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Please see our current whisky pages: the description of our Scotland trip and the report about the visited distilleries.
These are the Single Malts that we have at home currently and
that we like to taste and evaluate carefully.
Sitting in the winter garden, above us the dark sky with
moon and stars or clouds, raining or snowing.
Some good whisky books and some Single Malt tasting glasses on the table... and in the glasses? Three or four different Singles selected from the table below, waiting to be enjoyed.
Currently I have some
Riedel Single Malt glasses of the VINUM and SOMMELIER series, and,
even more interesting, I have a series of tasting glasses, made by Thom Feichtner while my wife and me were present, and my wife tested each variation of the evolving form of the glasses, until all smelling and tasting components developed fully and harmonically.
This glass-making session was quite an experience, even though I was not allowed to taste (I had to drive the car) but I did nose and it was great.
In the meantime we have tasted most of our collection out of the new glasses, and we think that the different glasses make up an experience of its own. I think the influence on nose is more important than that on taste.
We also experimented with adding water, dropwise and more, and found this not to be an exciting thing. (Maybe our water is not good enough.) We will stay with the pure-whisky drinking style... no water, no ice, no anything.
|No.||Name||Age, Spec.||Origin||M.Jackson score||am Score||rm Score|
|1||Aberlour||10 years||Speyside (Highlands)||83||80||85|
|2||Ardbeg||10 years 46%||Islay||85|
|3||Balvenie||12 years Double Wood||Speyside||87||80|
|4||Balvenie||15 years Single Barrel 47.8%||Speyside||85|
|5||Bowmore||Legend||Islay (Loch Indaal)||80||85||100|
|6||Bowmore||12 years||Islay (Loch Indaal)||87||100|
|7||Bunnahabhain||12 years||Islay (North Shore)||77||70||75|
|8||Bushmills Malt||10 years||Ireland||75||80||70|
|9||Caol Ila||1988-2002 (14 years)||Islay|
|10||Cardhu||12 years||Speyside (Highlands)||72||75||80|
|11||Cragganmore||12 years||Speyside (Highlands)||90||75||70|
|12||Glen Deveron||12 years||Speyside (Highlands)||75||70||70|
|13||Glen Garioch||15 years 43%||Highlands (Eastern Speyside)||79||85||85|
|14||Glen Grant||Speyside (Highlands)||74||65||55|
|15||Glen Keith||10 years||Speyside (Highlands)||73|
|16||Glen Ord||12 years||Nothern Highlands||75||95||80|
|17||Glendronach||15 years Sherry||Speyside (Eastern Highlands)||79||85||95|
|18||Glenfarclas||12 years||Speyside (Highlands)||87|
|19||Glenfiddich||Special Reserve||Speyside (Highlands)||75||85||70|
|20||Glenfiddich||Solara 15 years||Speyside (Highlands)||78||80|
|21||The Glenlivet||12 years||Speyside (Highlands)||85||85||80|
|22||The Glenlivet||18 years 43%||Speyside (Highlands)||87|
|23||Glenmorangie||10 years||Northern Highlands||80||80||75|
|24||Glenrothes||1987-1999 (12 years)||Speyside (Highlands)||82||75||80|
|25||Highland Park||12 years||Orkney Islands||90|
|26||Isle of Jura||10 years||Isle of Jura (Highlands)||72|
|27||Knockando||1985 14 years||Speyside (Highlands)||(76)|
|28||Lagavulin||16 years||Islay (South shore)||95||90||100|
|29||Laphroaig||10 years||Islay (South shore)||86||80||95|
|30||Loch Lomond||Western Highlands||65|
|31||Royal Lochnagar||12 years||Eastern Highlands||83||70||70|
|32||The Macallan||12 years||Speyside (Highlands)||91||90||95|
|34||Strathisla||12 years||Speyside (Highlands)||80|
|35||Talisker||10 years||Isle of Skye||90||95||95|
|36||The Tyrconnell||five stars||Ireland||74||70||75|
|38||Glen Breton||43%||Nova Scotia, Canada||40|
As you can see I like the Islay whiskies most, and I dream of getting a bottle of Ardbeg some time. From all the books I conclude that Ardbeg should be even more "Islay" than Lagavulin...
My wife, our tomcat Cardhu, and a glass of Cardhu (really!). Sorry for that underexposed picture, but
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