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A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies
MacLeods 8 Years Old Lowland
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A pleasing balance of spirit and wood, but lacked complexity. Young spirit in active oak?
MacPhail's Collection Highland Park 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 More robust and less sophisticated than the distillery bottlings.
MacPhail's Collection Highland Park 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Only 8 Years Old, but a seasoned sea-salt. A return to form for the independent youngster.
MacPhail's Collection Tamdhu 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Tamdhu is a pleasant, polite, whisky. Does it really have the stamina for such a marathon maturation?
Mannochmore 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Rich, bonnie and complex. Not showing off, just beaming.
Mannochmore 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.90% 7 The nose lets you expect more sweetness. Oak is overwhelming on the palate.
Master of Malt Speyside 50 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Lovely nose but not fully backed up on the tongue. In cask just too long.
Master of Malt Aberlour 1995 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.00% 8 Balanced, fresh and fruity – a fine opening dram for the evening.
Master of Malt Ardbeg 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30% 8 Try describing ‘Islay' to someone who has never visited before. If they still don't get it, give them a dram of this.
Master of Malt Aultmore 5 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 66.80% 7 At this strength, one wonders what it's trying to prove.
Master of Malt Bally Delicious
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.00% 7 An interesting floral character but not a wide aromatic palate.
Master of Malt Ben Nevis 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.40% 8 This was a little edgy at first, but give it time and it softens up.
Master of Malt Bruichladdich 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.30% 7 A pleasant Islay. Water makes the oak a little bitter.
Master of Malt Bunnahabhain 1990 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.10% 7 Soft and very easy.
Master of Malt Caol Ila 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.40% 7 Incredibly crisp and strong for its age. Water mellows the nose but makes the palate more astringent. Lack of balance.
Master of Malt Clynelish Single Cask Series 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10% 8 A lovely, fresh and conversational dram. A dash of water brings out more sweetness. A spring celebration in itself.
Master of Malt Cragganmore 20 Years Old, 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.20% 7 An unexpectedly light (but well balanced) Cragganmore.
Master of Malt Glen Garioch 1990 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.80% 8 Approaching its twilight years, but still with a definite spring in its step. Very nicely balanced indeed.
Master of Malt Glenglassaugh 25 Years Old 1984
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70% 7 Another oak and oak only whisky. I must have an oak-(over)sensitive palate!
Master of Malt Glenturret 34 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.90% 8 A nicely rounded whisky.
Master of Malt Highland Park 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Republic of Ireland - 56.00% 7 Refreshing and well balanced. The nose promises more than it delivers on the palate. I have never come across such a phenolic HP.
Master of Malt Laphroaig 10 Years Old 1998
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.50% 8 The perfect image of the countryside in autumn on a wet chilly morning, with a mixture of fog and smoke hovering over the fields and the woods. Very suggestive.
Master of Malt Lowland Single Malt 2nd Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Hard to pin a great deal on this one. The nose has its merits, but you really have to search for them.
Master of Malt Speyside 60 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.20% 9 Flavours like these are the reason wood maturation was invented. Excellent stuff.
Master of Malt Springbank 19 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.80% 8 A buoyant character. Perfect to get you back on your feet on a crispy morning.