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Whisky distilled in 1985

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1985 vintage whiskies

Adelphi Tamdhu 1985
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.30%
7 Judging from the very pale colour, the wood did not have much positive input. Hence, perhaps, the lack of Tamdhu's sometime elegance.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Dailuaine 1985
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A good example of a little seen distillery.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Bowmore 1985
- Scotland - 52.30%
8 Distinct, robust and delightfully elegant in the same glass. A classy offering indeed.

Celtique Connexion Braes of Glenlivet 1985
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 The cask character somewhat dominates this zesty but delicate whisky.

Chieftain's Choice Scapa 1985, 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Rich and generous. Again, overwhelming distillery character.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Chieftain's Choice Glencadam 1985, 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Graceful and characterful. To be sipped on a midsummer starlit night. A true dancing dram.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Dewar Rattray Glen Grant 1985 19 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.40%
8 A definite sharpness which hides a sweeter character. Water does not help much, enhancing the pepperiness. For those who like it hot.

Glen Garioch 1985, 16 Years Old, Sherry Butt
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.90%
7 I have always had a quiet fancy for this malt. It has a lot character: demonstrated here in the way it stands up to such heavy sherry.

Gordon & MacPhail Ardmore 1985
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 I have always thought of Ardmore as having a rather bluff character, but on this occasion I found it both welcoming and comforting.

Gordon & MacPhail Inverleven 1985
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Not much complexity, but an unusually summery whisky.

Ichiro's Malt 1985 Ace of Spades
Single Malt - Japan - 55.00%
7 When oak is elegantly mastered, no problem. Same with the alcohol. A beautiful example of controlled maturation.

Old Malt Cask Glencadam 21 Years Old 1985
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Well balanced and with real charm and some complexity.

Old Malt Cask Laphroaig 1985 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 This seems far less lively and rounded than the 1987 whisky bottled in 1992.

Signatory Glenturret 1985
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.40%
7 Original bunch of flavours that Towser and her descendants would have enjoyed.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Glenrothes 1985
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 This is head and shoulders above everything else in this tasting. Fills all the senses.

Yoichi 1985, Cask No. 250216
Single Malt - Japan - 58.00%
7 A sharp character, full of life. Needs water to tame the alcohol. For an outdoor invigorating crisp morning walk.

Ardmore 1985 14 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£99.95
Balvenie 1975 57.5% B1985 Robert Watson 1975
Lions Whisky
£525.00
Benrinnes 1985 23 Year Old Sherry Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£165.00
Benrinnes 23 Year Old 1985
Master of Malt
£160.16
Benrinnes 23 Year Old 1985 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£13.29
Benrinnes 27 Year Old 1985 Old And Rare Hunter Laing
Master of Malt
£196.02
Benrinnes 27 Year Old 1985 Old And Rare Hunter Laing 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£13.96
Bladnoch 1985 B1997 Scott's 1985
Lions Whisky
£125.00
Bowmore 1965 20 Years Old B 1985 Intertrade 20 1965
Lions Whisky
£1,350.00
Bowmore 1985 26 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£550.00
Bowmore 1985 Feis Ile 2012
Abbey Whisky
£772.50
Bowmore 1985 Feis Ile 2012 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£45.44
Bowmore 1985 Over 16 Years Old B 2001 Silver Seal 16 1985
Lions Whisky
£185.00
Bowmore 1985 Vintage 26 Year Old
The Whisky Barrel
£799.99
Bruichladdich Mcmlxxxv 1985 25 Year Old Dna3
The Whisky Exchange
£265.00
Bruichladdich Mcmlxxxv 1985 27 Year Old Dna4
The Whisky Exchange
£265.00
Caol Ila 1966 B 1985 58.3% 1966
Lions Whisky
£1,480.00
Caol Ila 1968 Bot.1985 Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Exchange
£1,999.00
Cragganmore 1985 22 Year Old First Cask 1228
Whisky-Online.com
£145.00
Cragganmore 1985 28 Year Old Cask #1239+45 Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£175.00
Cragganmore 28 Years Old 1985 Casks 1239+1245 Cask Strength Collec
Master of Malt
£8.40
Glen Deveron 1985 5 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£79.95
Glen Garioch 1985 16yo 16 1985
Lions Whisky
£235.00
Glen Grant 1970 Sherry Bot.1985 Moon Import
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Glen Grant 25 Year Old 1985 Old & Rare Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£215.71
Glen Grant 25 Year Old 1985 Old & Rare Douglas Laing 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£13.82
Glen Spey 1985 13 Year Old Cadenhead's
The Whisky Exchange
£120.00
Glenburgie 1985 195th Anniversary
The Whisky Exchange
£425.00
Glenesk 1985 Bot.2000 Connoisseurs Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
Glenfarclas 1985 2014 The Family Cask 2591
Whisky-Online.com
£286.50
Glenfarclas 1985 Family Casks S14 Sherry Cask #2591
The Whisky Exchange
£288.00
Glentauchers 1985 Single Cask 1985
Lions Whisky
£165.00
Highland Park 1985 19yo Signatory Vintage 19 1985
Lions Whisky
£175.00
Highland Park 1985 29 Year Old Mackillop's Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£215.00
Highland Park 1985 Cask 375 Rare Select Montgomerie's
Master of Malt
£179.23
Highland Park 1985 Cask 375 Rare Select Montgomerie's 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£11.81
Highland Park 28 Year Old 1985 Authentic Collection Wm Cadenhead 3
Master of Malt
£8.56
Highland Park 29 Year Old 1985 Cask 370 Mackillop's Choice
Master of Malt
£204.53
Highland Park 29 Year Old 1985 Cask 370 Mackillop's Choice 3cl Sam
Master of Malt
£13.21
J. De Malliac 1966 Bot.1985
The Whisky Exchange
£250.00
J. De Malliac 1966 Bot.1985
The Whisky Exchange
£225.00
Johnnie Walker 150th Anniversary & Decanter B1985
Lions Whisky
£1,450.00
Knockando 1985 2011 25 Year Old
Whisky-Online.com
£140.00
Knockando 1985 21yo Master Reserve 21 1985
Lions Whisky
£125.00
Lagavulin 1985 21yo 21 1985
Lions Whisky
£930.00
Laphroaig Laudable 1985 15 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£250.00
Laphroaig Laudable 1985 15yo Old Malt Cask 15 1985
Lions Whisky
£255.00
Linkwood 1985 23 Year Old First Cask 3891
Whisky-Online.com
£145.00
Linkwood 1985 28 Year Old Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£130.00
Linkwood 27 Year Old 1985 Cask 4539 Cask Strength Collection Sign
Master of Malt
£8.31
Littlemill 1985 Rare Old
The Whisky Barrel
£253.55
Littlemill 1985 Rare Old Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Exchange
£275.00
Littlemill 28 Year Old 1985 Coopers Choice
The Whisky Barrel
£221.35
Longrow 1973 Natural Strength Bot.1985 Samaroli Campbeltown Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£1,500.00
Macallan 1958 59 25 Years B 1985 Old Woodbox 25 1958
Lions Whisky
£1,780.00
Macallan 1985 18 Year Old Vintage Label
The Whisky Exchange
£425.00
Macallan Special Reserve Bottled 1985
Lions Whisky
£985.00
Midleton Very Rare 1985
Whisky-Online.com
£650.00
Miltonduff 1965 Bot.1985 Sherry Wood Moon Import
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Mortlach 1938 Bot.1985 Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Exchange
£2,350.00
Ord 1985 10yo Cadenhead 10 1985
Lions Whisky
£245.00
Rum Demerara 1985 23 Years Old 23 1985
Lions Whisky
£240.00
Singleton 28 Ans 1985 Of Dufftown
La Maison du Whisky
£318.00
Singleton Of Dufftown 1985 28 Year Old Bot.2013
The Whisky Exchange
£250.00
Springbank 1985 Moon Import Dovr Toutes Mares 1985
Lions Whisky
£365.00
Springbank 1985 Moon Import Dovr Toutes Mares 1985
Lions Whisky
£365.00
Talisker 1985 27 Year Old Bot.2013
The Whisky Exchange
£510.00
Talisker 27 Ans 1985
La Maison du Whisky
£655.00
Talisker 27 Year Old 1985 2013 Special Release 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£31.57
Taylor's 1985 Vintage Port
The Whisky Exchange
£76.95
The Singleton Of Dufftown 28 Year Old 1985 2013 Special Release
Master of Malt
£234.00
The Singleton Of Dufftown 28 Year Old 1985 2013 Special Release 3cl
Master of Malt
£16.62
Tomatin Sestante 1970 1985 15 Year Old
Whisky-Online.com
£499.00
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