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.

Laphroaig Cairdeas Port wood edition (51.3%, OB, Friends Of Laphroaig, 2013)

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On the face of this one I would strongly recommend a port finish Laphroaig could easily make its way into their standard range even at a tamer non cask strength, however I wouldn’t want to take anything away from the shine of this bottle. This is my current go to bottle when I either want a kick in the tastebuds or have several hours to sit and mull purely over a single dram. 90/100

Hazelburn 8 Year Old 2002 Sauternes Wood Finish (55.9%, OB, 9180 bottles, 2011)

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