Master Of Malt

Benrinnes 15 yo Darkness! Oloroso And PX Finish

May 18, 2014
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Two very good whiskies with strong sherry aromas. Rating: 89/100 and 86/100

Clynelish 16 yo Darkness! Oloroso Finish

May 15, 2014
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Very thick, almost chewy, this whisky has a slightly savoury touch. The sherry is strong in this one, as are the spices. – Rating: 84/100

The Lost Distilleries Blend – Batch 4

March 28, 2014
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Nose and palate of this delicate dram are quite different but complement each other very well. The overall character is light and delicate with very little smoke. – Rating: 87/100

Master Of Malt 60 yo Speyside

March 7, 2014
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Many layers of flavours can be explored in this wonderful whisky. Wood is always present but it never gets in the way of the tropical fruits that act as base flavours. – Rating: 93/100

Highland Park 1997 Viking Collection “The Sword”

July 3, 2013
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An outstanding and very typical Highland Park, the balance of flavours is just perfect. Too bad it was not bottled at cask strength. – Rating: 90/100

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

Springbank 19 yo Cask 129 and 482 Master of Malt

February 20, 2013
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Two rather different Springers compared head to head – Ratings: 84/100 and 88/100

Boxes Blend

February 19, 2013
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A very nice whisky with a somehow quiet character, nothing to ponder about, just to sip and relax. This is suprisingly good blending work by an amateur. – Rating: 82/100

Bunnahabhain 23 yo 1989/2012 Master of Malt

February 17, 2013
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The sweetness is the first thing you notice in this excellent dram. But then the fruit and liquorice join in. – Rating: 87/100

Tobermory 17 yo 1995/2012 Master of Malt

February 17, 2013
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Very spicy but still quite enjoyable, the mouthfeel is coating and a nice sweetness balances the spice. – Rating: 82/100

Bally Delicious 23 yo 1989/2012 Master of Malt

February 13, 2013
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No guesses here, but the name might be a hint… Why not simply enjoy this rich and sumptuous dram. – Rating: 85/100

Arran 16 yo 1996/2012 Master of Malt

February 12, 2013
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Sharp alcohol and rather strong spice hit your palate, the rest of flavours can barely keep up. – Rating: 80/100

Braes of Glenlivet 21 yo 1991/2012 Master of Malt

February 10, 2013
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Blimey, what a creamy fruit bomb. This is an immense dram. – Rating: 90/100

Clynelish 15 yo 1997/2012 Master of Malt

February 8, 2013
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A pretty typical younger Clynelish where a nice freshness is combined with the waxy and fruity house style. – Rating: 83/100

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

Springbank Batch 1 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

February 4, 2013
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Quite a spicy Springbank expression, especially with added water. Overall character is rather light but creamy. – Rating: 84/100

Invergordon Batch 1 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

February 2, 2013
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If you get past the initial herbal punch, a lovely mix of fruit, sweetness and spice pleases your palate. – Rating: 87/100

Tormore 28 yo 1984/2012 Master of Malt

February 1, 2013
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Strong wood spices join sweet fruit in this malt from a lesser known distillery. Very nice but sip with caution. – Rating: 85/100

Bowmore Batch 1 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

January 30, 2013
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A slight herbalness joins dry peat in this Bowmore that also shows nicely balanced fruity notes. – Rating: 85/100

Deanston 19 yo 1992/2012 Master of Malt

January 27, 2013
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A robust and creamy malt from a distillery not often seen in independent bottlings. Somehoew the gentle fruit aromas manage to stand up against the wood spice. – Rating: 86/100