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Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

Old Malt Cask Bruichladdich 1969
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.50%
8 Shows that this whisky can handle some age and sherry.

Old Malt Cask Bruichladdich, 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Aniceand pleasant summer dram. With the right amountof fruit. Five a day ?

Old Malt Cask Caol Ila 1991, 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Conclusion: Another perfectly fine Coal Ila, but nothing to blow the mind.

Old Malt Cask Caol Ila 1996, 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Another lovely Caol Ila that just lacks a little weight.

Old Malt Cask Clynelish 1971, 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 There's more in the nose than in the finish. A really characterful malt. Interesting. This is one of the more medicinal expressions of Clynelish I have come across.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Malt Cask Clynelish 23 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 All comes together at the end.

Old Malt Cask Convalmore 30 Years Old 1976
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Shows maturity but very front loaded.

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Old Malt Cask Director's Tactical Selection, 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 This has it all but goes about it in an unflashy manner. Good.

Old Malt Cask Dufftown 30 Years Old 1977
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Has a cleanliness and delicacy but lacking in impact overall. You expect complexity from old whiskies.

Old Malt Cask Glen Grant 12 Years Old Wine Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
6 Seems cobbled together.

Old Malt Cask Glencadam 21 Years Old 1985
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Well balanced and with real charm and some complexity.

Old Malt Cask Glenglassaugh 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.60%
7 Another whose palate runs counter to its nose.

Old Malt Cask Glenlivet, 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 A delicious dram. As pleasant a s a walk in an orchard on a sunny autumn day. Crisp,fresh and sunny

Old Malt Cask Highland Park 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Utterly delicious, but the sherry masks the peat and salt.

Old Malt Cask Laphroaig 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Good all-round Laphroaig. Sound stuff.

Old Malt Cask Laphroaig 17 Years Old, Rum Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Confident. Slightly austere.

Old Malt Cask Laphroaig 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 This has balance. Like it.

Old Malt Cask Laphroaig 1985 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 This seems far less lively and rounded than the 1987 whisky bottled in 1992.

Old Malt Cask Longmorn, 19 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 A nice dram but a bit thin. Easy to forget.

Old Malt Cask Macallan 1986 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 A good deliveryof oak and fruit,well combined. Quite a spicy character.

Old Malt Cask North Port 36 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.30%
7 Of interest to collectors, historians and the likes of me, but this Brechin brew, staunched in 1983, never made a great whisky.

Old Malt Cask Port Ellen 1978 24 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 This one blew up a storm for me.

Old Malt Cask Port Ellen 1979 Sherry Cask 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Port Ellen had such a distinctive character. This seems to be one of the less robust bottlings, yet has some character.

Old Malt Cask Port Ellen 1982 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 A big beast of a Port Ellen, nicely caught before the sherry-wood tipped it over the edge.

Old Malt Cask Port Ellen Sherry 1982 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 A phenolic fellow. Tough on the nose, sweet on the palate. But the aromatic profile is not exciting.


 

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