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Brands and Distilleries : Lombard

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Whisky Magazine Issue 135

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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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