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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 118 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 118

Best whiskies in the world.

 

Winners

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 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.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Glen Grant, 37 Years Old, 1972
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.80%
8 A dry character. Quite strictly framed by oak but releasing an interesting and complex spicy character.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Glenlivet 1972
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Lots of flavour but restrained and well balanced. Very confident. If there is a Speyside style, surely this is it.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Inchgower 1974
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A great wee aperitif. Fresh and fun.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Inchgower 1980
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A big powerful bruiser.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Invergordon 38 Years Old 1971
Single Grain - Scotland - 48.00%
8 The balance between sweet and sour is perfect. A grain whisky? I would have thought of an old bourbon.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Lochside 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Well balanced, fresh and pleasant. The finish lacks some depth maybe. But that does not take the pleasure away.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Longmorn 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A perfectly pretty dram but it is almost too light. Even delicate whiskies need backbone.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Port Ellen
- Scotland - 46.00%
8 This is top notch stuff. One of the best Port Ellen's for some while. Snap it up.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Big Peat
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 The smoke is omnipresent. A thick curtain which unveils luscious malty notes though. Islay on the nose and on the tongue.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Black Bottle 10 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
9 A delicious, appetising, new expression of Black Bottle. As a blend, it is a star.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Black Bull 12 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 50.00%
8 A pleasant dram. On the fruit side.

World Whiskies Awards 2012 - World's Best New Release - Winner Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Black Bull 40 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.20%
8 A delicate yet full of character old whisky. Like walking in a flower garden at springtime.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Black Bush
Blended - Ireland - 43.00%
8 Long one of my great favourites. In composition, it is the the simplest of blends, yet it demonstrates how malt can someimes be enhanced by a leavening of grain.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Blair Athol Berrys' Own Selection 1974
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Best neat. Slightly firm but well worth a look.


 

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