Tag: Scotch Whisky

Littlemill 12 Year Whisky – 74/100

Littlemill is considered the oldest distillery in Scotland, with 1772 the official date of establishment. It used some of the most oddly shaped stills, which had rectifying columns on the necks like those used for grain whisky distillation. This—I assume—creates...

/ October 7, 2011

Benromach Traditional Whisky – 72/100

Benromach is the smallest working distillery in Speyside, which most of us would assume means that their whiskies have an artisanal quality and attention to detail. The distillery was closed for 15 years and reopened in 1998. The Benromach Traditional...

/ October 5, 2011

The Isle of Jura Superstition Whisky – 75/100

Isle of Jura is a distinctive Island whisky distillery that never disappoints. It has the smokiness and salt that I demand from an Island Scotch, but there are always a few pleasant surprises. In my experience, the deep, dark island...

/ September 29, 2011

Highland Park 40 Year Whisky – 96/100

How many whiskies have the reserves to add a 40 Year to their core line? Only those with a long history, such as Highland Park, can even toy with the idea. This bottle may not be a limited edition, but...

/ September 21, 2011

Talisker 12 Year Old Whisky – 88/100

Talisker is considered a classic Island malt, and the 12 Year is a classic Talisker. It is a great entry level whisky, but it has been highly rated even by experienced tasters. The Talisker 12 Year was Whisky Magazine’s Editor’s...

/ September 20, 2011

Laphroaig Quarter Cask Whisky – 91-100

First-time tasters of the Laphroaig Quarter Cask will be surprised to find out that this whisky has been aged for less than six years. However, the whisky is finished in a quarter cask, which is much small than the average...

/ September 19, 2011

North British 20 Year 1991 Whisky – 78/100

North British may be a grain whisky distillery, but single malt lovers will need to leave their prejudices at the door when trying the 20 year. Although North British primarily produces whisky for blends, this twenty year single grain independent...

/ September 14, 2011