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Issue 149 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 149

Kingsman - Taste of Africa - Ncn'ean Distillery - Clydeside - Diageo Specials - Green Spot

 

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Editors Choice

Craigellachie 33 Years Old. Marvellously balanced whisky. Fresh avours, expressed fabulously. Top dram.

Recommended

Four Roses 2017 Limited Edition Small Batch Barrel Strength. Excellent. Rounded, full of flavour, not too overpowering. Balanced.

New Tastings

Port Dundas 52 Years Old Special Release
Single Grain - Scotland - 44.60%
9 Heck of a dessert whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Four Roses 2017 Limited Edition Small Batch Barrel Strength
Bourbon - America - 53.90%
8 Excellent. Rounded, full of flavour, not too overpowering. Balanced.

Box Quercus I Robur
Single Malt - Sweden - 50.80%
8 Chock-full of avour from active maturation. More superbly made Swedish whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The GlenDronach Peated Port Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Just a lovely everyday dram – essential for the cabinet.

Ardbeg Twenty Something
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.30%
8 A classic example of this sort.The kind of approachable Islay that will end up charming most.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Port Ellen 37 Years Old Special Release 17th
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.00%
8 A ton of character, charm and individuality - which is rare these days.

Blair Athol 23 Years Old Special Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.40%
8 A bracing dram – one’s mouth puckers.

Brora 34 Years Old Special Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.90%
8 Not a particularly active maturation, but end results are pleasing.

Glenmorangie The Cadboll
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A very sensible, conservative whisky, but charming indeed.

Lagavulin 12 Years Old Special Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.50%
8 A weird whisky, and a bit unbalanced, but it mostly works.

Collectivium XXVII Special Release
Blended - Scotland - 57.30%
8 Pleasing. Strength brings intensity of avours it wouldn’t otherwise have.

Green Spot Chateau Montelena
Single Malt - Ireland - 46.00%
7 This is not complex, but it’s a charming everyday dram.

Teaninich 17 Years Old Special Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.90%
7 Nice enough, but it’s hard to feel too excited about this.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Tullibardine The Murray (2005)
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30%
7 A good spirit under this, which raises the avours.

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon C917
Bourbon - America - 65.00%
7 A bit bland, brutish, blunt whisky, but nice enough.

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