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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


Whisky from Kentucky, U.S.A.


Some of the best from Kentucky

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch 2010 Release
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 55.00%
8 Another unsung hero shows its quality. Excellent layering effect.

Sazerac 16 Years Old
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
4 A very very classy mature rye. Highly recommended for the decadent boulevardiers among you.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Sazerac 18 Years Old
Single Grain - U.S.A. - 45.00%
9 A superb bourbon. As neat and perfectly dressed and combed as Richard Paterson!

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 2002
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
8 A superb Kentucky delight ! When old bourbons are oak controlled, they reach perfection.

World Whiskies Awards 2013 - World's Best North American Whiskey - Winner Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

George T. Stagg
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 71.30%
8 Something of a gentle giant.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Thomas H Handy
Rye - U.S.A. - 64.50%
8 An unusual floral profile for a rye. But delightful. What a nose!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Four Roses Single Barrel LE 2011
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 56.00%
8 Big flavour delivery. A sipper, but with one cube of ice or water on the side.

George T. Stagg
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 70.90%
7 This is as big as a buffalo,but the key is how all of these massive flavours (and alcohol) are brought together

George T. Stagg 17 Years Old 2010
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 71.50%
8 When neat it's so strong it feels like your mouth is bleeding. Cut down, as ever it's hugely impressive - but would anyone ever have more than one?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Thomas H Handy
Rye - U.S.A. - 64.30%
8 Another fine example of why rye has been undergoing a resurgence.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Buffalo Trace William La Rue Weller
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 66.75%
8 A substantial, stylish Bourbon.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bulleit Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 An excellent rye, keeping the perfect balance between sweet and sour, fruit and oak.

Evan Williams Single Barrel 2000 Vintage
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
8 An old bourbon? With lots of wood notes, all integrated and complex.

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.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Larceny Larceny
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 46.00%
8 Interesting combination of flavours. A Bourbon? Avoid water, spoils it.

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