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Whisky Magazine Issue 144

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Editors Choice

The Glendronach Single Cask Batch 14, 26 Years Old. I'm presuming this is European oak. Stands out in the sea of American oak in this issue, but also br


Glen Moray 18 Years Old, Elgin Heritage Collection. From pine forests to chalk cliffs. A fun walk in a glass.

New Tastings

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Particular Consortium of Cards, Laphroaig 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 I love my peat, but it dominates to the detriment of others here, else I would have marked it even higher.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cù Bòcan 2005 Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 These tasting notes could constitute the world's weirdest cake.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glen Moray 18 Years Old, Elgin Heritage Collection
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.20%
8 From pine forests to chalk cliffs. A fun walk in a glass.

Gordon and MacPhail 25 Years Old, Whisky Shop Dufftown Exclusive
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.40%
8 Not a whisky that sits on the fence. Powerful, fruity, and pretty great.

Langatun 400 Jahre Kornhaus
Single Malt - Switzerland - 49.10%
8 There's real interest here, but I'd love to taste a bit more age on the liquid.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Tomatin Five Virtues, Wood Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Have this as a half-and-half with a lambic, perhaps?

Box Whisky American Oak
Single Malt - Sweden - 50.80%
8 A neon dream of a whisky on the nose, much more traditional on the palate.

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch No A117
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 63.50%
8 Big, ballsy and unapologetic. Water struggled to temper this beast.

The GlenDronach Single Cask Batch 14, 26 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.80%
8 Satisfying. leather and chocolate notes balanced by tropical flavours.

Highland Park Fire Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.20%
7 The nose is a little peculiar at first, but the solid flavours put those doubts to rest.

The BenRiach 22 Years Old Moscatel
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 I'm not sure where those dominant fruit aromas went, but they were edged out by those richer notes. Still a good drop.

Berrys' Own Selection Glen Elgin
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 This goes from nought to 100 in two seconds. One minute it's vanilla softness, the next it's gutsy and funky.

Wemyss Malts Chocolate Orange Segment
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Interestingly, rather than dominate and deaden the whisky, the vanilla adds a creaminess to the mouthfeel that really benefits those other zanier flavours.

Raasay While We Wait
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 The peaty medicine box is balanced by creamy characters, but vegetal quirk marks it down.

Longmorn The Distiller's Choice
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 For fans of American oak.

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