Campbeltown Loch 30 yo

October 14, 2010
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A very complex blend that is very enjoyable with its Springbank origin clearly noticeable. This rich and creamy whisky is ridicoulsly cheap for its age. – Rating: 87/100

Teacher’s Highland Cream

July 4, 2010
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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

The Famous Grouse Port Wood

April 11, 2010

The nose is quite interesting and promising, but the nice taste on the palate only keeps up for a few seconds before turning into boring grainyness. Better than the standard Grouse, but not enough to make me want to buy a bottle. – Score: 62/100

Black Bull 12 yo

April 1, 2010

A great blend. It is perfectly drinkable and still rather smooth at 50%, but won’t take harm with a litle water added . Well-balanced and complex, but don’t look for peat here. – Score: 85/100

Cutty Sark

February 24, 2010
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You can tell that this is very young. Much too young for my taste. It tastes almost like a German Korn. But at least it does not seem to be coloured. – Score: 58/100

Johnnie Walker Black Label

January 11, 2010
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Quite smoky but not peaty, gentle and well balanced. Not bad at all. – Score: 81/100

Whyte & Mackay 19 yo Old Luxury

December 30, 2009
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A very richly flavoured sherried blend. The nose is impressive, but the palate could profit from a few more ABV points. This is miles away from the standard supermarket or pub blends. The aged grain whisky has lost all of its roughness and caters for a delicate silky smooth mouthfeel. – Score: 84/100

The Famous Grouse

September 24, 2009
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You can taste that this is a young whisky. OK for just sipping, nothing really disturbing, but it’s hard pinning down any noteworthy aromatic components. – Score: 51/100