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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 133 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 133

The Irish West Coast Trail, Tullibardine Distillery, Bourbon Pot Stills, Westland Distillery

 

Winners

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Dun Bheagan Littlemill 21 Years Old, Sherry finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Full flavours but slightly tired. A Lowlander for Christmas? Well, perhaps for Boxing Day.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Dun Bheagan Lowland 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A pretty face with muddy feet.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Duncan Taylor Bruichladdich 1969, 33 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.70%
8 Good balance – has stood up to its cask well, retaining a zest not overwhelmed by age.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Duncan Taylor Glen Grant 1970, Speyside Region Selection No 2
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.70%
7 A lot of cask here but strangely subtle for such a heavy beast.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Duncan Taylor Glenrothes Octave Range 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
9 Give it time. Balanced, complex and recommended.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Duncan Taylor Invergordon 40 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 50.30%
8 An interesting profile. Well matured. The butyric note on the nose does not echo on the palate.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Duncan Taylor Inverleven 26 Years Old, Cask 1873
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.10%
8 An interesting character. Much sweeter on the palate than expected from the nose. Water brings out an unpleasant cardboardy touch.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Duncan Taylor Octave Caol Ila 1983 28 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.70%
8 A bit of an old sea beast!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Eagle Rare 17 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A deeply classy bourbon. Recommended

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Eagle Rare 17 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A bourbon close to a rye whiskey,well structured and quite complex.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Eddu Gold
Single Malt - France - 43.00%
8 Well put together. Oak is well integrated. Deserves paying attention. To be paired with a dry ewe cheese like amanchego.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Edinburgh Whisky Library Collection Glenlivet
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A wonderful fruit bomb of a malt but a bit too perfumed to want more than one dram of this at a time.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Elements of Islay Laphroaig Lp1
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.80%
8 This has an extra dimension and added energy. Beautiful balance.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Elijah Craig 12 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.00%
8 Less structured than might be expected in a 12 Years Old, but a perilously drinkable, appetising bourbon.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Elijah Craig Single Barrel 23 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 Well, this certainly doesn't lack personality!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Evan Williams 1990, Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
8 Very different in style. Liqueur-ish.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Evan Williams 1993, Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
8 The big, malty, chocolately style that I associate with Evan Williams. A lovely, voluptuous, afterdinner bourbon. Gains from a splash of water.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Evan Williams Single Barrel 1999 Vintage
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
8 Clean very precise and well crafted.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon, 1994
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 Another great vintage from Heaven Hill.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 2002
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
8 A superb Kentucky delight ! When old bourbons are oak controlled, they reach perfection.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Famous Grouse 1987 Vintage Malt Whisky
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 The Grouse at its most graceful.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Famous Grouse 1989 Vintage Malt
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 The Grouse enthusiast who tastes this vatted version will be seduced by it. The aromas and flavours suggest malts from the company's own distilleries – and perhaps a little more Highland Park than l...

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Famous Grouse Scottish Oak
Blended - Scotland - 45.00%
7 Seamlessly put together. Best drunk neat.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Four Roses 120th Anniversary Barrel Strength 110.8 Proof
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 55.40%
8 The perfumed aspect might not appeal to all,but the balance on this is great. Recommended.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Four Roses 2009 Limited Edition Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 0.00%
8 Intriguing.


 

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