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A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ailsa Bay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.90% 8 Although pleasant, I think it has been bottled just in time.
Ancient Mariner Tobermory 1996 Cask Number 349
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.10% 7 Not exactly my favoured style of whisky but it has fruit and sweetness to balance the ‘spirit' character.
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 ...
AnCnoc 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Takes water nicely. A real fun summery mouthful.Session dram.
anCnoc 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 A whisky of two halves! Big and oaky on the nose but crisp and fresh on the palate.