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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 145 Out Now

A visit to Highland Park, Willie Cochrane and Claive Vidiz interviewed. Plus we kick off Battle of the Blends series three.

 

Winners

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.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Signatory Straight from the Cask Port Ellen 24 Years Old, Burgundy finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.80%
8 Lots happening here. A complex and highly unusual expression of Port Ellen.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Single Malts of Scotland Balblair 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.80%
8 Old and complex but keeping fit. A rich character, to be enjoyed right now.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Single Malts of Scotland Caol Ila
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70%
8 Lovely balance. Great everyday dram.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Single Malts of Scotland Clynelish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Good aperitif whisky. Lulls you into a false sense of security then hits you on the finish.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Single Malts of Scotland Glenrothes 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.40%
8 A pleasant, summery, aperitif dram.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Single Malts of Scotland Longmorn 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.70%
8 Whisky and dark chocolate, a great combination, especially in the same glass!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Smokehead
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Not subtle, but is it meant to be? Just needs a little sweet oak to round the edges off, but why is it called smackhead?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Smögen Svensk Sherry Project 1:4
Single Malt - Sweden - 57.20%
9 A fascinating experience!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Smögen Svensk Sherry Project 1:3
Single Malt - Sweden - 53.70%
8 Big sherry and even bigger peat. It's a monster. Those of a nervous disposition should turn away now, but I love it.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Smögen Svensk Single Malt Sherry Project 1:2
Single Malt - Sweden - 55.70%
8 Who says peat and sherry don't mix? A stunning whisky, with or without water.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Smögen Wee Swede
Single Malt - Sweden - 62.50%
8 Intense and primal. Those Swedes have come up with a cracker again!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Special Release Caol Ila 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.40%
7 Not instantly welcoming, this takes time to get to know...but it is worth the effort. Subtle complexities at work.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Special Reserve Glen Ord 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.70%
8 A successful and intriguing balance between fragrance and dryness. Worth a look.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Speyburn 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.50%
8 Full of flavour and interest, but the sherry and oak verge on being overwhelming.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Springbank 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Scores extra points for complexity.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Springbank Vinatge 1998
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.30%
8 I don't like to drink wood infusions !

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 0.00%
8 The perfect Old Fashioned whiskey? Na, just give me this one neat and a dime for the juke box in the corner.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Sullivans Cove French Oak Cask Matured
Single Malt - Australia - 47.50%
8 One for sherry fans. The nose was my favourite part.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Syndicate 58/6 12 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
9 Ooh, now that has a beautiful palate cleansing finish!


 

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