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Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

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.

Blackadder Mortlach 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.50%
8 Enjoyable, with an appropriate touch of earthy rawness, but not as statuesque as this elegant whisky can be.

Blackadder Old Man Of Hoy Single Orcadian Scotch Malt Whisky
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.00%
7 Weak in the middle. Lacks roundness.

Blackadder Rosebank 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.00%
7 Far from Rosebank at its best. Fiery.

Bladnoch 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Lots of aromas and flavours, but lacks structure. Curiously flat.

Bladnoch 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00%
7 The nose is sweeter than the palate. Water takes away some of the astringency but leaves a bitter taste.

Blair Athol 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 The obvious sherry ageing really suits Blair Athol. It is a malt that matures quickly, and this is very sophisticated for its age. A lovely whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Blair Athol Berrys' Own Selection 1974
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Best neat. Slightly firm but well worth a look.

Blair Athol Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.80%
7 Good, just lacking the extra layers which produce complexity.

Bowmore 100 Proof
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Well balanced and sweet.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bowmore 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Glad to see a Bowmore with an age rather than a brand-name.

Bowmore 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
2 Peat is integrated in oak though wood is not overwhelming. Water changes the rules, bringing peat and smoke forward.

Bowmore 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.80%
7 The nose is fantastic, like the fug in an old Scottish pub: coal fires, cigarette smoke, damp clothes. The perfume pulls the score down.

Bowmore 16 Years Old Port Matured
Single Malt - - 53.10%
7 Substantial and well balanced (bar that perfumed note).

Bowmore 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A touch of astringency that seems to be more than Islay iodine.

Bowmore 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
3 More integration but a real earthy presence. Water does not make a drastic change.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Bowmore 1968
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.40%
9 What a start! A truly magnificent dram and for me miles ahead of the competition.

Bowmore 1990, 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.50%
7 Water smooths it down, but the rugged edge is what makes this a winner.

Bowmore 2000 (cask sample from bourbon cask)
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00%
2 Peat plays the major part in the aromatic display, with an assertive sea influence.

Bowmore 29 Years Old, 1981
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.60%
7 That perfume problem that bedevils old MBD malts knocks this back.

Bowmore 29 Years Old, 1982
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.30%
7 One of those Bowmores.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Bowmore 40 Years Old, 1969
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.80%
9 Superb balance. Classic distillery character retained after four decades - no mean achievement.

Bowmore Cask Strength Islay Single Malt
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.00%
7 Doesn't leap out of the glass at you, but well balanced and unthreatening.


 

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