Browse our whisky database by the type of whisky. Different types of whisky often have distinct charactistics and flavours associated with them.
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Lombard Highland Park 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 8 Very slow, long, flavour development. Gets up to speed at the very end.
Lombard Lochside 1981
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 7 Lochside was a capricious malt, but it is missed nonetheless.
Lombard Mortlach 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 6 Extraordinarily pale colour. The floweriness was perhaps a hint at Mortlach but, if I were served this out of context, would I recognise it as whisky? I might guess at aquavit rather than usquebaugh.
Lombard Rosebank 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 8 A good example. Such a love potion, from a distillery that no one loved enough to keep alive.
Lombard Springbank 1965
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Robust, but lacks the delicacy and structure of the best Springbanks.
Lombard Springbank 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 8 Jumps and bites. This is the young Springbank, not yet the mature sophisticate.
Longmorn 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00% 8 I had never noticed the rose water note before, I also find it in Linkwood – from the same valley.
Longmorn 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00% 8 A rewarding marriage of weight and elegancy.
Longmorn 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00% 8 That frisky Speysider judiciously bottled at 45% has a lot to deliver. Will certainly light up a zen moment.
Longmorn 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00% 8 Great balance and depth. At last! Longmorn gets the bottling it deserves.
Longmorn 17 Years Old, Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.20% 8 Maybe not as balanced as the classic 15 year-old. But who would turn one's nose up to a Longmorn? So rare, so satisfying. Yummy.
Longmorn 1976 31 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.30% 8 A natural beauty. Rich and elegant, without ostentation.As harmonious as a concerto from Mozart.
Longmorn 31 Years Old Bottle for the Whisky Fair
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.80% 8 An extremely complex – and for me, pleasant – nose is matched by a dense and demanding palate.
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A belter. Highest recommendation
Longrow 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A beautifully composed whisky. Classic intense, Scottish flavours.
Longrow 10 Years Old, Sherrywood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Many blenders feel that second-fill sherry casks give a more balanced result than first-fill. This whisky is a lesson in that technique.
Longrow 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Far more interesting than the 10 Years Old versions. It has the freshness and vibrancy of a crisp cold and rainy morning.
Longrow Gaja Barolo
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.80% 7 Longrow's bold character manages to boss the wine cask resulting in a fascinating combination.
MacDonald's Glencoe 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.00% 7 A warm comfort blanket of flavours.
Machrie Morr Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.40% 7 Neat, a real sinus clearing malt! Diluted, the oak grips a little too much.
Mackillop's Choice Caol Ila 1989, Cask 3322
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.70% 7 If Caol Ila can evoke the aroma and flavour of junipers, perhaps it can also suggest olive oil, vine leaves, couscous, baked aubergines. I have had great martinis in Tangier. Next time, a Caol Ila Sou...
Mackillop's Choice Glen Keith 1967
Single Malt - Scotland - 41.40% 7 A peatier expression of Glen Keith than I have tasted before.
Mackillop's Choice Glencadam 1974, Cask 10
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.90% 7 Showing its age, but still with the distillery character. Glencadam has its devotees and, with the distillery's future uncertain, supplies are finite.
Mackillop's Choice Linlithgow 1982, Cask 1336
Single Malt - Scotland - 62.60% 7 Very pungent and powerful for a Lowlander. Tending toward harshness. This seems typical of these last Linlithgows.
Mackillop's Choice Tomatin 1975, Cask 4
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.20% 7 Perhaps because the distillery was built to make quantity, as a filler, the industry seems universally – but unfairly – to deny the possibility of Tomatin making a truly interesting single. I coul...