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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.

 

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Whisky Magazine Issue 123

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Winners

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Rosebank
- Scotland - 61.40%
8 Fuller than you normally get from Rosebank,but no worse for that. Highly recommended.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Royal Mile Whiskies Bowmore 1999, Young Peaty Islay
Single Malt - Scotland - 61.50%
8 Bring on the kippers.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Royal Salute 21 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 After dinner, I would usually think of a malt, but have long enjoyed the unashamed luxuriousness of this blend. This example seems fractionally less voluptuous than I remember, but my memories may be ...

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Royal Salute 50 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A work of craftsmanship, elegance and its own style.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Sazerac 18 Years Old
Single Grain - U.S.A. - 45.00%
9 A superb bourbon. As neat and perfectly dressed and combed as Richard Paterson!

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Sazerac 18 Years Old Straight Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A trifle sophisticated for my tastes, but a very fine rye whiskey.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Scotch Malt Whisky Society Yamazaki 1979, Japanese Oak Cask, 119.2
Single Malt - Japan - 57.40%
8 A breakfast malt? Splendidly complex, with Japanese oak adding that extra touch of distinctiveness.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Scotch Malt Whisky Society Yoichi, 116.1
Single Malt - Japan - 56.60%
8 A whole sequence of flavours emerges in this vintage. These are flavours I have found before in Nikka whiskies, but they have not been especially evident elsewhere in this flight.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Scotch Malt Whisky Society Yoichi, 116.4
Single Malt - Japan - 64.90%
8 Lots happening. Nice interplay of elements.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Scott's Selection Highland Park 20 Years Old 1981
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.50%
8 What a great dram! Complex and beaming. I like it better neat.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Secret Bottlings Series 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A superb after dinner dram.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Selected by Berry's Glenlivet 1973 38 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A real cracker. Perfect balance. Rich, enticing. Alcohol is beautifully mastered.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Selected by Berry's Speyside Reserve Blended Malt
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A refined, complex and charming dram. An absolute cracker.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Signatory Highland Park 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A lovely whisky. A sweetish bottling. More complex and elegant than the 'official' 12 Years Old, but not quite as expressive as the 18.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Signatory Laphroaig 1988 Unchillfiltered
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 I enjoyed this very much, but it does not add a great deal to the canon.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Signatory Port Ellen 1978 Port Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.00%
8 Typical fragrant, alert Port Ellen, but the port finish lends more fruit and an amazing orangey-pinkish colour.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Spirit Safe & Cask Islay Single Malt
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.80%
8 Might lack subtlety,but sure as hell it definitely delivers.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Springbank 11 Years Old Madeira Wood 1997
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.10%
8 Substantial,multifaceted and complex. Highest recommendation.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Springbank 12 Years Old, Rum Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.60%
8 More rounded and elegant than the earlier, 10 Years Old rum cask. I enjoy the Springbank rum cask whiskies very much, though not at the expense of the more traditional expressions.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Springbank 1975 Limburg Whisky Fair
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.20%
8 Astonishingly citric.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Springbank 1989, Limited Edition Limburg Festival Bottling
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.80%
9 Springbank in pyrotechnic form. The sherry doubles the flavours, but arguably also softens the Campbeltown character.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Talisker 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
9 Always a classic, though I still miss the 8 Years Old.

World Whiskies Awards 2007 - World's Best Single Malt Whisky - Winner Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Talisker 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
9 Loch Harport on a winter's day, gale force eight! Less peppery than younger versions. Complex, endearing, balanced. 18 seems a perfect age for malts.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Talisker 1975, 25 Years Old, Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.90%
9 Less instantly explosive than the regular 10. The flavours in the 25 are more tightly combined and take longer to unfold. You pays your money...

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Talisker 1982, 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.80%
9 Doesn't sound enjoyable? You bet it was.


 

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