Not a member? - Register and login now.
All registered users can read our entire magazine archive.

Whisky Index : Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

Whiskies listed by their type.

Browse our whisky database by the type of whisky. Different types of whisky often have distinct charactistics and flavours associated with them.

 

Issue 121 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 121

Rocky Mountain High, Mixo-gastro, India Drinkers' Guide, Four Roses

 

Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Balblair 38 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00%
9 A pure beauty. Absolutely beaming on nose and palate. The best a sherry cask can offer.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Balblair 38 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00%
9 An enticing expression of old age. Forever young! With elegance and style.

Balblair Elements
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Gentle, but complex as the flavours open.

Ballantine's Christmas Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 It's Ballantine's as you've seen it before but the “Christmas” angle is well worked. Great blending.

Ballechin Edradour Burgundy matured
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 It is young and showing great promise. Keep watching this with interest.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.20%
9 ?Absolutely triumphant – A bee keepers delight.

Banff 1966, 31 Years Old, Old Malt Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Banff was never a classic, but it is an evocatively old-fashioned Highland malt, and it has stood up reasonably well to great age.

Barrogill North Highland Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
6 Not knitted.

Ben Nevis 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 The sweetness could be excessive, but it is saved by the stogie.

Ben Nevis 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A well-balanced dram. Sherry signs it but not in an assertive way.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

BenRiach 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Another killer from Mr Walker's warehouse. Distillery of the year for me.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

BenRiach 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
9 Soft, subtle and not overwooded. Just shades it over the 25yo this time.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

BenRiach Authenticus 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A long, complex and harmonious run of flavour. Excellent.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

BenRiach Authenticus Peated Single Malt 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Another region-buster and a good one too.

BenRiach Bottled for Craigellachie Hotel 1976
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.60%
8 Very enjoyable and marked up for balance and poised integration.

BenRiach Curiositas peated malt, 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A Speyside? The most Islayish of all the Speysides I have ever tasted. Interesting as a freak even if wood toughens the whole profile a little.

BenRiach Over 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Herbal in the dry way. Leaves a bitter grassy note in the finish. I'd rather have a cup of tea.

BenRiach Over 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Muscular. Welcome in a blizzard but don't expect Mozart when you are likely to get Wagner.

BenRiach Pedro Ximinez Sherry Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A cheery dram, opening up on the sunny side with the definite rum colours on the nose. A dash of water sweetens the palate.

BenRiach Septemdicem 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Another fine smoked Benriach.

BenRiach Solstice 17 Years Old Batch 2
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 A balance struck between spirit and oak(s). It shouldn't work, but it does.

Benrinnes 23 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.80%
7 You have got to like woody whiskies to drink this one. Has gone over the top for me. Certainly an old whisky but too long a maturation made it grumpy. Water kills it.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Benromach 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A well-structured dram with character and delicacy. Very refreshing. A perfect Speysider to recommend.

Benromach 1969
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 An old-fashioned whisky for an old-fashioned winter's evening. Wins points for being cuddly rather than complex.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Benromach 1976
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 ?A superb whisky, rich, deep, complex, with a mature oakiness. I would avoid water personally.


 

Whisky gift and present finder