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Issue 130 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 130

Global Travel Retail, Coppersmiths, Favourite Blends, Texas Whiskey


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New Tastings

Highland Park Ragnvald
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.60%
9 Nicely balanced and complex. Classic Highland Park and the pick of the Warrior pack.

Highland Park Thorfinn
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.10%
8 A lovely old Highland Park, but a bit hard on the wallet.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Lombard Jewels of Scotland Springbank 1969
Single Malt - Scotland - 41.10%
8 I'm lost for words!

Craigellachie 19 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Intriguing combination of aromas and flavours. Good to see a producer introducing a whisky with such an advanced age statement into Travel Retail.

Glenfarclas 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Not a ‘sherry bomb' Glenfarclas by any means. Quite complex, but the finish is a little drier than might be expected.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Benromach 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Two words... Simply stunning!

WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Old World Series: Port Finish
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A late harvested wine cask finished rye whisky? It's dangerously drinkable!

Aberfeldy 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Aberfeldy handles sherry and age well. A fine example, but a shame this is bottled at 40% ABV.

Bunnahabhain Cruach-Mhona
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Bunnahabhain as a ‘mainstream' Islay! Not overly complex, but a very decent, sturdy dram.

Cù Bòcan Virgin Oak
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Has a Highland distillery dabbled in triple distillation? Either way it's a fabulous whisky!

Hibiki Japanese Harmony
Blended Malt - Japan - 43.00%
8 Diverse aroma and flavour characteristics are intertwined in a manner typical of a fine Japanese whisky.

Tullibardine 225 Sauternes Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A real fruit bomb of a malt!

Highland Park Sigurd
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Clear evidence of a higher proportion of Spanish oak-matured spirit here.

Balblair 2004 Sherry Matured
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 We tend to think that Balblair's spirit character is best suited by ex-Bourbon barrels, but this is a good example of how well it handles sherry wood, too.

Glenrothes Elder's Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Soft and rounded – a step up from Manse Reserve in being very nearly the complete article.

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