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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 123 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 123

The World of Aberfeldy, Great Southern Distillery, Knockdhu Distillery, Icons of Whisky America

 

Winners

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bushmills 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
8 All the woods are influential, especially the port in the finish. A dextrous balancing act.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bushmills 1608 Reserve
Blended - Ireland - 40.00%
8 Very rich and sweet, but still a Bushmills.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bushmills 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
7 A delicious whisky. The sweetness and nuttiness of Bushmills whiskey and of Madeira are an enjoyable double-act. The whiskey has to work hard to avoid being upstaged.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bushmills Black Bush
Blended - Ireland - 40.00%
8 Beautifully balanced.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bushmills Millennium
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
8 Tightly combined flavours. Delicate. Elegant.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cadenhead's Dumbarton (Inverleven Stills) 18 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 57.90%
8 A great delicacy but the strength needs to be put down by a good dash of water. But it is not enough to cut all the edges off.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cadenhead's Millburn 31 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.30%
8 Not a great aromatic display. A cardboardy touch on the palate. Water soothes alcohol a little while underlining the unidimensional aniseed/minty profile.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cameronbridge C3583
- Scotland - 54.40%
8 Mature. A great start!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Canto Over 10 Years Old Cask No 46
- Scotland - 53.20%
8 Oak-driven,but not oak-dominated. There's a difference.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Canto Over 10 Years Old Cask No 6
- Scotland - 53.10%
8 A more intense version. Highly recommended.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Caol Ila 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.90%
8 Just one of a great clutch of smoky drams this time around.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Caol Ila Berrys' Own Selection 1996
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.80%
8 Another marine fellow. Straightforward,muscular but not assertive. Invigorating.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Caol Ila Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00%
8 Bold, well-balanced example, most drinkable.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Caol Ila Distillers Edition 1995
- Scotland - 43.00%
8 A charming nose which is not fully delivered on the palate. But an excellent dram all together.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Caskstrength & Carry On Benriach 1996 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.20%
8 Sherry and Bourbon goodness, quite unusual for Benriach. Perfect for these autumnal evenings.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Celtique Connexion 1993 Monbazillac Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Quite a strong character. Uncompromising warmth. Good balanced. You need to like it hot to enjoy the dram.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Celtique Connexion Cadillac Wood Finish 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A whispering dram. Nothing wrong with that. You've just got to tune in to its delicacy. The character is full and complex. Dangerously enticing especially with a dash of water.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Chieftain's Choice Brora 24 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Elegant and highly individual. Takes no prisoners.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Chieftain's Choice Caol Ila 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Here we go again...Caol Ila hits the nail on the head yet again.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Chieftain's Choice Glencadam 1985, 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Graceful and characterful. To be sipped on a midsummer starlit night. A true dancing dram.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Chivas Brothers Glenallachie 15 Years Old, Cask Strength Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.00%
8 Perhaps too sweet for some malt lovers but packed with flavour. Bland it ain't.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Chivas Regal 18 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A bit overbalanced by sherry, but nicely rounded by the smoky finish.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Chivas Regal 25 Years old
- Scotland - 40.00%
8 Great blending,but it would be even better if bottled at a slightly higher strength.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Clan Denny Lochside 1963, Great Single Grain
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.20%
8 A liquid pudding! Rich and old.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Clynelish 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.80%
8 The true maritime taste of Clynelish.


 

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