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Whisky Magazine Editors Choice - Gold Award

Whisky Magazine Editors Choice - Gold Award

In each issue of Whisky Magazine we award the very best whisky from our tastings with the coverted Editors Choice award.

 

Issue 122 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 122

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

 

Latest Winners

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Tomatin 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Whisky of the month, by a slender margin. This is refined and just the right age. A good eye (and palate) put this beauty together.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Master of Malt Speyside 60 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.20%
9 Flavours like these are the reason wood maturation was invented. Excellent stuff.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.20%
9 ?Absolutely triumphant – A bee keepers delight.

 

Winners

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

BenRiach 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.70%
8 Reveals a rich profile by a succession of aromatic layers. Alcohol is perfectly tamed.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Aberlour 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 More sophisticated, especially in the finish. Better balanced, but less voluptuous maltiness.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Adelphi Highland Park 17 Years Old, Cask 2903
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.30%
9 That dance might have been led by Fred Astaire. The great all-rounder in lean and energetic mood. Makes it look easy. Try it with a late-night movie.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Adelphi Linkwood 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 64.20%
8 Linkwood always evokes thoughts of sweetmeats, sometimes delicate, on other occasions more robust. This is in the latter mood: down-to-earth sweetness.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Adelphi Teaninich 31 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.80%
8 Well-matured, amazing for its age.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Ardbeg 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Not from a particularly peaty period, but packed with Ardbeg's other flavours. Wonderfully distinctive.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Ardbeg 1977
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
9 Cleaner, more lemony and oily, and less assertive, than the 24 Years Old duty free edition.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Ardbeg Provenance, 1974, 24 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.60%
9 Rich and creamy, with huge flavour development.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Ardbeg Uigeadail
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.20%
8 The elemental opposite of the sophisticated Lord of the Isles.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Auchentoshan 1966, 31 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
8 A fine whisky, but does something as fresh and soft benefit from quite so much ageing?

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Auchentoshan 36 Years Old, 1975
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.90%
8 Elegance personified. A great mature complex dram.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Balblair 38 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00%
9 A pure beauty. Absolutely beaming on nose and palate. The best a sherry cask can offer.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Balblair 38 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00%
9 An enticing expression of old age. Forever young! With elegance and style.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.20%
9 ?Absolutely triumphant – A bee keepers delight.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

BenRiach 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
9 Soft, subtle and not overwooded. Just shades it over the 25yo this time.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Benromach 1976
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 ?A superb whisky, rich, deep, complex, with a mature oakiness. I would avoid water personally.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Bernheim Original Straight Wheat Whiskey
Wheat - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 At an ‘all you can eat' buffet in Chicago, a woman piling her plate said to me: “isn't this sinful?” This is temptation in a bottle.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Rosebank 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Cute as a button.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Black Bull 40 Years Old 3rd Release
Blended - Scotland - 41.50%
8 A classic old Speysider? Mature and lively at the same time. Really a perfect achievement.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Black Bull 40 Years Old Batch No. 2
Blended - Scotland - 41.90%
9 A pure beauty. The age without the wrinkles...

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

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

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Bowmore 1968
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.40%
9 What a start! A truly magnificent dram and for me miles ahead of the competition.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Bowmore 1985
- Scotland - 52.30%
8 Distinct, robust and delightfully elegant in the same glass. A classy offering indeed.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Bowmore 40 Years Old, 1969
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.80%
9 Superb balance. Classic distillery character retained after four decades - no mean achievement.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Bowmore Voyage
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.00%
8 Port often leaves a toffeeish note, but not in this case. Perhaps needs a bit more maturity.


 

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