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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

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

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

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

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker 1981 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.30%
8 The best so far in this series of 30yo Taliskers but to be nit-picky about it just a little more activity from the cask would have elevated it still further.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker 1986, The Distiller's Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
7 Not for Talisker purists, but a highly distinctive interplay of whisky and sherry.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.80%
8 Rich and luscious. Needs a dash of water to cut spirit harshness. The marine influence is overwhelmed by wood but in a charming way.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.20%
8 Anenticing combination of sweet and warm.AnHebridean welcome dram. Would also workas a wakeup call. Very more-ish.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
9 A drop in strength from the Special Release expressions but a massive upping in complexity. An instant classic.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker 25 Years Old Special Release 2007
- Scotland - 25.00%
8 A well balanced dram. With a sweet profile.Has well aged.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker 25 Years Old, Special Release 2005
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.20%
7 Excellent, although I was slightly put off by the fishiness. I think all fish are stinking, slimey creatures however, so I am admittedly biased.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker 30 Years Old Special Release 2007
- Scotland - 50.70%
8 A well balanced and rich fellow. Water adds more layers .A beautiful aromatic voyage.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker 57 North
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.00%
8 The polar opposite to Talisker 18. Rugged and warming.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker Neist Point
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
9 Beautifully balanced and vibrant.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker Talisker 35 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.60%
8 Very pleasant and moreish, lighter than I thought it would be for its age.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker The Distiller's Edition Amoroso Sherry
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00%
9 Sensational (both literally and figuratively).

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Highland Park
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.70%
9 A fruity little number, which is well balanced with enough earthy tones to play well with the flighty fruits. Yum!


 

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