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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

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.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

W.L. Weller 12 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 Plenty of dimension. The acidity makes it especially appetising and drinkable, and potentially an accompaniment to food. Bring on the barbecue.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

W.L. Weller 12 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 Would I take a bath in this? Well, perhaps a shower.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Malts 1997, The Bosun's Dram
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Very sweet, peaty but drinkable.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Malts Single Cask Release Briny Tangle
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
9 Heavenly. I'd buy it for the finish alone, which incidentally lasts for minutes.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Malts Single Cask Release Lemon Cheesecake
Single Grain - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Tender hearted and loveable. Delicious.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Malts Single Cask Release The Admiral's Beacon
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
9 Absolutely gorgeous and probably quite expensive!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Single Cask Release Rosy Apple Brulé
Single Grain - Scotland - 46.00%
9 This proves that when you get the oak balance right with a grain and a sherry cask, it's a great combination.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Vintage Malts Autumn Leaves 12 Years Old 1997
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A fresh and balanced dram. Easy going, straightforward, cheerful. A perfect appetiser.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Wemyss Vintage Malts Ginger Compote, 1996 15 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Great balance - true to its distillery character but a slightly softer edge than usual.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Vintage Malts Honey Smoke 13 Years Old 1996
Blended Malt - Scotland - 59.60%
8 An enticing islander. A dash of water gives a velvety feel but in the same time, enhances the sootiness, hence a dusty feel on the tongue.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Vintage Malts Mocha Spice 21 Years Old, 1990
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Good palate whisky, but keep the water on the side.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Vintage Malts Oysters With Lemon Pearls
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Hmmm... I think I'm having a When Sally Met Harry moment!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Vintage Malts Smoke on the Water
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 I love that Bowmore-esque Parma Violet character and I really love that finish.


 

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