In each issue of Whisky Magazine we award the very best whisky from our tastings with the coverted Editors Choice award.
The Hebridean Archipelago, Dalmunach, Four Roses, New Orleans Bars
Berrys' Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2000, Glengoyne, Cask #1073
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Now that's what I call a breakfast malt. I think I'll have it with my honey nut cornflakes!
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 The smoke is omnipresent. A thick curtain which unveils luscious malty notes though. Islay on the nose and on the tongue.
Black Bottle 10 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 9 A delicious, appetising, new expression of Black Bottle. As a blend, it is a star.
Black Bull 12 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 50.00% 8 A pleasant dram. On the fruit side.
Black Bull 40 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.20% 8 A delicate yet full of character old whisky. Like walking in a flower garden at springtime.
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%.
Bowmore The Devil's Casks Second Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00% 8 Comments: Wow! Talk about a finish. I could still taste this the next day.
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.