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Issue 121 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 121

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Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

Laphroaig 10 Years Old, Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.30%
8 A fine robust dram with lots happening. Laphroaig at its best.

Laphroaig 10 Years Old, Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.70%
4 The tough guy. Medicine man? Muscular, solidly built. Dominated by camphor.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Laphroaig 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Lively. Full of flavours. Multi-faceted.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Laphroaig 17 Years Old, Feis Ile 2004, Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.20%
8 A touch sophisticated for the likes of me. Where are those stinging iodine notes? They are in there somewhere, but beautifully balanced and rounded.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Laphroaig 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00%
8 Not the big phenolic guy but a very refreshing islander. Smoke is well integrated and the aromatic display is elegant.

Laphroaig 1960 Vintage Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.40%
8 There is something getting in the way. Woodiness?

Laphroaig 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
6 All the aromas are working against each other and it's incredibly muted. Why bottle this at 40%?

Laphroaig 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30%
7 The key here is balance.

Laphroaig 27 Years Old Vintage 1980
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.00%
7 An acquired taste. Some will like it, but it's too woody and nothing on the 1974 bottling by la Maison du Whisky.

Laphroaig 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
3 Age acts as a melting pot. All the distinctive Laphroaig features are there but combined into oak. Interesting.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00%
8 Seems to hesitate between sweetness and dryness. Give it time to open, you will not regret it.

Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00%
3 Smokiness takes time to rise up. No medicinal contribution from the peat. Keeps on smoke.

Laphroaig Select
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Pretty much a one-dimensional dram; fine if you like explosive youthful peat smoke.

Laphroaig Vintage, 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.30%
8 An excellent mix of the rich, the sweet and the smoky. Mouthfilling and complex.

Ledaig
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.00%
6 Nothing to cheer up tastebuds. Water saves the nose but does not help palate. A pale image of Ledaig.

Ledaig 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Another that's growing in character. I'm looking forward to the 12 Years Old.

Ledaig 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.30%
7 Not exactly refined, but a bit of rough does you no harm and certainly a big improvement. There's just something about the wood that isn't quite right.

Ledaig 1973 33 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00%
7 A marine dram but neither smokynor peaty. Just a briny profile. Another wake up dram but this time, bring the kippers!

Ledaig 7 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 That wasn't breakfast toast after all. It was melba toast, with a game pate. Or better still, a mousseline.

Ledaig 7 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.00%
7 Quite an unusual profile. A comforting malt to enjoy while camping in the wilderness.

Ledaig Sherry Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.00%
7 Quite a rich and complex malt. Needs a long aeration to release it all.

Linkwood 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Linkwood always evokes thoughts of sweetmeats. This one seems a particularly sweet interpetation.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Linkwood 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Satisfies nose and palate equally. To be opened and enjoyed at Christmas.

Linkwood 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A strange fellow. As if all was delivered in a dash. Then the finish seems to never end.

Linkwood 26 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.90%
7 Some sort of a finish? It overwhelms the distillery character. Too bad, because the core is good.


 

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