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Whisky Magazine Issue 124

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Scotch Whisky - Blended Malt

Double Barrel Mortlach/Laphroaig
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Lovely tussle between the two elements. A lot of fun.

Dram House Vatted Malt, 12 Years Old, Milroy's
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Conclusion: A true and easy-going mariner. Straight forwardness takes the place of complexity. Is Caol Ila a major player in the vatting?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Famous Grouse 1987 Vintage Malt Whisky
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 The Grouse at its most graceful.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Famous Grouse 1989 Vintage Malt
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 The Grouse enthusiast who tastes this vatted version will be seduced by it. The aromas and flavours suggest malts from the company's own distilleries – and perhaps a little more Highland Park than l...

Gordon & MacPhail Pride of Islay 12 Years Old
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 More Islay character on the nose than on the palate. A good appetite-teaser.

Gordon & MacPhail Pride of Orkney 12 Years Old
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Very fragrant on the nose but more restrained in the mouth. Needs time to perk up.

Gordon & MacPhail Pride of Strathspey 12 Years Old
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Good introduction to Speyside's generosity. Especially if served with a crème brûlée.

Gordon & MacPhail Pride of the Lowlands 12 Years Old
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Disappointingly on the wood side. For those who like it oaky!

Grand Old Parr 12 Years Old
Blended Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 If you want to taste barley in a blend, look no further than this muscular heavyweight.

Grand Old Parr 18 Years Old, Classic
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Is this a vatted malt? Glendullan-plus?

Ian Macleod Pure Island Malt
Blended Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Light but enjoyable flavours. A lively, attractive, feminine whisky, but the island character is scarcely evident: an omission for which a half point is deducted.

Ian Macleod Pure Island Malt
Blended Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Definitely an Islander, tastes young. Could have more finesse.

Johnnie Walker 15 Years Old, Pure Malt
Blended Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Neat, characterful and witty. Keeps the woody tones in the back.

Lombard Anchor Bay
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A satisfying, nourishing, clean malt. But where is the bay?

Lombard Golden Harvest
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
6 Too young? Or a restricted vatting? Not very exciting.

Lombard Smoking Ember
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A ‘love it or hate it' islander. Bold and uncompromising. And so charming.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Master of Malt Aberlour That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Blended Malt - Scotland - 54.60%
8 A rich and well structured whisky. Amazingly smooth given its strength.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Master of Malt Ardbeg That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Blended Malt - Scotland - 51.90%
8 A perfect islander. More phenolic than smoky and so well balanced. The ocean in your glass. Bring the oysters!

Master of Malt Aultmore That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Blended Malt - Scotland - 53.40%
7 An autumn dram. Pleasant but it is as if something was missing. Not completely put together.

Master of Malt Benriach That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Blended Malt - Scotland - 48.20%
7 Not unpleasant but one dimensional. With some astringency on the finish.

Master of Malt Benrinnes That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Blended Malt - Scotland - 48.90%
7 A slightly austere character but well balanced as well.

Master of Malt Islay 12 Years Old
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 It's fine, but a bit one-dimensional.

Monkey Shoulder
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
6 Immaculately attired and perfectly pleasant.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Monkey Shoulder Batch 27
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 An elegant dram, dominated by orange and spices. For a Christmas treat? Water is not needed.

Rattray's Selection Blended Malt 19 Years Old
Blended Malt - Scotland - 55.80%
8 A characterful autumnal dram. To sip with an apple pudding.


 

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