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.

Strathmill 22 Years Old 1991 Berrys’ (51.2%, Berry Bros & Rudd, #2451, 2014)

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Strathmill 22 Years Old 1991 Berrys’ whisky review: Showing its age with subtle signs of overipe and bordering on tropical fruit influences and also that trace of Highland/Speyside peat that seems to have dropped out of use/favour over the next couple of decades at least apart from now novelty “peat weeks” of distilling before the silent season and necessary equipment cleaning. 85/100

Auchroisk 16 Years Old 1999 Strictly Limited (46%, Carn Mor, 2 HHs, 725 Bottles, 2016)

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Auchroisk 16 Years Old 1999 Strictly Limited whisky review: Another finely balanced expression – a little more spirit character present in this one despite it’s extra years of maturation over the 13 year old 2000 vintage comparator from the same bottler. On the nose a lot more woody but a little lacking in distinct ripened fruit flavours perhaps? 84/100