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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 136 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 136

Photo Challenge 2016 winners, WhistlePig, Scottish visitor centres, Tobermory

 

Winners

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 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 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.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Dewar Rattray Balmenach 26 Years Old 1983
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.20%
4 A complex and vibrant whisky. Like walking in an orchard on a crisp morning. A dram to clear your mind on a dull morning.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Dewar Rattray Bowmore 1990, 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.70%
8 Straightforward and uncompromising. Very good balance. The classic Islay outdoor dram for simple enjoyment.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Dewar Rattray Bowmore 1990, 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.00%
8 Has richness and some finesse.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Dewar Rattray Bunnahabhain 27 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.90%
8 Not as elegant and complex as some in this flight, but the breakfast it evoked was hearty and delicious.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Dewar Rattray Caol Ila 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.00%
8 An enticing young beauty. Matches subtlety with character.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Dewar Rattray Caol Ila 1991, 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.70%
8 Fishy yet sweet. Kipper crumble in a hospital anyone?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Dewar Rattray Glen Grant 1985 19 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.40%
8 A definite sharpness which hides a sweeter character. Water does not help much, enhancing the pepperiness. For those who like it hot.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Dewar Rattray Highland Park 24 Years Old Single Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.30%
8 Decent enough, and the palate is lovely, but somehow you expect more after 24 years in the cask.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Dewar Rattray Invergordon 1964
Single Grain - Scotland - 52.10%
8 Shy at first but cheering up on cake aromas. A liquid pudding.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Dewar Rattray Invergordon 40 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 48.10%
8 A strange, huge, dark and dense whisky. Try with Pecan pie or scallops seared in burnt butter. Surely a nod to the Ozarks?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Dewar Rattray Mortlach 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.44%
7 The lack of interaction between oak and spirit makes this hard to get excited about.


 

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