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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Cutty Sark 12 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% Spicier than the standard, but the lifted purity of flavour which defines the house style is there.
Cutty Sark 15 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% Elegant, smooth and graceful.
Cutty Sark 25 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 45.70% 8 The extra years serve Cutty well. It is confident, expressive, expansive.
Cutty Sark Black
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% Decent, but not sure where this fits into the range.
Cutty Sark Imperial Kingdom
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 8 A smooth and caressing blend. Full of charm. The balance is superb. Gives a sense of comfort and relief.
Cutty Sark Original Scots
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 6 The flavours are tightly combined. I imagine exploring them late at night in a vaguely disreputable bar in the tropics. Perhaps it's the name.
Cutty Sark Tam O'Shanter
Blended - Scotland - 46.50% 8 A bigger Cutty than you might expect but the purity of character links it to the family. Weel (sic) done!
Dewar's 12 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% A smooth, steel fist in an ornate velvet glove.
Dewar's 15 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Wood bosses around. Lacks subtlety and complexity. Leaves a burning sensation.
Dewar's 18 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% Clean, unctuous and ripe. Seamless.
Dewar's Founder's Reserve 18 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Attractive nose but a wee more restrained palate than expected.
Dewar's House A39
Blended - Scotland - 58.90% 7 Perfect for a dreich November day.
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Seems restrained at first, but needs time to open up, at which point it becomes quite loqacious.
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Quite ordinary. Surprisingly firey for the strength. Lacks delicacy.
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% Slightly understated and therefore needs time to be worked at by the drinker.
Dewar's White Label
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 6 Decisive, cleansing and refreshing. A civilised apéritif before oysters Rockefeller and a New York strip steak.
Dewar's White Label
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% Very good balance, as well as having the vibrancy you want in this type of blend.
Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Ltd Smokin'
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A well-balanced dram.
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Creates the illusion of being massively more malty than it really is. Very good extraction of flavours from the wood seems to be the secret (or part of it). I am in awe of the dexterity of the blender...
Famous Grouse 12 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% A big-boned dram for those markets who want things sweet.
Famous Grouse Cask Strength
Blended - Scotland - 56.00% 8 Like the regular Grouse, it tastes maltier and bigger than it really is. An excellent justification of cask strength.
Famous Grouse Celebratory Blend
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A decent addition to the Famous Grouse flight.
Famous Grouse Finest
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A beautifully mingled aromatic palette. But this whisky would have delivered more character if bottled at a higher strength.
Famous Grouse Gold Reserve
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% 8 A superb job of blending. When I tasted this whisky on its own, I thought it was good, but not especially distinctive. Tasted among its competitors, it was one of the standouts.
Famous Grouse Islay Cask Finish
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 8 To reconcile the style of the regular Grouse with Islay is an achievement, but a dubious one. Grouse has a powerful franchise, but Highland already has an Islay-accented blend in the excellent Black B...