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Brands and Distilleries : Mackillop's Choice

Issue 124 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 124

David Beckham Interview, Battle of the Blends, Ardbeg Distillery, Japan focus

 

Mackillop's Choice

Mackillop's Choice Caol Ila 1989, Cask 3322
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.70%
7 If Caol Ila can evoke the aroma and flavour of junipers, perhaps it can also suggest olive oil, vine leaves, couscous, baked aubergines. I have had great martinis in Tangier. Next time, a Caol Ila Sou...

Mackillop's Choice Glencadam 1974, Cask 10
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.90%
7 Showing its age, but still with the distillery character. Glencadam has its devotees and, with the distillery's future uncertain, supplies are finite.

Mackillop's Choice Glen Keith 1967
Single Malt - Scotland - 41.40%
7 A peatier expression of Glen Keith than I have tasted before.

Mackillop's Choice Linlithgow 1982, Cask 1336
Single Malt - Scotland - 62.60%
7 Very pungent and powerful for a Lowlander. Tending toward harshness. This seems typical of these last Linlithgows.

Mackillop's Choice Tomatin 1975, Cask 4
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.20%
7 Perhaps because the distillery was built to make quantity, as a filler, the industry seems universally – but unfairly – to deny the possibility of Tomatin making a truly interesting single. I coul...

Mackillop's Choice Tomintoul 1966
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.50%
7 Delicate, and definitely Speyside, but not quite as elegant as some expressions I have tasted.

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