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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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.
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 A standard malt? This is a very classy dram,so LVMH stop discounting. It only makes you seem like you're ashamed of it!
Glenmorangie Quarter Century
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Fantastic dram,but why oh why put it in such a horrible bottle?
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Again a real improvement on the old finish.Light.
Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 All very gentle and softly flowing. It just lacks a little grunt.
Glenmorangie Truffle Oak
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.50% 8 A superb fruity expression, with a summery aromatic profile. Water makes it even more sensuous. Definitely morish.
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Another belter from the Rothes gang.
Glenrothes John Ramsay
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.70% 8 A refined and fulfilling dram. Perfect balance. Complex without ostentation.
Glenturret 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.70% 8 Only 14. I'm amazed. A must try.
Glenturret 1980 Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.20% 8 More rounded, and longer, than the 1972.
Glenturret 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 After dinner.
Glenturret 29 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.60% 8 An underrated distillery which, when on form, is up there with the best. More please!
Gordon & MacPhail Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00% 8 A success.
Gordon & MacPhail Benromach Traditional
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 This one really does have subtlety. A lovely, delicate aperitif.
Gordon & MacPhail Caol Ila 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.40% 8 What you nose is what you get. A beautiful uncompromising version of Caol Ila. More enjoyable when neat.
Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 9 Breath-takingly complex!
Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant 1948
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 1948? Amazing. Has retained a refined almost raffish air and though frail is not overwooded.
Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant 1968
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 A ghost-like dram almost too elusive to grasp.
Gordon & MacPhail St Magdalene 1975
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Typically lowland, with a nice progression of sensation: sweet, malty then zingy.
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Proof that blends are not inferior to single malts!
Green Spot Château Léoville Barton
Pot Still - Republic of Ireland - 46.00% 9 Enjoyable whiskey. The wood was a little intrusive on the palate, but the finish was superb.
Greenore 18 Years Old
Single Grain - Republic of Ireland - 46.00% 8 A very stylish grain which is showing grip and character rather than just getting sweeter and flabbier with age.
Hakushu 12 Years Old Pure Malt
Single Malt - Japan - 43.00% 8 A beautifully structured, appetising, whisky. Captivating.
Heaven Hill Signature
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 63.80% 8 Great personality. Seems to have age but has the weight to balance.