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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 140 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 140

A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies

 

Winners

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 Moment Vintage
Single Malt - Sweden - 48.60%
8 Wonderfully intense. Comes across like a multi-grain barley / rye whisky. A drop of water takes off the edge.

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 (Single Cask Series) Paul John 6 Years Old
Single Malt - India - 59.70%
9 Absolutely stunning. If this is the distillery I think it is, it continues to impress me with its releases.

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

Michter's Barrel Strength Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 54.00%
9 An example of fine American spirit.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Michter's Single Barrel Bourbon 10 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.20%
8 An absolutely fascinating nose.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Michter's Straight Rye 10 Years Old
Rye - U.S.A. - 46.60%
8 Intense! Some may find it too dry and bitter, but to me, its fun!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Midleton Dair Ghaelach
Pot Still - Republic of Ireland - 58.10%
8 It displays both youthful and mature-ish notes. One thing it definitely doesn't lack is oak though!

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

Millstone Special #7 Heavy Peated
Single Malt - Netherlands - 46.00%
8 Big, robust, chunky, very malty and with just the right amount of peat. Impressive.

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 Gold: Mortlach 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.40%
8 Lots going on, a few too many wrinkles for me.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

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


 

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