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Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

Harris Whisky No Ordinary 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.10%
6 A wake up call dram for those who like action on the tongue. A classic bourbon maturation which outlines a buoyant character.

Harris Whisky Tamdhu 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.50%
7 More interesting without water. But then, alcohol prevails. The nose is appealing.

Hart Brothers Balmenach 1972, 30 Years Old Port Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.10%
7 Very distinctive. Bring on the chicken mole.

Hart Brothers Ben Nevis 35 Years Old, Sherry Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.10%
7 The best Ben Nevis I have tasted.

Hart Brothers Caol Ila 23 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 For its age, not at all woody, but lacking in roundness. The flavours seem to be coming apart.

Hart Brothers Glen Grant 1972, 29 Years Old Sherrywood
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.60%
7 Glen Grant was one of the first malts to be bottled as a single malt, in the days when light-tasting spirits were often filled into heavy sherry casks. I have always felt that this overwhelms the spir...

Hart Brothers Highland Park 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Needs water to open it and release some of the drier flavours. A gentle expression of Highland Park. I missed the bigger dimensions of the distillery bottlings.

Hart Brothers Strathisla 34 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Classic Strathisla, in good shape for it's age.

Hazelburn 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Good impact for a ‘light' whisky. Highly recommended.

Hazelburn CV
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Great balance and liveliness.

Hazelburn Sauternes
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.90%
7 Amazing depth of character for such a young whisky. Has been bottled at its peak and shows a great balance of distillery character and the weird decayed glory of Sauternes.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Highland Park 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A beautifully balance classic islander.

Highland Park 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Oak is present all the way. A bit dull. Lacks vividness.

Highland Park 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Pleasant but undramatic. I was a little disappointed to find out it was Highland Park… surely we can do better than this?

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
9 If I smoked I would have a cigar with this one.

Highland Park 1958
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00%
8 Some drinkers might perfer this great whisky slightly younger and fresher. Those who like a touch of oak will find this very elegant.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 1970 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00%
9 A slow, learned intellectual of a malt. If you are going to put out a 40yo, here's the benchmark.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.60%
8 Sheer classiness and head and shoulders above the rest for me.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 1977 Bicentenary Vintage Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
4 A great malt: luxurious, profound, full of the flavours of Scotland

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 1977 Bicentenary Vintage Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
9 After that voluptuous dinner.

Highland Park 1977 Bicentenary Vintage Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
9 My favourite expression of whisky's greatest all rounder. Sets an incredibly high standard for Highland Park to maintain.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Highland Park 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Strangely similar to a golden rum - albeit a smoky one.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Highland Park 1994
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 For those with a sweeter palate.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Highland Park 1998
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Balanced and lightly complex.

World Whiskies Awards 2009 - World's Best Single Malt Whisky - Winner

Highland Park 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10%
7 A touch astringent for my tastes, but respectable. Ambassador, surely you should be really spoiling us?


 

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