Browse our whisky database by the type of whisky. Different types of whisky often have distinct charactistics and flavours associated with them.
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Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Another wee charmer from anCnoc.
AnCnoc 22 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A superb nose, the palate is slightly restrained but still very enjoyable and harmonious as well.
anCnoc 22 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Simply gorgeous!
AnCnoc 35 years old
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.30% 9 Superb balance and aromatic intensity. Exemplary old whisky.
anCnoc Black Hill Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Don't let this whisky's pale straw colour deceive – this is a lively, assertive, fresh-tasting dram whose flavours linger pleasingly on the palate.
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.00% 8 I had a feeling that this would do water particularly well and I was correct in that assumption.
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 ery harmonious. The dense, fruitiness of the spirit gives it weight and it's not one dimensional.
anCnoc Distilled 1975
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.20% 8 It really comes alive on the finish as those spices kick in.
anCnoc Distilled 2000
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Sweet like confectioner's custard. MacDonald's ice cream Sunday with raspberry sauce.
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A classic American oak aged Highland. Just the sort that you should have in your whisky cupboard.
AnCnoc Peter Arkle
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Sadly unbalanced.
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Definitely not a smoke bomb this whisky, but a drop or two of water might be appreciated by some to tame the relatively high strength.
AnCnoc Vintage 1998
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A truly lovely summery dram whose substantial chunkiness in the middle of the tongue lifts it out of the ordinary.
anCnoc Vintage 2001
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 As readers will know, this is not a style of whisky that I warm to.
Angus Dundee Glencadam 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A very unusual whisky. I liked it, but it would benefit from a firmer malty middle to support the interesting component flavours.
Ardbeg 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Not from a particularly peaty period, but packed with Ardbeg's other flavours. Wonderfully distinctive.
Ardbeg 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 4 The same phenolic profile as in very young but more disciplined and rounder.
Ardbeg 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Not the most muscular Ardbeg, but still robust.
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.10% 4 Ardbeg is one of my great favourites, and this is one of the best versions I have tasted recently.
Ardbeg 1976, Distillery Manager's Choice
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.00% 9 Real Ardbeg peatiness and smokiness.
Ardbeg 1976, Single Cask Committee bottling
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.00% 8 A 'no bones about it' Islay whisky, and a fine example of Ardbeg.
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 9 Cleaner, more lemony and oily, and less assertive, than the 24 Years Old duty free edition.
Ardbeg 1980 Kildalton
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.60% 7 Where's the peat-smoke? Not very Islay.
Ardbeg 6 Years Old, Committee Bottling
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.90% 8 I like young Islays, but this hyperactive whisky is just too frisky. The flavours need time to meld. Even with those shortcomings, it is an Ardbeg…
Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist 1990 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A welcome addition to the range.