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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 146 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 146

A tour of Toronto, Bourbon's Pompeii, Bladnoch Distillery and a look back at Glenmorangie's last 10 years

 

Winners

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

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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.

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

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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 BenRiach Tawny Port Wood Finish 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 For a sherry monster, it has a lovely lightness of touch.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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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The GlenDronach Peated
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A textbook example of how to use peat without swamping the character of the spirit.

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The GlenDronach Single Cask Batch 14, 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.00%
8 If whisky were cocktails, this would be a Rob Roy twist made with Antica Formula.

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The Glendronach Single Cask Batch 14, 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.60%
8 I'm totally nuts about you.

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The Glenlivet 1967 Cellar Collection
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
9 The Glenlivet is the fruitiest, most flowery and most delicate.

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The Glenlivet 1967 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.32%
8 Lots of flavour development. I enjoyed this one.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Glenlivet 1970 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.58%
8 Enjoyable, but I expected a little more.


 

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