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Whisky Magazine Issue 124

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Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

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.

Old Malt Cask Scapa 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Light and discreet. Perfectly pleasant but not exactly exciting.

Old Malt Cask St Magdalene, 24 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
5 If this was in a better cask it would have been a rather pleasant whisky.

Old Malt Cask Tactical 1990 16 Years old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
6 Very thin. Not delivering much. Like a watercolour faded by sun exposure.

Old Malt Cask Talisker 20 Years Old, Director's Tactical
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
5 The distillery character is buried far below the wood. One can hardly detect even a light puff of smoke. Water does not help.

Old Malt Cask The Macallan (Rum Finish), 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 All rather insubstantial but attractive enough though.

Old Masters Bladnoch 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.50%
7 A two-sided malt, with two different expressions on the nose and on the palate. The alcohol needs to be tamed with water.

Old Masters Bladnoch 1992 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10%
7 Quite assertive for Bladnoch. Not keen on the papery character. Quality of wood?

Old Masters Bladnoch 1992 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.90%
6 I know, I know – it's a Lowland! Still, I want a little more from a whisky. Full stop.

Old Masters Bruichladdich 1991 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.70%
7 The Laddie in austere mood. Best before dinner.

Old Masters Clynelish 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.10%
7 Very much in line with recent bottlings. Not especially peaty, but crisp, clean and decisive in it's flavours.

Old Masters Glen Garioch 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.90%
8 A rich aromatic profile and a soft texture give that whisky a sensuous feel. The perfect afterdinner dram to enjoy a moment of calm and of solitude maybe…

Old Masters Glen Garioch 1988, 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.90%
7 A big warming dram whose generosity of flavour comes as a relief after a couple of meanies.

Old Masters Glentauchers 1990 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.80%
7 Serve as an aperitif. Chilled?


 

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