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Scotch Whisky - Blended Malt

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.

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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.

Reference Series Reference Series I
Blended Malt - Scotland - 47.50%
7 Like a smoked margarita.

Reference Series Reference Series II
Blended Malt - Scotland - 47.50%
8 Nice and rich, but (like us all) it could be richer.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Reference Series Reference Series III
Blended Malt - Scotland - 47.50%
8 Warm waffles drizzled in runny honey. Excellent stuff.

Rock Oyster Limited Edition Cask Strength
Blended Malt - Scotland - 57.40%
7 Tricky to draw a conclusion.

Rock Oyster Small Batch Release
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.80%
8 Although not hugely complex, the higher degree of alcohol means that its straightforward character is amplified.

Selected by Berry's Islay Reserve Blended Malt
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A young Ileach, close to the new make. The cask has not imparted much. But a clean dram. Refreshing and tonic.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Selected by Berry's Speyside Reserve Blended Malt
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A refined, complex and charming dram. An absolute cracker.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Famous Grouse Blended Malt 37 Years Old
Blended Malt - Scotland - 47.60%
8 If this is John Ramsay's last blend then what a way to go. Masterly. The slow ever-changing multifaceted style is blending at its very best.

Wemyss Malts Kiln Embers
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 The Islay component is quite dominating but there is a lovely balancing sweetness from the other malt components.

Wemyss Vintage Malts Autumn Berries 1986 26 Years Old
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Deceptive. The nose is fresh and fragrant. But the palate does not deliver much and the finish is so short.

Wemyss Vintage Malts Dried Fruit Basket
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 That raw sulphury edge suggests an immature whisky or one where there's been little communication between cask and whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Vintage Malts Honey Smoke 13 Years Old 1996
Blended Malt - Scotland - 59.60%
8 An enticing islander. A dash of water gives a velvety feel but in the same time, enhances the sootiness, hence a dusty feel on the tongue.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Vintage Malts Mocha Spice 21 Years Old, 1990
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Good palate whisky, but keep the water on the side.

Wemyss Vintage Malts Peat Chimney
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
4 Just like the Spice King it showed more complexity on the nose than on the palate.


 

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