July 2010

Teacher’s Highland Cream

July 4, 2010
Thumbnail image for Teacher’s Highland Cream

For a NAS blend, this one is actually quite good. The roughness of the young grain is still there, but the unusually high malt content of 45% caters for a rather rich taste. – Rating: 68/100

Whisky Myths Debunked #2 – The Six Floor Maltings

July 4, 2010
Thumbnail image for Whisky Myths Debunked #2 – The Six Floor Maltings

When you surf the the whisky web or talk to people from a distillery, one factoid constantly keeps popping up: “Distillery X is one of only six distilleries in Scotland that still have their own floor maltings”.

Tullibardine 1991/2010 C&S Dram Collection

July 3, 2010

A rather generic bourbon cask malt, not bad but not earth-shattering either. – Rating: 78/100

Laphroaig 10 yo

July 2, 2010
Thumbnail image for Laphroaig 10 yo

One of the Islay classics, this competitively priced malt has an astonishing complexity. But the recent reduction of bottling strength from 43% to 40% didn’t do it a favour. – Rating: 84/100

Glenfarclas 1987 Quarter Casks

July 1, 2010
Thumbnail image for Glenfarclas 1987 Quarter Casks

A tightly woven network of complex but subtle flavours that make this whisky a delight to enjoy drop by drop. There is a distinct woody dryness but it is not overpowering the other flavours. – Rating: 88/100