Tag: Single Malt

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

Mackmyra The First Edition Whisky – 73/100

Mackmyra is somewhat of a pioneer in the world of single malt whiskies, producing the first Swedish whisky in almost half a decade. Although the business is relatively young, established in 1999 and releasing their first product years later, it...

/ September 30, 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

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

Macallan 10 Year Fine Oak Whisky – 71/100

The Macallan 10 Year Fine Oak, not to be confused with the 10 Year Sherry Oak, is a Scottish Speyside malt that has been aged for ten years in a succession of different kinds of oak casks. It is not...

/ September 7, 2011

Nikka Yoichi 5 Year Single Cask Whisky – 63/100

Most whisky lovers have heard of Japanese Nikka Distillery. This brand has had a huge effect on the Japanese whisky scene. Founded by the ‘father of Japanese whisky’, Taketsuru Masataka, Nikka was founded in the town of Yoichi in Hokkaido,...

/ September 2, 2011

Glenfiddich 21 Year Gran Reserva Whisky – 84/100

The Glenfiddich 21 Year Gran Reserva is a relatively new name for a rather old whisky. It was once known as the Havana Reserve, although this name was changed to appease Americans. The whisky making begins with acquiring rum casks...

/ September 1, 2011

Blair Athol 12 Year Flora and Fauna Whisky – 82/100

Blair Athol is, in my opinion, one of the most underrated distilleries in Scotland. It consistently turns out interesting products full of Highland character, yet you very rarely read of acclaim or awards. The Blair Athol 12 Year has its...

/ August 30, 2011