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Issue 126 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 126

The Best Whiskies in the World, Awards Special


Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

Berry's Own Selection Teaninich 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Not a heavyweight nor a sophisticated lad. But a perfect companion for a plate of smokies or a fruit salad.

Berrys' 1987 Bunnahabhain Cask #2728
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Malts with this sort of industrial style need sweetness to balance. For me, it's not really there.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Black Bull Special Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.60%
8 It's all quite subtle, but rewarding.

Black Bull Special Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
3 ?A dash of water cuts the edges but weakens the aromas. A well balanced whisky, hesitating between sweet and sour but finally choosing the latter.

Blackadder Arran 1996 Raw Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.80%
7 Slightly gin-like. I have preferred bottlings that had more contribution from the wood. A touch of vanilla would round out the flavours.

Blackadder Ben Nevis 1984 Raw Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 61.20%
7 Extraordinarily red colour. The sweetness is almost overwhelming. The ultimate dessert whisky.

Blackadder Blairfindy 1980 Raw Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.60%
7 Those flavours in mid-palate afford a glimpse of a delicious malt but the wood is very dominating.

Blackadder Bowmore 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 63.30%
7 All the elements of Bowmore, and plenty of alcohol, but extra dimension.

Blackadder Caol Ila 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.50%
8 Light in the middle, and delicate throughout, but lovely Islay flavours.

Blackadder Isle of Jura 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.40%
6 Nose better than palate. A tired cask?

Blackadder Longmorn 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.90%
7 This mahogany dram looks like a winter warmer, and that is how I would use it.

Blackadder Mortlach 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.50%
8 Enjoyable, with an appropriate touch of earthy rawness, but not as statuesque as this elegant whisky can be.

Blackadder Old Man Of Hoy Single Orcadian Scotch Malt Whisky
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.00%
7 Weak in the middle. Lacks roundness.

Blackadder Rosebank 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.00%
7 Far from Rosebank at its best. Fiery.

Bladnoch 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Lots of aromas and flavours, but lacks structure. Curiously flat.

Bladnoch 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00%
7 The nose is sweeter than the palate. Water takes away some of the astringency but leaves a bitter taste.

Blair Athol 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 The obvious sherry ageing really suits Blair Athol. It is a malt that matures quickly, and this is very sophisticated for its age. A lovely whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Blair Athol Berrys' Own Selection 1974
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Best neat. Slightly firm but well worth a look.

Blair Athol Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.80%
7 Good, just lacking the extra layers which produce complexity.

Bowmore 100 Proof
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Well balanced and sweet.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bowmore 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Glad to see a Bowmore with an age rather than a brand-name.

Bowmore 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
2 Peat is integrated in oak though wood is not overwhelming. Water changes the rules, bringing peat and smoke forward.

Bowmore 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.80%
7 The nose is fantastic, like the fug in an old Scottish pub: coal fires, cigarette smoke, damp clothes. The perfume pulls the score down.

Bowmore 16 Years Old Port Matured
Single Malt - - 53.10%
7 Substantial and well balanced (bar that perfumed note).

Bowmore 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A touch of astringency that seems to be more than Islay iodine.


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