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
Compass Box Flaming Heart
Blended Malt - Scotland - 48.90% 8 Worth a try but not the most subtle or refined of the range.
Compass Box Oak Cross
Blended Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Perky, smooth yet firm and spicy. Clever stuff and hugely drinkable.
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.