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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 142 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 142

The best whiskies in the world 2017, Icons of Whisky Global winners and the conclusion to this year's Battle of the Blends

 

Winners

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.80%
8 Yet again Macallan on form. Great interplay with oak and spice.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Tweeddale 16 Years Old Single Lowland Grain
Single Grain - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A pleasant grain with good balance and character. Ideal for exploring grain whiskies.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Tweeddale Blend 12 Years Old - Batch 2
Blended - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A lovely old-fashioned blend.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Tweeddale The Last Centennial
Blended Malt - Scotland - 52.20%
8 That's how to use peated malt in a blend! Superb progression.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Whisky Exchange Bowmore 18 Years Old 1993 The Whisky Exchange Masterpieces
Single Malt - Scotland - 61.60%
8 That whisky needs a dash of water to cut the edges. Clean, big with that wonderful exotic fruit character that some Bowmore proudly display.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Whisky Exchange Glenfiddich 1974 50th Anniversary of the Queen's Coronation
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.90%
8 Despite the rich descriptors, I found this slightly sharp with some vintage Glenfiddichs.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Whisky Exchange Highland Park 36 Years Old, Cask 10252
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.70%
8 Enough tannic bite to suggest considerable age, but a remarkably youthful freshness.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Whisky Exchange Isle of Jura 1999, 5 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 63.00%
8 Why wasn't this done years ago? More please. Captivating.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Whisky Society Clynelish
- Scotland - 58.50%
8 Great balance . Aperitif or with (sea)food.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Thomas H Handy
Rye - U.S.A. - 64.30%
8 Another fine example of why rye has been undergoing a resurgence.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Thomas H Handy
Rye - U.S.A. - 0.00%
8 Not for the fainthearted.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Tomatin 1967 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.90%
8 A fantastic mature dram. A revelation.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Tomatin 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Elegant, intricate and enticing. Mozart with the depth of Beethoven and the agile touch of Liszt?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Tomatin 36 Years Old Batch 1
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
9 A magical mix of Bourbon and sherry matured spirit.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Tomatin Warehouse 6 Collection 1971
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
8 Dark chocolate and whisky, my favourite combination and if I can have it in a glass, then even better!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Tomintoul 1976 Vintage
- Scotland - 40.00%
8 A big initial impact then a slow gentle falling away.Worth a look.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Tomintoul Speyside Glenlivet Five Decades
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 A funky, herbal, sherry monster. Goes rather well with a cigar!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Tomintoul Tlàth
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A pretty entertaining dram. I certainly wasn't expecting that finish!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Tullamore D.E.W. Trilogy
Pot Still - Republic of Ireland - 40.00%
8 Pleasant, soft and subtle. However I think it might have benefited from being bottled at 46% ABV, which would have given the palate a little more intensity.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Tullibardine 1993, Port Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
6 Somewhere in the mid palate, there was a momentary hint of malt whisky. I don't know how that found its way into this obscure liqueur from Heaven.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Tullibardine 1993, Sauterne Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 There's lots of elements at play here. They're just not playing together.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Two Bobs Kentucky Bourbon 1994 Cask No. 66
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 63.70%
8 Not exactly subtle, but has a certain bruising charm.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Tyrconnell Madeira Finish 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 46.00%
8 Well put together, the finish not too obtrusive.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Vintage Malt Whisky Co. Classic of Islay Cask Strength Single Islay Malt
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.20%
8 Powerful, pungent malt with everything an Islay enthusiast would wish for.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

W.L. Weller
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 60.95%
8 Remarkably drinkable at full strength, which is just as well as I didn't enjoy it as much once diluted. Impressive: but you must like 'em woody.


 

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