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Issue 140 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 140

A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies

 

Scotch Whisky - Blended Malt

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.

Lombard Speyside 1988
Blended Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Straightforward but bracing and charming with plenty of Speyside character.

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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.

The Epicurean Small Batch Release
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.20%
7 A lovely, weighty Lowland malt, which reminds me of Littlemill.

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.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Lost Distillery Company Classic Selection Lossit
Blended Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 I can feel the salt crystals forming on my tongue after that one!


 

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