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Whisky Index : Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

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Issue 145 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 145

A visit to Highland Park, Willie Cochrane and Claive Vidiz interviewed. Plus we kick off Battle of the Blends series three.

 

Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

Berry's Own Selection Aberlour 1994
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Kicking up your heels as well as soothing. To be sipped far from the city buzz.

Berry's Own Selection Auchentoshan 1983
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Subtle aromas and flavours, but beautifully composed.

Berry's Own Selection Auchroisk 1991 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.60%
7 An interesting dram. The palate is lighter than expected but fresh and lively. Perfect companion for a fruit salad with a ginger icecream.

Berry's Own Selection Benrinnes 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Bizarrely, the nose reminded me of an Argentinian Torrontes. Where's the famed Benrinnes meatiness?

Berry's Own Selection Bladnoch 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 So subtle it's barely there, but an intriguing mystery.

Berry's Own Selection Bowmore 1995
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.20%
7 A sunny malt. Quite sharp and spirity but a pleasant aromatic freshness. Could be a thirst quenching for some. Water does not cut all edges.

Berry's Own Selection Caol Ila 1996
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.00%
7 Intense and in character. A fairly simple Caol Ila but a goody.

Berry's Own Selection Caol Ila 26 Years Old, 1984
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.70%
8 I prefer this neat, but whatever your preference, this is an exceptional Caol Ila.

Berry's Own Selection Clynelish 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Tight and hard to love.

Berry's Own Selection Clynelsih 1982
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A very pleasing dram with decent balance, but just a touch too discreet.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Dailuaine 1985
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A good example of a little seen distillery.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Glen Elgin 1975
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 By today's standards, an unusually peaty Speysider.

Berry's Own Selection Glen Garioch Cask #7857
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Quite a dense and concentrated whisky, showing some lovely aged character.

Berry's Own Selection Glen Grant 1972
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.00%
8 A well matured and well balanced malt. The sherry notes tend to muzzle the distillery character. An iron hand in a velvet glove!

Berry's Own Selection Glen Grant 1972, 33 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 After a nose that can only be described as “hairy” it rather loses focus.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Glen Grant, 37 Years Old, 1972
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.80%
8 A dry character. Quite strictly framed by oak but releasing an interesting and complex spicy character.

Berry's Own Selection Glencadam 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A pleasant freshener. Delivers a lot. To be enjoyed on a warm day with raw fish and salad.

Berry's Own Selection Glencadam 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A ripe dram which seems to have headed across to Kentucky. Big and lush.

Berry's Own Selection Glencadam 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A dram for a sweet tooth. Nearly sugary. Unbalanced.

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.


 

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