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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 138 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 138

A roundup of Canadian whisky and blends, Arran and Paul John Distillery Focus plus Australian whisky supplement

 

Winners

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Aultmore 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
9 Beautiful and mature. I'm running out of superlatives for it.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bailie Nicol Jarvie
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Demanding and stern. Take some time to understand it. A complex whisky as it reveals its secrets.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Balblair 1986
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Elegant and sophisticated.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Balblair 1969 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
8 For a whisky that is very light when young, this matures surprisingly well and for long periods

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Balblair 1975 Vintage 2nd Release 37 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A beautiful example of a well-matured Bourbon cask whisky. Still lively and dashing. The perfect “herbal tea”.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Balblair 1979 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Needs time to grow in the glass. A dream.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Balblair 1997 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A stunner.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ballantine's 21 Years Old Signature Oak Edition
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 An exquisite blend with what appears to be quite a high malt content and some lovely age.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ballantine's Limited
Blended - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Much more sherryish than the colour suggests. Sweet. Sponge fingers. I wouldn't have recognised it as a Ballantine's.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Batch 206 Old Log Cabin
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.00%
8 A lovely rye-heavy Bourbon with the right amount of alcohol to intensify the spices.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ben Nevis 15 Years Old Single Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.70%
8 Ideally it needs a drop of water but then you lose that lovely intensity.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ben Nevis Mr Taketsuru's Cask 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 61.30%
9 Raw and wild unless you add water! Enjoyable and memorable.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ben Nevis The President's Cask 23 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.40%
8 A little water and this beauty unwinds into a sublime whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

BenRiach 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Another killer from Mr Walker's warehouse. Distillery of the year for me.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

BenRiach Authenticus 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A long, complex and harmonious run of flavour. Excellent.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

BenRiach Authenticus Peated Single Malt 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Another region-buster and a good one too.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Benromach 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A well-structured dram with character and delicacy. Very refreshing. A perfect Speysider to recommend.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Benromach 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Two words... Simply stunning!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Benromach 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Balanced and poised.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Benromach Origins Batch 2 Port Pipes 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Wholly matured in port pipes. Shows great balance and style for a 12 Years Old and is marked accordingly.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Best Orkney, 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Intense salt. Very slight iodine.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Bowmore 1996
- Scotland - 46.00%
8 Judging by the colour (pale chardonnay),has obviously not gained from the cask. Has got all the phenolic spectrum but not much more,especially on the nose.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Dailuaine 1985
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A good example of a little seen distillery.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Girvan 1989
Single Grain - Scotland - 46.00%
8 An excellent refreshing dram. Well balanced, rich and light at the same time. Very enjoyable with chilled water.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Glen Elgin 1975
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 By today's standards, an unusually peaty Speysider.


 

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