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Issue 138 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 138

A roundup of Canadian whisky and blends, Arran and Paul John Distillery Focus plus Australian whisky supplement

 

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Editors Choice

Paul John Indian Single Malt Select Cask Peated. It doesn't matter where it comes from, but great whisky is still great whisky.

Recommended

Berrys' Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1990, Auchroisk, Cask #21752. An utterly charming, classic, light Spey. A perfect dram for a warm summer's day!

New Tastings

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Paul John Indian Single Malt Select Cask Peated
Single Malt - India - 55.50%
9 It doesn't matter where it comes from, but great whisky is still great whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Paul John Indian Single Malt Select Cask Classic
Single Malt - India - 55.20%
9 The depth and complexity of this malt are breathtaking.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Black Bull 40 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 47.60%
9 Impressive, high malt content with a few years on the clock.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Single Cask Release Rosy Apple Brulé
Single Grain - Scotland - 46.00%
9 This proves that when you get the oak balance right with a grain and a sherry cask, it's a great combination.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Jura Tastival 2016
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.00%
9 A superbly balanced malt. Need I say anything more?!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berrys' Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1990, Auchroisk, Cask #21752
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 An utterly charming, classic, light Spey. A perfect dram for a warm summer's day!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bruichladdich The Laddie Eight
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Now, that is an impressive finish! Robust, malty and full of character.

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

Lagavulin 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.00%
8 Impressive sherry monster. Raw but well-balanced.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lombard Jewels of Scotland Lochside 1981 Cask #612
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Neat, it's tight. With water it's straightforward, but pleasant.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Murray McDavid Mission Gold: Mortlach 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.40%
8 Lots going on, a few too many wrinkles for me.

Box Single Malt Whisky The Archipelago
Single Malt - Sweden - 56.50%
8 Seems very young.

BenRiach Cask Strength Batch 1
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.20%
8 Neat the alcohol is well contained until the finish. Great nose.

Celebration of the Cask, Craigellachie 9 Years Old, Whisky Shop Dufftown Exclusive
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.00%
8 I expected more of the hidden fruit to come out with water.

Smögen Svensk Single Cask 3, 2010
Single Malt - Sweden - 61.30%
8 A touch of genius or madness about this whisky. Possibly both!

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