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Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Adelphi Glen Grant 1969
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.90%
8 Holds up very well in the middle but the woodiness at the end is overpowering.

Adelphi Glen Grant 1969
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.90%
8 Glen Grant is a delicate whisky and does not always benefit from long maturation. This bottling is on the cusp. The distillery character can still be discerned, but only just.

Adelphi Glen Grant 1970, 27 Years Old, Cask 7638
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.90%
7 Enough character and complexity to withstand the heavy oakiness, but beginning to show its age.

Adelphi Glen Grant 1970, 31 Years Old, Cask 1036
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.40%
7 The better balanced of these two Glen Grants. The more integrated flavours. Seems to have matured better.

Adelphi Glenlossie 1981
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.00%
8

Adelphi Highland Park 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.90%
8 I like the richness but lacks the balance, roundness and complexity of a great Highland Park.

Adelphi Highland Park 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.90%
8 This bottling does not have the heathery profile of the official bottlings. Drink with water.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Adelphi Highland Park 17 Years Old, Cask 2903
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.30%
9 That dance might have been led by Fred Astaire. The great all-rounder in lean and energetic mood. Makes it look easy. Try it with a late-night movie.

Adelphi Knockdhu 1989, 12 Years Old, Cask 286
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.60%
7 Delicious. Perilously drinkable. Drink it with dessert. No, pour it all over the ice-cream.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Adelphi Linkwood 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 64.20%
8 Linkwood always evokes thoughts of sweetmeats, sometimes delicate, on other occasions more robust. This is in the latter mood: down-to-earth sweetness.

Adelphi Port Ellen 1975, 24 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.00%
8 Seems to have faded slightly with age.

Adelphi Rosebank 1992, 9 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 61.00%
8 The aroma promised much, but the palate is curiously drying. Rosebank was never peaty, and this is too young to be woody, so I don't know the origin of that harshness.

Adelphi Royal Brackla 27 Years Old, Cask 5467
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.50%
7 The best Brackla I have tasted. Night-cap?

Adelphi Tamdhu 1985
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.30%
7 Judging from the very pale colour, the wood did not have much positive input. Hence, perhaps, the lack of Tamdhu's sometime elegance.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Adelphi Teaninich 31 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.80%
8 Well-matured, amazing for its age.

Adelphi The Macallan 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.50%
7 I prefer my Macallan with its typical sherry character.

Adelphi Tullibardine 35 Years Old, Cask 2112
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.60%
7 Tullibardine is a gentle, civilised, malt that seems to live in obscurity. Nice to be reminded of its existence. Could be a golfers dram – the distillery is near Gleneagles.

AnCnoc 13 Years Old, Limited Edition Highland Selection
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A pale, shimmery gold dram with flavours one expects from a bigger, darker, whisky. Slightly odd, but enjoyable. Could be a flavoured spirit from a little-known, newly independent republic in Central ...

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

AnCnoc 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Takes water nicely. A real fun summery mouthful.Session dram.

AnCnoc 1994
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Another wee charmer from anCnoc.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

AnCnoc 22 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A superb nose, the palate is slightly restrained but still very enjoyable and harmonious as well.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

AnCnoc 35 years old
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.30%
9 Superb balance and aromatic intensity. Exemplary old whisky.

AnCnoc Peter Arkle
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Sadly unbalanced.

AnCnoc Vintage 1998
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A truly lovely summery dram whose substantial chunkiness in the middle of the tongue lifts it out of the ordinary.

Angus Dundee Glencadam 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A very unusual whisky. I liked it, but it would benefit from a firmer malty middle to support the interesting component flavours.


 

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