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Issue 127 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 127

A Focus on Speyside, Allt-á-Bhainne, Kentucky Visitor Centres, Golf and Whisky

 

Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

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.

Benromach 21 Years Old, Old Tokaji Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
7 Rather unbalanced. The nose is far more promising than the palate. What's the point of the finish?

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Benromach 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Balanced and poised.

Benromach 8 Years Old Maderia
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
7 The nose was promising but the palate did not deliver all. Water stresses the bitterness.

Benromach Burgundy Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
7 Give this whisky time to open on a sweeter side.

Benromach Organic
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 This suggests a young spirit and lots of oak. Not balanced.

Benromach Origins
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00%
7 Balance and character. Recommended.

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Benromach Origins Batch 2 Port Pipes 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Wholly matured in port pipes. Shows great balance and style for a 12 Years Old and is marked accordingly.

Benromach Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10 Years Old 100 Proof
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.00%
7 Surprisingly easy to drink neat, the palate not as alcoholic as the nose suggests.

Benromach Traditional
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A spring meadow with dew on the grass.

Berry's Best Lowland 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A fine dram to start off a tasting, but not enough interest to engage you the whole night long.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Best Orkney, 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Intense salt. Very slight iodine.

Berry's Own Selection Aberlour 1994
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Kicking up your heels as well as soothing. To be sipped far from the city buzz.

Berry's Own Selection Auchentoshan 1983
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Subtle aromas and flavours, but beautifully composed.

Berry's Own Selection Auchroisk 1991 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.60%
7 An interesting dram. The palate is lighter than expected but fresh and lively. Perfect companion for a fruit salad with a ginger icecream.

Berry's Own Selection Benrinnes 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Bizarrely, the nose reminded me of an Argentinian Torrontes. Where's the famed Benrinnes meatiness?


 

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