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Issue 138 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 138

A roundup of Canadian whisky and blends, Arran and Paul John Distillery Focus plus Australian whisky supplement

 

Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

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.

Aultmore 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 The nose displays a lovely freshness and though the rather dominant oak reigns that freshness in on the palate, it is still a thoroughly enjoyable aperitif style whisky.

Aultmore 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A classic, full-bodied Spey, worth buying for the finish alone!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Aultmore 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
9 Beautiful and mature. I'm running out of superlatives for it.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

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.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

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.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

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”.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

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.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

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 2004 Bourbon Matured
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Classic American oak-matured Bablair. Lack of chill-filtration and enhanced ABV really suit the brand.

Balblair 2004 Sherry Matured
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 We tend to think that Balblair's spirit character is best suited by ex-Bourbon barrels, but this is a good example of how well it handles sherry wood, too.

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.


 

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