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The Best Whiskies in the World, Awards Special
Aberlour 15 Years Old, Double Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8
Aberlour 15 Years Old, Double Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A well balanced dram. Would have got more nerve with a bit of extra strength.
Aberlour 15 Years Old, Sherry Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Complex and sophisticated.
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 A little more roundness would have been appreciated.
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Had I not known that it was matured in first-fill bourbon barrels. I would have guessed that there was some sherry.
Aberlour 1988, Distiller's Selection
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 An astonishingly malty whisky. For someone who wants to taste the eponymous ingredient, this shows it at its best.
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 On this occasion the vintage bottling had the most typical Aberlour character, especially in its spiciness. I also enjoyed its liveliness and complexity. The best Aberlour on the day.
Aberlour 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Great to see this once-reticent distillery releasing some really expressive bottlings.
Aberlour 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 More sophisticated, especially in the finish. Better balanced, but less voluptuous maltiness.
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.60% 8 A dark, luxurious, post-prandial whisky from a distillery that is producing an increasing, and impressive range.
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.60% 8 Darker, drier and more spicily assertive than the earlier version, despite only a slight difference in ages.
Aberlour Warehouse No.1
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.10% 7 Quite simple and light. But pleasantly refreshing. For a summer evening aperitif.
Adelphi Balmenach 1990, 11 Years Old, Cask 507
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.70% 8 Can whiskies be handsome and romantic? This is a seductive bottling.
Adelphi Bladnoch 22 Years Old, Single cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 On the dry side for this whisky.
Adelphi Bruichladdich 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Interesting, but not typical.
Adelphi Bruichladdich 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.40% 7 It is more substantial than people think, as this bottling shows.
Adelphi Caol Ila 11 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 6 A curiously insipid bottling.
Adelphi Clynelish 11 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.80% 7 I normally rate Clynelish very highly, but this bottling leaves its fireworks until the last minute, and with more heat than light.
Adelphi Clynelish 12 Years Old, Cask 3280
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.20% 7 Pungent and vibrant but lacks the beautiful Clynelish style.
Adelphi Clynelish 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.00% 8 The most oily of the three, and very assertive in the finish.
Adelphi Clynelish 1989, 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.70% 8 Not the most peaty Clynelish I have tasted, but a lovely, distinctive whisky.
Adelphi Clynelish 1995, Cask 12783
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.30% 8 Quite a character. Water mellows the spicy burn. Would match well with a chicken “à la crème”.
Adelphi Clynelish 27 Years Old, Cask 2568
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30% 8 A robust, straight-ahead Clynelish, which is a great thing.
Adelphi Dailuaine 21 Years Old, Cask 4150
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10% 8 The confident virtues of a good Speyside whisky: malt, heather and peat. Well-combined but without either refinements or flourishes.
Adelphi Dalmore 11 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.20% 7 A big, rich bottling, but some of the Dalmore character has been overpowered.