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Issue 121 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 121

Rocky Mountain High, Mixo-gastro, India Drinkers' Guide, Four Roses

 

Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

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?

Kingsbury Glenturret 1965
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.20%
6 Very much the house style. Has not gained, or lost, much by such a long maturation.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Kingsbury Islay 1973, 27 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.40%
8 Has this cask slept so long that it cannot completely wake up?

Kingsbury Tamdhu 1966
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A welcome bottling of this neglected malt, and an interesting example.

Knockando 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
6 Too mild to hold its own against the wood.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Knockando 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Manages to retain its delicacy despite the big sherry notes.

Knockdhu 23 Years Old Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.40%
8 A classic friendly Speyside, well balanced and enjoying its maturity.

Ladyburn 1973, 27 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.40%
6 I am pleased that this very rare malt has been made available. Ladyburn is a product about which I am frequently asked. Sad to say, its greatest appeal is as a collector's item.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Lagavulin 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.80%
9 Complex, sophisticated heavyweight. The one they all have to beat.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lagavulin 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.70%
8 You can see into this like a rockpool. Clean and pristine. Complexity building.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lagavulin 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.40%
8 An all-timer.Delivers Islay briny atmosphere.

Lagavulin 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.90%
8 A well balanced islander. Feet in peat and head in smoke, standing in the briny air. With a warm heart. Great encounter.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lagavulin 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.50%
8 A complex yet approachable Islay.

Lagavulin 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10%
7 This whisky seems to have matured in tired casks. Quite harsh. Water cuts the edges but does not give it style.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Lagavulin 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
9 The driest of Islay malts, and an established classic.

Lagavulin 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00%
Superb balance and complexity.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lagavulin 1979 Distillers Edition, Pedro Ximenez Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
9 The wrestling match between distillery character and Pedro Ximinez finish ends, at length, in a draw.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Lagavulin 1989 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.50%
8 Pent up power and energy. Lagavulin at its best. A must-buy.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lagavulin 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.00%
8 Very easy to drink at this strength. A fabulous, deep and smoky whisky.

Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1995 Pedro Ximenez
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
For me the complexities have been diminished rather than enhanced. It's a good drink and may be more acceptable for newbies but since when did all whisky have to be acceptable to everyone?

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Lagavulin Distillers Edition, Pedro Ximenez Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
9 What it loses in character it gains in a different dimension of distinctiveness.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Lagavulin Limited Edition 2010
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.50%
9 As good a Lagavulin as I've tasted. Hie thee to Islay!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Laphroaig 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 The most medicinal of Islay malts. I love it.


 

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