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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

Linkwood 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Satisfies nose and palate equally. To be opened and enjoyed at Christmas.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Longmorn 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
8 That frisky Speysider judiciously bottled at 45% has a lot to deliver. Will certainly light up a zen moment.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

MacPhail's Collection Highland Park 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Only 8 Years Old, but a seasoned sea-salt. A return to form for the independent youngster.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Master of Malt Aberlour That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Blended Malt - Scotland - 54.60%
8 A rich and well structured whisky. Amazingly smooth given its strength.

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

Midleton Single Cask 1991 10 Years Old
Pot Still - Republic of Ireland - 53.70%
8 Complex, subtle. Recommended quite a bunch this issue.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Monkey Shoulder Batch 27
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 An elegant dram, dominated by orange and spices. For a Christmas treat? Water is not needed.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Murray McDavid Mission Glenlivet 1974
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 The most feminine Glenlivet I have encountered.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Old & Rare Highland Park 29 Years Old 1978
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.70%
8 Old, slightly grumbly but fascinating. Highly recommended.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Old Malt Cask Banff 32 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 What a lovely wee dram! Gentle, fragrant,open and lively. So comforting.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Old Malt Cask Brora 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 More Islay-like than its Clynelish brothers. Was this some of the last made with highly peated malt?

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Old Pulteney 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 An absolute cracker. Delicate, elegant. More than a golden promise. A gem delivery !

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Old Rip Van Winkle's 15 Years Old, Family Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 53.50%
8 Big . Rich. Hearty. Robust.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Parker's Heritage Collection Golden Anniversary
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00%
8 Another big whisky from Heaven Hill. A delight as the nights start to drawn in.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Penderyn Grand Slam
Single Malt - Wales - 46.00%
8 A well structured whisky. Oak frames the aromatic palette without overpowering. Quite a complex dram.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Port Askaig Cask Strength 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
A beautifully balanced islander. The marine aromatic display is just enticing, constantly teasing the malty sweet heart.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Port Ellen 25 Years Old, Special Release 2005
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.40%
8 Old, intense and busting for an olifactory fight. Complex and grizzly, like Clint Eastwood in The Unforgiven.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Private Collection Balblair 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
8 Elegant and uncomplicated. Refreshing and appetising. Hides its 50% ABV very well.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Private Collection Caol Ila 1990 Port Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 No contest, the Inner Hebrides quickly overwhelms the Duoro.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Rare Malts Brora 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.90%
8 A good example of Brora as a distinctive maritime malt. Very appetising indeed, but quite different from Talisker, for example.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Rare Malts Port Ellen 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.90%
9 Bring on the caeser salad.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Rare Malts Rosebank 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 62.30%
8 This is how Lowlanders used to be: drier, more herbal, more complex. Buy now, while stocks last.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Redbreast 12 Years Old
Blended - Ireland - 40.00%
9 Delicious, soothing, contemplative. A great whiskey. Makes me want to get on a plane to Dublin immediately.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Redbreast 12 Years Old
Pot Still - Ireland - 40.00%
9 This is what real pure pot still whiskey is all about, a glorious contradiction of soft fruit and firm grain, oily seeds and sweet wood. World beating stuff.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Redbreast Cask Strength
Pot Still - Republic of Ireland - 57.70%
9 Redbreast is one of the world's great whiskeys. Delicious!


 

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