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Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

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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.

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anCnoc 22 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Simply gorgeous!

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AnCnoc 35 years old
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.30%
9 Superb balance and aromatic intensity. Exemplary old whisky.

anCnoc Cutter
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.

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anCnoc Peatlands
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.

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.

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.

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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.

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Ardbeg 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Not the most muscular Ardbeg, but still robust.

Ardbeg 1975
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.

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Ardbeg 1976, Distillery Manager's Choice
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.00%
9 Real Ardbeg peatiness and smokiness.

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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.

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Ardbeg 1977
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…

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Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist 1990 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A welcome addition to the range.

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Ardbeg Alligator
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.20%
8 A big islander, well structured and well balanced. Just a dash of water is enough to enhance the flavours.

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Ardbeg Almost There
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.00%
8 This is seamless stuff and despite the smokiness is unshowy. Only 9 Years Old? Great things are on their way.

Ardbeg Ardbog
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.10%
8 Another stunner from Ardbeg.

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Ardbeg Auriverdes
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.90%
8 Some people make peaty whisky, others try to. On this offering, these guys are the former, not the latter.

Ardbeg Blasda 10 Year Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A delicate and rather charming afternoon (or 4am) dram. Will cause a stooshie though!


 

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