Lowlands

Daftmill, ca. 7 yo

May 18, 2014

The style is very light and the young age of this is quite obvious. It shows promise but the slight bitter note is a bit disturbing. – Rating: 77/100

Kinclaith 16 yo 1966 Gordon & MacPhail

May 13, 2014
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The nose is extremely pleasant and promises a wonderful palate, but the strong soapy flavours completely ruin the experience. – Rating: 62/100

Auchentoshan Three Wood

August 9, 2013
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The sweetness of this dram is almost too heavy, but the wood spices keep it in balance. The nose is very nice, the finish a bit short. – Rating: 82/100

Auchentoshan Heartwood

May 17, 2013
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The fruit flavours taste a bit artificial and the finish is one of the shortest I have experienced in a single malt, but for the rather cheap price it is okay-ish and a step up from the Springwood. – Rating: 74/100

Auchentoshan Springwood

April 26, 2013

Quite immature but still smooth because of the triple distillation, a dram for moments when you wish to avoid flavourfulness. – Rating: 67/100

Littlemill 22 yo 1990/2012 Whisky Agency

April 13, 2013
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The sherry is not very obvious here, but who cares because this is an immensely fruity and delightful whisky. – Rating: 92/100

Rosebank 21 yo 1990/2011

April 7, 2013
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On one hand this whisky is very light and floral, on the other hand it has quite a robust spiciness which gets a bit into the way. – Rating: 85/100

Littlemill 21 yo 1990/2012 Scott’s Selection

March 19, 2013
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Nose and palate have a very nice fruity freshness, but overall the spices are a bit too strong here.- Rating: 83/100

St. Magdalene 30 yo 1982/2012 Douglas Laing

March 18, 2013
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The nose is to die for, but on the palate this whisky is a bit edgy and not quite as harmonious as I would expect from a 90+ point dram. – Rating: 87/100

Auchentoshan 35 yo 1975 Bourbon Matured

March 3, 2013

Even afer 35 years the wood only contributes a nice spiciness without overpowering the fruit. – Rating: 88/100

Auchentoshan 1990 Silveroak

March 3, 2013

This malt has a very nice fruity and creamy base that is enhanced by rather strong wood spices. – Rating: 85/100

Auchentoshan 27 yo 1984/2012 Master of Malt

February 6, 2013
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Very floral, but in a good way. There is a minimal soapiness to it but it is too faint to call it a flaw. Quite unusual. – Rating: 84/100

Littlemill 1992/2012 Berry Bros.

November 25, 2012

The floral character and the light gin reminiscence are a bit unusual, but it is all well-balanced and very enjoyable. – Rating: 85/100

Littlemill 20 yo 1991/2012 Whisky Doris

July 12, 2012

The nose starts timid but develops well with water. Don’t be fooled by the light color, there is quite some flavour in this dram. – Rating: 84/100

Linlithgow 30 yo 2004 Release

June 22, 2012
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Not only the nose is fantastic, the palate gets an immediate spice punch which then resolves into a wide range of flavours. Pure pleasure. – Rating: 91/100

Rosebank 20 yo 1981 Rare Malts

June 18, 2012

A very complex yet light-bodied malt that has fruity and spicy flavours in very good balance. – Rating: 88/100

Littlemill 1989/2011 Malts of Scotland

June 6, 2012

Some very nice flavours can be found in this malt, but despite being cask strength, there is a somewhat watery undercurrent. – Rating: 86/100

Auchentoshan 11 yo 1999 Bordeaux Matured

May 26, 2012
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Even though it has been fully matured in wine casks, the Bordeaux does not overpower the whisky. Very smooth on the palate but also forceful at the same time. – Rating: 85/100

Auchentoshan 1998/2011 James MacArthur

March 15, 2012

Triple distillation and a refill cask make this an extremely subtle dram. You may well give it a try, if you like that ultra-light style, but this doesn’t cut it for me – Rating: 63/100

Glenkinchie Distillers Edition 1996/2010

February 9, 2012
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This malt has a lovely nose and some interesting flavours on the palate. But overall it is missing a little depth. – Rating: 80/100