In each issue of Whisky Magazine we award the very best whisky from our tastings with the coverted Editors Choice award.
Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, Japanese craft whisky, Sedgwick, Kentucky Peerless
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.
Glenmorangie A Midwinter Night's Dram
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 I can't say I'm getting much Highland character here, but as sherry monsters go, it's ok.
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.
Glenmorangie Madeira Matured
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.60% 8 One of the most expressive 'Morangies.
Glenmorangie Malaga Wood Finish, 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Reminiscent of the port finish but slightly gutsier and less sophisticated. I would love to try it, tapas-style, with Manchego, or perhaps Grazelema, cheese.
Glenmorangie Milsean Private Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Underneath all that oak the spirit feels quite young, although the youthful intensity sort of makes it work quite well.
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Illustrates the extra dimension in whiskies when most distilleries did their own malting.