In each issue of Whisky Magazine we award the very best whisky from our tastings with the coverted Editors Choice award.
The best whiskies in the world 2017, Icons of Whisky Global winners and the conclusion to this year's Battle of the Blends
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.50% 9 Balanced and mature. Just how a sherry cask should be.
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.
Usquaebach Scotch Whisky Usquaebach An Ard Ri Cask Strength
Blended Malt - Scotland - 57.10% 9 Big and beautiful.
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 Fair Caol Ila 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.20% 8 Beautifully complex.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.40% 8 For sherry fans, this is your gal.
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.
Yoichi 10 Years Old, Single Cask
Single Malt - Japan - 59.90% 9 A terrific whisky, beautifully rounded, with lots of everything.