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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 145 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 145

A visit to Highland Park, Willie Cochrane and Claive Vidiz interviewed. Plus we kick off Battle of the Blends series three.

 

Winners

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Three Ships 10 Years Old Limited Edition
Single Malt - South Africa - 44.60%
9 Normally I would complain about the palate not displaying the exuberance of the nose, but I can't moan at all about the depth and quality!

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Tomatin 1976 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.30%
8 Real character and finesse.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Tomatin 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Whisky of the month, by a slender margin. This is refined and just the right age. A good eye (and palate) put this beauty together.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Tullibardine 1970
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.50%
9 Balanced and mature. Just how a sherry cask should be.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Two Bobs Kentucky Bourbon 1994 Cask No. 65
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 63.70%
8 In line with cask No. 66, but with greater complexity. One for a cigar.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Usquaebach Scotch Whisky Usquaebach An Ard Ri Cask Strength
Blended Malt - Scotland - 57.10%
9 Big and beautiful.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Van Winkle 13 Years Old, Family Reserve Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 47.80%
8 Showing its age. It seems to have lost a little liveliness but, if you were as rich as this, would you care?

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Whisky Fair Caol Ila 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.20%
8 Beautifully complex.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Wild Turkey 17 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.50%
8 I like this very much, for its complexity and originality. As a bourbon? The useful phrase ‘something else' comes to mind.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Wild Turkey 8 Years Old, 101
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.50%
8 A huge whiskey. Put together with style and sophistication, but still with all the robustness of a true bourbon. A classic, of course. A Clint Eastwood of whiskeys.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Wild Turkey Rare Breed
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 54.20%
9 This is more like a supercharged Wild One. Defiantly robust, but with Devilish charm. I love it.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20%
8 Perhaps encouraged by the dark orange colour, the descriptors sound sweet, but the overall effect is one of flowery dryness, with great finesse.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

XOP Aultmore
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.40%
8 For sherry fans, this is your gal.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Yoichi 10 Years old, 1998
Single Malt - Japan - 55.00%
8 Another cracker from that great distillery. Just a splash of water and it takes you further and further.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Yoichi 10 Years Old, Single Cask
Single Malt - Japan - 59.90%
9 A terrific whisky, beautifully rounded, with lots of everything.


 

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