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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 138 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 138

A roundup of Canadian whisky and blends, Arran and Paul John Distillery Focus plus Australian whisky supplement

 

Winners

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.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Gordon & MacPhail Mortlach 1971
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00%
8 Magnificent in every way, especially the finish.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Gordon & MacPhail Mortlach 1938, 60 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A great age, but it has matured beautifully.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Hibiki 17 Years Old
Blended - Japan - 43.00%
8 An elegant and satisfying dram. Well educated, in good quality casks for sure.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Hibiki 17 Years Old
Blended - Japan - 43.00%
4 Relaxed and laid back. This is excellent blending.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Hibiki 505 17 Years Old, Non chill filtered
Blended - Japan - 50.50%
8 Virile. Rich display of flavours. If I was to climb up the Fujiyama, I'd take a flask with me.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
9 If I smoked I would have a cigar with this one.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 1970 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00%
9 A slow, learned intellectual of a malt. If you are going to put out a 40yo, here's the benchmark.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.60%
8 Sheer classiness and head and shoulders above the rest for me.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 1977 Bicentenary Vintage Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
4 A great malt: luxurious, profound, full of the flavours of Scotland

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 1977 Bicentenary Vintage Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
9 After that voluptuous dinner.

World Whiskies Awards 2009 - World's Best New Release - Winner Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 40 Years Old
- Scotland - 48.30%
9 A stunningly great whisky. One of the finest I've had for a considerable time.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park Earl Magnus Edition 1
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.60%
8 A refreshing and enticing dram. Charming. an easy-going complexity. Water gives it a lovely silky feel.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Ichiro's Malt 1988 King of Diamonds
Single Malt - Japan - 56.00%
8 Water undoubtedly tames the alcohol but alters the freshness and enticing natural sharpness of that bold whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Ichiro's Malt King of Spades, 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 57.00%
8 A liquid dessert. Reminds me of a rich Balvenie. Superb dram.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Invergordon CI5517
- Scotland - 50.20%
8 That rare commodity...a mature grain. Snap it up quick the industry is in short supply!

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Jameson 18 Years Old Master Selection
Blended - Ireland - 40.00%
9 Robustly sexy. I always enjoy Jameson, but I really relished coming to grips with this one.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

John E. Fitzgerald Very Special Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
9 Monstrous but elegant and complex. What would it have been like at cask strength?!

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Johnnie Walker Black Label
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Is Black Label a great whisky? Was Dizzy Gillespie a great musician?


 

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