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Brands and Distilleries : Old Masters

Issue 124 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 124

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

 

Old Masters

Old Masters Bladnoch 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.50%
7 A two-sided malt, with two different expressions on the nose and on the palate. The alcohol needs to be tamed with water.

Old Masters Bladnoch 1992 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10%
7 Quite assertive for Bladnoch. Not keen on the papery character. Quality of wood?

Old Masters Bladnoch 1992 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.90%
6 I know, I know – it's a Lowland! Still, I want a little more from a whisky. Full stop.

Old Masters Bruichladdich 1991 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.70%
7 The Laddie in austere mood. Best before dinner.

Old Masters Clynelish 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.10%
7 Very much in line with recent bottlings. Not especially peaty, but crisp, clean and decisive in it's flavours.

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Old Masters Girvan 15 Years Old, Cask 110636
Single Grain - Scotland - 60.40%
7 Astonishingly full in both body and flavour for a grain whisky.

Old Masters Girvan 16 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 58.00%
7 Unrefined wood spoils the aromatic display. It does not leave a clean feel. A rather grumpy character.

Old Masters Glentauchers 1990 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.80%
7 Serve as an aperitif. Chilled?

Old Masters Glenturret 14 Years Old
- Scotland - 56.90%
7 Absolutely no cask interaction, making this the polar opposite of the last quartet. In a way this is a very instructive tasting.

Old Masters Glenturret 1986
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.30%
7 As refreshing as a herbal tea but much more rewarding and fulfilling. Would suit a leg of lamb with mint sauce.

Old Masters Glen Garioch 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.90%
8 A rich aromatic profile and a soft texture give that whisky a sensuous feel. The perfect afterdinner dram to enjoy a moment of calm and of solitude maybe…

Old Masters Glen Garioch 1988, 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.90%
7 A big warming dram whose generosity of flavour comes as a relief after a couple of meanies.

Old Masters Ledaig 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10%
7 The aroma promises more than the whisky delivers.

An old con
Dave Broom exposes the shady side of the antique, collectable whisky market

January 2003, Issue 28, page 16

    Burn Stewart Distillers plc
  • 8 Milton Road. College Milton North. East Kilbride. Lanarkshire. Scotland. G74 5BU
  • Tel : +44 1355 260 999
    Girvan Distillery
  • Girvan. Girvan. Ayrshire. Scotland. KA26 9PT
  • Tel : +44 1465 713 091

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