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Whisky Magazine Issue 126

The Best Whiskies in the World, Awards Special

 

Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

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Highland Park 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.10%
9 Have this one with dessert.

Highland Park 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.10%

Highland Park Dark Origins
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.80%
7 The sherry masks more subtle flavours so it feels a little one-dimensional.

Highland Park Earl Haakon
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.90%
7 That whisky definitely needs water. But it lacks balance and charm. The alcohol is not mastered.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park Earl Magnus Edition 1
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.60%
8 A refreshing and enticing dram. Charming. an easy-going complexity. Water gives it a lovely silky feel.

HIghland Park Freya
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.20%
8 A classic Bourbon cask maturation. Refreshing and satisfying. A good springtime malt to enjoy with smoked salmon.

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Highland Park Hjarta
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.10%
8 It is almost like they have put the usual 12 Years Old on steroids. Great stuff.

Highland Park Loki
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.70%
8 An oaky character, slightly dour at first but opening on fruit and toffee. Be light when adding water.

Highland Park Single Cask Bottle for Park Avenue Liquors 1980
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.00%
8 Very satisfying flavours.

Highland Park St Magnus
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00%
8 HP is on fire at the moment.

Ileach Single Malt
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Like Finlaggan, this must come from one of the Islay distilleries. It seems bigger, more rounded, but less assertive, than Finlaggan.

Inchgower 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A bit restrained initially, then unveils a charming vibrant sweetness. Well-balanced.

Inchgower 1982
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.90%
7 I'm an Inchgower fan but I'd want more from a whisky of this age.

Inchmurrin 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Very scenty and sweet. A restorative. Perhaps after a bath or swim?

Inverey 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 On the bland side. The overall impression is of lightness and sweetness, but a nice touch of balancing dryness in the finish.

Inverleven 1979 27 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.10%
7 This whisky definitely needs water to extinguish the fire. Would have benefited from a bottling at a lower strength.

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Inverleven Deoch an Dora 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.50%
8 A charming thirst-quencher. No water please. It is perfect straight.

Isle of Jura 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A lovely aperitif.

Isle of Jura 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 For an islander Jura is often thought to be something of a lightweight, but it has hidden depths.

Isle of Jura 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 More wood-extract, or sherry, than I remember. I prefer a drier expression.

Isle of Jura 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A very restorative and comforting dram.

Isle of Jura 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 The sherry, and the balance of flavours, seem to work better in this version.

Isle of Jura 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 The perfect dram to sip on Valentine's night but I am not sure I would spare some for my sweetheart. I wish it had been bottled at a higher strength though.

Isle of Jura 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00%
8 Classic good sherry maturation. Nothing to complain about.

Isle of Jura Boutique Barrel 1996
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.00%
7 Impressive, but you can see the joins.


 

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