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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 118 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 118

Best whiskies in the world.

 

Winners

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist 1990 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A welcome addition to the range.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ardbeg Alligator
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.20%
8 A big islander, well structured and well balanced. Just a dash of water is enough to enhance the flavours.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ardbeg Almost There
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.00%
8 This is seamless stuff and despite the smokiness is unshowy. Only 9 Years Old? Great things are on their way.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ardbeg Corryvreckan
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.10%
8 Long,stylish and balanced. Highly recommended.

World Whiskies Awards 2013 - World's Best Single Malt Whisky - Winner Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ardbeg Galileo
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.00%
8 Perfect balance. Hidden complexity.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ardbeg Lord of the Isles, 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Lots of flavour development, complexity and refinement. Very elegant, but where is the clamour of battle?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ardbeg Lord of the Isles, 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Becomes more complex with age. I admire its style, but hanker for the bravado of the younger Ardbegs.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ardbeg Oloroso Finish, Cask 4704
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.20%
8 Nothing too elaborate here. Good honest Islay whisky. Have this with breakfast and you will live forever, or feel that way.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ardbeg Rennaissance
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.90%
8 Everything here has been reduced to elemental levels. A nice circle completed.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ardbeg Supernova
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.90%
8 Has considerable character. Fresh, young but for peat freaks only.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ardbeg Supernova 2010
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.10%
8 A head-cleaning experience. Not for the fainthearted.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Auchentoshan 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Very expressive when young – as might be expected from a classic Lowlander.

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Auchentoshan 17 Years Old, Bordeaux Wine
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.00%
8 The wine finish brings in sweetness and fruitiness but without masking the delicate grassiness and lightness of the Lowland style. A real cracker, perfect for a wake up call.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Auchentoshan 1978, 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.80%
8 This seems to me the definitive light tasting (triple-distilled) Lowlander. In theory, such whiskies mature young, but this has aged beautifully.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Auchentoshan 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A fruity rumble in the hay. Oo arr missus.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Auchentoshan Select
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Good balance. Fresh and exciting.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Auchentoshan Three Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Lowlands just as aperitifs? Pah! A well constructed malt with varied wood flavour, although the prevalence of sherry flavours makes it atypical of the region.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Auchentoshan Three Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A classic of its type.

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Bailie Nicol Jarvie
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Demanding and stern. Take some time to understand it. A complex whisky as it reveals its secrets.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Balblair 1986
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Elegant and sophisticated.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Balblair 1969 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
8 For a whisky that is very light when young, this matures surprisingly well and for long periods

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Balblair 1975 Vintage 2nd Release 37 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A beautiful example of a well-matured Bourbon cask whisky. Still lively and dashing. The perfect “herbal tea”.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Balblair 1979 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Needs time to grow in the glass. A dream.

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Balblair 1997 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A stunner.

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Ballantine's Limited
Blended - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Much more sherryish than the colour suggests. Sweet. Sponge fingers. I wouldn't have recognised it as a Ballantine's.


 

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