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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 123 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 123

The World of Aberfeldy, Great Southern Distillery, Knockdhu Distillery, Icons of Whisky America

 

Winners

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Dewar Rattray Glencadam 1975 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.40%
8 A dazzling quality you only get when cask and spirit have been in a long slow dance.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Dewar Rattray The Macallan 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.40%
8 A beautifully combined aromatic display with a caressing texture. Delicious.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Douglas Laing Ardbeg 1992 12 Years Old, Rum Finish, Park Avenue Liquors
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 With smoked salmon and a squeeze of lemon.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Duncan Taylor Glen Garioch 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.60%
8 Has the X factor.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Duncan Taylor Glen Garioch 1988, 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10%
8 Very sweet but the classic heather honey is balanced by the gently peaty, smoky dryness that has vanished from most Highland malts.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Elmer T. Lee
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A superbly balanced giant. More on the sweet side than the spicy one. Should marry so well with my pecan pie! Avoid water.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Evan Williams 23 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 53.50%
8 A lovely bourbon, but I prefer it younger.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Forty Creek Barrel Select
Blended - Canada - 40.00%
8 The richest-tasting Canadian whisky I have tasted. Wins points for luxury.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Gibson's Finest 18 Years Old
Blended - Canada - 40.00%
8 Appetising, Very enjoyable.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glann Ar Mor 2005 3 Years Old
Single Malt - France - 46.00%
8 Like a walk in a field after a few rainy days. Nicely invigorating. It does not really need water or just a wee drop to cut some edges.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glen Moray 1962, Ed Dodson's Last Manager's Choice
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.00%
8 As appealing and intriguing as a cupboard full of granny's jams for a young pilferer (I was one!). You just can't resist!

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glenfarclas The Family Cask Release 3 1979 Cask 2216
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.60%
8 Fantastic.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1953 Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.60%
8 Delightfully balanced

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1985 Release X
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.90%
8 A sherry second fill cask? Superb, rewarding, well balanced, complex. Bring the best chocolate!

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glenfiddich 1965 Vintage Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.80%
8 A playful whisky for one of such maturity. Starting very sweetly, but reluctant to reveal its secrets. Give it time to reveal its complexity.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glenfiddich 1991 Vintage Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Gentle. Accessible. Enjoyable.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glenfiddich 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.60%
9 This is an urbane whisky that will not easily reveal itself. Take your time with it. Enjoy its company.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glenfiddich 40 Years Old, Rare Collection
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00%
8 Extraordinary flavour development. An astonishingly complex whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glengoyne 32 Years Old, Single Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.70%
8 Complex, old, not perfect, but good darned fun!

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glenmorangie Artein
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
9 Unlike other double matured samples here this shows integration and is distillate rather than wood driven.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glenmorangie Astar
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.10%
8 A gorgeous,luscious dram. ‘Morangie to the max.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glenmorangie Original
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Made when the distillery had its own maltings, and an eloquent advocate for such an arrangement.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glenmorangie Signet
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A bold and some would say a-typical. It works is a valid and successful improvisation on the theme.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glenmorangie Tain L'Hermitage
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Perhaps more robust, less elegant, than the previous bottling, but full of flavour and soundly structured.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glenmorangie The Nectar D'Or
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Long and sweet. Try with soft goat's cheese.


 

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