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Issue 124 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 124

David Beckham Interview, Battle of the Blends, Ardbeg Distillery, Japan focus

 

American Whiskey - Bourbon

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Buffalo Trace Thomas Hardy, Sazerac
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 63.80%
8 A broad shouldered whisky. Not for the fainted-hearts.Some like it hot.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

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

Bulleit Original Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 The cowboy allusions on the neck-label suggest a rough, frontier whisky. Maybe this soothing spirit is just for urban cowboys. It has more of the blacktop than the Badlands.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Cadenhead's 10 Years Old, Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
9 I especially like bourbons when they are big and robust. This is both hearty and complex. A wonderful winter warmer.

Cadenhead's 13 Years Old, Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 65.90%
7 Despite this being older, it is less astringently woody than the similar five-year-old.

Cadenhead's America Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 62.20%
7 Has an extra dimension. Recommended.

Cadenhead's Bourbon 5 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 63.00%
6 Just too woody for me, though a good splash of water brings out the other flavours.

Cadenhead's Heaven Hill 15 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 62.40%
7 Fifteen years is quite old for a bourbon, but this is complex, rounded and a good example of Heaven Hill's style. Keeps the sweet notes dominant.

Colonel E. H. Taylor Straight Kentucky Rye Whisky
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00%
8 What can you say? Classy. I'd buy it for the finish alone!

Dark Horse Reserve Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 44.50%
7 I could see this in a cocktail to counter the sharpness with some sweetness.

Eagle Rare 10 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 Slightly less sweet than the last bottling I tasted.

Eagle Rare 10 Years Old, Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.50%
7 More delicate and restrained than I expect from Eagle Rare...distinctly the sweeter of the Bourbons in this tasting.

Eagle Rare 17 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 Some interesting flavours, with lots of dimensions, but no balance or structure. I'm not wild about Angel Delight.

Eagle Rare 17 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 The nose suggested an astringent palate, but there is some balancing sweetness.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Eagle Rare 17 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A deeply classy bourbon. Recommended

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Eagle Rare 17 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A bourbon close to a rye whiskey,well structured and quite complex.

World Whiskies Awards 2012 - World's Best American Whiskey - Winner

Eagle Rare 17 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A supple, pleasing Bourbon.

Eagle Rare 17 Years Old 2010
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 A powerful distillate which is best neat.

Eagle Rare 17 Years Old, Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A clean, easily drinkable, well-made Bourbon. Straight-ahead, rather than quirky. A certain mature restraint, but is that sufficient pay-off?

Early Times 354
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 40.00%
7 After years of being a Kentucky whiskey, Early Times moves back into the bourbon world. Young, sound and light.

Early Times 354 Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 40.00%
7 Pleasant. Easy drinking for a pre-bourbon novice. Perhaps a little unfair to judge it in this company.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Elijah Craig 12 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.00%
8 Less structured than might be expected in a 12 Years Old, but a perilously drinkable, appetising bourbon.

Elijah Craig 12 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.00%
7 Oak (and age) has lessened the creaminess and sweetness of the spirit. Would probably tune in with a cigar, but too oaky for me.

Elijah Craig 18 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 Very urbane.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Elijah Craig Single Barrel 23 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 Well, this certainly doesn't lack personality!


 

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