Category: Scotch whisky

Whisky distilled, matured for a minimum of 3 years and bottled in Scotland

Hazelburn 8 Year Old 2002 Sauternes Wood

Wow! for 8 years old this has a lot going on. A simply superb whisky that absolutely proves that age isn’t everything! The balance between the peat of the spirit and the sweetness from the Sauternes cask is perfect. If anything the young age gives this a raw brutality to the whisky producing something more like a true Islay malt than a product of Campbeltown. 90/100

Aberlour 10 Years Old

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Wow! for an entry level expression this has it all, beautiful apple-fresh speyside spirit and lashings of bourbon and sherry influences create a real complex toffee monster. This is permanently part of my collection, on my 3rd or 4th bottle and I intend to keep buying another as soon as the last one is finished. A perfect example from one of my favourite distilleries. 83/100

Glenkinchie 12 Years Old

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Very delicate and often looses out to some of the more complex whiskies I have. However over time I have grown to appreciate this more and more. Yes it is very drinkable but maybe a bit tame for my tastes. A good dram to have in the collection to offer to visitors though as it is inoffensive and the local malt. I would like to try the Distillers edition or perhaps more aged or finished versions of this malt. 67/100