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Whisky Index : Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

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Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

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.

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.

Balblair Highland Single Malt 1999 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A gentle personality and a crowd pleaser.

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.


 

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