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Whisky Magazine Issue 153

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American Whiskey - Single Malt

Balcones Texas Single Malt
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 51.00%
7 Clearly a lovely distillate. Hope to see it slightly older and more integrated.

Balcones True Blue
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 63.60%
8 Seems to have a rum influence. A finish? No it is a corn American whiskey? I wouldn't have guessed. A rich aromatic profile and a pleasantly surprising alcohol mastering.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 46.00%
9 Like walking into a French pâtisserie in a small rural Gascony village.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Corsair Triple Smoke Single Barrel Distiller Select
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 67.50%
9 It's a love or hate whisky and I love it.

E.H. Taylor Jnr Single Barrel 2000 11 Years Old
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 50.00%
8 A polished and complex whiskey.

Eagle Rare 17 Years Old
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A bourbon for non sweet teeth. Rich, very well structured.

Few Single Malt
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 46.50%
7 A tricky one. I would hazard a bet this has a strange mash bill. It's clever but a little too difficult to pin down.

High Spirits Mesquite Smoked Arizona
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 40.00%
7 Has the true spirit character slightly masked here?

McCarthy's Single Malt
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 40.00%
6 In a young whisky, I would have expected more freshness of flavour, but the elements are there, and the product shows promise.

Old Potrero
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 62.10%
8 Despite the 'Old', a new rye. The idea was to get closer to what the first American ryes might have been. I like the idea. Wins points for all-rye character and assertiveness.

St George Single Malt
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 43.00%
6 Knowing that this distillery began with eau-de-vie, I hope I am not being suggestible, but I find the fruitiness of this whisky overwhelming.

St George Single Malt Lot 9
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 43.00%
6 The Californian St George, not the Norfolk one. One of the finest craft distillers

St George Spirits Baller Single Malt
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 47.00%
7 Incredibly unusual single malt. Interesting, but not something I could drink in vast quantities. ‘Curiouser and curiouser,' cried Alice.

The Notch 12 Years Old Batch No2
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 48.00%
7 Easy-going, pleasant to drink but not particularly memorable.

Van Brunt Stillhouse Rye Whiskey Lot #7 Small Batch
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 42.00%
7 It's another of those love / hate whiskies. Interesting!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Westward Oregon Malt Whiskey Single Barrel
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 Young but plenty of character. The alcohol is a touch aggressive but it does balance the sweetness.

Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Maple Wood
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 47.20%
7 Deep, rich. The final recommendation from a cracking bunch.

Griffo Stony Point
Single Malt - America - 47.00%
8 A big sweet- toothed number mixed with corn notes.


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