As well as a huge win for our Macallan, 7 (seven!) more Boutique-y whiskies have received Liquid Gold Awards for scores of 94 Points or higher in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2017!
Following on from yesterday's announcement that our Macallan 25 Year Old was named Scotch Single Malt of the Year (Single Cask), we once again find ourselves bursting with pride as Jim Murray has considered another seven of our whiskies to be "Liquid Gold".
Macallan 25 Year Old - 97 Points Scotch Single Malt of the Year (Single Cask)
"Am I nosing the first Macallan 25 I tasted over 30 years ago...? ...So good I could weep."
Lagavulin 10 Year Old - 96.5 Points
"a near perfect Islay nose... gorgeous weight... a great whisky from a great distillery plucked at just the right age (indeed, being surprisingly youthful) and in all its naked beauty. Sublime."
Paul John Batch 1 - 95 Points
"the smoke, through serious maturation, has now moved into a stunning structured herbal nature with lavender and mint... such a brilliant mouth feel... a sublime peated malt from India."
Glenburgie Batch 2 - 94.5 Points
"marries a winning freshness with deeper, oak-stoked anchor. Salty, malty and teasing... sublime delivery... pretty much faultless, top grade blending malt: quite irresistible!"
Lagavulin Batch 1 - 94.5 Points
"oh, what a sensational delivery: the texture is silk with some spicy pins sticking out of it... a very rare chance to grab a Lagavulin with kindergarten characteristics... Beautifully made and a genuine treat of a dram."
Heaven Hill Batch 1 - 94 Points
"now that's what I call bourbon! Travel back 30 years and taste some Heaven Hill, and - though a different distillery - you wouldn't be too far off! This bottling does the HH name proud!"
Highland Park Batch 3 - 94 Points
"what do you know? ...Deft peat, heather-honey... and spice. It has to be..."
Cambus Batch 1 - 94 Points
"sharp and robust, we are heading into Canadian territory here... superb oils... oh, those darling spices... a brilliant bottling"