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Issue 140 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 140

A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies

 

Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

Glenrothes 16 Years Old, 1995
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Drinkable enough, but marked down for its ‘fousty' nose.

Glenrothes 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A great addition to the Glenrothes vintages. Stands up well among its fellow bottlings.

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Glenrothes 1998
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Another belter from the Rothes gang.

Glenrothes Elder's Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Soft and rounded – a step up from Manse Reserve in being very nearly the complete article.

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Glenrothes John Ramsay
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.70%
8 A refined and fulfilling dram. Perfect balance. Complex without ostentation.

Glenrothes Manse Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Quite light on the palate; a very pleasant dram.

Glenrothes Minister's Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Rounded, confident and complex. Old Glenrothes in top form.

Glenturret 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Crisp. Earthy. After a walk in the forest?

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Glenturret 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.70%
8 Only 14. I'm amazed. A must try.

Glenturret 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 More luscious, but beautifully balanced. Aperitif?

Glenturret 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.30%
7 The balance is just tipping in favour of the cask. Glad this was bottled now.

Glenturret 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Liqueur-ish. With dessert?

Glenturret 1972 Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.00%
7 More robust and less finessed than I remember.

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Glenturret 1980 Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.20%
8 More rounded, and longer, than the 1972.

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Glenturret 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 After dinner.

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Glenturret 29 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.60%
8 An underrated distillery which, when on form, is up there with the best. More please!

Glenugie Deoch an Dora 1977
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.40%
8 Disappointing for a 32 year-old sherry character I think.

Glenury Royal 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.40%
8 Yes there's oak but it's old! It is also beautifully balanced.

Glenury Royal 50 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.80%
8 A stunning farewell performance.

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Gordon & MacPhail Mortlach 1971
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00%
8 Magnificent in every way, especially the finish.

Gordon & MacPhail 10 Years Old Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.90%
7 Fresh and vibrant. Attractive.

Gordon & MacPhail 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 The best Benromach I have tasted. I wonder what she should expect in a few years from the new stillhouse.

Gordon & MacPhail 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 After a weekend walk in the country? Mid to late afternoon. Who needs tea? Just a slice of fruit pie and a generous dram of Benromach.

Gordon & MacPhail Aberfeldy 1978
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Delicate but not bland. Real subtlety. Very mature, but not a hint of wood. A Highlander, but blindfold I would have placed it as a Speysider.

Gordon & MacPhail Ardmore 1985
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 I have always thought of Ardmore as having a rather bluff character, but on this occasion I found it both welcoming and comforting.


 

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