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Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Glenlivet 1972
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Lots of flavour but restrained and well balanced. Very confident. If there is a Speyside style, surely this is it.

Berry's Own Selection Glenlivet 1974
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Very elegant and balanced on the nose. Oak tends to show off but the dram keeps its charm though.

Berry's Own Selection Glenlivet 1975
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.00%
7 This is a big mean mother whose youthful charms have been lashed into submission by oak.

Berry's Own Selection Glenlivet 27 Years Old 1982
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.20%
7 The nose is enticing but the palate is overwhelmed by the wood. And water exacerbates the astringency.

Berry's Own Selection Imperial 1976
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A classic malty malt. Good balance, interesting dry spiciness. Well structured, hexagonal like Bach music. For those who don't like the unexpected. I don't mean boring though.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Inchgower 1974
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A great wee aperitif. Fresh and fun.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Inchgower 1980
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A big powerful bruiser.

Berry's Own Selection Inchgower 1980
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Just lacks a little length. Not as pure as the 74, but I like its weirdness.

Berry's Own Selection Laphroaig 1998
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.50%
7 The smoke saves it - a more active cask would have elevated it.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Lochside 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Well balanced, fresh and pleasant. The finish lacks some depth maybe. But that does not take the pleasure away.

Berry's Own Selection Longmorn 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Well balanced. A real wee sweetie.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Longmorn 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A perfectly pretty dram but it is almost too light. Even delicate whiskies need backbone.

Berry's Own Selection Longmorn 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 What a bizarre bottle...musty nose and fragrant palate.

Berry's Own Selection Rosebank 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A teasing early freshness is the overture to a richer, modestly structured, conclusion.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Rosebank 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Cute as a button.

Berry's Own Selection Teaninich 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Not a heavyweight nor a sophisticated lad. But a perfect companion for a plate of smokies or a fruit salad.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Black Bull Special Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.60%
8 It's all quite subtle, but rewarding.

Black Bull Special Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
3 ?A dash of water cuts the edges but weakens the aromas. A well balanced whisky, hesitating between sweet and sour but finally choosing the latter.

Blackadder Arran 1996 Raw Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.80%
7 Slightly gin-like. I have preferred bottlings that had more contribution from the wood. A touch of vanilla would round out the flavours.

Blackadder Ben Nevis 1984 Raw Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 61.20%
7 Extraordinarily red colour. The sweetness is almost overwhelming. The ultimate dessert whisky.

Blackadder Blairfindy 1980 Raw Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.60%
7 Those flavours in mid-palate afford a glimpse of a delicious malt but the wood is very dominating.

Blackadder Bowmore 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 63.30%
7 All the elements of Bowmore, and plenty of alcohol, but extra dimension.

Blackadder Caol Ila 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.50%
8 Light in the middle, and delicate throughout, but lovely Islay flavours.

Blackadder Isle of Jura 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.40%
6 Nose better than palate. A tired cask?

Blackadder Longmorn 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.90%
7 This mahogany dram looks like a winter warmer, and that is how I would use it.


 

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