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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 135 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 135

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, Japanese craft whisky, Sedgwick, Kentucky Peerless

 

Winners

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

Berry's Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1996, North British, Cask #224766
Single Grain - Scotland - 56.80%
8 Now, there's a full-bodied grain. If you are still not convinced by great Scottish grain, then buy this!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berrys' Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1992, Glenlossie, Cask #3472
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A beautiful, mature Spey. A little more oak would have seen it score even higher.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berrys' SIngle Malt Scotch Whisky 1996, Clynelish, Cask #6424
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Now that's the sort of Highland whisky I like!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berrys' Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2000, Glengoyne, Cask #1073
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Now that's what I call a breakfast malt. I think I'll have it with my honey nut cornflakes!

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.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Blanton's
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 46.50%
8 A complex, rich and interesting character. Water cuts the edges and adds creaminess. A real delight.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Blanton's Original Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 49.50%
8 A bourbon with dessert.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Blue Hanger 25 Years Old, Second Release
Blended - Scotland - 45.60%
8 The nose suggests a winter warmer, but the palate performs as a summer refresher.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Booker's 6 to 8 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 62.50%
8 Every time I taste small batch bourbon, this one comes out on top for me.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Booker's 6 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 63.25%
8 Wonderfully expansive. Seems to embrace the tastes of the south, all the way from Kentucky to Louisiana.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bowmore 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Glad to see a Bowmore with an age rather than a brand-name.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bowmore Claret
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00%
9 The fighter beat the boxer, but it was a wonderfully enjoyable contest.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bowmore Darkest
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Not that dark – just tawny. Whisky in its mid teens, I would say, but from superb sherry casks.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bowmore Dusk
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 After that smoky start, becomes much more toffeeish than most Bowmores. But is this a good thing?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bowmore Legend
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A well-knitted dram,although suffering from being bottled at 40%.


 

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