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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W.L. Weller 12 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 Would I take a bath in this? Well, perhaps a shower.
Wemyss Malts 1997, The Bosun's Dram
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Very sweet, peaty but drinkable.
Wemyss Malts Single Cask Release Briny Tangle
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 9 Heavenly. I'd buy it for the finish alone, which incidentally lasts for minutes.
Wemyss Malts Single Cask Release Lemon Cheesecake
Single Grain - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Tender hearted and loveable. Delicious.
Wemyss Malts Single Cask Release The Admiral's Beacon
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 9 Absolutely gorgeous and probably quite expensive!
Wemyss Single Cask Release Rosy Apple Brulé
Single Grain - Scotland - 46.00% 9 This proves that when you get the oak balance right with a grain and a sherry cask, it's a great combination.
Wemyss Vintage Malts Autumn Leaves 12 Years Old 1997
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A fresh and balanced dram. Easy going, straightforward, cheerful. A perfect appetiser.
Wemyss Vintage Malts Ginger Compote, 1996 15 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Great balance - true to its distillery character but a slightly softer edge than usual.
Wemyss Vintage Malts Honey Smoke 13 Years Old 1996
Blended Malt - Scotland - 59.60% 8 An enticing islander. A dash of water gives a velvety feel but in the same time, enhances the sootiness, hence a dusty feel on the tongue.
Wemyss Vintage Malts Mocha Spice 21 Years Old, 1990
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Good palate whisky, but keep the water on the side.
Wemyss Vintage Malts Oysters With Lemon Pearls
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Hmmm... I think I'm having a When Sally Met Harry moment!
Wemyss Vintage Malts Smoke on the Water
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 I love that Bowmore-esque Parma Violet character and I really love that finish.
Wemyss Vintage Malts Smooth Gentleman 5 Years Old
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Maybe just a little too eager to please, but maybe I'm just too hard to please.
Wemyss Vintage Malts The Almond Tree
- Scotland - 46.00% 8 Quietly understated. An Edinburgh lawyer (but with a personality).
Wemyss Vintage Malts The Hive, 12 Years Old
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 The style of soothing dram you enjoy in summer on a warm afternoon. It will not fly you to the moon but it will take your stress away.
Wemyss Vintage Malts Tropical Spice 19 Years Old 1990
Blended Malt - Scotland - 59.40% 8 On the edge of being too woody but manages to keep a pleasant balance if you give it time, peace and quiet ! A tribute to old age?
Wemyss Vintage Malts Winter Spice 1982
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.40% 8 A lovely dram. Sensuous and complex.
Westward Oregon Malt Whiskey Single Barrel
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 Young but plenty of character. The alcohol is a touch aggressive but it does balance the sweetness.
WhistlePig 15 Years Old
Rye - U.S.A. - 46.00% 8 A brilliant rye. If the nose had the clarity and intensity of the rye that the palate did, it would be running for Editor's Choice.
WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Old World 12 Years
Rye - U.S.A. - 43.00% 8 Great balance of spirit and wood.
Whyte & Mackay Original 40 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 45.00% 8 Not exactly subtle,but one hell of a mouthful.Great blending.
Whyte & Mackay Special Reserve, 21 Years Old, Sherry Wood Finish
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Well-balanced and luscious. Keeps talking if you let it breathe. A blend of distinction.
Wild Turkey 10 Years Old, Russell's Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.50% 8 Slightly austere and cerebral. One to sip while watching a video of an art-house movie.
William Grant's 18 Years Old, Deluxe Blend
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Leans toward peat-smoke, but beautifully composed. Luxurious. With a cigar?
William Grant's 25 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% 8 A long maturation for a blend, but this has emerged with confidence, style and sophistication.