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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

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.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Vintage Malts Smooth Gentleman 5 Years Old
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Maybe just a little too eager to please, but maybe I'm just too hard to please.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Vintage Malts The Almond Tree
- Scotland - 46.00%
8 Quietly understated. An Edinburgh lawyer (but with a personality).

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Wemyss Vintage Malts The Hive, 12 Years Old
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 The style of soothing dram you enjoy in summer on a warm afternoon. It will not fly you to the moon but it will take your stress away.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Vintage Malts Tropical Spice 19 Years Old 1990
Blended Malt - Scotland - 59.40%
8 On the edge of being too woody but manages to keep a pleasant balance if you give it time, peace and quiet ! A tribute to old age?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Vintage Malts Winter Spice 1982
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.40%
8 A lovely dram. Sensuous and complex.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Westward Oregon Malt Whiskey Single Barrel
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 Young but plenty of character. The alcohol is a touch aggressive but it does balance the sweetness.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

WhistlePig 15 Years Old
Rye - U.S.A. - 46.00%
8 A brilliant rye. If the nose had the clarity and intensity of the rye that the palate did, it would be running for Editor's Choice.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Old World 12 Years
Rye - U.S.A. - 43.00%
8 Great balance of spirit and wood.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Whyte & Mackay Original 40 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 45.00%
8 Not exactly subtle,but one hell of a mouthful.Great blending.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Whyte & Mackay Special Reserve, 21 Years Old, Sherry Wood Finish
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Well-balanced and luscious. Keeps talking if you let it breathe. A blend of distinction.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wild Turkey 10 Years Old, Russell's Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.50%
8 Slightly austere and cerebral. One to sip while watching a video of an art-house movie.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

William Grant's 18 Years Old, Deluxe Blend
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Leans toward peat-smoke, but beautifully composed. Luxurious. With a cigar?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

William Grant's 25 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A long maturation for a blend, but this has emerged with confidence, style and sophistication.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20%
8 Perhaps encouraged by the dark-orange colour, the descriptors sound sweet but overall effect is one of pithy dryness, with great finesse.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20%
8 Seductive. I found myself using such post-prandial language. Will she respect me in the morning?


 

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