December 2012

Overeem Old Hobart

December 31, 2012
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This whisky needs a little time to open up, everything is rather delicate here but also rather delicious. – Rating: 84/100

The Singleton of Glen Ord 15 yo

December 31, 2012
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There is a slight brininess to this tasty dram that in conjunction with the orange aromas remotely reminds me of Springbank. – Rating: 83/100

Glenglassaugh Evolution

December 30, 2012
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Still quite a young whisky but not too newmakey, the nose is very pleasant and the fruity creaminess on the palate makes it a nice uncomplicated sipping dram. – Rating: 81/100

Whisky Ad-Vent Calendar #24

December 24, 2012
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Smoking Islay Cask 2012/436

December 23, 2012
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This dram is very generic and one-dimenensional, I cannot find much of interest here. – Rating: 67/100

Benriach 17 yo Septendecim

December 23, 2012
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The farmy character of this expression is not my cup of tea. Your mileage may vary. – Rating: 68/100

Whisky Ad-Vent Calendar #23

December 23, 2012
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Whisky Ad-Vent Calendar #22

December 22, 2012
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Clynelish 14 yo 1997/2012 Single Cask Collection

December 21, 2012
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This is a typical example of a straightforward young Clynelish, everything is in its place, nicely sippable and no suprises in eiter direction. – Rating: 82/100

Karuizawa ‘Noh’ 28 yo 1983/2012

December 21, 2012
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One of those fantastic old Karuizawas that despite being sherry monsters show an amazing density of ‘secondary’ flavours and where everything is perfectly balanced.. – Rating: 90/100

Whisky Ad-Vent Calendar #21

December 21, 2012
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A Directory Of Whisky Abbreviations and Jargon

December 20, 2012

Because whisky geeks often use abbreviations that may not always be understandable for less experienced whisky lovers here is a list that also includes a few slang terms for whisky distilleries or brands.

Zuidam 5 yo 2007/2012 Single Rye For Milroy’s

December 20, 2012
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Some aspects of this rye are really nice but there are a few aromas on nose and palate that lessen the joy to some extent. – Rating: 78/100

Longmorn 44 yo 1967/2011 Gordon & MacPhail

December 20, 2012
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The nose of this very rich whisky is wonderful. On the palate and in the finish there is a bit too much wood for my taste – Rating: 87/100

Whisky Ad-Vent Calendar #20

December 20, 2012
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Mackinlay’s Shackleton Whisky – Journey Edition

December 19, 2012
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This vatting intends to recreate an old-style Scotch. It manages in almost shy way, the flavours need time to develop on the palate. I only tasted the first version informally, so I can’t draw a proper comparison, I’m afraid. – Rating: 84/100

Whisky Ad-Vent Calendar #19

December 19, 2012
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Ledaig 6 yo 2005/2012 Blackadder Riverstown

December 18, 2012
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I am fairly immune to sulphur, but this special specimen just hurts my palate. – Rating: 47/100

Whisky Ad-Vent Calendar #18

December 18, 2012
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Jura 1976/2012 Berry Bros.

December 17, 2012

This is a most unusual whisky and it’s truly kaleidoscopic. There are so many flavours that seem to be shifting constantly that a little of it goes a long way. – Rating: 89/100