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Issue 122 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 122

Is Craft an Expression of Skill, Aberlour, Flavoured Whiskies, Glen Grant

 

Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

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.

Old Course Hotel 12 Years Old Speyside Malt
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
6 The sweetness fails to mask a whisky that hasn't matured. All rather flat and plain.

Old Islay Single Malt Bunnahabhain 33 Years Old selected by Royal Mile Whiskies
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.50%
7 Caramel and creamy notes dominate this whisky, which could be boring were it not for the intriguing hints or ripe fruit and Calvados.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Malt Cask Ardbeg 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Too chimney-like for me. Lacks the balance between sweetness and dryness you need in such a peaty dram.

Old Malt Cask Ardbeg 24 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Full of flavour and complexity, but less challenging than some Ardbegs. More peaty than the bottling reviewed among new releases. Some woodiness.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Malt Cask Ardbeg 28 Years Old, The Ardbeggeddon 1972, Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.40%
8 One of the best Ardbegs I have ever tasted. Full range of the distillery's typical flavours, lyrically combined.

Old Malt Cask Ardmore 1977 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Has maturity and presence. Ardmore: a complete package.

Old Malt Cask Auchentoshan 1978
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Promising nose. Palate hard to tame, disappointing.

Old Malt Cask Aultmore 1989, 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Don't get me wrong, there's nothing bad with this it's just amazingly bland.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Old Malt Cask Banff 32 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 What a lovely wee dram! Gentle, fragrant,open and lively. So comforting.

Old Malt Cask Bowmore 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%

Old Malt Cask Bowmore 1991, 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Lightweight, but very drinkable.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Old Malt Cask Brora 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 More Islay-like than its Clynelish brothers. Was this some of the last made with highly peated 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.


 

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