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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

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Tormore Batch 2
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.40%
8 A lovely Spey. I'd like to have seen a little more honey sweetness on the finish to balance the drier notes, but that's picky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Almond Tree Campbeltown 1970
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Great balance. Worth a look.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Antiquary 35 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 46.00%
9 I need a big cigar, my slippers and a leather armchair next to a roaring fire to appreciate this!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Arran Malt 4 Years Old, 1997 Single Cask Sherry Butt
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30%
8 Keep this for Christmas and drink it with the pudding.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Balvenie 10 Years Old, Founder's Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 The most honeyish of Speyside malts?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Balvenie 12 Years Old, Double Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
9 Yet richer, and fruitier.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Balvenie 12 Years Old, Double Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Delicious.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Balvenie 1968
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.80%
8 Tasting from the cask resulted in slightly different descriptors whereas these notes were based on a sample sent to Whisky Magazine.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Balvenie 21 Years Old PortWood
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.60%
9 The full, honeyed, richness of the malt combines beautifully with what seems to be a generous kiss of port.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Balvenie Golden Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.50%
8 Balanced, integrated and complex.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Balvenie Islay Cask, 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Reminiscent of the days when Speysiders were peatier.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Balvenie Madeira Cask 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Rich and complex. Superbly balanced and elegant. To enjoy with Beethoven's 7th Symphony.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Balvenie Roasted malt Aged 14 Years
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.10%
8 Give this time and you'll find a delicious dram.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Balvenie Signature
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Best neat and further proof of Balvenie's premier league status.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Blended Whisky Company The Lost Distilleries Blend Batch 5
Blended - Scotland - 50.40%
8 Is this a 25 year old grain whisky? It certainly feels like one. Very impressive.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Dalmore 1991, Madeira Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.00%
8 The wine smoothes but it is not there yet. Too young? Not enough finishing? It should have gone back to sleep.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Dalmore 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 An assertive character, with a pleasant crisp feel on the palate. The dram to take on long forest walk. Invigorating.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Dalmore 30 Years Old, Gonzalez Bypass
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.00%
8 A beautiful and complex nose, palate starts right then the elegant spiciness.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Dalmore 40 Years Old
- Scotland - 40.00%
8 A sexysiren clad in blue velvet.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Dalmore 40 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A sexy.siren clad in blue velvet

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Dalmore 50 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.00%
8 Like drinking an ancient forest and not to everyone's taste (or pocket) but it has character and power.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Dalmore Cabernet Sauvignon 1973
- Scotland - 45.00%
8 All darkened nightclubs and secret assignations in Mulholland Drive.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Dalmore Cabernet Sauvignon 1973
- Scotland - 45.00%
8 All darkened nightclubs and secret assignations in Mulholland Drive.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The English Whisky Company Chapter 13
Single Malt - England - 45.00%
8 Beautifully mature and elegant.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Famous Grouse Blended Malt 37 Years Old
Blended Malt - Scotland - 47.60%
8 If this is John Ramsay's last blend then what a way to go. Masterly. The slow ever-changing multifaceted style is blending at its very best.


 

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