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Whisky Magazine Issue 121

Rocky Mountain High, Mixo-gastro, India Drinkers' Guide, Four Roses

 

Whisky from Island (non Islay), Scotland

 

Some of the best from Island (non Islay)

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 1970 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00%
9 A slow, learned intellectual of a malt. If you are going to put out a 40yo, here's the benchmark.

World Whiskies Awards 2009 - World's Best New Release - Winner Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 40 Years Old
- Scotland - 48.30%
9 A stunningly great whisky. One of the finest I've had for a considerable time.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.60%
8 Sheer classiness and head and shoulders above the rest for me.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.20%
8 Anenticing combination of sweet and warm.AnHebridean welcome dram. Would also workas a wakeup call. Very more-ish.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
9 A drop in strength from the Special Release expressions but a massive upping in complexity. An instant classic.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Adelphi Highland Park 17 Years Old, Cask 2903
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.30%
9 That dance might have been led by Fred Astaire. The great all-rounder in lean and energetic mood. Makes it look easy. Try it with a late-night movie.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Douglas Laing Highland Park 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 For the end of the evening. Of considerable complexity and will require several attempts before it's cracked. Not for everyone.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

MacPhail's Collection Highland Park 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 More robust and less sophisticated than the distillery bottlings.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Scott's Selection Highland Park 20 Years Old 1981
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.50%
8 What a great dram! Complex and beaming. I like it better neat.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Signatory Highland Park 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A lovely whisky. A sweetish bottling. More complex and elegant than the 'official' 12 Years Old, but not quite as expressive as the 18.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Talisker 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.90%
8 Bold, subtle, sweet yet smoky. Class.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker 1981 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.30%
8 The best so far in this series of 30yo Taliskers but to be nit-picky about it just a little more activity from the cask would have elevated it still further.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker 30 Years Old Special Release 2007
- Scotland - 50.70%
8 A well balanced and rich fellow. Water adds more layers .A beautiful aromatic voyage.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Arran Malt 4 Years Old, 1997 Single Cask Sherry Butt
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30%
8 Keep this for Christmas and drink it with the pudding.

Lombard Highland Park 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Very slow, long, flavour development. Gets up to speed at the very end.

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