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Issue 133 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 133

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

 

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Editors Choice

John E. Fitzgerald Very Special Reserve. Monstrous but elegant and complex. What would it have been like at cask strength?!

Recommended

Berry's Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1996, North British, Cask #224766. Now, there's a full-bodied grain. If you are still not convinced by great Scottish grain, then buy t

New Tastings

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

John E. Fitzgerald Very Special Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
9 Monstrous but elegant and complex. What would it have been like at cask strength?!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Master of Malt (Single Cask Series) Paul John 6 Years Old
Single Malt - India - 59.70%
9 Absolutely stunning. If this is the distillery I think it is, it continues to impress me with its releases.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glen Moray 25 Years Old Port Cask Finish, Batch 3
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Evocative and succulent. A beautifully balanced refill sherry matured dram.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The GlenDronach Peated
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A textbook example of how to use peat without swamping the character of the spirit.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Midleton Dair Ghaelach
Pot Still - Republic of Ireland - 58.10%
8 It displays both youthful and mature-ish notes. One thing it definitely doesn't lack is oak though!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Royal Brackla 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Gentle and mature. The perfect dram, to unwind after a hard day at the office!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lombard Single Malt Glen Keith 1985
Single Malt - Scotland - 41.90%
8 A lovely mature malt which skilfully blends maturity and freshness.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glenmorangie A Midwinter Night's Dram
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 I can't say I'm getting much Highland character here, but as sherry monsters go, it's ok.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Yellow Rose Blended Whiskey
Blended - U.S.A. - 40.00%
8 I liked the nose but the palate was a little sweet and simplistic.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1996, North British, Cask #224766
Single Grain - Scotland - 56.80%
8 Now, there's a full-bodied grain. If you are still not convinced by great Scottish grain, then buy this!

Craigellachie 23 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A seriously complex and classy malt. Can I have some more please Mr Distillery Manager!

Edinburgh Whisky Library Collection Highland Park
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 An impressive spirit but far too perfumed for more than one glass.

The Quiet Man “An Fear Ciuin” 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Northern Ireland - 40.00%
8 Lots of potential for this Irish Whiskey.

Ben Nevis White Port Pipe Cask 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30%
8 Classy and blemish free but, as I've said before, this isn't my preferred type of whisky.

High West American Prairie Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 46.00%
8 The nose is possibly too subtle and the palate simplistic, but it really comes alive on the finish.

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