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Issue 142 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 142

The best whiskies in the world 2017, Icons of Whisky Global winners and the conclusion to this year's Battle of the Blends


Whisky from Japan, Japan


Some of the best from Japan

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Yoichi Single Malt
Single Malt - Japan - 55.00%
8 Powerful yet elegant. A yokozuna of malt whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Karuizawa 1971 Cask No 6878
- Japan - 64.10%
8 Should only be consumed in small amounts by consenting adults. Highest recommendation

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Yoichi 10 Years old, 1998
Single Malt - Japan - 55.00%
8 Another cracker from that great distillery. Just a splash of water and it takes you further and further.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ichiro's Malt Ace of Diamonds 1986 22 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 56.40%
8 Intense and packs a considerable punch.

Karuizawa 1986 Cask No 7387
- Japan - 60.70%
7 Unreconstructed macho whisky

Nikka Single Coffey Malt
Single Malt - Japan - 55.00%
7 Layers of seductive soft fruitiness. A malt made in a Coffey still? Why the hell not!

Ichiro's Malt Ten of Clubs 1990 19 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 52.40%
7 It has balance but needs to be approached with cautious respect.

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