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Lowlands — Dramming — Page 2


Glenkinchie 20 yo 2010 Release

February 9, 2012
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The nose needs some time to open up, but on the palate there is just too little flavour to back the rather strong spices. – Rating: 76/100

Rosebank 1991/2011 Single Malts of Scotland

August 9, 2011
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Like ever so often, a promising nose doesn’t really translate onto the palate. It is all rather subdued and fragile in character. – Rating: 74/100

Littlemill 1992/2010 Dream Drams

May 21, 2011

This is a quite unusual malt with an interesting mixture of flavours. The first impression is rather strange, but it is thoroughly enjoyable if you you are a bit adventurous and don’t mind a little variation in your whisky menu. – Rating: 85/100

Auchentoshan 12 yo

February 3, 2011
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A smooth Lowland malt that is quite pleasant on the palate, but the finish is over much too soon. – Rating: 78/100

Rosebank 1991/2008 Cadenhead’s

November 26, 2010

A nice straightforward dram with a good balance of sweetness, fruit and spice, but certainly not one of the best Rosebanks out there. – Rating: 81/100

Bladnoch 19 yo

July 31, 2010
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Light-bodied but pretty complex, a lot of freshness despite its age, this is a very nice Lowland malt. – Rating: 84/100

Auchentoshan Stillman’s Collection

June 4, 2010

Set of 3 miniatures only available at the distillery

Glenkinchie 12 yo

April 12, 2010
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A very nice everyday dram, quite complex for “just a standard bottling”. – Score: 82/100

Bladnoch 19 yo Forum bottling

April 6, 2010

The nose suggests a rich fruitiness, but on the palate the malt becomes a bit too sour for my taste to be truly enjoyable. – Score: 81/100

St. Magdalene 1982/2009 Dun Bheagan

April 3, 2010

Extremely complex and sophisticated. But for me it is very mood dependend. I had days where it tasted only “OK”, but on others it sent me to heaven. – Score: 92/100

Daftmill Newmake from December 28, 2005

March 29, 2010

Of course it’s difficult to extrapolate from the newmake, but the spirit certainly tastes interesting and has the potential to become a complex whisky. – Score: 55/100

Ladyburn 1975/2009 Signatory

March 24, 2010

I am not a big fan of herbal whiskies, but this one almost managed to convert me. The nose is spectacular but the palate doesn’t quite live up to it. Very light yet very complex. – Score: 86/100

Rosebank 1991/2004 Signatory

January 17, 2010

A smooth and gentle dram, well-balanced flavours and rather complex for its age – Score: 84/100

St. Magdalene Cask No. 20 – 1975/2003

October 11, 2009

G&M Reserve – 49% My Tasting Note Nose: Slightly smoky, caramel, leather, spices Palate: Ginger, tea, a bix waxy, “farmy”, some caramel and a touch of lemon Finish: Long with a bit of smoke Overall: They don’t make Lowlanders like this anymore. Very full-bodied, noticeably smoky and with a kind of earthy spicyness that is […]

Auchentoshan Select

August 6, 2009

The only good thing I can say about this expression is that it is discontinued. If you happen to find a bottle, avoid it! This is a perfect example of an NAS statement used to disguise immature whisky. – Score: 55/100

Auchentoshan 21 yo

July 26, 2009
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Very complex, you can find something different in every dram. But still not my favourite. – Score: 82/100

Littlemill 12 yo

July 26, 2009
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A peculiar grassy character that some may find to be not their taste. I quite enjoyed it although it’s not a real winner. – Score: 73/100