Linkwood 1991/2006 Gordon & Macphail

June 25, 2011
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This is a very fine sherried malt with a gorgeous nose. The palate is just a touch too much on the sweet side to be truly outstanding. – Rating: 86/100

Longmorn 46 yo 1964 Gordon & Macphail

June 18, 2011

This superb malt shows quite a bit of wood, but the strong flavours and the complexity are powerful enough to keep it in balance. – Score: 92/100

Miltonduff 1969/2010 Gordon & MacPhail

May 29, 2011
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This is an excellent light bodied sherry monster with a lot of flavours and just enough wood to make it even richer. It’s a pity that there are so no original bottlings of this distillery anymore. – Score: 88/100

Mortlach 1998/2010 G&M for Whiskyshop Dufftown

May 16, 2011

The nose is almost disappointing, but the excellent palate delivers a strong reconciliation. A very rich and beefy Mortlach that becomes very cloudy diluted to around 40% – Rating: 86/100

Braes of Glenlivet 1975/2001 Gordon & Macphail

October 6, 2010
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A nice fruity dram with a surprising light smokiness, not a real cracker but quite enjoyable. Bottled almost 10 years ago and still available. – Rating: 82/100

Auchroisk 1993 Gordon & Macphail

September 24, 2010
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This malt reminds my a little of the infamous durian fruit that can also give you a good whiff of cheese. But in fact I quite like it, just as I like durian. – Rating: 80/100

Strathisla 30 yo Gordon & Macphail

September 19, 2010
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The terrific sherry nose is almost matched by the very complex palate. But 43% ABV just a little too weak fo this malt. Rather dry but not overly woody for its high age. – Rating: 88/100

Inverleven 1985/1998 Gordon & Macphail

April 23, 2010

This must have been a dead cask. The taste isn’t bad, but very unspectacular. – Score: 64/100

Mosstowie 1979/2001 Gordon & McPhail

March 27, 2010

A smooth sherried malt with a great nose, but the 40% bottling strength is too weak to lift it from good to great – Score: 83/100

Lochside 1981/1996 Gordon & McPhail

December 19, 2009

Very complex and well-balanced, perhaps a bit watery due to the bottling strength of 40%. – Score: 89/100

Glentauchers 1991/2007 Gordon & McPhail

December 9, 2009
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Great nose, but on the palate the balance is a bit off towards the wood. – Score: 80/100

Glenburgie 1968, 75 cl bottle

November 28, 2009

A nicely balanced dram, the nose being fruitier than the palate. The bottling strength of 40% doesn’t serve it well, though. – Score: 84/100

St. Magdalene Cask No. 20 – 1975/2003

October 11, 2009

G&M Reserve – 49% My Tasting Note Nose: Slightly smoky, caramel, leather, spices Palate: Ginger, tea, a bix waxy, “farmy”, some caramel and a touch of lemon Finish: Long with a bit of smoke Overall: They don’t make Lowlanders like this anymore. Very full-bodied, noticeably smoky and with a kind of earthy spicyness that is […]

North Port / Brechin 1982/2008

August 17, 2009

This whisky is rather tame for its age. A definite lack of complexity and the aromas don’t really fit together – Score: 69/100

Linkwood 15 yo

August 2, 2009
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Quite a complex dram, at first I was’nt too impressed. But I like it more and more. – Score: 83/100