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Whisky Index : Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

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Whisky Magazine Issue 124

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Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

Murray McDavid Mission II Strathisla 1976
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A good example of this distinctive and under-rated malt.

Murray McDavid Mission Royal Brackla 1975
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 An especially rich sherryish bottling. Voluptuous. With the afterdinner chocs.

Murray McDavid Rosebank 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
6 Rosebank is a delicate whisky, but just a touch more wood-extract would hold together its flavours.

Murray McDavid Rosebank 1990, Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 The flowery youth of the whisky and the freshness of the sherry cask achieve an interesting harmony.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Murray McDavid Springbank 1965
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 The characteristic salt and coconut characteristics of Springbank are very evident in this bottling, but perhaps overwhelmingly so. I may need more time to understand this one.

MWBH Glen Garioch 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.30%
7 A refreshing young whisky that would make a great aperitif when neat, or mixed in a classic Manhattan.

NC2 Imperial
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 An aperitif dram.

Oban
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
Clean and balanced.

Oban 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Classic, gentle and pleasing. A consensual malt. Good match with salmon and light seafood dishes.

Oban 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Harmonious as a water colour. A full display of soft flavours. A lovely springtime whisky to enjoy with red fruit.

Oban 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.90%
8 The nose is very distinguished and floaty. The palate is a bit too assertive because of the high strength. Requires oxygenation and water.

Oban Distillers Edition 1993 Montilla Fino
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
This works best for me. The distillery character has been retained,given a little tweak and the result is excellent.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Oban Distillers Edition, Montilla
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Demonstrably an evocative whisky. Salty and winey, but neither as overt as in the comparable Glenmorangie Fino.

Oban Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.20%
7 Good presence and a sumptuous palate.

Old & Rare Brora 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.50%
7 A bold character,delivering the whole package at once.Keeps spirity to the finish. Water cuts the edges but still tooharsh for me.

Old & Rare Caol Ila 28 Years Old 1979
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.60%
7 Good but pretty tired.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Old & Rare Highland Park 29 Years Old 1978
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.70%
8 Old, slightly grumbly but fascinating. Highly recommended.

Old & Rare Lochnagar, 33 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.20%
7 Full but very well balanced for such an ancient character.

Old & Rare Platinum Ben Nevis
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
7 Just about holds its own against the effects of excessive age. On the cusp!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old & Rare Platinum Glen Garioch 35 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.00%
8 This has lasted superbly for its age, proof that Glen Garioch is a seriously impressive malt, one that improves with lengthy maturation.

Old & Rare Platinum Millburn 34 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.90%
7 Luxurious. An adult taste.

Old & Rare Platinum The Macallan 1977 27 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.00%
8 This is a very decent example of an independent bottling.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old & Rare Platinum The Macallan, 28 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.20%
8 Have this without water. Hinting at complexity.

Old Ballantruan
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 A charming nose with a less delicate palate but altogether a refreshing dram.

Old Ballantruan The Peated Malt
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 A number of surprising, and perhaps contradictory, characteristics that actually come together quite nicely in the end.


 

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