Category: Scotch Single Malt

Single malt whisky is malt whisky from a single distillery, that is, whisky distilled from fermented mash made exclusively with malted grain (usually barley), as distinguished from unmalted grain. Scotch single malt is distilled, matured for a minimum of 3 years and bottled in Scotland.

The GlenDronach 26 Years Old 1992 Port Pipe #5896 (49.3%, OB, Batch 17, 828 Bottles, 2019)

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The GlenDronach 26 Years Old 1992 Port Pipe #5896 whisky review: On reflection perhaps a little underwhelming, I had high hopes for this port matured expression but in the end it lacked a little something that sherry maturation delivers so well for GlenDronach. Undoubtedly a very well constructed whisky, not overly sweet and plenty of woody influence as you would expect after 26 years. A great comparator and on a par with the other two expressions. 87/100

Miltonduff 10 Years Old 2008 The Single Cask (55.8%, Claxton’s, 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel # 1961-700925, 248 Bottles, 2019)

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Miltonduff 10 Years Old 2008 The Single Cask whisky review: A delightful cask strength and relatively straightforward/unfussy expression. The cask has had plenty of influence here as you would expect from 1st fill, making this very palateable. The balance is in favour of cask over spirit character here which works very well. I’m not sure I am any closer to uncovering the DNA or character of Miltonduff after these expressions but they were both very pleasing and enjoyable. 83/100

Tobermory 24 Years Old 1994 The Single Cask (55.3%, Claxton’s, Sherry Butt # 1963-688048, 346 Bottles, 2019)

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Tobermory 24 Years Old 1994 The Single Cask whisky review: A very drinkable refill? sherry butt matured Tobermory. The nose and the palate show hints of that metallic/radiator nature of Tobermory’s spirit and some vaporosity – followed by brown/woody sugars, ripe/dried fruits and lots of chocolate and coffee – what’s not to like? 89/100