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Issue 122 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 122

Is Craft an Expression of Skill, Aberlour, Flavoured Whiskies, Glen Grant

 

Scotch Whisky - Blended

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...

Famous Grouse Port Wood Finish
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Port wood can add toffeeish and spicy flavours, rounding out a whisky without adding an obvious wine flavour. That is what happens here.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Famous Grouse Scottish Oak
Blended - Scotland - 45.00%
7 Seamlessly put together. Best drunk neat.

Formidable Jock 8 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
6 Smooth and pleasant.

Formidable Jock Blended Scotch Whisky
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
5 Overwhelmed by sugary sweetness.

Fort Glen The Blender's Reserve 12 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Perfectly OK, but a bit whisky by numbers.

Fort Glen The Distiller's Reserve
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Hard nose and lacking in individuality.

Frisky Whisky Milroy's
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Frisky to say the least! The palate is much more talkative and pleasant than the nose. Would be great in a granite with strawberries.

Glen Grant Five Decades
Blended - Scotland - 46.00%
8 ?Sweet and a little artificial in places, but not without merit.

Gordon & MacPhail Glen Calder
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 On the sweet side, although the finish brings out a more assertive note. A good winter warmer.

Grant's 12 Years old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Would take ice and ginger well. Very good blending.

Grant's 12 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
Seems more mature than its age. A rich, complex blend.

Grant's 18 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
Clearly the 12 Years Old's bigger and darker brother.

Grant's 25 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A delicate and enticing whisky which would have benefited from a higher strength. When you want to try a little tenderness.

Grant's 25 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 43.00%
More lifted than the 12 and 18. The perfumed note is rather dominant.

Grant's Family Reserve
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Does exactly what it sets out to do.

Grant's Sherry Cask
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Masculine. Rather austere, aloof.

Grant's Stand Fast
Blended - Scotland - 0.00%
7 Not even a whispering whisky. Almost silent! I appreciate light delicate whiskies but there is a limit to self-effacing characters!

Grant's The Family Reserve
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
A teasing mix of sweet and dry. One of the best ‘standards'.

Greenwich Meridian 2000 Blended Scotch
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Seems like an attempt at an old-fashioned blend, but a bit two-dimensional.

Hankey Bannister 12 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
Solid and dependable.

Hankey Bannister 21 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 43.00%
Perky but with lovely balance.

World Whiskies Awards 2009 - World's Best Blended Whisky - Winner

Hankey Bannister 40 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 43.00%

Hankey Bannister 40 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 44.00%
Multi-award winning –and you can see why. Mature, complex and elegant.


 

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