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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 143 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 143

We discover the Wadden Isles, explore the spirit of collaboration behind Glenmorangie's latest expression and look at mizunara casks

 

Winners

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?

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

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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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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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?

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.


 

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