In each issue of Whisky Magazine we award the very best whisky from our tastings with the coverted Editors Choice award.
Black Velvet Distillery, Travelling in Alberta, Glen Keith Distillery and Masters of Photography
Compass Box The Peat Monster Reserve
Blended Malt - Scotland - 48.90% 8 Not so much a Monster,more a Big Friendly Giant.
Connemara Single Malt Irish whiskey
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 8 The revival of rustic peatiness adds a whole new element to today's palette of Irish whiskey flavours.
Cooper's Choice Caol Ila 1992, 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Incredibly appetising. Perhaps a touch more acidity somewhere would balance the sweetness.
Cooper's Choice Dallas Dhu 1970, 32 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Delicious Dallas Dhu does it again. How long can this go on?
Cooper's Choice Glen Grant 1977 27 Years Old, Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A Speysider with a rich chestnut colour, plenty of aroma and lots of flavour. Makes a change from the dumbed-down and the terminally delicate.
Cooper's Choice Glenlivet 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 A delicious afterdinner malt.
Cooper's Choice Mortlach 1990 16 Years Old, Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Yup, it's Mortlach alright. Every bit as good as the OB.
Cooper's Choice Mortlach 1990, Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Delicious, especially if you have a sweet tooth.
Cragganmore 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.50% 8 Give this lots of time. Do so and you will be richly rewarded.
Cragganmore 1984 Distillers Edition, Ruby Port Finish, 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Connoisseurs might miss the austerity of the original – or enjoy the added layer of fruity, winey, sweetness.
Cragganmore 29 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.50% 8 At this age, more complex and elegant than ever. No obvious sherry.
Craigellachie Hotel Glenlivet 2002 Single Cask Bottling
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.10% 8 Very sherryish, but just enough of the Glenlivet's fruity-flowery character sings through. Beautifully judged.
Cutty Sark 25 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 45.70% 8 The extra years serve Cutty well. It is confident, expressive, expansive.
Deanston Virgin Oak
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.30% 8 An enticing summery character. To be enjoyed with fruit puddings.
Dewar Rattray Balblair 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 61.80% 8 A rich multi layered whisky which, surprisingly, I enjoyed better without water. The latter enhances a bitter tone.
Dewar Rattray Balmenach 26 Years Old 1983
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.20% 4 A complex and vibrant whisky. Like walking in an orchard on a crisp morning. A dram to clear your mind on a dull morning.
Dewar Rattray Bowmore 1990, 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.70% 8 Straightforward and uncompromising. Very good balance. The classic Islay outdoor dram for simple enjoyment.
Dewar Rattray Bowmore 1990, 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.00% 8 Has richness and some finesse.
Dewar Rattray Bunnahabhain 27 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.90% 8 Not as elegant and complex as some in this flight, but the breakfast it evoked was hearty and delicious.
Dewar Rattray Caol Ila 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.00% 8 An enticing young beauty. Matches subtlety with character.
Dewar Rattray Caol Ila 1991, 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.70% 8 Fishy yet sweet. Kipper crumble in a hospital anyone?
Dewar Rattray Glen Grant 1985 19 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.40% 8 A definite sharpness which hides a sweeter character. Water does not help much, enhancing the pepperiness. For those who like it hot.
Dewar Rattray Highland Park 24 Years Old Single Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.30% 8 Decent enough, and the palate is lovely, but somehow you expect more after 24 years in the cask.
Dewar Rattray Invergordon 1964
Single Grain - Scotland - 52.10% 8 Shy at first but cheering up on cake aromas. A liquid pudding.
Dewar Rattray Invergordon 40 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 48.10% 8 A strange, huge, dark and dense whisky. Try with Pecan pie or scallops seared in burnt butter. Surely a nod to the Ozarks?