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
Duncan Taylor Glenrothes Octave Range 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80% 9 Give it time. Balanced, complex and recommended.
Duncan Taylor Invergordon 40 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 50.30% 8 An interesting profile. Well matured. The butyric note on the nose does not echo on the palate.
Duncan Taylor Inverleven 26 Years Old, Cask 1873
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.10% 8 An interesting character. Much sweeter on the palate than expected from the nose. Water brings out an unpleasant cardboardy touch.
Duncan Taylor Octave Caol Ila 1983 28 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.70% 8 A bit of an old sea beast!
Eagle Rare 17 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 A deeply classy bourbon. Recommended
Eagle Rare 17 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 A bourbon close to a rye whiskey,well structured and quite complex.
Single Malt - France - 43.00% 8 Well put together. Oak is well integrated. Deserves paying attention. To be paired with a dry ewe cheese like amanchego.
Elements of Islay Laphroaig Lp1
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.80% 8 This has an extra dimension and added energy. Beautiful balance.
Elijah Craig 12 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.00% 8 Less structured than might be expected in a 12 Years Old, but a perilously drinkable, appetising bourbon.
Elijah Craig Single Barrel 23 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 Well, this certainly doesn't lack personality!
Evan Williams 1990, Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30% 8 Very different in style. Liqueur-ish.
Evan Williams 1993, Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30% 8 The big, malty, chocolately style that I associate with Evan Williams. A lovely, voluptuous, afterdinner bourbon. Gains from a splash of water.
Evan Williams Single Barrel 1999 Vintage
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30% 8 Clean very precise and well crafted.
Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon, 1994
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 Another great vintage from Heaven Hill.
Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 2002
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30% 8 A superb Kentucky delight ! When old bourbons are oak controlled, they reach perfection.
Famous Grouse 1987 Vintage Malt Whisky
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 The Grouse at its most graceful.
Famous Grouse 1989 Vintage Malt
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 The Grouse enthusiast who tastes this vatted version will be seduced by it. The aromas and flavours suggest malts from the company's own distilleries – and perhaps a little more Highland Park than l...
Famous Grouse Scottish Oak
Blended - Scotland - 45.00% 7 Seamlessly put together. Best drunk neat.
Four Roses 120th Anniversary Barrel Strength 110.8 Proof
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 55.40% 8 The perfumed aspect might not appeal to all,but the balance on this is great. Recommended.
Four Roses 2009 Limited Edition Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 0.00% 8 Intriguing.
Four Roses Bourbon Limited Edition Small Batch 2015 Release
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 54.30% 9 You have to love that raw character!
Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch 2010 Release
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 55.00% 8 Another unsung hero shows its quality. Excellent layering effect.
Four Roses Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00% 8 A well knitted bourbon. No sharp edges but no excess sweetness either.
Four Roses Single Barrel LE 2011
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 56.00% 8 Big flavour delivery. A sipper, but with one cube of ice or water on the side.
George T. Stagg
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 71.35% 8 Ideal for Thanksgiving or Christmas. If you don't like your in-laws or the television, knock yourself out after dinner.