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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

Whisky Magazine Issue 145

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

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

Teeling Revival Volume II
Single Malt - Republic of Ireland - 46.00%
8 Wonderfully vibrant and inviting, just like an Irish girl I once knew!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Carsebridge 52 Years Old Batch 1
Single Grain - Scotland - 40.50%
9 Perfectly balanced with poise and elegance. A must-buy!

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!

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.


 

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