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Issue 122 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 122

Is Craft an Expression of Skill, Aberlour, Flavoured Whiskies, Glen Grant

 

Irish Whiskey - Single Malt

Adelphi Slaney Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Single Malt - Ireland - 0.00%
7 Pleasant, soothing, sociable.

Adelphi Suir Peated Malt
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
7 Lacks the rich smokiness of Connemara.

Bushmills 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
7 After years of being overshadowed by its older wood finished cousins, this 10 Years Old is finally coming into its own.

Bushmills 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
7 Lovely nose (once again). . Lacks a bit of depth (once again).

World Whiskies Awards 2007 - World's Best Irish Single Malt Whiskey - Winner

Bushmills 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
6 All the woods are influential, especially the port in the finish. A very dexterous balancing act, but is the house character eventually overwhelmed?

Bushmills 12 Years Old Distillery Reserve
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
7 Despite being a malt, it still, somehow has an Irish accent. Slightly more personality than the Bushmills malt at 16 Years Old. Drinkable and sociable.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Bushmills 12 Years Old Distillery Reserve
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
8 A leap in quality above the rest on show here. Worth a trip to the still just to buy one.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bushmills 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
8 All the woods are influential, especially the port in the finish. A dextrous balancing act.

Bushmills 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
8 Is the house character overwhelmed by the three woods (bourbon, sherry and port)? I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.

Bushmills 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
7 Triple distilled whiskey drawn from bourbon, sherry and port wood...what a balancing act. It usually works a treat, but this time the elements are strangely out of kilter.

Bushmills 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
7 A touch slick and a little one-dimensional.

Bushmills 1982 Bourbon Cask
Single Malt - Ireland - 57.80%
8 An unusually dry expression of Bushmills. Complex. Austere. Bushmills needs a touch of sherry sweetness.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bushmills 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
7 A delicious whisky. The sweetness and nuttiness of Bushmills whiskey and of Madeira are an enjoyable double-act. The whiskey has to work hard to avoid being upstaged.

Bushmills 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
8 This whiskey has changed quite a bit in the last few years. It's now less subtle, more forthright, but no less delicious.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Bushmills 21 Years Old Madeira Finish
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
8 Good flow, balance and grip. A powerhouse.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bushmills Millennium
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
8 Tightly combined flavours. Delicate. Elegant.

Cadenhead's Cooley, World Whiskies 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 60.00%
8 This is some bottling; great distillate matured to perfection in excellent casks. One for the Islay bore in your life.

Cask Collection Cooley 1992 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Republic of Ireland - 58.90%
7 A rich nose and a somewhat restrained palate with an assertive oak print,which the high strength amplifies. But an elegant dryness.

Celtique Connexion Clonmel Peated 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
7 Another smoky whiskey is always welcome, but I think I may have tasted this under another name.

Connemara 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
8 This is a bottling of 28 casks of the 1991 vintage, so it is particularly rare an therefore collectible. When it's gone. It's gone.

Connemara 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
7 That lactic note overwhelms nose and palate. Not sure that a dairy whiskey is something to look forward to! Surprisingly, a dash of water makes more palatable.

Connemara Cask Strength
Single Malt - Ireland - 59.60%
8 The paler colour suggests less interesting casks. The higher the alcohol adds to the pepperiness. The end result is drier, more cutting, but less rounded than the 40%.

Connemara Cask Strength
Single Malt - Ireland - 60.00%
8 I just love this un-chill filtered version; it's fat, it's loud and it's fun. In this price bracket, there are very few Scottish single malts that can match it.

Connemara Peated Single Malt
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
8 Lots happening. Chimney pots of smoke. I love this whiskey.

Connemara Peated Single Malt
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
7 There's real substance here. Well-integrated.


 

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