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From the Editor
It is always instructive to place matters in their historial perspective, and this is as true for whisky as for other matters. The whisky trade has always been good at reinventing or forgetting its ...
August 1999, Issue 5, page 5
Gavin takes us on a tour of the Western Isles
October 2015, Issue 131, page 34
From Orkney to Arran,Scotland's islands are home to some of Scotland's best distilleries.
November 2008, Issue 76, page 38
The several lives of Tobermory
Tobermory distillery has made whisky for only 14 of the last 69 years- and its incarnations have included a blend and a vatted malt. Tom Bruce-Gardyne mulls over it.
August 1999, Issue 5, page 24
The tale of two malts
Tobermory on Mull is enjoying a place in the spotlight for a change. Dominic Roskrow visited it.
September 2009, Issue 82, page 40
The wild wild west
Touring the pretty west coast of Scotland? Gavin D. Smith looks at what's on offer for the whisky enthusiast.
July 2010, Issue 89, page 30
Whisky's island outpost
For very obvious reasons Islay tends to dominate the landscape when it comes to Scotland's whisky islands. But the other islands offer plenty for the whisky enthusiast
November 2006, Issue 60, page 34
Scotch Malt Whisky Society The Sting of a bee 42.5 1973 33 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.50% 8 Very satisfying.A beautiful bourbon cask maturation. Superb to match with a cheesecake or lemon meringue pie. But the sting of the bee must be blunt,I did not feel it.
Ancient Mariner Tobermory 1996 Cask Number 349
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.10% 7 Not exactly my favoured style of whisky but it has fruit and sweetness to balance the ‘spirit' character.
Darkness! Tobermory 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.90% 9 A lovely character if you like a good chunk of manure with your malt. Funnily enough, I do!
Dewar Rattray Tobermory 11 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.90% 5 This just hasn't been allowed to mature out. The result being it's harsh and all over the shop.
Lady of the Glen Tobermory 1995, 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.60% 8 Beautifully poised and balanced. You have to love its intensity.
Ledaig 1973 33 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00% 7 A marine dram but neither smokynor peaty. Just a briny profile. Another wake up dram but this time, bring the kippers!
Master of Malt Tobermory 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.00% 7 A vibrant character, especially on the palate. Refreshing but with a bite.
Single Malts of Scotland Tobermory 1994
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.80% 8 My only quibble is that it's a bit dry on the finish. Best with a drop of water.
That Boutique-y Whisky Company Tobermory
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.80% 8 A pleasant example of a good Bourbon cask maturation. A good companion for a fish dish as well.
That Boutique-y Whisky Company Tobermory Batch 3
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.10% 8 A superbly balanced whisky.
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A surprising degree of continuity from the earlier vatted Tobermory, though this version has more individuality.
Tobermory 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Classic bourbon cask profile. Perfumy like Eau de cologne. Well balanced. Nuttier with water but it takes the freshness off.
Tobermory 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.30% 7 The feel is what is the biggest improvement here.
Tobermory 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.30% 7 Honest and well made.