Aberfeldy 1997/2011 Single Cask

January 13, 2012

A very fine richly sherried malt, sweetness and spice are in good balance but it could have a little more depth. – Rating: 86/100

Lochside 46 yo 1964 Single Blend TWE

December 31, 2011
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The perfect fruit bomb. Fabulous, simply fabulous. This is my favourite dram of 2011. – Rating: 94/100

Clynelish 28 yo 1982 Single Malts of Scotland

December 21, 2011
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Thoroughly enjoyable, both fresh and youthful as well as old and refined; this Clynelish is a very fine and typical aged expression of this distillery. – Rating: 88/100

Glen Garioch 40 yo 1971 for TWE

December 20, 2011
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A great old-fashioned dram with a surprising amount of peat smoke. Very, smooth, gentle and perfectly balanced. They don’t make them like this anymore… – Rating: 92/100

Glenrothes 1998/2009 Murray McDavid

December 19, 2011

Not quite as sweet as one would expect from a sweet wine finish, this is quite an enjoyable dram. A nice amount of spice complements the fruity flavours. – Rating: 85/100

Glenlochy 1974/1987 Sestante

December 14, 2011

This is strong stuff, and the addition of water is recommended. It offers quite a lot of nice flavours but is a bit too spicy for my taste. – Rating: 82/100

Glengoyne 1973/2010 Malts of Scotland

December 9, 2011

Rich and creamy, sweet and fruity, and a little spicy: There is a lot to discover in this excellent old malt. – Rating: 89/100

Tomatin 1976/2011 The Nectar of the Daily Dram

November 28, 2011

A very enjoyable old dram, the age shows in the finesse of its aromas and not so much in the wood influence. – Rating: 87/100

Clynelish 1997/2008 Gordon & Macphail

October 18, 2011
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The general taste of this whisky is very nice indeed, but there is a spirty edge to it that takes away some of the pleasure.
– Rating: 83/100

Clynelish 1996/2009 Malts of Scotland

September 27, 2011

An excellent fruity sherry dram with just the right amount of spice. This is a perfect drink-by-the-drop malt. – Rating: 86/100

Dalmore 1996/2011 Master of Malt

September 2, 2011
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Unfortunately, the refill cask could not give this malt the richness we have come to expect from a Dalmore. There are some nice flavours, but they are a little too subtle for my taste. – Rating: 76/100

Glengoyne English Merchants’ Choice

August 21, 2011
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A very rich sherry monster with a fantastic nose. The palate lacks a little depth, despite the driness you can feel that it is still rather young. – Rating: 85/100

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

Tullibardine 1965/2010

July 25, 2011

The age of this malt malt is rather obvious due to its driness, but it can’t really be called woody. In fact it is a very fine whisky with quite a lot of flavours to explore. – Rating: 87/100

Tullibardine 1976/2010 Single Cask

July 20, 2011

If you give it a little time and water, you are rewarded with a very flavoursome and complex dram. You always feel the age, but it is still very livley too. – Rating: 86/100

Tullibardine 1988/2010

July 18, 2011
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Another somewhat disappointing Tully. The nose is a bit underwhelming, the palate shows more promise but still has a slightly lackluster feel to it. – Rating: 75/100

Tullibardine 1993/2010

July 15, 2011

This light bodied whisky is rather subdued on both nose and palate. It could be a nice aperitve dram, if the flavours were a bit more intense. But so the impression of it lacking something dominates. – Rating: 75/100

Tullibardine Aged Oak

July 13, 2011

I quite like the nose of this malt, but the palate feels very watery. This one should have at least 46%, then it could be quite nice indeed. – Rating: 77/100

Tullibardine Sherry Wood 1998/2008

July 11, 2011

This sherry finish has an unusal savoury quality to it which is not at all unpleasant. The complexity created by this is quite stunning.
– Rating: 83/100

Tullibardine Pure Pot Spirit

July 10, 2011

A bit of a strange beast this spirit is. In neat state, I felt reminded of the famous pears with gorgonzola dish, served with white bread. The overall alcohol bite is rather strong, even with water. – Rating: 62/100