In each issue of Whisky Magazine we award the very best whisky from our tastings with the coverted Editors Choice award.
Rocky Mountain High, Mixo-gastro, India Drinkers' Guide, Four Roses
Blended - Ireland - 43.00% 8 Long one of my great favourites. In composition, it is the the simplest of blends, yet it demonstrates how malt can someimes be enhanced by a leavening of grain.
Blair Athol Berrys' Own Selection 1974
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Best neat. Slightly firm but well worth a look.
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 46.50% 8 A complex, rich and interesting character. Water cuts the edges and adds creaminess. A real delight.
Blanton's Original Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 49.50% 8 A bourbon with dessert.
Blue Hanger 25 Years Old, Second Release
Blended - Scotland - 45.60% 8 The nose suggests a winter warmer, but the palate performs as a summer refresher.
Booker's 6 to 8 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 62.50% 8 Every time I taste small batch bourbon, this one comes out on top for me.
Booker's 6 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 63.25% 8 Wonderfully expansive. Seems to embrace the tastes of the south, all the way from Kentucky to Louisiana.
Bowmore 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Glad to see a Bowmore with an age rather than a brand-name.
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00% 9 The fighter beat the boxer, but it was a wonderfully enjoyable contest.
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Not that dark – just tawny. Whisky in its mid teens, I would say, but from superb sherry casks.
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 8 After that smoky start, becomes much more toffeeish than most Bowmores. But is this a good thing?
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 A well-knitted dram,although suffering from being bottled at 40%.
Brora 1980 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.30% 8 This will be recognised as one of the finest Brora bottlings. Snap it up.
Brora 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30% 8 A big boy. But if you give it time,you'll tame it. The fruity notes display is really scrumptious.
Brora 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.70% 8 A big beast, but the butiric knocks its score down.
Bruichladdich Berrys' Own Selection 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A summery whisky. Refreshing. Thirst-quenching.
Bruichladdich Celtic Nations
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Seems to have stored all the ingredients for a healthy breakfast. A morning dram? Quite inviting.
Bruichladdich Infinity Second Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.50% 8 Alcohol is perfectly tamed. No burn or tang. A cheery dram for a sunny afternoon.
Bruichladdich Second Edition 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 I seem to have fallen into a breakfast reverie. This would be best with a Japanese breakfast.
Bruichladdich XVII, 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 I shall try this in a Caipirinha, with a CD of Annie Ross at her peak.
Buffalo Trace Thomas Hardy, Sazerac
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 63.80% 8 A broad shouldered whisky. Not for the fainted-hearts.Some like it hot.
Buffalo Trace William La Rue Weller
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 66.75% 8 A substantial, stylish Bourbon.
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 An excellent rye, keeping the perfect balance between sweet and sour, fruit and oak.
Bushmills 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 8 All the woods are influential, especially the port in the finish. A dextrous balancing act.
Bushmills 1608 Reserve
Blended - Ireland - 40.00% 8 Very rich and sweet, but still a Bushmills.