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Issue 122 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 122

Is Craft an Expression of Skill, Aberlour, Flavoured Whiskies, Glen Grant

 

Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

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Auchentoshan Select
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Good balance. Fresh and exciting.

Auchentoshan Springwood
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Once in the mouth things start to happen but a little too restrained.

Auchentoshan Three Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Matching Auchentoshan with Pedro Ximinez is like putting Benny Lynch in the ring with Marciano. What do you get? It's unimaginable, but in whisky it works.

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Auchentoshan Three Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Lowlands just as aperitifs? Pah! A well constructed malt with varied wood flavour, although the prevalence of sherry flavours makes it atypical of the region.

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Auchentoshan Three Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A classic of its type.

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Auchentoshan Valinch 2011
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.50%
8 Another excellent marker on the upward trajectory of Auchie.

Auchentoshan Valinch 2012
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.20%
7 Pleasant in parts, but the oak hasn't been as friendly to this as you would have hoped.

Auchroisk 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 This version is not obviously sherryish, but still manages very big flavours indeed. I'm very impressed.

Auchroisk 1997 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.10%
8 Good to see Auchroisk finally getting a bottling which does it justice.

Auchroisk 1997 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70%
7 Give time to this whisky but avoid water which enhances the alcohol feel. There is some austerity in the character but it does open up with a bit of patience.

Auld Reekie 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A drinkable, if relatively undemanding whisky. Perhaps a good introduction to Islay.

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Balblair 1986
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Elegant and sophisticated.

Balblair 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Approachable and well structured, with delicious flavours.

Balblair 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Much more life and structure.

Balblair 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 An attractive character. Too much sweetness on the palate though.

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Balblair 1969 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
8 For a whisky that is very light when young, this matures surprisingly well and for long periods

Balblair 1975
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 The Balblair bandwagon continues.

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Balblair 1975 Vintage 2nd Release 37 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A beautiful example of a well-matured Bourbon cask whisky. Still lively and dashing. The perfect “herbal tea”.

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Balblair 1979 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Needs time to grow in the glass. A dream.

Balblair 1983
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00%
8 A lovely dram, brightening like the promise of a warm summer.

Balblair 1989 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Seems young, but very attractive.

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Balblair 1997 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A stunner.

Balblair 2000
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A very subtle, and discreet Balblair but another addition to what has become a compelling range.

Balblair 2003
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Either a young whisky or a whisky matured in a tired cask. Not unpleasant but too thin. I can imagine it in a granité or as a thirst quencher in summer with lots of ice.

Balblair 33 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.40%
8 A whisky that starts life with some restraint has certainly developed over the years.


 

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