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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Glenfarclas 43 Years Old, Cognac Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.70% 9 Incredibly “alive” for a 43 Years Old whisky. Absolutely wonderful. Fully matured or just finished in a cognac cask ? Whatever, it worked superbly.
Glenfarclas Movember 9 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.30% 8 Light and well structured. Refreshing.
Glenfarclas The Family Cask Release 3 1960 Cask 1768 Sherry Hogshead 48 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.60% 8 Superb nose,but a little dry on the tongue. Still...!
Glenfarclas The Family Cask Release 3 1961 Cask 1322 Sherry Hogshead 47 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.20% 8 A big whisky.
Glenfarclas The Family Cask Release 3 1987 Cask 3826 Refill Sherry Butt 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.20% 8 Mature and elegant.
Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1989 22 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.90% 8 A monster, anyone with a strong aversion to bold, sherried whiskies should probably look away now.
Glenfiddich 15 Years Old, Solera Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Elegant. Well-balanced to the point of suavity.
Glenfiddich 15 Years Old, Solera Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Light but very smooth. Scores points for its suave smoothness and sweetness.
Glenfiddich 1973 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.10% 8 Beautifully calm and seamless after the rugged attack of the Laphroaig.
Glenfiddich 1973 Vintage Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.50% 8 Luxurious and sweet, but background is gently dry. Deftly balanced and sophisticated, as ever.
Glenfiddich 21 Years Old, Gran Reserva
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Delivers more than expected. Seems a bit bland at start but it displays an attractive array of aromas and flavours on time. The rum influence is under control.
Glengoyne 2000 AD
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 9 Delicious example of maltiness in a whisky. I always enjoy Glengoynes very much, but they invariably leave me wanting a little more.
Glenkeir Treasures Ben Nevis 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A slightly uneasy balance between cereal, fruit and oak. Do not water.
Glenkinchie 20 Years Old
- Scotland - 58.40% 8 Balanced,mature and elegant. More robust than you expect from Lowlands. Recommended.
Glenlivet Nadurra Triumph 1991 Vintage Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00% 8 A lovely dram, more spring-time than autumnal. To enjoy with shellfish.
Glenmorangie 12 Years Old, Millennium Malt
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 The earlier, and less expensive, of two millennium bottlings. In this one, the emphasis is on first-fill bourbon barrels.
Glenmorangie 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 The second of Morangie's twin peaks
Glenmorangie 1995 Artisan Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00% 8 This is a substantially richer style of Glenmorangie, but not overwhelmingly sweet. The balancing spices and herbs are all present and correct.
Glenmorangie 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.30% 8 Sherry wood is undoubtedly invasive but yet, here's a complex one. To be softened by chocolate pralines or almond biscuits.
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A malt to make peace with the whole world. Soothing, graceful, satisfying.
Glenmorangie Burr Oak
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30% 8 A malt disguised in rum! Very surprising but not less exciting for that.
Glenmorangie Côte de Beaune
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 As the glass sits on my desk, aromas and flavours slowly emerge, I like it more and more, but I suspect it will always be overshadowed by last year's Côte de Nuits.
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 A really lovely whisky giving Christmas punch, spices and honey. A distilled mead.
Glenmorangie Fino Sherry Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00% 9 A marriage made in heaven.
Glenmorangie Madeira Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00% 8 The madeira almost overwhelms the whisky, but the Glenmorangie saltiness finally sings.