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The Best Whiskies in the World, Awards Special
Isle of Jura Boutique Barrels Bourbon J0
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.50% 7 Lost in the forest like Hansel and Gretel, but before they find the house of sweets.
Isle of Jura Boutique Barrels Bourbon XU
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00% 7 Balanced and quite rich. Worth a look.
Isle of Jura Boutique Barrels Sherry J1
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.00% 7 Another often dismissed distillery comes out swinging.
Isle of Jura Legacy, 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Not as enticing as the older versions. Lacks depth but it has nothing to do with youth. Water kills it down.
Isle of Jura Superstition
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00% 7 It is good to have a more muscular Jura, but I find this a bit too smooth. I would prefer something less sophisticated and more sexy. Must be the size of those paps.
Isle of Jura Superstition
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00% 7 The nose is lively but the palate is put to sleep by sweetness.
James MacArthur Allt-a-Bhainne 1995 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.90% 6 Quite harsh and burning. Alcohol is not tamed at all.
James MacArthur Auchentoshan 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 64.20% 7 I have not previously encountered such a full expression of Auchentoshan, but the style suits the whisky.
James MacArthur Bladnoch 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Gentle to the point of reticence. Aperitif. Or try it with Morrocan food.
James MacArthur Glentauchers 1990, 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.20% 7 Pleasant fruitiness on the nose but the palate is somewhat dour and one dimensional.
James MacArthur Strathmill 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 64.20% 7 This bottling strongly manifests the woody dryness that seems to characterise the whiskies from the Islay valley. Water brings out Strathmill's muscat note.
James MacArthur The Glenrothes 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.50% 7 Sophisticated flavours in a delicate structure. Like elaborate petits-fours.
John McDougall's Bladnoch 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.80% 7 Distinctive and fascinating sourness: a complex, tangy old tart.
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 The fruity explosion is surprising. I prefer it without adding water. Deliciously refreshing as well.
Jura 35 Years Old, 1976 Feith A'Chaorainn
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Distillery character has not been overwhelmed by long maturation.
Jura Elixir 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Decent enough.
Jura Turas Mara
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.00% 4 ? A well knitted fruity whisky. The perfect companion of a scrumptious Tarte Tatin. Water enhanced some bitter oak. Better neat.
Kilchmoman Machir Bay Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 ?You'll be in seventh heaven if a deep bog floats your boat.
Kilchoman Bourbon Cask 2008
Single Malt - Scotland - 61.00% 8 The distillery character shouts from the rooftops - I spotted this a mile off.
Kilchoman Inaugural Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 An enticing dram. With this soft and tender malty heart. Reminds me of an Ardbeg. The dram which takes you to the shore on a mild winter day.
Kilchoman, Abbey Whisky Exclusive 2009 PX Finish Single Cask Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.30% 8 A huge big bruiser - quite a showstopper!
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Astonishingly fresh and youthful. Not complex, but an enjoyable drink. A lamented Lowlander.
Kingsbury Clynelish 1990, Amontillado sherry cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00% 8 That distinctive pine-nut character perhaps derives from the Amontillado sherry, but its influence is otherwise restrained.
Kingsbury Glen Albyn 1965
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.10% 8 No distillery deserves to be knocked down to accommodate a strip mall, but Glen Albyn just did not have the muscle to defend itself (as Tom Wait might have put it).
Kingsbury Glencadam 1971, 28 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.60% 7 Lacks roundness, structure, balance. I was sorry to hear that this distillery has been closed. Temporarily?