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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

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

The Macallan Replica 1874
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00%
9 A deft re-creation. This version is notably estery.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Macallan Replica, 1841
Single Malt - Scotland - 41.70%
8 Delicious whisky, of true sophistication and style. Tasted blindfold, it seems a perfect whisky for today, not an evocation of the past. I would re-package it as 2041.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Macallan Royal Marriage
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.80%
8 A classic Macallan.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Macallan Special Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00%
9 This is true of several of the older Macallans, suggesting that the sherry casks had contained styles other than dry Oloroso.

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The Macallan That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.90%
8 A well matured sherried malt. A beautiful after dinner dram to enjoy with a praline chocolate. Avoid adding water with this one.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Macallan Twenties
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Despite a relatively full colour, suggesting plenty of sherry, the Macallan flavours shine through. The driest of these bottlings.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


 

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