Highlands

Ballechin 6th Release Bourbon Cask Matured

April 14, 2012
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You can feel it is still rather young, but it is a very fine dram with a good variety of smoky flavours. – Rating: 84/100

Edradour 2003/2010 Burgundy Cask Matured

April 14, 2012
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Rather sweet overall and feeling a bit watery even at 46%, this dram doesn’t really convince me. – Rating: 75/100

Clynelish 1995/2011 Aberdeen Distillers

April 9, 2012

A malt that has some quite nice flavours but it’s all over much too soon. – Rating: 79/100

Glenmorangie Original (Revisited)

April 4, 2012
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I don’t think this dram has changed much in the past 38 months. Decent nose but non-descript palate. – Score: 72/100

Tomintoul 1967/2011 The Whisky Agency

April 3, 2012

For a malt of this age I was a little disappointed. It’s good, but really not exceptional. – Rating: 84/100

Lochside 1981/2011 Cadenhead’s

March 27, 2012

An execllent light bodied dram with lots of depth despite its subtle character. Everything is in its place in this flawless whisky. – Rating: 90/100

Glenugie 1980/2010 Dun Bheagan

March 25, 2012

All rather generic here, unoffensive and sippable, but the middle-of-the-road character does not make this a must-have dram. – Rating: 81/100

Glengoyne 1988/2007 Cask 718

March 18, 2012

A thick and delicious dram from a Pedro Ximenez sherry cask. – Rating: 87/100

Glengoyne 1993/2008 Cask 845

March 8, 2012

Full-bodied and rich in flavour but the wood influence is quite prominent. – Rating: 84/100

Glengoyne 1990/2007 Cask 1523

March 5, 2012

A rich and full dram from a rather unusal amontillado cask. Some savoury flavours add another dimension. – Rating: 86/100

Tomatin 1976/2011 The Whisky Agency

February 29, 2012

A nice fruity dram that feels a bit younger than its real age, some water does not hurt it. – Rating: 83/100

Deanston Virgin Oak

February 19, 2012
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In a way this is Burn Stewart’s Highland equivalent of the Bunnahabhain Darach Ur. It’s not bad at all, but it does not have the richness of its cousin from Islay. Rating: 83/100

Deanston 12 yo

February 19, 2012
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The relaunched Deanston is a rich and rather savoury dram. Some unusal flavours probably don’t make it a whisky for anybody, but I like it. – Rating: 84/100

Glenmorangie Artein 15 yo

February 12, 2012
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Surprisingly gentle, to the verge of feeling watery. The whisky steps into the background here. But it’s a nice dram, not more, not less. – Rating: 83/100

Oban 18 yo Limited Edition

February 10, 2012

A very pleasant mix of flavours with that ‘coastal’ touch that is so hard to pin down…. – Rating: 85/100

Singleton of Glen Ord 12 yo

February 5, 2012

Some very nice flavours are hidden in this malt, especially the well-integrated barrel char, but the mouthfeel is a bit watery. – Rating: 81/100

Clynelish Distillers Edition 1993

January 30, 2012
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Quite a nice dram overall, but there seems to be missing something. – Rating: 80/100

Brora 30 yo 8th Release 2010

January 24, 2012
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Some quite intersting herbal notes can be found in this malt. Nose and finish are fantastic, but it could be a little fuller on the palate. – Rating: 86/100

Tomatin 30 yo

January 21, 2012
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This excellent malt does not really show its age. It is perfectly balanced with a rich taste and creamy mouthfeel. – Rating: 88/100

Tomatin Decades

January 19, 2012
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Containing malts from five decades this is a very fine fruity dram with an elegant driness. The nose is terrific, the palate is a little weaker. – Rating: 85/100