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Compass Box Flaming Heart Scotch Review (2012)

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ Flaming Heart is a key limited edition series from those innovative whiskey-makers at Compass Box. Every few years, Compass Box comes into sufficient malt scotch with the appropriate characteristics to make this stuff, and August 2012 saw the 4th bottling in The Flaming Heart Series. Past installments of Flaming Heart brought together Highland malt whiskey ...

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GlenDronach Port Finish 15 Year Old Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B GlenDronach is a Speyside distillery, located near the town of Huntly, and owned by BenRiach . It is one of the older distilleries in Scotland, having been founded by James Allardice in 1826. It passed through a number of hands in the 19th and early 20th centuries, including Charles Grant’s (of the famed Grants family) ...

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Wemyss Malts Spice King 8 Year Old Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ Vatted malts made by small artisans are one of the many trendy fixtures of international whiskey today, alongside high-end, no-aging statement single malts; wine and port barrel-finished bourbon; American malts; and micro-distilleries. These are sometimes referred to as “blended malts,” but I prefer the old terminology, as it emphasizes the distinction between an all-malt blend ...

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