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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

Rare Malts Brora 1982, 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.10%
8 Refreshing start; soothing finish. Quite a trick.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Rare Malts Glendullan 1978 26 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.50%
8 In the crush bar at the opera?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Rare Malts Millburn 1969 35 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.20%
8 The mental picture is of an old library filled with leather bound volumes and someone smoking a pipe in the distance.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Rare Malts Port Ellen 1978 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.90%
8 An expressive, arousing, version of this fine malt.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Rare Old Highland Park 1970
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Disappointing. Where is the richness, and especially the island character?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Reference Series Reference Series III
Blended Malt - Scotland - 47.50%
8 Warm waffles drizzled in runny honey. Excellent stuff.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Rittenhouse Very Rare 23 Years Old
- U.S.A. - 50.00%
8 Fantastic balance. Highest recommendation.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Rock Hill Farm Single Cask Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00%
8 The flavours may sound similar but it is the interplay of their subtleties that make this such an interesting whiskey. Try it with a double chocolate-chip cookie. Or a rocky road icecream.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Royal Brackla 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Gentle and mature. The perfect dram, to unwind after a hard day at the office!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Royal Salute 21 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 In the rich, luxurious, style, this is a long established favourite of mine.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Royal Salute 21 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Antique shop aromas. Oak and fruit locked in a sensual embrace.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Russell's Reserve Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A classic rye. Bartenders, this is what you need.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Sazerac 18 Years Old
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A big, rye experience.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Sazerac 18 Years Old
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 Another Rye Whiskey ? The nose is a bit dour but the palate is more balanced. An interesting character.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Sazerac 18 Years Old Bottled Fall 2007
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 More of a sipper than a cocktail rye.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Scapa 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Scapa can seem a delicate whisky, but it is full of flavours, and deserves its growing following.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Scotch Malt Whisky Society 9 Years Old, Millennium Malt
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.10%
9 Frighteningly good. Godzilla is alive and well and living in Campbeltown.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Scotch Malt Whisky Society Highland Park 1970, 4.73
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.50%
9 Not as sophisticated as the distillery bottlings, but robustly salty, earthy and peaty. Good characteristics, but in this bottling they mask the maltiness and sherry character. I wonder whether all is...

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Scotch Malt Whisky Society Yamazaki, 10 Years Old, 119.3
Single Malt - Japan - 56.20%
8 A surprising amount of peat in this usually very delicate malt.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Scott's Selection Aultmore 1982 29 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.40%
8 Well-made and well-matured.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Secret Bottlings Series 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A perfectly balanced dram. Mature, smooth and pleasant all the way.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Secret Bottlings Series 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A beautiful dram but just on the edge of having spent too long in cask.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Signatory Glen Grant 1976
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.20%
8 So like an armagnac. Sherry at its best. At its peak. Why not with foie gras and a fig compote?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Signatory Mortlach 1989 Unchillfiltered
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 The most complex and structured of the Mortlachs in this tasting.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Signatory Port Ellen 1978
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.00%
8 More body and richness than the '79. Still not a great warrior but a hearty fisherman.


 

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