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Whisky Index : Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

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Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

Gordon & MacPhail Scapa 1987
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A complex, delicate, well-balanced vintage.

Gordon & MacPhail Scapa 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
6 I am not sure about that sulphur. Is it from the cask, or is it seaweedy? I usually like seaweed, but am not convinced by this bottling.

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Gordon & MacPhail St Magdalene 1975
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Typically lowland, with a nice progression of sensation: sweet, malty then zingy.

Gordon & MacPhail Strathisla 1960
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Strathisla has its own distinct, rather dry style-and this is a good example.

Gordon & MacPhail Tamdhu 1981 Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 No, I don't think I was being suggestible. An unusually complex Tamdhu.

Gordon & MacPhail Teaninich 1983
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Well worth sampling, but don't expect anything fancy. This is a workaday malt.

Gordon & MacPhail The Glenrothes 1965
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Classic Speyside. Confident. Aristocratic.

Gordon & MacPhail The Macallan 1993 Speymalt
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Another unusual Macallan. Well-balanced. No sherry overload. Second-or third-fill maybe. Or a Fino cask?

Gordon & MacPhail, Mannochmore 21 Years Old, Whisky Shop Dufftown Exclusive
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.80%
8 Spent a long time in the cask as the oak is dominant.

Gordon's Dram The Arran Malt
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A gentle and sweet farewell to one of the gentlest and sweetest men in the industry. Farewell Gordon, we'll miss you.

Grindlay's Single Cask Release Ben Nevis 1997
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.60%
8 A good, clean sherry matured malt.

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Grindlay's Single Cask Release Glentauchers 1996
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.50%
9 Now that's how I like my Speys. Beautifully complex and layered.

Harris Whisky Benrinnes 13 Years Old, Cask 7014
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.90%
7 This youngster has some hidden depths. Promising.

Harris Whisky Macduff 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.70%
7 No great complexity and a little green.

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.


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