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Whisky Magazine Issue 135

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Scotch Whisky - Blended Malt

World Whiskies Design Awards 2012 - Best Label - Winner Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Compass Box The Peat Monster
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A monster? As compared to earlier creations from the same house, but don't expect mass hysteria on Park Avenue.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Compass Box The Peat Monster
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A warm, clean and charming whisky. The Islay influence is there but gently flirting with a mainland fellow. An accomplished character.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Compass Box The Peat Monster Reserve
Blended Malt - Scotland - 48.90%
8 Not so much a Monster,more a Big Friendly Giant.

Compass Box Whisky Company The Lost Blend
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Bottled in the nick of time. Any longer in the cask and the oak would dominate.

Deerstalker Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Blended Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A good blend showing plenty of Highland character.

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

Douglas Laing Cask Strength
Blended Malt - Scotland - 53.60%
8 A seriously entertaining dram... As long as you have a bit of a herbal fetish that is!

Douglas Laing Small Batch
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Comments: A lovely, young Islay with plenty of sweet barley to balance the coastal astringency.

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?

Duncan Taylor 21 Years Old
Blended Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
4 A lovely matured blend. The oldest of the six and the most complex.

Duncan Taylor Kyloe
Blended Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
4 The ABV gives it a real punchy intensity but at the end of the, day it is still just a very grain heavy blend.

Duncan Taylor The Gentleman's Dram
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
4 I must admit, it was more subtly smoked than I expected but that smoke really lingers and the finish is probably the best of the six.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Edinburgh Whisky New Town Blends “The Advocates Batch”
Blended Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 This subscribes to the simple fact of good spirit plus good wood equals a good blend!

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?


 

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