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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

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.

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

Octomore 06.3_Islay_Barley
Single Malt - Scotland - 64.00%
8 If George T. Stagg was peated then it would probably be like this.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Octomore 07.4 Virgin Oak
Single Malt - Scotland - 61.20%
8 Water makes it sweeter and smokier, but just like the George T Stagg, it has to be experienced as nature intended – neat!

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.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old & Rare Platinum The Macallan, 28 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.20%
8 Have this without water. Hinting at complexity.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Fitzgerald Very Special
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 Surprising. Seems subdued at first, then shines through when oxygenated.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 57.50%
9 A great dram to finish the evening.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Forester 2009 Birthday Bourbon 1997 12 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 48.50%
8 Another bourbon? A bit austere but elegant and complex. I found more pleasure on nosing than tasting.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.50%
8 Balanced and complex. Recommended.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 48.50%
8 This is seriously intense and seriously impressive!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Malt Cask Ardbeg 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Too chimney-like for me. Lacks the balance between sweetness and dryness you need in such a peaty dram.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Malt Cask Ardbeg 28 Years Old, The Ardbeggeddon 1972, Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.40%
8 One of the best Ardbegs I have ever tasted. Full range of the distillery's typical flavours, lyrically combined.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Malt Cask Clynelish 23 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 All comes together at the end.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Malt Cask Director's Tactical Selection, 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 This has it all but goes about it in an unflashy manner. Good.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Masters Girvan 15 Years Old, Cask 110636
Single Grain - Scotland - 60.40%
7 Astonishingly full in both body and flavour for a grain whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Pulteney 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Forget about the first nose and enjoy that luscious exotic profile. But no water, thank you.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Pulteney 15 Years Old, Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.80%
8 A slightly odd melange of flavours and textures...but it works.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Pulteney 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A great combination of complexity and simplicity. A liquid fruit basket. Yummy.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Pulteney 35 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.50%
4 A pleasant, mature whisky, which has almost succumbed to the oak.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Pulteney Isabella Fortuna WK499
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A charming dram. Rich, elegant, vibrant. A perfect uplifting cordial.


 

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