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, Awards Special
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 48.50% 8 This is seriously intense and seriously impressive!
Old Pulteney 35 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.50% 4 A pleasant, mature whisky, which has almost succumbed to the oak.
Parker's Heritage Collection Original Batch
Wheat - U.S.A. - 63.70% 8 This has alcohol, complexity and character in abundance.
BenRiach Arumaticus Fumosus Dark Rum Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A constantly shifting but balanced mix of sweetness and smoke and distillery character.
BenRiach Heredotus Famosus Pedro Ximinez Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Fantastic balance and richness of character.
BenRiach Importanticus Fumosus Tawny Port Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Worth a look.
BenRiach Madeira wood finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Balanced and with good weight. A good addition to the range.
BenRiach Maderensis Fumosus Madeira Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Great balance. When Madeira works it really works!
Bunnahabhain 35 Years Old Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.90% 8 You'd never guess this was 35. Great life, balance and bags of character. A beauty.
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 116.12 Yoichi 21 Years Old
Blended Malt - Japan - 54.20% 8 Ah Yoichi..it's Ardbeg in Hokkaido.
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 26.7 An Absolute Cracker
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.50% 8 Tastes old.Superb. Refined and complex. Still so lively and fresh. Hard to leave…
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 33.70 Ardbeg Keith Richards meets Socrates 1998 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.30% 7 An effusively phenolic smouldering hulk. Recommended.
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 64.15 Mannochmore 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.10% 8 Multifaceted and fascinating.
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 7.51 Longmorn Sweet, Rich & Fruity 1984 26 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.40% 8 Balanced and fine. Worth a look.
Scotch Malt Whisky Society The Sting of a bee 42.5 1973 33 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.50% 8 Very satisfying.A beautiful bourbon cask maturation. Superb to match with a cheesecake or lemon meringue pie. But the sting of the bee must be blunt,I did not feel it.
Abbey Whisky Ben Nevis, 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00% 8 This is the Rolling Stones of whisky; nothing without the wood turned up loud! A very well aged liquid which is big and fruity once the air gets to it.
Aberfeldy Bits of Strange 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.10% 8 Everything in its right place here and no mistake.
Aberlour 15 Years Old, Sherry Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Complex and sophisticated.
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.60% 8 A dark, luxurious, post-prandial whisky from a distillery that is producing an increasing, and impressive range.
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.60% 8 Darker, drier and more spicily assertive than the earlier version, despite only a slight difference in ages.
Adelphi Dailuaine 21 Years Old, Cask 4150
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10% 8 The confident virtues of a good Speyside whisky: malt, heather and peat. Well-combined but without either refinements or flourishes.
Adelphi Glen Grant 1969
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.90% 8 Holds up very well in the middle but the woodiness at the end is overpowering.
Alberta Premium Canadian Rye 25 Years Old
Rye - Canada - 40.00% 8 Aha! it's Canadian. That explains its amenable nature. A different style.
AnCnoc 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Takes water nicely. A real fun summery mouthful.Session dram.
AnCnoc 22 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A superb nose, the palate is slightly restrained but still very enjoyable and harmonious as well.
AnCnoc 35 years old
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.30% 9 Superb balance and aromatic intensity. Exemplary old whisky.
Ardbeg 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Not the most muscular Ardbeg, but still robust.
Ardbeg 1976, Distillery Manager's Choice
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.00% 9 Real Ardbeg peatiness and smokiness.