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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

Compass Box Flaming Heart
Blended Malt - Scotland - 48.90%
8 Worth a try but not the most subtle or refined of the range.

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Compass Box Oak Cross
Blended Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Perky, smooth yet firm and spicy. Clever stuff and hugely drinkable.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Compass Box The Circus
Blended - Scotland - 49.00%
8 A heavily sherried, high malt content blend with some maturity.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Compass Box The Peat Monster Reserve
Blended Malt - Scotland - 48.90%
8 Not so much a Monster,more a Big Friendly Giant.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Connemara Single Malt Irish whiskey
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
8 The revival of rustic peatiness adds a whole new element to today's palette of Irish whiskey flavours.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cooper's Choice Caol Ila 1992, 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Incredibly appetising. Perhaps a touch more acidity somewhere would balance the sweetness.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cooper's Choice Dallas Dhu 1970, 32 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Delicious Dallas Dhu does it again. How long can this go on?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cooper's Choice Glen Grant 1977 27 Years Old, Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A Speysider with a rich chestnut colour, plenty of aroma and lots of flavour. Makes a change from the dumbed-down and the terminally delicate.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cooper's Choice Glenlivet 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A delicious afterdinner malt.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cooper's Choice Mortlach 1990 16 Years Old, Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Yup, it's Mortlach alright. Every bit as good as the OB.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cooper's Choice Mortlach 1990, Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Delicious, especially if you have a sweet tooth.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cragganmore 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.50%
8 Give this lots of time. Do so and you will be richly rewarded.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cragganmore 1984 Distillers Edition, Ruby Port Finish, 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Connoisseurs might miss the austerity of the original – or enjoy the added layer of fruity, winey, sweetness.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cragganmore 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.40%
9 A stunning dram! Sensational neat or with water.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cragganmore 29 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.50%
8 At this age, more complex and elegant than ever. No obvious sherry.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Craigellachie 19 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 It has charm and thankfully enough sweet honey and creamy oak to balance its industrial character.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Craigellachie Hotel Glenlivet 2002 Single Cask Bottling
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.10%
8 Very sherryish, but just enough of the Glenlivet's fruity-flowery character sings through. Beautifully judged.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cù Bòcan 1988 Vintage Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.50%
8 Now, that's a chunky, coffeed malt. Who needs a breakfast coffee when you can have this?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cù Bòcan Cherry Cask
- Scotland - 46.00%
8 Lovely nose. The oak has its wicked way with the palate.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cutty Sark 25 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 45.70%
8 The extra years serve Cutty well. It is confident, expressive, expansive.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cutty Sark 33 Years Old Art Deco
Blended - Scotland - 41.70%
9 Rum baba in a glass, a stand out whisky in this flight

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Darkness! Ben Nevis 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.00%
8 You might think that it is sherry matured but no, it's 100% American oak aged.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Darkness! Tobermory 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.90%
9 A lovely character if you like a good chunk of manure with your malt. Funnily enough, I do!

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Deanston Virgin Oak
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.30%
8 An enticing summery character. To be enjoyed with fruit puddings.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Dewar Rattray Balblair 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 61.80%
8 A rich multi layered whisky which, surprisingly, I enjoyed better without water. The latter enhances a bitter tone.


 

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