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 Aberfeldy 1977
 Aberlour 10 40%
 Aberlour 10 43%
 Aberlour 100 Proof
 Aberlour Antique
 Ardbeg 15
 Ardbeg 17
 Ardbeg 1975-97   
 Ardbeg 1974-97
 Ardbeg 1974-95
 Ardmore 1981
 Auchentoshan 10
 Aultmore 1980
 Balblair 10   
 Balmenach 1973
 Balvenie Doublewood
 Balvenie Founder´s Reserve
 Balvenie Single Barrel
 Banff 1974
 Ben Nevis 13 cask  
 Benriach 10
 Benriach Vintage 1982
 Benrinnes 1969
 Benromach 12
 Bishop´s Malt 12
 Black Ribbon
 Bladnoch 1986
 Bladnoch 1984
 Blair Athol 24
 Bowmore Darkest Islay 
 Bowmore 10    
 Bowmore 12
 Bowmore 17
 Bowmore 21
 Bowmore Vintage 1976
 Bowmore 25
 Bowmore 30
 Braes of Glenlivet 1979
 Brora 1972
 Bruichladdich 10     
 Bruichladdich 15
 Bruichladdich 21
 Bruichladdich 1966
 Bunnahabhain 12    
 Bushmills Malt 10
 Caol Ila 1988    
 Caol Ila 15
 Caol Ila 1985
 Caol Ila 1981
 Caol Ila 1981 cask
 Caperdonich 1968
 Cardhu 12
 Chivas Century
 Clynelish 12 cask
 Clynelish 1972 cask
 Coleburn 1972
 Connemara
 Convalmore 1969
 Cragganmore 12
 Cragganmore Double Matured 1984
 Cragganmore Vintage 1978
 Craigellachie 14
 Craigellachie Vintage 1981
 Dailuaine 1971
 Dallas Dhu 12
 Dalmore 12
 Dalwhinnie 15
 Deanston 12
 Deanston 17
 Drumguish n.a.s.
 Dufftown 15
 Dufftown Vintage 1979
 Edradour 10
 Edradour 19 cask
 Glen Albyn 1972
 Glenallachie 1985
 Glen Almond
 Glenburgie 8
 Glencadam 1974
 Glencraig 1970
 Glen Deveron 10
 Glendronach 12
 Glendronach 18
 Glendullan 8
 Glen Elgin n.a.s.
 Glenesk 1982
 Glenfarclas 10
 Glenfarclas 12
 Glenfarclas 15
 Glenfarclas 17
 Glenfarclas 21
 Glenfarclas 25
 Glenfarclas 30
 Glenfarclas 105 cask
 Glenfiddich n.a.s.    
 Glen Garioch 1984
 Glenglassaugh 13 cask
 Glengoyne 12    
 Glengoyne 17
 Glen Grant n.a.s.
 Glen Halley
 Glen Keith 1983
 Glen Kella 6
 Glenkinchie 10
 Glenlivet 12     
 Glenlivet 18
 Glenlochy 1974
 Glenlossie 1974
 Glen Mhor 1979 cask
 Glen Mhor Vintage 1979
 Glenmorangie 10    
 Glenmorangie 10 43%
 Glenmorangie 18
 Glenmorangie Port Wood Finish
 Glenmorangie Sherry Wood Finish
 Glenmorangie Madeira Wood Finish
 Glen Moray 12   
 Glen Ord 12
 Glen Rothes 1984    
 Glen Scotia 8
 Glen Scotia 14
 Glen Spey 15
 Glentauchers 1979
 Glenturret 12
 Glenturret 15
 Glenturret 1966
 Glenugie 13
 Glenury 1978
 Highland Park 12
 Highland Park 18
 Highland Park 18 cask
 Highland Park Vintage 1975
 Highland Park 1967
 Ileach
 Imperial 1979
 Inchgower 12
 Inchmurrin n.a.s.
 Inverleven 1984
 Isle of Jura 10
 Kinclaith 1967
 Knockando 13
 Knockando 1980
 Knockdhu 12    
 Lagavulin 16    
 Lagavulin Double Matured 1979
 Laphroaig 10   
 Laphroaig 10 cask
 Laphroaig 15
 Laphroaig 20
 Ledaig 1974 (Tobermory)
 Linkwood 15
 Linkwood Vintage 1984
 Littlemill 8
 Loch Dhu
 Lochside 1981
 Longmorn 12
 Longmorn 15 43%
 Longmorn 15 45%
 Longmorn 1963
 Longrow Vintage 1987, 8 years (Springbank)
 Longrow Vintage 1987, 9 years (Springbank)
 Macallan 12   
 Macallan 18
 Macallan Vintage 1966
 Macallan 25
 Macphail´s
 Mannochmore 1984
 Millburn 1972
 Millburn 1971
 Miltonduff 12
 Mortlach 15
 Mortlach 21
 Mortlach 22 cask
 Mortlach 23 cask
 Mosstowie 1975
 North Port-Brechin 1974
 Oban 14    
 Old Fettercairn 10
 Old Pulteney 8     
 Pittyvaich 11 cask
 Port Ellen 1983    
 Port Ellen Vintage 1982
 Port Ellen 1980
 Port Ellen 1980 cask
 Port Ellen 1979
 Pride of Orkney
 Rosebank 1988
 Rosebank 1983
 Royal Lochnagar 12
 St. Magdalene 1966
 Scapa 1984
 Sheep Dip 8
 Singleton of Auchroisk 1983
 Speyburn 10    
 Springbank C.V.
 Springbank 12
 Springbank 100 Proof
 Springbank 15
 Springbank 21
 Springbank 25
 Springbank 30
 Springbank 34
 Springbank Vintage 1969
 Springbank 1966
 Strathisla 12
 Strathisla 1982
 Strathisla 1980
 Strathmill Vintage 1985
 Strathmill 1980
 Talisker 8
 Talisker 10
 Talisker Double Matured 1986
 Talisker 16 cask
 Tamdhu n.a.s.
 Tamnavulin-Glenlivet 10
 Tobermory n.a.s.
 Tomatin 10
 Tomintoul 12
 Tormore 12
 Tullibardine 10
 Usquaebach 15
 Yamazaki 12








Aberfeldy

Region: Highlands District: Midlands Producer: United Distillers

Aberfeldy 1977 (bottled 1995), 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Golden +
Nose: Fruit, wood, smoke, marzipan. Slightly salty, flowery. Some peat.
Taste: Sweet, creamy, marzipan. Fresh orange/citrus. Somewhat quick and thin. Malty finish.

78 p


Aberlour

Region: Highlands District: Speyside Producer: Pernod/Campbell Distillers

Aberlour 10, 40 vol

Colour: Amber -
Nose: Butter, oak, fruitcake, almonds?
Taste: Full, sweetness, creamy, fruitcake, dryish, harsh?

82 p


Aberlour 10, 43 vol

Colour: Golden +
Nose: Smooth, creamy, hint of almond, mint, toffee.
Taste: Slightly oily, sweet, cookie-like, bready. Finish with some bitterness.

82 p 


Aberlour 100 Proof, 57.1 vol

Colour: Amber
Nose: Sweat, forest, some chemical oiliness. Gets softer.
Taste: Ardent, thick, cookie-like and dry.

78 p


Aberlour Antique, 43 vol

Colour: Deep gold
Nose: Some initial brackish water. Fudge! Some sherry and esteriness. Gets more smoky and spicy.
Taste: Toffee and butter. Burnt sugar and bread. Peaty. Rather dry and astringent. Finish a bit quick.

81 p


Ardbeg

Region: Islay District: South shore Producer: Allied Distillers

Ardbeg 15, 43 vol

Colour: Light gold (-)
Nose: Harmonic peatiness. Fruity, slightly ardent. Mint, soap?
Taste: Smoky, elegant, soft. Salty, sweet and bitter in a subtle balance.

83 p


Ardbeg 17, 43 vol

Colour: Golden +
Nose: A bit watery, peaty, dusty. Dry.
Taste: Somewhat boring, some coal. Dry.

82 p


Ardbeg 1975 (bottled 1997), 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Amber
Nose: Luxurious. Creamy. Some mustiness emerges.
Taste: Coaly, dry, tarry, somewhat bitter and musty.

84 p


Ardbeg 1974 (bottled 1997), 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Amber
Nose: Peat, (dog´s dung?), lots of tar, full. Gets dryer.
Taste: Tar, coal, pretty mild.

85 p


Ardbeg 1974 (bottled 1995), 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Light amber
Nose: Heavy leather, sweet tar, lots of peat, smoked shrimps? Oaky, vanilla, slight sherry, iodine, medicinal. Gingerbread dough.
Taste: Lots of tar, smoke, leather, iodine and peat. Very lingering. Meat?

86 p 


Ardmore

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Bogie) Producer: Allied Distillers

Ardmore 1981 (bottled 1995), 40 vol

Colour: Golden (-)
Nose: Slight peat, marzipan, whiff of brackish water, rubber?
Taste: Rather thin, sweetish, rubber, peaty, flour? Somewhat dry finish.

68 p


Auchentoshan

Region: Lowlands District: Western Lowlands Producer: Morrison Bowmore/Suntory

Auchentoshan 10, 40 vol

Colour: Light gold
Nose: Perfume, orange, Cointreau. Some salty mustiness.
Taste: Soft, fruity (orange), candy, chewing gum, sweet. Finish without smoke.

68 p 


Aultmore

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Isla) Producer: United Distillers

Aultmore 1980 (bottled 1995), 43 vol, Signatory Vintage

Colour: Light gold -
Nose: Sourish, oregano. Rather simple, some metal.
Taste: Peaty, uncomplex. Rather long finish with some bitterness.

72 p


Auchroisk

Region: Highlands District: Speyside Producer: Justerini & Brooks

Singleton of Auchroisk 1983, 40 vol

Colour: Light amber
Nose: Sweet, fruity, raspberry, marzipan, hint of sherry, cereal grain, hint of peat. Sweet smoke emerges.
Taste: Sweet, marzipan, sherry, a bit salty. Rather luxurious, but lacks in character. Finish with some malty bitterness.

71 p


Balblair

Region: Highlands District: Northern Highlands Producer: Allied Distillers

Balblair 10, 40 vol, GMP

Colour: Light gold
Nose: Punch-sweetness, sherry. Rather thick, honeyish.
Taste: Well-balanced, buttery, nutty. Some oakiness.

75 p


Balmenach

1993

Region: Highlands District: Speyside Producer: United Distillers

Balmenach 1973, 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Amber -
Nose: Sherry, oaky and fruity (apples). Hint of metal. Gets smokier.
Taste: Creamy, dry, salty, smoky. Dry finish (liquorice?).

80 p


Balvenie

Region: Highlands District: Speyside Producer: William Grant & Sons

Balvenie Doublewood 12, 40 vol

Colour: Amber
Nose: Full. Lots of sherry, oaky, almond oil, gym shoes, unripe pears? Gets peatier, developing sweet-smoke.
Taste: Sherry, old wood, sweet, creamy, orangey. Some peat underneath the sherry. Finish with some bitterness (orange-skins).

83 p 


Balvenie Founder´s Reserve 10, 43 vol

Colour: Deep gold
Nose: Fresh, woody, some saltiness, almonds, slightly metallic. Gets peatier. Not as noble as the Doublewood.
Taste: Sweet, creamy, fruity (dates?). Almonds. Long and consistent finish with some 'beery' bitterness.

78 p 


Balvenie Single Barrel 15, 50.4 vol

Colour: Light gold
Nose: Ardent, full, dry. Oak, pine forest, earthy, vanilla, cookies, fresh lemon, tangerine, ginger. Chocolate?
Taste: Warming. Some peatiness, oaky, chocolate. Long, creamy finish with a pleasant maltiness.

90 p 


Banff

1983

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Deveron) Producer: United Distillers

Banff 1974, 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Golden +
Nose: Soft, dusty, sherryish, estery. Light fruitiness (orangey).
Taste: Rather thin and soft, a typical mild Highland. Long but rather tasteless finish. Later some iron and salt (blood!).

71 p


Ben Nevis

Region: Highlands District: Western Highlands Producer: Nikka/Ben Nevis Co.

Ben Nevis 13 cask (distilled 1977, bottled 1991), 62 vol, Cadenhead

Colour: Light gold, with some blur
Nose: Fiery, overripe, pine, pear, "carbonated". Gets peatier.
Taste: Ardent, sourish. Dry. Gooseberries. Somewhat simple, pretty quick finish.

76 p


Benriach

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Lossie) Producer: Seagram/Chivas

Benriach 10, 43 vol

Colour: White wine +
Nose: Oaky, slightly salty, flowery, hint of marzipan, acetone. Play-doo.
Taste: Dry, thin, hint of marzipan, almond oil, fresh. Malty finish with some bitterness.

73 p 


Benriach Vintage 1982, 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Amber
Nose: Some bread, some forest, rather oaky and sherryish, pretty complex.
Taste: Rather thick and overripe, "fat", creamy, "luxorious".

81 p


Benrinnes

Region: Highlands District: Speyside Producer: United Distillers

Benrinnes 1969, 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Golden +
Nose: Sourish, oaky, fruity (apples), cinnamon, dusty.
Taste: Acid, apples, creamy. Maybe lacking some character.

77 p


Benromach

1983

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Findhorn) Producer: United Distillers

Benromach 12, 40 vol

Colour: Deep gold
Nose: Peaty, smoky, some liquorice and banana-like esteriness.
Taste: Rather dry, peaty, fruity.

78 p


Bishop´s Malt

Vatted Malt, Islay Vatted by: Bishop´s Arms, Stockholm, Sweden

Bishop´s Malt 12, 40 vol

Colour: Golden
Nose: Some brackish water, some iodine.
Taste: Peaty, dryish. Finish rather quick.

- p


Black Ribbon

Vatted Malt Bottled by: Vin & Sprit AB, Sweden

Black Ribbon 10, 40 vol

Colour: Golden
Nose: Some acidity, light, smooth.
Taste: Somewhat lacking character.

69 p


Bladnoch

1993

Region: Lowlands District: Borders Producer: United Distillers

Bladnoch 1986 (bottled 1996), 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Golden +
Nose: A bit musty, some rubber.
Taste: Thick and creamy.

65 p


Bladnoch 1984 (bottled 1995), 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Deep gold
Nose: Salty, buttery. Some mustiness (brackish water). Raisins. Slight smell of violets.
Taste: Dry. Oily, distinct violet (Parfait d'amour) and some liquorice. Finish a bit quick and sour.

78 p


Blair Athol

Region: Highlands District: Midlands Producer: United Distillers

Blair Athol 24 (distilled 1966, bottled 1990), 57.1 vol, Cadenhead Original Collection

Colour: Golden -
Nose: Some ether. Buttery and toffeeish. Vanilla and oakiness. Gets more sourish and fruity.
Taste: Complex; rhubarb, some grain, some sweetness, hops. Gets milder and more creamy. Long finish, gets a bit bitter.

81 p


Bowmore

Region: Islay District: Loch Indaal Producer: Morrison Bowmore/Suntory

Bowmore Darkest Islay, n.a.s., 43 vol

Colour: Amber-red
Nose: Extremely peaty. Some initial mustiness. Fiery, tarry and woody. Fruity and full. Overripe!
Taste: Tarry and perfumy. Smoky and full, thick.

87 p


Bowmore 10, 40 vol

Colour: Golden (+)
Nose: Tar, eucalyptus, roundness, dusty. Somewhat overripe/buttery.
Taste: Tar, fresh sweetness/acidity, dusty. A simple but genuine Islay malt.

68 p


Bowmore 12, 40 vol

Colour: Deep gold
Nose: Tar, eucalyptus, fruity with fresh sweetness.
Taste: Fresh (eucalyptus), light, tar. Maltiness and Seville orange in the finish.

80 p


Bowmore 17, 43 vol

Colour: Golden (+)
Nose: A bit rubbery and watery, almonds, tropical fruits, perfumy.
Taste: Slightly oily. Sweetish and clean, full. Rather an atypical Islay malt!

80 p


Bowmore 21, 43 vol

Colour: Amber-red
Nose: Intense peat, luxurious, overripe, smoky, toffee, meaty? Butter, eggs.
Taste: Powerful, very peaty, buttery, oaky, overripe. Very long, intense but soft finish. Some saltiness emerges.

94 p


Bowmore 1976 (bottled 1996), 52.6 vol, Signatory Vintage

Colour: Golden (-)
Nose: Ardent, toffeeish and creamy. Chocolate and cookies. A bit dusty. Gets peatier.
Taste: Full, balanced. Cookie-like and dry. Some eucalyptus.

90 p


Bowmore 25, 43 vol

Colour: Light amber (+)
Nose: Noble tar, oaky. Raisins and cocoa, chocolate, sweets, but still very elegant!
Taste: Some initial saltiness and lots of raisins. Cherry stones, dark chocolate, some tar, later expensive sweets, some bitterness. Gets more sourish and creamy in the finish.

94 p


Bowmore 30, 43 vol

Colour: Amber-red
Nose: Noble and smooth. Overripe, soft and oaky. Pears and chocolate. Very complex and luxurious.
Taste: Smoky, fruity, tarry. Sourish but mild. Lots of dark chocolate. Extremely long and smooth finish.

91 p


Braes of Glenlivet

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Livet) Producer: Seagram/Chivas

Braes of Glenlivet 1979 (bottled 1995), 43 vol, Signatory Vintage

Colour: Golden
Nose: First and foremost: Rubber! Dusty, ardent, peaty, linoleum floor.
Taste: Warming, burnt, caoutchouc. Long finish with notes of rubber.

64 p


Brora

1983

Region: Highlands District: Northern Highlands Producer: United Distillers

Brora 1972, 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Golden
Nose: Islay-like! Tarry, salty. Iodine. Smoky and dry.
Taste: Smoky. Dry, some pepperiness. Some eucalyptus in the finish.

83 p


Bruichladdich

1995

Region: Islay District: Loch Indaal Producer: Whyte & Mackay

Bruichladdich 10, 40 vol

Colour: Golden (-)
Nose: Soft peat, almond paste, some toffee and saltiness.
Taste: Oily, almonds, simple but balanced and nice.

80 p


Bruichladdich 15, 43 vol

Colour: Light gold
Nose: Fresh, some saltiness. Acetone?
Taste: Dry, a bit oily. Salty finish.

- p


Bruichladdich 21, 43 vol

Colour: Golden (+)
Nose: Somewhat "Springbankish", toffee and brown sugar. Sweets. Develops some brackish water..
Taste: Peat and some saltiness. Thick, sweet and buttery. Sour cream and with a malty, creamy finish.

85 p


Bruichladdich 1966 (bottled 1996) cask strength, GMP, 52.8 vol

Colour: Amber
Nose: Very luxurious, reminds of Springbank 30 (!) Sherry, sweetness, very full, feels very smooth despite the percentage!
Taste: Fiery, full, noble and beautiful! Raisins and chocolate, long finish.

92 p


Bunnahabhain

Region: Islay District: North shore Producer: Highland Distilleries

Bunnahabhain 12, 43 vol

Colour: Golden
Nose: Salty (brackish water). Synthetic, some marzipan, cookies, mint chocolate, becoming smokier. More Highland than Islay?
Taste: Sweet, cookies, nutty, saltiness, mustard? Malty-bitter finish.

79 p 


Bushmills

District: Northern Ireland Producer: Pernod-Ricard

Bushmills Malt 10, 40 vol

Colour: Golden -
Nose: Grass, sweets, sherry.
Taste: Sweets, some saltiness, cream, rhubarb, becoming rather sour.

79 p


Caol Ila

Region: Islay District: North shore Producer: United Distillers

Caol Ila 1988 (bottled 1996), 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Golden +
Nose: Dry, smoky and tarry. Some mustiness and brackish water. Gets peatier.
Taste: Some rubber, less tarry than expected. Finish a bit quicker than the ´81 and ´85.

83 p


Caol Ila 15, 43 vol, Flora & Fauna

Colour: White wine +
Nose: Feels quite young! "Like a diminished Port Ellen!" Light tarriness, minerals, peaty.
Taste: Rather full. Fine tar, again minerals, some sweetness. Sour-cream and some maltiness in the finish, gets more sour.

82 p


Caol Ila 1985 (bottled 1996), 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Deep gold
Nose: Tarry, sherryish, luxurious. Becomes sweeter. Rather complex.
Taste: Peppery and oily. Coal. Elegant tarriness. Finish long and somewhat sourish.

87 p


Caol Ila 1981 (bottled 1995), 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Golden +
Nose: Salty (sea-air and brackish water), tar, seaweed, smoked fish, oil, peat. Rather dry with some sweetness behind the salt.
Taste: Fresh, clean, smoky, tarry. A bit thin and quick with a salty finish.

87 p


Caol Ila 1981 cask (bottled 1995), 63.1 vol, GMP

Colour: White wine (+)
Nose: Dusty, oaky, sweetness, toffee?, leather, tar.
Taste: Warming, dry, peaty with sweetness. Tar. Bread. Vanilla?

86 p


Caperdonich

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Rothes) Producer: Seagram/Chivas

Caperdonich 1968, 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Golden +
Nose: Notes of apples and vanilla. Rather oaky. Well-balanced. Some toffee emerges.
Taste: Rather dry, slightly peppery. A nice sourishness.

81 p


Cardhu

Region: Highlands District: Speyside Producer: United Distillers

Cardhu 12, 40 vol

Colour: Light gold
Nose: Grain, salt, marzipan, metallic, some peatiness. A light floweriness. Slight peat.
Taste: Hint of marzipan, some saltiness, some smoke. Becomes slightly overripe. Rather simple.

64 p


Chivas

Vatted Malt Producer: Seagrams/Chivas

Chivas Century, 40 vol

Colour: Golden +
Nose: Some saltiness, a bit watery, some peat, some sweetness and grain.
Taste: Marzipan? A not so good vat of one hundred different single malts . . .

66 p


Clynelish

Region: Highlands District: Northern Highlands Producer: United Distillers

Clynelish 12 cask, 57 vol

Colour: Golden +
Nose: Ardent, pine forest, grain, acetone, orangey, citrus, wood, oily, chocolate and burnt toffee.
Taste: Dry. Wood, cocoa?, maybe some berries and fruit. A bit thick and creamy. Some sweetness. Finish with some bitterness.

80 p


Clynelish 1972 cask, 57.1 vol, Rare Malts

Colour: Light gold
Nose: Aspirin, dusty, rather ardent. Fruity, sourish, gets sweeter. Cocoa and peat emerges.
Taste: White chocolate, peat. Very dry. Quick finish.

82 p


Coleburn

1985

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Lossie) Producer: United Distillers

Coleburn 1972, 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Golden
Nose: Sour (Nicotine?), sharp, chemical.
Taste: Nauseating, quick and thin.

57 p


Connemara

District: Ireland Producer: Cooley Distillery

Connemara, 40 vol

Colour: Golden (-)
Nose: Rather thin, but developing some smoke and hints of citrus and rubber.
Taste: Indefinite, some smoke.

67 p


Convalmore

1985

Region: Highlands District: Speyside(Dufftown) Producer: William Grant & Sons

Convalmore 1969 (bottled 1994), 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Deep gold
Nose: Salty, dusty, wet wood, wool, some marzipan.
Taste: Thin, quick, dry, dusty. Some smoke. A bit burnt finish (turns sour?).

75 p


Cragganmore

Region: Highlands District: Speyside Producer: United Distillers

Cragganmore 12, 40 vol

Colour: Golden
Nose: Dry, balanced. Freshness from herbs, grass and dew. Peat, grain, increasing smokiness (and malty sweetness).
Taste: Dry, full, complex and well-balanced. Flowery, buttery sweetness, some peat. Long finish with malty roundness (and some peatiness).

82 p


Cragganmore Double Matured, Vintage 1984, "the Distillers Edition", 40 vol

Colour: Deep gold
Nose: Fruity, rather sweet, some sewers, plumbs.
Taste: Mild. Fruit, rather full. Some peat and creaminess. Some acidity in the finish.

77 p


Cragganmore Vintage 1978, 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Golden +
Nose: Mild, maybe something chemical, perfumy. Apples.
Taste: Creamy, apples, full. Rather thick. Toffee, fudge and some sour-cream.

81 p


Craigellachie

Region: Highlands District: Speyside Producer: United Distillers

Craigellachie 14, 40 vol

Colour: Golden
Nose: Musty, dusty, brackish water. Gets peatier.
Taste: Fruity, some saltiness. Beer-like finish.

70 p


Craigellachie Vintage 1981 (bottled 1997), 43 vol, Signatory Vintage

Colour: White wine
Nose: Rather harch and ardent. Detergents. Bread.
Taste: Sweet and oily. Vanilla and peat.

77 p


Dailuaine

Region: Highlands District: Speyside Producer: United Distillers

Dailuaine 1971, 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Deep gold
Nose: Fiery, dry, rather sharp. Some smoke and fruitiness (apples).
Taste: Soft, some acidity. Finish quick but with some creaminess.

71 p


Dallas Dhu

1983

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Findhorn) Producer: United Distillers

Dallas Dhu 12, 40 vol

Colour: Golden (+)
Nose: Fruity sweetness (rhubarb acidity), marzipan, some peat, linseed oil, chocolate (?). A certain "lowlandish" hint of sweets.
Taste: Hint of peat, somewhat sweet, saltiness. Rather thick. Malty. A bit dull.

77 p


Dalmore

Region: Highlands District: Northern Highlands Producer: Whyte & Mackay

Dalmore 12, 43 vol

Colour: Amber
Nose: Salty, sea-water freshness. Apricot/peach emerges. Slight peat.
Taste: Oily (linseed oil), fresh, soft. Somewhat "lowlandish" - fruity/perfumy (orange and peach). Finish with Seville orange bitterness.

79 p 


Dalwhinnie

Region: Highlands District: Speyside Producer: United Distillers

Dalwhinnie 15, 43 vol

Colour: Light gold
Nose: A bit dry, metallic, herby. Hint of wood/turpentine. Increasing smokiness and sweetness.
Taste: Complex, dry, obvious sweetness, mint. Pretty good roundness and a long finish.

70 p 


Deanston

Region: Highlands District: Midlands Producer: Burn Stewart

Deanston 12, 40 vol

Colour: White wine
Nose: Smooth, wet paper, dry sherry. Some sweetness and smoke.
Taste: Dry, some sweetness, malty. Rather tasteless and watery.

55 p 


Deanston 17, 40 vol

Colour: Golden +
Nose: Creamy, toffee, smooth marzipan, light sherry, grass, linseed oil. Some peat. Apple-acidity.
Taste: Creamy, candy-like, smooth, sweet, toffee, peat. Somewhat restrained. Some sourness and acidity in the finish.

78 p 


Dufftown

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Dufftown) Producer: United Distillers

Dufftown 15, 43 vol, Flora & Fauna

Colour: Golden +
Nose: Sewer! Rather sour and musty.
Taste: Fiery and peppery. Musty. Finish rather boring.

62 p


Dufftown Vintage 1979 (bottled 1995), 43 vol, Signatory Vintage

Colour: Light gold -
Nose: A bit musty, sweetish, soap.
Taste: Rather fiery. Soap, fruitiness and some cream. Slightly metallic. Finish rather quick.

69 p


Edradour

Region: Highlands District: Midlands Producer: Pernod/Campbell Distillers

Edradour 10, 43 vol

Colour: Golden +
Nose: Sweet, marzipan, grain, wheat, butter, toffee.
Taste: Distinct marzipan, somewhat bitter but fresh. A burnt note. Creamy and oily texture. Pretty long finish with some bitterness and saltiness. Very individual!

78 p 


Edradour 19 cask, 49.2 vol, Cadenhead

Colour: White wine +
Nose: Ardent, pine forest, marshmallows, mint-chocolate, perfumy, hint of peat.
Taste: Sourish, ardent, dry. "lowlandish", perfumy. Full, creamy finish.

82 p


Fettercairn

Region: Highlands District: Eastern Highlands Producer: Whyte & Mackay

Old Fettercairn 10, 43 vol

Colour: Deep gold
Nose: A bit like Edradour, but more sour. Walnut, sherry, burnt sugar, somewhat oily, rubber, marzipan?
Taste: Almonds, sourish, oily, toffee. Somewhat harsh.

73 p 


Glen Albyn

1983

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Inverness) Producer: United Distillers

Glen Albyn 1972 (bottled 1993), 40 vol

Colour: Golden
Nose: Salty, dry, some smoke. Sweetness, rubber. Gets peatier.
Taste: At first rather salty and thin, but gets warmer.

77 p


Glen Almond

Vatted Malt, Highland Producer: The Vintage Maltwhisky Co

Glen Almond 1988 (bottled 1996), 40 vol

Colour: Golden (+)
Nose: Some smoke, a bit nutty, almonds, developing peatiness.
Taste: Nutty, simple, some peat, finish a bit sharp and sour.

71 p


Glenallachie

Region: Highlands District: Speyside Producer: Pernod/Campbell

Glenallachie 1985, 40 vol

Colour: Golden
Nose: Wet towel. Oily.
Taste: Thick and oily. Peppery, finish creamy.

73 p


Glenburgie

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Findhorn) Producer: Allied Distillers

Glenburgie 8, 40 vol

Colour: Golden (+)
Nose: Lightly musty brackish water, neglected aquarium, butter, raisins, dust, hint of toffee. Some smoke and peat emerges.
Taste: Somewhat indefinite. Some oiliness. Bilberry-candy-like. Toffeeish finish with some burnt sugar.

77 p


Glencraig 1970, 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Golden +
Nose: Dryish, rather tame. Some fruitiness.
Taste: Well-balanced, rather dry. Hint of peat. Notes of tangerine.

75 p


Glencadam

Region: Highlands District: Eastern Highlands Producer: Allied Distillers

Glencadam 1974, 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Golden
Nose: Fresh, almond paste, estery, vanilla. Gets softer and sweeter.
Taste: Sweet, full, soft, fruity. Creamy, bitter finish.

76 p


Glendronach

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Deveron) Producer: Allied Distillers

Glendronach 12, 40 vol

Colour: Amber +
Nose: Salty, peppery, sweet, hint of sherry. Oaky, peaty, Seville orange. Bready? Gets overripe. Calvados?
Taste: Intense, sweet at first. Oaky, somewhat salty, peppery, oily, orangey. Round, dry finish.

79 p


Glendronach 18 (distilled 1976), 43 vol

Colour: Deep amber
Nose: Oaky. A bit sharp at first. Lots of sherry, candy-like, peaty.
Taste: Sherryish and concentrated. Long, smooth finish.

82 p


Glendullan

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Dufftown) Producer: United Distillers

Glendullan 8, 40 vol

Colour: White wine
Nose: Light, some saltiness and lots of almonds.
Taste: Oily, light, mild. More almonds. Quick finish.

61 p


Glen Elgin

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Lossie) Producer: United Distillers

Glen Elgin n.a.s. (12 years old), 43 vol

Colour: Golden
Nose: Herby, dusty, flowery. Fruity. Some sourishness and peat.
Taste: Rather full and creamy. Sourish, hints of chocolate and mandarine.

78 p


Glenesk

1985

Region: Highlands District: Eastern Highlands Producer: United Distillers

Glenesk 1982, 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Golden (-)
Nose: Brackish water, sweat, rather musty. Butter. Some sweetness and peatiness develops.
Taste: Smoky, rather ardent. Salty and dry, toast. Becomes watery. Some sourness in the finish.

73 p


Glenfarclas

Region: Highlands District: Speyside Producer: J & G Grant

Glenfarclas 10, 40 vol

Colour: Amber (-)
Nose: Dry, oak, acetone, some saltiness, distinct peat, sherry?, some overripeness/buttery sweetness develops, gets smoky.
Taste: Dry, balanced, light saltiness?, oak, hint of marzipan, sweetness emerges (orange skins). (Honeyish).

78 p 


Glenfarclas 12, 43 vol

Colour: Amber
Nose: Peaty, rather dull.
Taste: Toffee, a bit fiery, dry, gets creamier.

76 p


Glenfarclas 15, 46 vol

Colour: Amber
Nose: Rich, sherry, peaty, wool, pine forest, gets smoky.
Taste: Full, intense and balanced. Hint of exotic fruit. Sherry, oily/buttery, cocoa? Somewhat dry. Malty finish with a touch of citrus.

88 p 


Glenfarclas 17, 43 vol

Colour: Amber
Nose: Some initial sewer, lots of peat, some apples, some sweat.
Taste: Perfumy! Fresh and woody. Apples, vanilla and peat.

83 p


Glenfarclas 21, 43 vol

Colour: Amber (+)
Nose: Saltiness, oaky, (old champagne barrel), toffee, cheese doodles?, some sherry and fruitiness. Pine forest freshness. A certain similarity to Springbank 21.
Taste: Forceful, luxurious, dry with some sweetness, oily, creamy, cookie-like, fruity. Rather thin toffeeish finish.

90 p


Glenfarclas 25, 43 vol

Colour: Deep amber
Nose: Leather, lemon, chocolate, sherry, toffee. Some juniper. Gingerbread dough. White chocolate!
Taste: Noble, oaky, peaty. Tangerine, cream. Long finish (some sourness).

89 p


Glenfarclas 30, 43 vol

Colour: Deep amber
Nose: Fiery with a hint of pine forest at first. Oak, vanilla, sherry sweetish, cocoa. Dusty but still vital despite the age.
Taste: Dark chocolate (Valrhona), sourish. Warming, dry, concentrated. Seville orange? Very long and dry finish.

93 p 


Glenfarclas 105 cask, 62 vol

Colour: Amber (-), bubbles!
Nose: Intense, cerealy, sherryish, oaky. Wool, toffee. Burnt notes and marzipan develops.
Taste: Ardent, burnt, toffeeish, dry, spicy. "Macallanish" note of sherry. Some marzipan. Long, dry, rich and warming finish.

84 p


Glenfiddich

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Dufftown) Producer: William Grant & Sons

Glenfiddich Special Old Reserve, n.a.s., 43 vol

Colour: White wine
Nose: Fruity/estery with a note of pears and unripe fruit. Dry, cereal grain. Some smokiness emerges.
Taste: Smooth, fruity. Some sweetness.Thin, simple and straight. Malty finish.

57 p


Glen Garioch

1995

Region: Highlands District: Eastern Highlands Producer: Morrison Bowmore/Suntory

Glen Garioch 1984, 40 vol

Colour: Golden (-)
Nose: Light, sweet, tropical fruit (mango), vanilla?, bread. "Lowlandish". Some peat and saltiness/acidity.
Taste: Smooth, salty, sweetness and acidity. Fruity, some maltiness. Hint of peat. Oily. Rather quick with sour-cream in the finish.

73 p


Glenglassaugh

1986

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Deveron) Producer: Highland Distilleries

Glenglassaugh 13 cask (distilled 1977, bottled 1991), 59.8 vol, Cadenhead

Colour: Light gold
Nose: Toffeeish and buttery. Spicy, somewhat perfumy.
Taste: Warming, thick. Some pepperiness and toffee. Slightly salty. Rather quick but elegant finish.

82 p


Glengoyne

Region: Highlands District: Western Highlands Producer: Lang Brothers

Glengoyne 12, 40 vol

Colour: Golden -, (greenish)
Nose: Some saltiness, grass, herbs, brown sugar, slightly estery.
Taste: Syrup, a bit burnt. Hint of marzipan. Finish gets more bitter.

- p


Glengoyne 17, 43 vol

Colour: Deep gold
Nose: Luxurious. Fruity, sweet, some peat and marzipan. Creamy and woody.
Taste: Sourish, somewhat "lowlandish", peppery and rather thick. Some apple-like acidity.

80 p


Glen Grant

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Rothes) Producer: Seagram/Chivas

Glen Grant n.a.s., 40 vol

Colour: White wine
Nose: Initial almonds, some smoke later.
Taste: Fruity, "lowlandish", cereal grain, malty, grassy. Oily but watery.

70 p 


Glen Halley

Vatted Malt, Highland Producer: Hedges & Butler Ltd

Glen Halley 10, 43 vol

Colour: Golden +
Nose: Spicy, some sweetness, oaky, liquorice, emerging toffee, some marzipan.
Taste: A bit thick, peppery, some sweetness. Spicy finish.

69 p


Glen Keith

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Strathisla) Producer: Seagram/Chivas Brothers

Glen Keith 1983, 43 vol

Colour: Golden (-)
Nose: Cereal grain, sweet, dusty, some smoke. Some saltiness/mustiness emerges.
Taste: Sweet, hint of smoke, some fruitiness, a bit dusty. Rather thin.

73 p 


Glen Kella

Region: Isle of Man (Sulby) Producer: Glen Kella Dist. Limited

Glen Kella 6, 43 vol

Colour: Water
Nose: Sugared water, soft peat. Rubbery, cerealy, a bit musty.
Taste: Oily, nutty. Gin-like.

55 p


Glenkinchie

Region: Lowlands District: Eastern Lowlands Producer: United Distillers

Glenkinchie 10, 43 vol

Colour: Light gold +
Nose: Light, some artificial sweetness. Slightly oily. Grass. Indefinite.
Taste: Initial grassiness. Sweetish. Oily, hint of cinnamon. Finish gets a bit bitter.

63 p


Glenlivet

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Livet) Producer: Seagram/Chivas

Glenlivet 12, 40 vol

Colour: Golden (-)
Nose: Light, flowery, fruity (unripe fruit), dry. A certain artificial esteriness with notes of raspberries. Some smokiness develops.
Taste: Light, fruity, flowery, creamy. Quick and fresh.

73 p 


Glenlivet 18, 43 vol

Colour: Amber
Nose: Fruity and perfumy, dusty apples and some peat.
Taste: Rather fiery, citrus - lime, sweet, dry, some cocoa in the finish.

80 p


Glenlochy

1983

Region: Highlands District: Western Highlands Producer: United Distillers

Glenlochy 1974, 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Golden
Nose: Smooth and soft. Linseed oil, peaty. A scent of summer meadow, herby, apples.
Taste: Silky, balanced. Mineraly, creamy with some bitterness.

83 p


Glenlossie

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Lossie) Producer: United Distillers

Glenlossie 1974, 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Golden (+)
Nose: Thin, some sweat, some fruitiness.
Taste: Some pepperiness, a bit harsh.

70 p


Glen Mhor

1983

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Inverness) Producer: United Distillers

Glen Mhor 1979 (bottled 1994) cask, 66.7 vol, GMP

Colour: Golden
Nose: Pine forest, turpentine, old wood, grass, hay, dry rubber, notes of musty aquarium.
Taste: Bready, dry, a bit burnt, oaky. Hay in the finish.

81 p


Glen Mhor Vintage 1979 (Bottled 1995), 43 vol

Colour: White wine
Nose: Rubber at first. Rather watery and perfumy, some sweetness. Some "wet paper-like" mustiness.
Taste: Notes of rhubarb, "liquor-like", bready and perfumy.

71 p


Glenmorangie

Region: Highlands District: Northern Highlands Producer: Macdonald and Muir

Glenmorangie 10, 40 vol

Colour: Light gold
Nose: Fruity-estery, marzipan, some saltiness, mint, cinnamon? Gets smokier.
Taste: Some sweetness, hint of cinnamon? Pretty long but thin finish.

66 p


Glenmorangie 10, 43 vol

Colour: Light gold
Nose: Peaty, a bit sourish, maybe a bit watery.
Taste: A straight and simple malt.

70 p


Glenmorangie 18, 43 vol

Colour: Golden
Nose: Soft, lots of peat, sherry, some marzipan. Sweet-smoke develops.
Taste: Peaty, rather full. Quick and dry finish with some cocoa.

77 p


Glenmorangie Port Wood Finish, 43 vol

Colour:Amber (red)
Nose: Mint, toothpaste, After Eight, vanilla.
Taste: Some soap, some candy-like sweetness.

57 p


Glenmorangie Sherry Wood Finish, 43 vol

Colour:Amber
Nose: Lots of sherry! Some mint and peat.
Taste: More sherry. OK finish, rather dry.

72 p


Glenmorangie Madeira Wood Finish, 43 vol

Colour:Golden -
Nose: Some peat, some sweetness (raisins), gets smokier.
Taste: Rather peppery, some saltiness, a bit astringent.

68 p


Glen Moray

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Lossie) Producer: Macdonald and Muir

Glen Moray 12, 40 vol

Colour: Light gold (-)
Nose: Smooth, faintly sweet, grassy, cereal grain. White wine! Some smoke develops.
Taste: Soft, simple and somewhat indefinite.

71 p


Glen Ord

Region: Highlands District: Northern Highlands Producer: United Distillers

Glen Ord 12, 40 vol

Colour: Golden +
Nose: Liquorice, sweet, rounded, cookie-like. Smoke and peat develops.
Taste: Full, smoky, some acidity. Some spicy sweetness. Gets a bit heavy and bitter.

76 p


Glen Rothes

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Rothes) Producer: Highland Distilleries

Glen Rothes 1984 (bottled 1995), 43 vol

Colour: Golden -
Nose: Ardent, oak, sherry, marzipan, some sweetness, some peat and smoke.
Taste: Full and salty, slightly bitter, dry, liquorice. Some sweetness develops. Soft, beer-like finish.

76 p 


Glen Scotia

1994

Region: Campbeltown Producer: Gibson International

Glen Scotia 8, 40 vol

Colour: Golden (-)
Nose: Rubber. Oily, some saltiness. Gingerbread cake.
Taste: A bit raw and peppery. Butter. Creamy finish.

76 p


Glen Scotia 14, 40 vol

Colour: Golden (-)
Nose: Sherry, marzipan, oily, some mustiness. Soft peat. Estery fruitiness, some saltiness and grain. Raisins.
Taste: Peppery, sherryish ("Macallanish"). Smooth. Finish with salty/acid notes.

85 p


Glen Spey

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Rothes) Producer: IDV/Justerini and Brooks

Glen Spey 15 (distilled 1981, bottled 1996), 62.2 vol, Cadenhead

Colour: Light gold -
Nose: Hospital! Pretty ardent, but otherwise faint. Some vanilla, maybe some floweriness.
Taste: Pretty smooth, hints of liquorice and flour. Unfortunately also some vomit and chemistry lab. . .

65 p


Glentauchers

Region: Highlands District: Speyside Producer: Allied Distillers

Glentauchers 1979 (bottled 1996), 40 vol, GMP

Colour: Golden (+)
Nose: Hazelnut. Light esteriness (pear-like). Rather light and somewhat sweet (some burnt notes), fruity and dusty. Lightly oaky, almond oil, some cereal, hint of peat.
Taste: Smooth, soft, creamy, some marzipan, nutty and peaty.

77 p 


Glenturret

Region: Highlands District: Midlands Producer: Highland Distilleries

Glenturret 12, 40 vol

Colour: Golden (+)
Nose: Forceful, sweet, cerealy, estery. Marzipan and mint. Increasing peatiness and smokiness.
Taste: Sweet, smoky, marzipan, orange-skin-bitterness. A complex malt, maybe lacking some harmony.

80 p 


Glenturret 15, 40 vol

Colour: Golden -
Nose: Toffee and peat. Very flowery and heathery. Rather feminin.
Taste: Flowery! Reminds of Glenlivet, but more peaty. Dry. Finish with some lemon, rather astringent.

82 p


Glenturret Classic Vintage 1966 (bottled 1993), 40 vol

Colour: Deep gold
Nose: Vanilla, oak, lots of toffee. Sherryish, dry and flowery. Gets peatier.
Taste: Smooth and warming. Dry and woody, creamy. Notes of orange and grape. Chocolate. Some bitterness.

88 p


Glenugie

1982

Region: Highlands District: Eastern Highlands Producer: Whitbread & Co

Glenugie 13 (distilled 1978, bottled 1992), 60.9 vol, Cadenhead

Colour: Golden +
Nose: Somewhat sour, slightly fruity. Develops towards fruitiness - sweetness. (Some rubber)
Taste: Warming! Some rubber, hint of vanilla, some cream. Gets more sour in the finish.

71 p


Glenury

1985

Region: Highlands District: Eastern Highlands Producer: United Distillers

Glenury 1978 (bottled 1995), 43 vol, Signatory Vintage

Colour: White wine -
Nose: Peaty, very dusty, dryish. Pear and vanilla. Some saltiness, pretty ardent. Smoky.
Taste: Dry, some Champagne-like "expensiveness". Fruity, somewhat peppery. Fruit and cream in the finish.

81 p


Highland Park

Region: Highlands Island: Orkney Producer: Highland Distilleries

Highland Park 12, 40 vol

Colour: Light gold -
Nose: Butter, toffee, almonds.Thick and luxurious. Fresh note of citrus. Distinct peat. Sweet-smoke develops.
Taste: Toffee, fruity, oily. Some saltiness. Long buttery finish with some smoke.

84 p


Highland Park 18 (distilled 1976), 43 vol

Colour: Amber -
Nose: Almond paste, apples, gets sweeter. Luxurious - candy and raisins. Dry.
Taste: Potent and warming. Some bitterness, dark chocolate. Apple-acidity, toast, raisins. Some coaly bitterness in the finish.

87 p


Highland Park 18 cask (distilled 1976, bottled 1994), 62 vol, Cadenhead

Colour: Amber (+)
Nose: Distinct pine forest/turpentine initially. Clove, sherry, tar, liquorice, chocolate, some toffee. Developing vanilla and Seville orange notes. A bit oily. Leather and sweet-smoke emerges.
Taste: Very ardent and peppery. Tar, toffee, liquorice. Luxurious, long and full.

93 p


Highland Park Vintage 1975 (Bottled 1996), 43 vol, Signatory

Colour: Light gold (-)
Nose: Dusty and orangey. Rather light. Notes of lemon and peat emerges.
Taste: Fiery and sweet. Sourishness develops. Marmelade. Gets peatier and drier.

75 p


Highland Park 1967 (Bottled 1991), 43 vol

Colour: Golden
Nose: Initially some cask-like sharpness. Rather light "islandiness". Some sweetness, baking soda. Elegant fruitiness (figs and raisins), some pine forest.
Taste: Islandish, dry and astringent. Warming but rather quick a finish except for a long peatiness. A bit too simple.

82 p


Ileach

Region: Islay Bottled by: The Highlands & Islands Scotch Whisky Company ltd.

The Ileach "Islay Single Malt", 40 vol

Colour: Amber
Nose: Brackish water, musty aquarium, leather, peat.
Taste: Lots of tar! Coal. Very smoky.

83 p


Imperial

Region: Highlands District: Speyside Producer: Allied Distillers

Imperial 1979 (bottled 1995), 40 vol, GMP

Colour: Deep gold
Nose: Fresh, estery (synthetic), fruity. Hint of pine forest/turpentine, some peat. Developing smoke and dust. Hint of sherry.
Taste: Somewhat sweet, sherryish, oaky, full, peaty. A bit peppery and fruity (rhubarb pie). Some bitterness/sourcream in finish.

79 p 


Inchgower

Region: Highlands District: Speyside Producer: United Distillers

Inchgower 12, 40 vol

Colour: Golden (+)
Nose: Dryish and peaty. Some saltiness and harshness. Toast.
Taste: Full, sweet, malty. Rather dry with some saltiness developing.

75 p


Inchmurrin

Region: Highlands District: Western Highlands Producer: William Morton

Inchmurrin n.a.s., 40 vol

Colour: Golden
Nose: Some linseed oil, wet paper, rubber (back of stamp). Dry.
Taste: Rather sour, rubbery, some saltiness. Perhaps some "lowlandish" rhubarb.

64 p


Inverleven

1991

Region: Lowlands District: Western Lowlands Producer: Allied Distillers/Dumbarton Distillers

Inverleven 1984 (bottled 1996), 40 vol, GMP

Colour: Golden
Nose: Brackish water, musty (sweat?), somewhat metallic initially. Fruity, spicy, cinnamon note, some peat. Maybe some burnt sugar and marzipan. Gets smokier.
Taste: Dry, fruity, rather simple. A bit burnt and oily. Finish pretty long but thin.

73 p


Isle of Jura

Region: Highlands Island: Jura Producer: Whyte & Mackay

Isle of Jura 10, 40 vol

Colour: Golden (-)
Nose: Salty, brackish water (gym shoes), metallic, tequila-like, oak. A toffeeish note?
Taste: Saltiness, light, fruity (peach), eggs. Thin but oily. Marzipan in the finish.

74 p 


Kinclaith

1975

Region: Lowlands District: Western Lowlands Producer: Whitbread & Co

Kinclaith 1967, 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Golden +
Nose: Banana liqueur, soft, sweet & smooth. Unpeated. Candy-like.
Taste: Dry and fruity.

81 p


Knockando

Region: Highlands District: Speyside Producer: IDV/Justerini & Brooks

Knockando 13 (distilled 1982, bottled 1996), 43 vol

Colour: Light gold +
Nose: Apple acidity, glue, somewhat musty. Some peat.
Taste: Rather ardent, dusty, dry, rather thin. Some sour-cream emerges.

74 p


Knockando 1980 (bottled 1995), 43 vol

Colour: Light gold (-)
Nose: Initial hint of saltiness, mustiness? Sweet, honeyish, spicy (pepper).
Taste: Oily and creamy but light and soft. Some marzipan. Slightly bitter finish.

- p 


Knockdhu

Region: Highlands District: Speyside Producer: Knockdhu Distillery Co

Knockdhu 12, 40 vol

Colour: Light gold
Nose: Sweet and light. Some toffee and wood.
Taste: Soft and smooth. Rather simple with a warm finish.

74 p


Lagavulin

Region: Islay District: South shore Producer: United Distillers

Lagavulin 16, 43 vol

Colour: Full amber
Nose: Peat, tar, smoke. A certain buttery sweetness/overripeness. Austere but complex. Dry. Elegant. Gets dusty and very smoky.
Taste: Elegant, complex, full and smooth. Dry, some sweetness, tar, fresh eucalyptus. Long and warm, but a bit restrained finish.

91 p 


Lagavulin 1979 double matured, Distillers edition, 43 vol

Colour: Amber +
Nose: Pretty luxurious but rather simple. Some coal.
Taste: Coal, some saltiness and fruitiness, not entirely balanced. . .

83 p


Laphroaig

Region: Islay District: South shore Producer: Allied Distillers

Laphroaig 10, 43 vol

Colour: Golden +
Nose: Heavy peat, tar, leather, gingerbread cake, iodine, cardamom, sea-weed, dog´s dung, Seville orange.
Taste: Forceful, sweet, oily. Tar, peat, gingerbread cake. Very individual!

83 p


Laphroaig 10 cask, 57.3vol

Colour: Deep gold
Nose: Fiery, buttery. Iodine, cardamom, toffee. Peaty.
Taste: Very smoky! Powerful but smooth. Finish long and warming.

86 p


Laphroaig 15, 43 vol

Colour: Golden +
Nose: Rather dry, toffeeish, peaty. (Liniment?) Citrus.
Taste: Rhubarb, candy, peaty. Dry and light. Long, astringent finish.

83 p


Laphroaig 20 (Distilled 1976) Vintage edition, 43 vol

Colour: Deep gold
Nose: Full and peaty. More like the 10 yo than the 15 yo, but more elegant! Sea!
Taste:A "noble" Islay malt, a bit like an expensive Bowmore. . .Elegant tarriness, no dissonances! Extremely well-balanced.

89 p


Linkwood

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Lossie) Producer: United Distillers

Linkwood 15, 40 vol

Colour: Golden (+)
Nose: Sea-air developing towards esteriness and floweriness. Hint of marzipan. Lemon, peat, beer-like.
Taste: Pretty ardent but smooth, peat, citrus, candy-like. Some malty roundness in the finish.

81 p


Linkwood Vintage 1984 (Bottled 1996), 43 vol

Colour: Golden
Nose: Slightly metallic. Fruity and sweetish. Notes of oil.
Taste: Orange liquor. Dry and some grassiness. Finish rather quick. Astringent.

76 p


Littlemill

1992

Region: Lowlands District: Western Lowlands Producer: Gibson International

Littlemill 8, 40 vol

Colour: Golden +
Nose: Pure fruit, apricot, grass, rhubarb, some marzipan, violets, (perfumy), blackcurrants.
Taste: Dry. Concentrated, apricot, dessert-style. Long finish.

76 p 


Lochnagar

Region: Highlands District: Eastern Highlands Producer: United Distillers

Royal Lochnagar 12, 40 vol

Colour: Golden +
Nose: Mild, fruity, sweetish, grassy. Gets peatier. Butter and smoke develops.
Taste: Light, fruity, dryish. Finish rather quick.

76 p


Lochside

1991

Region: Highlands District: Eastern Highlands Producer: Macnab Distilleries

Lochside 1981 (bottled 1996), 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Golden (+)
Nose: Tropical fruits, overripe apples, oak, peat, almonds.
Taste: Somewhat "lowlandish", apple acidity, soap, some peat, pretty smooth. Fruity.

78 p


Longmorn

Region: HighlandsDistrict: Speyside (Lossie) Producer: Seagram/Chivas

Longmorn-Glenlivet 12, 40 vol, GMP

Colour: Golden (+)
Nose: Peat, saltiness, tequila, harshness. Some floweriness and fruitiness.
Taste: Ardent, a balanced fruitiness. Developing creaminess.

73 p 


Longmorn 15, 43 vol

Colour: Golden
Nose: Sweet, synthetic, (perfume), flowery, honey, sweets, kiwi. Some smoke and peat emerges. Slightly oaky.
Taste: Sweet, silky, nutty, chocolate-notes. Some "glenlivet-like" floweriness. Beautifully balanced with some malty roundness in the finish.

80 p


Longmorn 15, 45 vol

Colour: Golden (+)
Nose: Oaky. Less flowery than the 43 vol. Some peat emerges.
Taste: Buttery, sherryish. Warming.

79 p 


Longmorn-Glenlivet 1963, 40 vol, GMP

Colour: Golden (+)
Nose: Ardent, dusty, fruity. Fruitcake, sherry, peat, apples. Oaky, nutty.
Taste: Initial apple-acidity, then sherry and cream. Creamy, peaty and smoky finish.

90 p


Macallan

Region: Highlands District: Speyside Producer: Macallan

Macallan 12, 43 vol

Colour: Deep amber-red
Nose: Rich, honey-sweetness, intense sherry, hint of salt. Some sweet-smoke and orange-skin notes develops.
Taste: Rather thin, sherry-dominated, but also hints of oak, butter, marzipan and liquorice. Long and somewhat dry finish.

82 p


Macallan 18 (distilled 1976, bottled 1994), 43 vol

Colour: Deep amber (-)
Nose: Sherry, sweetness, vanilla, oakiness (almost cognac-like). Apples and calvados, fresh wood, sawdust, mint. A heavy gunpowder smokiness develops.
Taste: Rich, full and long. Lots of sherry. Vanilla, liquorice. Complex but balanced. Long and delightful finish.

90 p


Macallan Vintage 1966 (bottled 1996), Signatory Vintage, 52 vol

Colour: Golden
Nose: Old oak, chocolate, vanilla (old Rioja), luxurious. "Springbankish" acidity, gets peatier. No sherry!
Taste: Ardent, warming. Chocolate, liquorice, exciting sourishness. Peat emerges along with smooth blue mould cheese.

94 p


Macallan 25 "The Anniversary Malt" (distilled 1969, bottled 1995) 43 vol

Colour: Deep amber
Nose: Raisins, cinnamon, plumbs. Dry and sherryish, fruity (apples). Very balanced - "total luxury".
Taste: Mild! Huge! Some grassiness. Raisins and cream. Long finish, warming and with some sour-creaminess.

92 p


Macduff

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Deveron) Producer: William Lawson Distillers

Glen Deveron 10, 40 vol

Colour: Golden (+)
Nose: Grain at first. Dry, some sea-water, light fruitiness. Gets a bit overripe and smoky. Rubber?
Taste: Fruity, sherryish, creamy. Some marzipan, distinct peat. Finish a bit bitter.

79 p


Macphail´s

Unspecified Single Malt Bottled by: GMP

Macphail´s 10, 40 vol

Colour: Golden (+)
Nose: Dusty, a bit sour, some tequila and fruitiness.
Taste: Watery, some marzipan, sourish. Lacks character, somewhat dull.

57 p


Mannochmore

1995

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Lossie) Producer: United Distillers

Mannochmore 1984, 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Golden -
Nose: Fruity (pears), estery, toffeeish. Some peat, gets smokier.
Taste: Rather smoky and dry, well-balanced. Some pear-like fruitiness. Sour-cream develops, soft finish.

77 p


Loch Dhu, The black whisky, 10 y.o., 40 vol

Colour: Blackish brown
Nose: Rather soft, a bit dusty, some coal, some sweetness.
Taste: French plum! Coal.

74 p


Millburn

1985

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Inverness) Producer: United Distillers

Millburn 1972, 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Golden
Nose: Some mustiness and notes of brackish water at first. Gets tarrier and nutty. Sweetness and some perfuminess emerges along with notes of lemon and peat. Complex.
Taste: "Island-like" but sweet. A bit perfumy. Finish rather dry and astringent.

81 p


Millburn 1971, 40 vol

Colour: Golden -
Nose: Peaty, sweet, dry, complex. Some "Springbankish" butteriness. Dark chocolate.
Taste: Dry, ardent, warming. Lots of cream in the finish.

81 p


Miltonduff

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Lossie) Producer: Allied Distillers

Miltonduff 12, 43 vol

Colour: Golden -
Nose: Rather light and fruity. Some cider-like acidity. Soft peat, sweetish. Some chocolate.
Taste: Full, toffeeish, fruity, creamy.

81 p


Mosstowie 1975 (bottled 1993), 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Golden +
Nose: Raisins and flour. Slightly oaky. Wet paper, some mustiness. Becomes more noble with hints of apples and sherry. Some toffee and vanilla.
Taste: Full and warming. Fruity sweetness, soft and smooth. Creamy!

81 p


Mortlach

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Dufftown) Producer: United Distillers

Mortlach 15, 40 vol

Colour: Golden -
Nose: Some almond paste, luxurious but rather indefinite. Flowery, gets a bit bready.
Taste: Sweet and sticky, nectar, flowery, marmalade. Sourish finish.

73 p


Mortlach 21, 40 vol, GMP

Colour: Deep amber
Nose: Extremely sherryish! Vanilla and butter. Oaky. Some sourish fruit and minerals. Gets very smoky and dusty.
Taste: Very full. Sourish and dry. Very smoky. Long and interesting finish, moving from sourishness to smokiness to coal and raisins.

87 p


Mortlach 22 cask, 65.3 vol

Colour: Golden (+)
Nose: Oak, wood, turpentine, sweetish, cereal grain, emerging peatiness.
Taste: Warm, sourish, oaky, light saltiness, some almond oil.

84 p


Mortlach 23 cask, 59.4 vol

Colour: Golden -
Nose: "Noble" sweet-smoke. Notes of Seville orange, toffee and chocolate.
Taste: Sweet, full, dusty. Dry and orangey. Warming. Finish rather quick.

84 p


North Port-Brechin

1983

Region: Highlands District: Eastern Highlands Producer: United Distillers

North Port-Brechin 1974, 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Golden
Nose: Peaty, salty, some phenol. Developing sweetness (plums, dates).
Taste: Lots of smoke (coal). Dry. Long creamy finish.

81 p


Oban

Region: Highlands District: Western Highlands Producer: United Distillers

Oban 14, 43 vol

Colour: Deep gold (-)
Nose: Complex, initially some saltiness. Fruity-estery (tropical), dry, dusty, linseed oil. Developing peatiness.
Taste: Large, full, warming, dry. Peat, marzipan. Malty, sourish finish.

83 p 


Pittyvaich

1993

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Dufftown) Producer: United Distillers

Pittyvaich 11 cask (distilled 1977, bottled 1989), 56.6 vol, Cadenhead

Colour: Light gold
Nose: Somewhat musty. Fruitiness and butteriness develops.
Taste: Buttery, luxurious. Apples. Finish astringent.

84 p


Port Ellen

1983

Region: Islay District: South shore Producer: United Distillers

Port Ellen 1983 (Bottled 1997), Italian bottle, 50 vol

Colour: White wine
Nose: Leather, tar, peat. Sea-air.
Taste: Fiery and smoky. Mineraly. Dry and tarry.

91 p


Port Ellen Vintage 1982 (bottled 1995), 43 vol, Signatory

Colour: White wine
Nose: Mild and grassy at first, tar and smoke develops. Cocoa. Some overripeness.
Taste: Fiery and very large! Cocoa and candy-like notes. Peat and notes of liquorice develops. Long finish.

87 p


Port Ellen 1980, 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Light gold
Nose: Fine Islay tarriness. Quite fruity. Dusty and smoky!
Taste: Fruity and very smoky. Full. Long finish moving between fruit and tar. Gets dryer.

88 p


Port Ellen 1980 cask (bottled 1995), 64.7 vol, GMP

Colour: White wine +
Nose: Ether at first? Peat, tar, leather. Gets smoky.
Taste: Distinct peat, tar, very dry but with some sweetness. A delightful cask!

88 p


Port Ellen 1979 (bottled 1995), 40 vol, CC

Colour: Golden
Nose: Initial fruit, slight island character, pure, hint of cereal grain. Some oaky sweetness develops. Wine gum, smoke and overripeness emerges.
Taste: Smooth, peaty, sweet, some fruitiness.

82 p


Pride of Orkney

Vatted Malt, Highland, Orkney Bottled by : GMP

Pride of Orkney 12, 40 vol

Colour: Golden
Nose: Almond paste, some oakiness, sea-air, rather light. Some smoke develops.
Taste: Thin, sweet, a bit harsh. Malty finish.

70 p


Pulteney

Region: Highlands District: Northern Highlands Producer: Allied Distillers

Old Pulteney 8, 40 vol, GMP

Colour: Golden (+)
Nose: Marzipan, pears, peat, saltiness. A bit musty (gym shoes), peachy.
Taste: Somewhat spirited, peppery, dry, peaty. Some sourness in the finish.

77 p 


Rosebank

1993

Region: Lowlands District: Central Lowlands Producer: United Distillers

Rosebank 1988 (bottled 1996), 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Golden
Nose: Initial mustiness. Some apples, some peat.
Taste: Some initial cough-medicin, gets peatier, finish pretty quick and straight.

77 p


Rosebank 1983 (bottled 1995), 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Amber -
Nose: Sherry, creamy sweetness, citrus freshness, some peat, light oakiness with vanilla notes. Somewhat "Springbankish". Sweet-smoke/gunpowder smoke develops.
Taste: Dry, peat, chocolate, cream, hint of marzipan and fruit. Long, straight finish, maybe developing towards some bitterness. Rather an atypical Lowland.

83 p


St. Magdalene

1983

Region: Lowlands District: Central Lowlands Producer: United Distillers

St. Magdalene 1966 (bottled 1996), 40 vol, GMP CC

Colour: Golden
Nose: Woody, dusty, toffeeish, dry. Lots of vanilla, some floweriness.
Taste: Concentrated. Dry, peaty, oily. Some "Islay"-like smokiness. Hints of fudge and eucalyptus.

84 p


Scapa

1993

Region: Highlands Island: Orkney Producer: Allied Distillers

Scapa 1984 (bottled 1995), 40 vol, GMP

Colour: Golden (+)
Nose: Salty, white wine, spicy, fruity (mango/kiwi), gooseberries, almonds. Light peat and smokiness develops.
Taste: Almond oil, smooth, cocoa, saltiness, fruity (apple-peel). Somewhat harsh finish.

77 p 


Speyburn

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Rothes) Producer: Inver House

Speyburn 10, 40 vol

Colour: Golden -
Nose: Smooth, restrained. Notes of oatmeal biscuits and butter.
Taste: Buttery, oily. Some peat. A straight malt with a pleasant breadiness. Rather quick finish.

72 p


Sheep Dip

Vatted Malt, Highland

Sheep Dip 8, 40 vol

Colour: Golden -
Nose: Oily, some grassiness. Peaty.
Taste: Light peat, oily and herbal. Some sour-cream in the finish.

69 p


Speyside

Region: Highlands District: Speyside Producer: Speyside Distillery Company

Drumguish n.a.s., 40 vol

Colour: Golden -
Nose: Aquarium, sour, some saltiness. A bit rotten.
Taste: Musty, metallic, sour.

50 p


Springbank

Region: Campbeltown Producer: J & A Mitchell

Springbank C.V. (Chairmans Vat), 46 vol

Colour: Light gold
Nose: Punch, sweet, grass, almond paste, rather dry.
Taste: Artificial sweetness, rather fiery, thick and creamy, astringent.

75 p


Springbank 12, 46 vol

Colour: White wine
Nose: Ardent, marzipan, grass, nuts.
Taste: Sweet, almond paste, sherry, some saltiness. Forceful, pure, nutty, sweet, some almond oil.

78 p


Springbank 100 Proof, 12 years old, 57 vol

Colour: Deep amber
Nose: Ardent, dusty, turpentine, sherry, vanilla, toffee, figs/raisins. Gets peatier.
Taste: Full, creamy, sweetish. Liquorice, eucalyptus freshness. Luxurious.

91 p


Springbank 15, 46 vol

Colour: White wine
Nose: Salty, some almond paste, honey?, artificial notes, grass, cereal grain. Smoke develops. Stearin emerges.
Taste: Ardent, intense, peppery, some sweetness, smoke and grass. Somewhat lacking overtones.

78 p


Springbank 21, 46 vol

Colour: Amber
Nose:Full and very complex. Sherry, honey, some esteriness, Seville orange bitterness, orange-chocolate, marmalade. A bit overripe, peaty. Cardamom, toffee, mint and eucalyptus.
Taste: Rich and fresh, ardent, complex. Orange acidity, pepperiness, some saltiness, creamy and toffeeish. Long finish. Wonderworking!

94 p 


Springbank 25, 46 vol

Colour: Amber (+), red
Nose: Thick pine forest, turpentine, resin (like in a hot sauna), sweetness, vanilla, distinct sherry, oak, smoke, light peatiness, citrus acidity. Developing spiciness and gunpowder smokiness. Some tar. Voluptuous!
Taste: Intense and ardent. Sherry, oak, vanilla, liquorice. Very long finish.

94 p


Springbank 30, 46 vol

Colour: Amber +, (chestnut)
Nose: Very heavy oakiness. Butter, raisins, figs, distinct heavy vanilla (old Rioja wine), citrus, spices (cinnamon, cocoa). Gets smoky and slightly peaty.
Taste: Oak, very old, ardent, warming, vanilla, acid fruitiness. Long finish.

96 p


Springbank 34 (distilled 1964, bottled 1998), 52.2 vol, Cadenhead Authentic Collection

Colour: Deep amber, (chestnut)
Nose: Roasted, dark chocolate, dry. Some coal and coffee. Liquorice. Figs and vanilla. Oakiness emerges. The complex nose hides the alcohol percentage.
Taste: Ardent! A bit harsh. Liquorice and coal. Dry. Long finish with hints of dark chocolate and coal.

90 p


Springbank Vintage 1969, "Sherry casks, 27 years"(bottled 1997), cask strength 52.7 vol

Colour: Golden
Nose: Very peppery. Sherry and vanilla. Somewhat stiff for a Springbank.
Taste: Ardent and warming, coaly and smoky. Somewhat burnt. Beer-like maltiness in the long finish.

87 p


Springbank 1966 (bottled 1996), cask strength 52.5 vol

Colour: Deep gold
Nose: Rioja, vanilla, cream, cherries, gooseberries, marzipan, almond, mint. Concentrated!
Taste: Full, dry sherry, buttery, slightly salty. Huge finish, warming and creamy.

93 p


Longrow Vintage 1987 (bottled 1995), 43 vol, Signatory Vintage

Colour: White wine!
Nose: Islay-like, tar, citrus freshness, leather, toffee.
Taste: Leather, tar, rich, smoky, fruity (citrus-nectarine). Malty roundness in the finish. Potent!

91 p


Longrow Vintage 1987, (bottled 1996), 43 vol, Signatory Vintage

Colour: White wine
Nose: Very much like the 1995, maybe a bit milder.
Taste: Again, milder and smoother than the 1995.

90 p

Strathisla

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Strathisla) Producer: Seagram/Chivas Brothers

Strathisla 12, 43 vol

Colour: Amber -
Nose: Ardent, dusty, chlorine, creamy, toffeeish. Some sherry. Liquorice emerges.
Taste: Burnt, peppery, artificial. Rather dull finish.

78 p 


Strathisla 1980, 40 vol

Colour: Golden (-)
Nose: Flowery, sherryish, oaky, pear-like. Smooth, candy-like, liquorice.
Taste: Fruity, sweet liquorice, citrus. Smooth but complex.

83 p


Strathisla 1982 (bottled 1997), 40 vol, GMP

Colour: Golden +
Nose: Mint, toffee, some apples.
Taste: Light and sweet.

79 p


Strathmill

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Strathisla) Producer: IDV/Justerini and Brooks

Strathmill 1980, 11 years old, (Distilled 1980, bottled 1992) 60.5 vol

Colour: Light gold -
Nose: Yeast, some pine forest. Develops towards some flouriness and cocoa.
Taste: Some hazelnut-like sweetness, warming and rather a long finish. Quite simple.

74 p


Strathmill Vintage 1985 (bottled 1997), 43 vol, Signatory Vintage

Colour: White wine (+)
Nose: Shoe-sweat, some saltiness. Corn oil, unripe fruit.
Taste: Fiery, some mustiness. Gets more creamy. Finish rather harsh and peaty.

63 p


Talisker

Region: Highlands Island: Skye Producer: United Distillers

Talisker 8 (distilled 1988, bottled 1996), 45 vol, Milroys bottling

Colour: White wine -
Nose: Tarry and smoky but maybe somewhat watery. Leathery, fiery, some rubber. Peaty.
Taste: Ardent, full and smoky. Spicy. Peat and toffee. Rather long finish, soft and creamy.

84 p


Talisker 10, 45.8 vol

Colour: Light amber
Nose: Sea-air, tar, peat, saltiness. Some pine forest/turpentine. Dusty, oily, cookie-like. Gooseberries.
Taste: Ardent, oily, peaty. Long finish with freshness and tar.

87 p 


Talisker 1986 double matured, Distillers edition, 45.8 vol

Colour: Amber
Nose: Less tarry, smoother, sherry, peppermint, cookies.
Taste: Luxurious tarriness, toffee, some citrus and liquorice.

90 p


Talisker 16 cask, 63 vol

Colour: Golden -
Nose: Turpentine, peat, toffee, soft sweetness. Increasing peatiness.
Taste: Pure, sweetish, some acidity.

84 p


Tamdhu

Region: Highlands District: Speyside Producer: Highland Distilleries

Tamdhu n.a.s., 40 vol

Colour: Golden (-)
Nose: Hint of rubber, apples, cereal grain, rather sweet. Some peat and oakiness.
Taste: Sweet, somewhat creamy, bready, smoky. Malty finish. (And a hint of Camembert).

74 p


Tamnavulin-Glenlivet

1995

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Livet) Producer: Whyte & Mackay

Tamnavulin-Glenlivet 10, 40 vol

Colour: White wine
Nose: Musty, salty, oily. Dry and dusty, rubber.
Taste: Rubbery, ardent. Sweetish and very thick.

66 p


Tobermory

Region: Highlands Island: Mull Producer: Burn Stewart

Tobermory n.a.s., 40 vol

Colour: Golden -
Nose: Almonds, rather sweet, fruity, leathery, cereal grain. Some musty saltiness. Some peat emerges.
Taste: Sweet, somewhat ardent but rather quick. Some bitterness (Seville orange). Slight peat. Malty finish.

72 p 


Ledaig 1974, 43 vol

Colour: Light gold
Nose: Smoke, butter, cream, fresh, slight sherry, oaky/woody (some turpentine/resin). Rather sweet, slight marzipan. Bready. Vitamin pill!. Some peat.
Taste: Intense but rounded. Buttery, toffeeish, oaky. Some tar. Finish initially peppery, then peaty.

82 p


Tomatin

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Findhorn) Producer: Takara, Shuzo and Okura

Tomatin 10, 43 vol

Colour: Light amber
Nose: Dusty, sweetish, apple-like. Brackish water/sweat.
Taste: Sourish, thick and creamy.

78 p 


Tomintoul

Region: Highlands District: Speyside (Livet) Producer: Whyte & Mackay

Tomintoul 12, 43 vol

Colour: Golden + in an extraordinarily designed bottle
Nose: Light, sweetish, marzipan, brown sugar.
Taste: Fresh, flowery, light, nutty, some sherry. Well-balanced.

77 p


Tormore

Region: Highlands District: Speyside Producer: Allied Distillers

Tormore 12, 43 vol

Colour: Golden
Nose: Some artificial glue-like note. Marzipan, sourish berries (gooseberries). Some oak/sherry, hint of cocoa. Some smoke develops.
Taste: Forceful, bready, oily, rather sweet, marzipan. Finish a bit burnt and harsh.

74 p


Tullibardine

Region: Highlands District: Midlands Producer: Whyte & Mackay

Tullibardine 10, 40 vol

Colour: Light gold -
Nose: Watery, brackish water, rubber.
Taste: Some saltiness, rubber, wormwood, some liquorice. Rather quick finish.

68 p


Usquaebach 15

Vatted Malt, Highland Producer: Twelve Stone Flagons ltd.

Usquebach 15, 43 vol

Colour: Deep gold
Nose: Rather luxurios and oaky, cream, some fudge, and some saltiness and mustiness.
Taste: A bit ardent, some sweetness (raisins), slightly sourish. Some sour-cream develops, finish with cream.

72 p


Yamazaki

District: Japan Producer: Suntory

Suntory Yamazaki 12, 43 vol

Colour: Deep gold
Nose: Toffee, Bourbon, vanilla, gets slightly sour and dusty.
Taste: Full, some coal, rather quick finish.

75 p