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Whisky Magazine Issue 135

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Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

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.

Jura 1977
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 The fruity explosion is surprising. I prefer it without adding water. Deliciously refreshing as well.

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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.

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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.

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Kilchoman, Abbey Whisky Exclusive 2009 PX Finish Single Cask Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.30%
8 A huge big bruiser - quite a showstopper!

Killyloch 1967
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?

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.

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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.

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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.

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Lady of the Glen Tobermory 1995, 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.60%
8 Beautifully poised and balanced. You have to love its intensity.

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.

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

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


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