The Best Whiskies in the World, Awards Special
Lombard Anchor Bay
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A satisfying, nourishing, clean malt. But where is the bay?
Lombard Gold Label
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Fresh, summery and very easy drinking. Nothing to dislike here, at all.
Lombard Golden Harvest
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 6 Too young? Or a restricted vatting? Not very exciting.
Lombard Old Masters
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A whisky that has plenty going on but stops short at being exceptional in any of its merits. Perfect as an introduction to the category.
Lombard Smoking Ember
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 A ‘love it or hate it' islander. Bold and uncompromising. And so charming.
Lombard Bowmore 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 6 For a relatively young Bowmore, this seems somewhat tired.
Lombard Brora 1982
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 8 Every time I pick up the glass, I find new flavours. A Scottish aquavit to send the Danes packing.
Lombard Caperdonich 1968
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 6 Less fruity than I remember. An unusual afterdinner malt.
Lombard Glen Grant 1964
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 I usually find delicate old Glen Grants to be overwhelmed by oak. This example makes for a mature dram with considerable complexity.
Lombard Highland Park 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 8 Very slow, long, flavour development. Gets up to speed at the very end.
Lombard Lochside 1981
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 7 Lochside was a capricious malt, but it is missed nonetheless.
Lombard Mortlach 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 6 Extraordinarily pale colour. The floweriness was perhaps a hint at Mortlach but, if I were served this out of context, would I recognise it as whisky? I might guess at aquavit rather than usquebaugh.
Lombard Rosebank 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 8 A good example. Such a love potion, from a distillery that no one loved enough to keep alive.
Lombard Springbank 1965
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Robust, but lacks the delicacy and structure of the best Springbanks.
Lombard Springbank 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 8 Jumps and bites. This is the young Springbank, not yet the mature sophisticate.
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How good are the independent bottling companies? We decided to find out in our biggest ever tasting – more than 175 entrants in 24 categories,judged by nine judges over seven weeks. Dominic Roskrow ...
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June 2009, Issue 80, page 10
In search of the world's best whiskies
This is the third time we have held the Best of the Best. But as Dominic Roskrow reports, this is the biggest and most ambitious attempt yet to find the world's best whiskies
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