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Whisky Index : Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

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Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

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Ardbeg Lord of the Isles, 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Lots of flavour development, complexity and refinement. Very elegant, but where is the clamour of battle?

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Ardbeg Lord of the Isles, 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Becomes more complex with age. I admire its style, but hanker for the bravado of the younger Ardbegs.

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Ardbeg Oloroso Finish, Cask 4704
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.20%
8 Nothing too elaborate here. Good honest Islay whisky. Have this with breakfast and you will live forever, or feel that way.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Ardbeg Provenance, 1974, 24 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.60%
9 Rich and creamy, with huge flavour development.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ardbeg Rennaissance
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.90%
8 Everything here has been reduced to elemental levels. A nice circle completed.

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Ardbeg Supernova
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.90%
8 Has considerable character. Fresh, young but for peat freaks only.

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Ardbeg Supernova 2010
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.10%
8 A head-cleaning experience. Not for the fainthearted.

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Ardbeg Supernova Committee Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00%
8 A big boy bruiser with a tender heart.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Ardbeg Uigeadail
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.20%
8 The elemental opposite of the sophisticated Lord of the Isles.

Ardbeg Very Young
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.30%
4 great interplay of sweet and dry flavours. More phenolic at start, smoke is more integrated than in Bowmore or Caol Ila.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Auchentoshan 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Very expressive when young – as might be expected from a classic Lowlander.

Auchentoshan 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 At 10 years, Auchentoshan makes an expressive, eloquent claim to being the classic Lowlander.

Auchentoshan 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Lots of American Oak, and a super clean character. Nowt wrong, but not quite enough right.

Auchentoshan 11 Years Old 1999 Bordeaux Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.00%
8 An interesting and invigorating autumn dram which needs water to cut the edges.

Auchentoshan 12 Years old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Good balance.

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Auchentoshan 17 Years Old, Bordeaux Wine
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.00%
8 The wine finish brings in sweetness and fruitiness but without masking the delicate grassiness and lightness of the Lowland style. A real cracker, perfect for a wake up call.

Auchentoshan 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Good nose,but the palate is a little too dry.

Auchentoshan 18 Years Old, Oloroso
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.80%
7 An underrated malt. Check it out.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Auchentoshan 1966, 31 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
8 A fine whisky, but does something as fresh and soft benefit from quite so much ageing?

Auchentoshan 1973, 29 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.80%
8 The chestnut colour betrays the time this whisky has spent in oak. I have tasted much woodier whiskies - but not oakier Auchentoshans.

Auchentoshan 1975
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.60%
8 A beautiful and delicate aperitif. Take your time with this - it deserves it.

Auchentoshan 1976 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 41.80%
7 Better on palate than the nose, but so fragile it shatters easily.

Auchentoshan 1976 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 41.60%
7 Old but still fresh. All very discreet. At its best neat.

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Auchentoshan 1978, 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.80%
8 This seems to me the definitive light tasting (triple-distilled) Lowlander. In theory, such whiskies mature young, but this has aged beautifully.

Auchentoshan 1979 Oloroso 32 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.50%
8 Excellent.


 

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