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Issue 123 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 123

The World of Aberfeldy, Great Southern Distillery, Knockdhu Distillery, Icons of Whisky America

 

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Editors Choice

Tomatin 25 Years Old. Whisky of the month, by a slender margin. This is refined and just the right age. A good eye (and pa

Recommended

Ardbeg Auriverdes. Some people make peaty whisky, others try to. On this offering, these guys are the former, not the l

New Tastings

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Tomatin 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Whisky of the month, by a slender margin. This is refined and just the right age. A good eye (and palate) put this beauty together.

The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00%
8 Bold and very well balanced; taking just the right amount of magic from the wood.

Four Roses Single Barrel Limited Edition 2014
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 60.00%
8 Quality whisky making here; everything sits nicely and at exactly the right volume.

Darkness! Benrinnes 15 Years Old Oloroso Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.90%
8 I am usually not a huge fan of these big oaky monsters, but this nails the nose perfectly. The dry palate will be a problem for others though.

Darkness! Clynelish 16 Years Old Oloroso Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.90%
8 Absolutely tremendous. Mouth coating, yet easy to drink. It's like the complex band on Later with Jools Holland that you've never heard of but totally fall in love with after one song.

Elements of Islay Bn6
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.90%
8 Supremely dark matter. Like an exhilarating run through a haunted house with your trousers on fire.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Whisky Shack Company Storm
Blended Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Well developed, balanced and very easy to drink. Another solid introduction to malt whisky for a newbie.

Lombard Gold Label
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Fresh, summery and very easy drinking. Nothing to dislike here, at all.

Stronachie 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Pleasant, deliciously sweet and fragrant. Certainly not shy and retiring.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company North British Batch 1
Single Grain - Scotland - 51.10%
8 Grain whiskies are largely hit and miss, but this one is certainly in the hit camp. Very solid and reliable.

Darkness! Macallan 15 Years Old PX Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.30%
8 A bumper crop of flavours at work here. Superb stuff.

Elements of Islay Lp5
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.40%
8 A finely integrated peat monster. A little dry but pleasing nonetheless.

Cutty Sark Storm
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A little muted – not singing at full pelt, but not whispering either. Perhaps lacks a bit of direction.

Darkness! Benrinnes 15 YEars Old PX Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.30%
7 There is a theme running in these samples. Huge merits, but the tannic note takes the edge off slightly.

Elements of Islay Ar4
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.10%
7 Nicely done. Campfire sing-songs all round. One for a chilly night at Glastonbury.

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