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Issue 124 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 124

David Beckham Interview, Battle of the Blends, Ardbeg Distillery, Japan focus

 

Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

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.

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.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

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


 

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