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Issue 145 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 145

A visit to Highland Park, Willie Cochrane and Claive Vidiz interviewed. Plus we kick off Battle of the Blends series three.

 

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Editors Choice

The GlenDronach 14 Years Old Single Cask Batch 14. A top-drawer dram. Body, power, complexity and interesting development.

Recommended

Smögen Triple. Wears the soap. That soap diminishes a solid dram.

New Tastings

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

The GlenDronach 14 Years Old Single Cask Batch 14
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00%
8 A top-drawer dram. Body, power, complexity and interesting development.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Malts Single Cask Banquet of Fruits
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 The apple of my eye. Plenty of vanilla-y American Oak influence in this, but it's balanced out by all that fruit and funk.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Smögen Triple
Single Malt - Sweden - 54.00%
8 Wears the soap. That soap diminishes a solid dram.

Method and Madness Single Malt Enhanced with Limousin Oak
Single Malt - Republic of Ireland - 46.00%
8 A great after-dinner drop, with lovely richness.

Tomatin 14 Years Old 2002
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 The colour of this is pretty unusual – a pale burnished copper with a pink tinge. Overall a light, fruity dram with good grip.

Ransom Rye, Barley, Wheat Whiskey
Single Grain - U.S.A. - 46.70%
8 The rye spice is tempered by grain. Dry leathery note is a great foil to the sweeter characters.

Deerstalker Blended Malt Peated Edition
Blended Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Totally nuts about you… perhaps I'm 'nut' that into you after all. Pleasing, but one minute it's there, the next it's gone.

291 Colorado Whiskey Bad Guy Colorado Whiskey Batch #2
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 59.70%
8 I love it, but the big mouthful of flowers will be polarising. The florality is so Cognac-like, it's unbelievable. Sip while in a leather wingback chair.

Tomatin Five Virtues Fire Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 The dryness of the palate balances out that creamy vanilla nicely.

Wemyss Malts Single Casks Summer Breeze
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 The aromatics are almost railroaded by the spices… but not quite. In the end, it comes up smelling of roses.

James Eadie Caol Ila Small Batch
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 The winds blow Caribbean tropics to Islay.

Highland Park Valkyrie
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.90%
7 Cereal, subtle smoke and sweetness… an island dram ticking all boxes.

Slane Irish Whiskey
Blended - Republic of Ireland - 40.00%
7 Well balanced. A solid workhorse of a whiskey.

Bushmills Red Bush
Blended - Republic of Ireland - 40.00%
7 A delicate drop overtaken by tannin, someone left that tea a bit too long.

SPEY Fumare
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 The main interest with this is the oily mouthfeel. A balanced, easy-drinking dram that I could drink a lot of in one sitting.

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