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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

 

Winners

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Brora 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.40%
8 Those startling, appetising aromas and flavours had me cooking in a new kitchen. I must have let the Sabatier slip. Why else the TCP?

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Brora 30 Years Old, Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.70%
8 Exuberant interplay of sweet and dry flavours, pivoted on a firm malt background.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Brora 32 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70%
9 An old-fashioned classic!

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Bruichladdich 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Rounded, balanced and complex. Too expensive to pour on my porridge before an early morning walk on the Big Strand? I'll economise. I'll skip the porridge.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Bunnahabhain 1968 Auld Aquaintance, Hogmanay Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.80%
8 A brilliantly sunny winter's day; a walk by the sea in late afternoon; a dram at dusk. Still Bunnahabhain, but so different.

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 - Editors Choice - Winner

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

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.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Cadenhead's Dallas Dhu 23 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.80%
8 I think I have discovered a breakfast whisky. They can call it Dallas Dhu. I'll dub it "Death in the Morning. "

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Cadenhead's Rosebank 1989, 9 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 All of the characteristic floweriness of Rosebank, but with some roundness.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Caol Ila 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Of the three expressions in this tasting, this is the most rounded and balanced. All the classic Caol Ila aromas and flavours are there, with no sharp edges. Vatted for drinkability?

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Caol Ila Moch
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Worth a look.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Celtique Connexion Vin de Paille du Jura Wood Finish 1994
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A rich and comforting character. Complex but not complicated. To warm you up on a dull evening. Play Beethoven Symphony N°7 (second movement) and you'll be in heaven.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Chieftain's Choice Glen Scotia 1974 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.20%
8 What a lovely nectar. Great fruit and cream combination.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Chieftain's Choice Port Ellen 24 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.40%
8 Complex stuff going on here. A really rewarding Port Ellen.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Chivas Regal 18 Years Old Gold Signature
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
9 This jewel is bursting with life and joie de vivre, like a bright aromatic rainbow. Want a wee refill?

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Compass Box Eleuthera
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Hold your glass to your ear and listen to water lapping against the tarred boat hull.

World Whiskies Design Awards 2012 - Best Label - Winner Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Compass Box The Peat Monster
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A monster? As compared to earlier creations from the same house, but don't expect mass hysteria on Park Avenue.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Compass Box The Peat Monster
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A warm, clean and charming whisky. The Islay influence is there but gently flirting with a mainland fellow. An accomplished character.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Connoisseur's Choice Ardbeg 1974
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Less boisterous than The Young One. The calm of maturity permits all the nuances to be experienced.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Cragganmore 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 It's worth taking the trouble.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Cragganmore 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Very accessible, and not given to grandiosity, but it's one of the Speyside greats. Good with some desserts. Try it with cassata.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Crown Royal Special Reserve
Blended - Canada - 40.00%
8 Much more character.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Dewar Rattray Bowmore 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.80%
8 A beautiful Islay malt in a sherry refill dressing. Rich aromatic development, great combination of strength and sweetness.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Dewar Rattray Bruichladdich 1991, 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.00%
8 Savoury. Summery. A picnic malt. Or eating freshly shucked oysters with Jim McEwan.


 

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