla
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Demonstrably an evocative whisky. Salty and winey, but neither as overt as in the comparable Glenmorangie Fino.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old & Rare Platinum Glen Garioch 35 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.00%
8 This has lasted superbly for its age, proof that Glen Garioch is a seriously impressive malt, one that improves with lengthy maturation.


 

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