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Issue 71 - WORLD'S BEST SINGLE MALT WHISKY

Whisky Magazine Issue 71
April 2008

 

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WORLD'S BEST SINGLE MALT WHISKY

YOICHI 20 YEARS OLD

Dense Dr Pepper or Vimto with an aroma that explodes with water.

Hair laquer. Oak lactones
Charles MacLean

The nose is rich, earthy and eventually blackcurrant, with almost violet perfumey note. Amazing mix of big smoke and sweet blackcurrant almost strawberry-ish fruits hits the palate. A Malteser of a whisky, with the big peaty flavours at the heart but wrapped in a layer of sweet fruit. Big, long and sweet finish, with the fruit and the smoke battling each other all the way
Dominic Roskrow

Initial heat is highly flavoured with honey, oak and the faintest touch of peppermint. Smoky finish
William Dowd

Medium amber hue with a bold nose of sherry tobacco and old leather. Very interesting, complex and bold flavour profile hazelnuts, orange peel, a hint of the sea, some smokiness, leather and dark cigar tobacco. The long dense and lingering finish is dry and oak driven
MikeMiller

Caramel, oatcakes, bourbon sweetness. Round and full bodied, starts with sugared pecans, vanilla, sweet malt, then moved into more hazelnut and fruit cake in the finish. Sweetness coats the mouth, liquid dessert, makes me want to eat cookies
LeNell

WINNERS
SUB-CATEGORY
Highland 12 and under – Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or
Highland 13-20 – Old Pulteney 17 Years Old
Highland 21 and over – Old Pulteney 21 Years Old
Highland 4 no age – Balblair 1989 Vintage
Speyside 12 and under – The Balvenie 12 Years Old
Speyside 13-20 – The Glenlivet 18 Years Old
Speyside 21 and over – The Glenro...

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