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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 136 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 136

Photo Challenge 2016 winners, WhistlePig, Scottish visitor centres, Tobermory

 

Winners

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Johnnie Walker Blue Label
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
9 A lovely, luxurious whisky. I imagine a restaurant called café Opera. First, a little foie gras, then a couple of Maine lobsters, Marron glacé....and Blue Label?

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Lagavulin 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.80%
9 Complex, sophisticated heavyweight. The one they all have to beat.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Lagavulin 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
9 The driest of Islay malts, and an established classic.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Lagavulin Distillers Edition, Pedro Ximenez Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
9 What it loses in character it gains in a different dimension of distinctiveness.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Lagavulin Limited Edition 2010
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.50%
9 As good a Lagavulin as I've tasted. Hie thee to Islay!

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Laphroaig 17 Years Old, Feis Ile 2004, Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.20%
8 A touch sophisticated for the likes of me. Where are those stinging iodine notes? They are in there somewhere, but beautifully balanced and rounded.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00%
8 Seems to hesitate between sweetness and dryness. Give it time to open, you will not regret it.

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

Lombard Jewels of Scotland Brora 1982 Cask #876
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.10%
9 A classic American oak aged, mature Highland Malt.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Lombard Jewels of Scotland Glenury Royal 1973 Cask #6867
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
9 Not enough space to describe the brilliance of this whisky!

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Lombard Jewels of Scotland Springbank 1969
Single Malt - Scotland - 41.10%
8 I'm lost for words!

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

Mackmyra Moment Solsken
Single Malt - Sweden - 52.60%
8 Now, that's excellent whisky – power, elegance and complexity.

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

Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.70%
8 A superb dram with an intriguing oak character.

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.


 

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