August 2011

Laggan Mill 1994 13 yo

August 7, 2011

The character of this malt certainly hints to a Lagavulin. This is a superb whisky that perfectly combines fruit and smoke. – Rating: 92/100

Glenfarclas 1970/1999

August 6, 2011

This very rich malt has to be savoured drop by drop. There are a lot of flavours to explore, but it’s a bit too woody to break the 90 point barrier. – Rating: 89/100

Nikka Taketsuru 17 yo

August 5, 2011
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Well-balanced and very complex, this is very fine example of a Japanese vatted malt. The general character is rather dry with the fruity notes remaining in the background. – Rating: 87/100

Springbank 1992/2011 Berry Bros.

August 4, 2011

The age does not show at all here. In one way it is a rather typical – or should I say generic? – Springbank, but I can’t help the feeling there is something missing here. – Rating: 82/100

New Poll: Whisky For Mixing

August 3, 2011
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Now here is a true crunch question: What do you think about using whisky for mixing?

Glenrothes 1990/2009 Single Malts of Scotland

August 2, 2011
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This is a nice dram, all flavours are well put together with nothing standing out. There is nothing really noteworthy to report, though, and it has quite an alcohol bite, too. – Rating: 83/100

Poll Result: Your Favourite Whisky Glass

August 1, 2011
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With 161 voters, there was almost a record participation. The winner came not as a surprise to me at all. But the margin by which it outclassed its competitors almost blew me away.