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Issue 126 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 126

The Best Whiskies in the World, Awards Special

 

Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

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...

Mackillop's Choice Tomintoul 1966
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.50%
7 Delicate, and definitely Speyside, but not quite as elegant as some expressions I have tasted.

Macleod's 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 An unreconstructed alpha male.

Macleod's 8 Years Old Highland Single Malt
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Bold flavours. "Take me as I am, " it seems to say. I will. Let's live dangerously.

Macleod's Single Malt Scotch Whisky 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Fine in an undemanding wa.

MacLeods 8 Years Old Lowland
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A pleasing balance of spirit and wood, but lacked complexity. Young spirit in active oak?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

MacPhail's Collection Highland Park 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 More robust and less sophisticated than the distillery bottlings.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

MacPhail's Collection Highland Park 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Only 8 Years Old, but a seasoned sea-salt. A return to form for the independent youngster.

MacPhail's Collection Tamdhu 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Tamdhu is a pleasant, polite, whisky. Does it really have the stamina for such a marathon maturation?

Mannochmore 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Rich, bonnie and complex. Not showing off, just beaming.

Mannochmore 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.90%
7 The nose lets you expect more sweetness. Oak is overwhelming on the palate.

Master of Malt Speyside 50 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Lovely nose but not fully backed up on the tongue. In cask just too long.

Master of Malt Aberlour 1995 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.00%
8 Balanced, fresh and fruity – a fine opening dram for the evening.

Master of Malt Ardbeg 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30%
8 Try describing ‘Islay' to someone who has never visited before. If they still don't get it, give them a dram of this.

Master of Malt Aultmore 5 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 66.80%
7 At this strength, one wonders what it's trying to prove.

Master of Malt Bally Delicious
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.00%
7 An interesting floral character but not a wide aromatic palate.

Master of Malt Ben Nevis 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.40%
8 This was a little edgy at first, but give it time and it softens up.

Master of Malt Bunnahabhain 1990 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.10%
7 Soft and very easy.

Master of Malt Caol Ila 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.40%
7 Incredibly crisp and strong for its age. Water mellows the nose but makes the palate more astringent. Lack of balance.


 

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