Browse our whisky database by the type of whisky. Different types of whisky often have distinct charactistics and flavours associated with them.
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Single Malt - India - 40.00% 7 Quite an appetising nose but mid palate is faint and watery. Too quick a dilution?
Bakery Hill Classic
Single Malt - Australia - 60.00% 7 Unusual. Very tickly but water tames it and brings a fresh fruity flavours out.
Bakery Hill Peated
Single Malt - Australia - 61.00% 6 It seems to have retained all the back side of an animal farm. An attempt to replicate some long ago illicit still stuff?
Cadenhead's Lammerlaw 10 Years Old
Single Malt - New Zealand - 49.10% 7 This bottling is much more aggressive, and drying, than I remember. What happened to the soft maltiness and apricot fruitiness?
Cradle Mountain Double Malt
Single Malt - Australia - 46.00% 8 Plenty of flavours, but they need to be better combined and rounded.
Lammerlaw 12 Years Old, Peated Malt Finishing
Single Malt - New Zealand - 40.00% 7 The peat is so light that it is barely perceptible in the nose and palate, but it's dryness creates a contrast that lifts the sweeter notes.
Lammerlaw 12 Years Old, Special Finishing
Single Malt - New Zealand - 40.00% 6 I thought the earlier, younger bottling had more vigour.
Mackmyra Preludium 01
Single Malt - Sweden - 55.60% 7 Lowland-like, extremely pretty and characterful. Good by any standard, excellent given its youth. Welcome to the gang Mackmyra!
Mackmyra Preludium 02
Single Malt - Sweden - 54.20% 7 Another nipper. That tropical fruit will develop over time as everything settles down. Like Ballechin, this is one to watch.
Mackmyra Preludium 03
Single Malt - Sweden - 52.20% 5 A theme emerges...
Mackmyra Preludium 04
Single Malt - Sweden - 53.30% 6 If you want to build a new distillery you have to be willing to take the financial hit of waiting until the whisky is ready.
Mackmyra Preludium 05
Single Malt - Sweden - 48.40% 6 We're moving in the right direction here.
Mackmyra Reserve Swedish Oak Finish
Single Malt - Sweden - 58.50% 7 Another let-down. Lacking in coherence.
Mackmyra Single Cask Swedish Oak Finish
Single Malt - Sweden - 56.50% 7 It's not hard, it's not chemically, it doesn't have a bitter edge, or taste of glue, it is actually good!
Mackmyra Special:05 Happy Hunting
Single Malt - Sweden - 47.20% 7 It is of its style, which is one in its restraint and coolness is becoming increasingly potent. For me this just needs a little energy to lift it into excellence.
McDowell's Single Malt
Single Malt - India - 42.80% 6 Somewhat one-dimensional.
Milford 10 Years Old
Single Malt - New Zealand - 43.00% 7 Good flavour development.
Milford 10 Years Old
Single Malt - New Zealand - 43.00% 7 A good combination of fruit and oak. Wood is well integrated. Quite a moreish dram.
Milford 15 Years Old
Single Malt - New Zealand - 43.00% 7 Like a sweet chariot. Puddings on display...Keeps fresh and lively.
Penderyn Grand Slam
Single Malt - Wales - 46.00% 8 A well structured whisky. Oak frames the aromatic palette without overpowering. Quite a complex dram.
Penderyn Peated Limited Edition
Single Malt - Wales - 50.00% 7 A thin but palatable smoky whisky. Tells more on the palate than on the nose. For a rainy afternoon with blue cheese and toasted bread.
Penderyn Welsh Whisky
Single Malt - Wales - 46.00% 7 The process is unusual, and so are the resultant flavours, but this is a very drinkable whisky in its own right. I was a sceptic, but no longer.
Penderyn WRU 125th Anniversary Limited
Single Malt - Wales - 50.00% 7 The oaky start leads way to a cheerful fruity and floral profile. Marked by the sherry but not on the dark (woody) side. Avoid water.
Sullivans Cove Bourbon Maturation
Single Malt - Australia - 60.00% 6 The overriding impression is of young whiskies released too soon.
Sullivans Cove Double Cask Bourbon & Port Oak
Single Malt - Australia - 40.00%