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A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies
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.
Balblair 38 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00% 9 An enticing expression of old age. Forever young! With elegance and style.
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.
Ballechin Single Malt 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A big ploughing workhouse. Not a showjumper prancing about but a direct beast that does a job.
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.
Ben Nevis 15 Years Old Single Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.70% 8 Ideally it needs a drop of water but then you lose that lovely intensity.
Ben Nevis Mr Taketsuru's Cask 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 61.30% 9 Raw and wild unless you add water! Enjoyable and memorable.
Ben Nevis The President's Cask 23 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.40% 8 A little water and this beauty unwinds into a sublime whisky.
Ben Nevis White Port Pipe Cask 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30% 8 Classy and blemish free but, as I've said before, this isn't my preferred type of whisky.
BenRiach 10 Years Old
Single Malt - ScScotland - 43.00% 7 The balance shifts in favour of the oak on this one and thus the complexity of nose is missing on the palate.
BenRiach 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 8 Another killer from Mr Walker's warehouse. Distillery of the year for me.
BenRiach 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 9 Soft, subtle and not overwooded. Just shades it over the 25yo this time.
BenRiach Authenticus 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A long, complex and harmonious run of flavour. Excellent.
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 Cask Strength Batch 1
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.20% 8 Neat the alcohol is well contained until the finish. Great nose.
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.