In each issue of Whisky Magazine we award the very best whisky from our tastings with the coverted Editors Choice award.
Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, Japanese craft whisky, Sedgwick, Kentucky Peerless
Caol Ila Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00% 8 Bold, well-balanced example, most drinkable.
Caol Ila Distillers Edition 1995
- Scotland - 43.00% 8 A charming nose which is not fully delivered on the palate. But an excellent dram all together.
Caskstrength & Carry On Benriach 1996 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.20% 8 Sherry and Bourbon goodness, quite unusual for Benriach. Perfect for these autumnal evenings.
Celtique Connexion 1993 Monbazillac Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Quite a strong character. Uncompromising warmth. Good balanced. You need to like it hot to enjoy the dram.
Celtique Connexion Cadillac Wood Finish 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 A whispering dram. Nothing wrong with that. You've just got to tune in to its delicacy. The character is full and complex. Dangerously enticing especially with a dash of water.
Chieftain's Choice Brora 24 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Elegant and highly individual. Takes no prisoners.
Chieftain's Choice Caol Ila 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Here we go again...Caol Ila hits the nail on the head yet again.
Chieftain's Choice Glencadam 1985, 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Graceful and characterful. To be sipped on a midsummer starlit night. A true dancing dram.
Chivas Brothers Glenallachie 15 Years Old, Cask Strength Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.00% 8 Perhaps too sweet for some malt lovers but packed with flavour. Bland it ain't.
Chivas Regal 18 Ultimate Cask Collection
Blended - Scotland - 48.00% 8 Now, that's an example of a fine blended whisky!
Chivas Regal 18 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 8 A bit overbalanced by sherry, but nicely rounded by the smoky finish.
Chivas Regal 25 Years old
- Scotland - 40.00% 8 Great blending,but it would be even better if bottled at a slightly higher strength.
Clan Denny Lochside 1963, Great Single Grain
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.20% 8 A liquid pudding! Rich and old.
Clynelish 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.80% 8 The true maritime taste of Clynelish.
Clynelish Distillers Edition 1992
- Scotland - 46.00% 8 A delicate yet full of character dram. For a relaxing evening watching a documentary on English gardens.
Coffey 13 Years Old 1995 Single Cask
Single Grain - Japan - 64.00% 8 Silky and smooth.
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.