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Issue 129 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 129

American Whiskey Special plus Kingbarns, Single Oak Project, Edradour and Germany


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Editors Choice

Mackmyra Moment Solsken. Now, that's excellent whisky – power, elegance and complexity.


Wemyss Vintage Malts Smoke on the Water. I love that Bowmore-esque Parma Violet character and I really love that finish.

New Tastings

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Mackmyra Moment Solsken
Single Malt - Sweden - 52.60%
8 Now, that's excellent whisky – power, elegance and complexity.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Vintage Malts Smoke on the Water
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 I love that Bowmore-esque Parma Violet character and I really love that finish.

Smögen Svensk Single Malt Sherry Project 1:1
Single Malt - Sweden - 51.80%
8 With all those red fruit notes, this tastes a lot like Longrow Red.

Compass Box Hedonism Quindecimus
Blended - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A lovely, moderately aged grain whisky. This has a truly unique flavour profile which every whisky lover should try at least once.

Edradour Port Cask Matured
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 If the oak hadn't taken the edge off the palate this would have scored higher. Still a very enjoyable dram!

Knappogue Castle Single Malt Whiskey 14 Years Old Twin Wood
Single Malt - Republic of Ireland - 46.00%
8 I hoped the ‘funkiness' of the nose would follow through on to the palate, but it was more conservative.

Craigellachie 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A lovely, vibrant malt with what appears to be plenty of Highland character. (Although, it'll probably turn out to be to from somewhere completely different!)

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Bruichladdich Batch 2
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.70%
8 Sherry monster aficionados will be bashing down the doors to get hold of this!

The Glenlivet Nàdurra First Fill Selection
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.80%
8 Young, very exuberant. Enjoyable with or without water.

WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Old World Series: Sauternes Finish
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 If you like it fat and simple, then this is right up your street

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Invergordon Batch 3
Single Grain - Scotland - 49.80%
7 Is this a first fill Oloroso matured blend? It certainly gives that impression.

Glen Breton Rare 19 Years Old
Single Malt - Canada - 43.00%
7 This whisky shows a pleasant degree of maturity and is fuller bodied than what I would have expected, but it still displays some lovely Canadian graininess.

BenRiach 10 Years Old
Single Malt - ScScotland - 43.00%
7 The balance shifts in favour of the oak on this one and thus the complexity of nose is missing on the palate.

Aultmore 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 The nose displays a lovely freshness and though the rather dominant oak reigns that freshness in on the palate, it is still a thoroughly enjoyable aperitif style whisky.

Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.00%
7 I don't think this has spent long enough in the cask to completely remove all the impurities.

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