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Whisky Index : Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

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Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

Highland Park Sigurd
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Clear evidence of a higher proportion of Spanish oak-matured spirit here.

Highland Park Single Cask Bottle for Park Avenue Liquors 1980
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.00%
8 Very satisfying flavours.

Highland Park St Magnus
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00%
8 HP is on fire at the moment.

Highland Park Svein
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Quite an easy-drinking, relatively lightweight Highland Park.

Highland Park Thorfinn
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.10%
8 A lovely old Highland Park, but a bit hard on the wallet.

Ileach Single Malt
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Like Finlaggan, this must come from one of the Islay distilleries. It seems bigger, more rounded, but less assertive, than Finlaggan.

Inchgower 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A bit restrained initially, then unveils a charming vibrant sweetness. Well-balanced.

Inchgower 1982
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.90%
7 I'm an Inchgower fan but I'd want more from a whisky of this age.

Inchmurrin 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Very scenty and sweet. A restorative. Perhaps after a bath or swim?

Inverey 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 On the bland side. The overall impression is of lightness and sweetness, but a nice touch of balancing dryness in the finish.

Inverleven 1979 27 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.10%
7 This whisky definitely needs water to extinguish the fire. Would have benefited from a bottling at a lower strength.

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Inverleven Deoch an Dora 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.50%
8 A charming thirst-quencher. No water please. It is perfect straight.

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Isle of Arran Distillery Smugglers' Series Vol.1 'The Illicit Stills'
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.40%
8 A big, malty dram that needs some water to assess.

Isle of Jura 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A lovely aperitif.

Isle of Jura 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 For an islander Jura is often thought to be something of a lightweight, but it has hidden depths.

Isle of Jura 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 More wood-extract, or sherry, than I remember. I prefer a drier expression.

Isle of Jura 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A very restorative and comforting dram.

Isle of Jura 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 The sherry, and the balance of flavours, seem to work better in this version.

Isle of Jura 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 The perfect dram to sip on Valentine's night but I am not sure I would spare some for my sweetheart. I wish it had been bottled at a higher strength though.

Isle of Jura 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00%
8 Classic good sherry maturation. Nothing to complain about.

Isle of Jura Boutique Barrel 1996
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.00%
7 Impressive, but you can see the joins.

Isle of Jura Boutique Barrels Bourbon J0
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.50%
7 Lost in the forest like Hansel and Gretel, but before they find the house of sweets.

Isle of Jura Boutique Barrels Bourbon XU
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00%
7 Balanced and quite rich. Worth a look.

Isle of Jura Boutique Barrels Sherry J1
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.00%
7 Another often dismissed distillery comes out swinging.

Isle of Jura Legacy, 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Not as enticing as the older versions. Lacks depth but it has nothing to do with youth. Water kills it down.


 

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