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Whisky Index : Scotch Whisky - Single Grain

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Scotch Whisky - Single Grain

Adelphi Invergordon 1964
Single Grain - Scotland - 47.10%
7 A rich grain whisky on the fruity side. Interesting.

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Berry's Own Selection Girvan 1989
Single Grain - Scotland - 46.00%
8 An excellent refreshing dram. Well balanced, rich and light at the same time. Very enjoyable with chilled water.

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Berry's Own Selection Invergordon 38 Years Old 1971
Single Grain - Scotland - 48.00%
8 The balance between sweet and sour is perfect. A grain whisky? I would have thought of an old bourbon.

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Cadenhead's Dumbarton (Inverleven Stills) 18 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 57.90%
8 A great delicacy but the strength needs to be put down by a good dash of water. But it is not enough to cut all the edges off.

Cadenhead's Dumbarton 1969, Sherry Wood
Single Grain - Scotland - 51.20%
8 Bossily buoyant. Loses in delicacy what it gains in flavour and texture. Miles away from the Lowlands.

Cadenhead's Invergordon 12 Years Old, Whiskies of the World
Single Grain - Scotland - 65.30%
6 The sweetness on the palate can't tame the alcohol harshness. It has not benefited from the casks as its pale colour confirms.

Cadenhead's Invergordon 13 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 67.80%
7 Paler than the Royal Mile version, and drier, too.

Cadenhead's North British 21 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 57.80%
7 Somewhat one-dimensional.

Dewar Rattray Invergordon 1964
Single Grain - Scotland - 51.30%
7 A pretty bundle of US oak, slathered in silky creaminess. Impossible not to like.

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Dewar Rattray Invergordon 1964
Single Grain - Scotland - 52.10%
8 Shy at first but cheering up on cake aromas. A liquid pudding.

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Dewar Rattray Invergordon 40 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 48.10%
8 A strange, huge, dark and dense whisky. Try with Pecan pie or scallops seared in burnt butter. Surely a nod to the Ozarks?

Distillery Select Loch Lomond, Organic Single Highland Grain
Single Grain - Scotland - 45.00%
7 Unusual profile for a grain whisky. More reminiscent of a calvados. Oak is too blatant. Water wipes it out.

Duncan Taylor Invergordon 1965 38 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 50.10%
7 Such a long ageing has made the bourbon wood very dominating. The crisp, cleansing, hint of pine in the distillery bottling better suited a single grain.

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Duncan Taylor Invergordon 40 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 50.30%
8 An interesting profile. Well matured. The butyric note on the nose does not echo on the palate.

Duncan Taylor Invergordon 40 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 49.00%
7 Want to get bourbon drinkers into whisky, give ‘em grain! Maybe not 40 Years Old grain but it could be the way in.

Duncan Taylor North British 27 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 52.80%
7 The palate does not have the refreshing appeal of the nose. Water tames it but not enough to make it really palatable.

Girvan Patent Still Single Grain 25 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 42.00%
8 Leaves the taste of a handful of Jelly Belly jelly beans in the mouth.

Girvan Patent Still Single Grain 30 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 42.00%
7 Oddly balanced, I can't work out if I'd mix this or drink it neat. The latter shouts louder, but only just.

Girvan Patent Still Single Grain No.4 Apps
Single Grain - Scotland - 42.00%
8 Perfect to be making a long drink with. Pass me the ice, slice and soda. Not one for nosing and cradling, but for pouring, mixing and quaffing!

Girvan Single Grain 1964
Single Grain - Scotland - 48.00%
8 I've always had a soft spot for this distillery's Black Barrel, and I like this version even more. Not very complex – but it is a grain whisky.

Girvan Single Grain 1964
Single Grain - Scotland - 48.00%
8 Black Barrel with more age, more wood.

Invergordon 1971
Single Grain - Scotland - 48.00%
The most wood influenced. Medium bodied. Very focused spirit.

Master of Malt North British 1991 20 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 55.80%
7 It might lack the layering you want from a 20 year old but its vibrancy is to be praised.

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Old Masters Girvan 15 Years Old, Cask 110636
Single Grain - Scotland - 60.40%
7 Astonishingly full in both body and flavour for a grain whisky.

Old Masters Girvan 16 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 58.00%
7 Unrefined wood spoils the aromatic display. It does not leave a clean feel. A rather grumpy character.


 

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