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

Arran 12 yo 1999/2012 Single Cask Nation

December 7, 2012
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Not really the aromas you would expect from a pinot noir cask, but this does not devalue this dram at all. Good fruit and nice spice, well balanced and enjoyable. – Rating: 85/100

Highland Park 1989/2010 Murray McDavid

December 2, 2012
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This really is a borderline finish, very sweet, almost too much so, but there is enough spice to prevent it from becoming over the top. – Rating: 86/100

Ledaig 1998/2010 Malts of Scotland

June 7, 2012

Some rather unusual flavours can be found here, this is a whisky with the potential of dividing opinions. But I can’t make up my mind which side to take. – Rating: 83/100

Arran The Eagle

May 24, 2012
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Very mild and gentle, almost timid, it really needs a few drops of water to open up a little. Probably the most delicate dram of the Icons of Arran series. – Rating: 82/100

Highland Park 1994/2012 C&S Dram Collection

May 14, 2012

This dram needs time to develop and a bit but not too much water. Everything is very gentle, not very approachable but quite pleasant after all. – Rating: 81/100

Highland Park 1978/2011 Douglas Laing

May 3, 2012
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It could be a geat whisky, but the adstringent wood tannins are much too strong for my taste. But you will love this dram, if you like that. – Rating: 80/100

Scapa 16 yo

April 18, 2012
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A decent enough standard dram with no real flaws, but palate and finish are a bit on the shy side. – Rating: 78/100

Tobermory 1995/2011 Aberdeen Distillers

April 8, 2012

The nose is actually pretty nice. You may consider to smell on this malt only. – Rating: 74/100

Highland Park 1988/2008 Villa Konthor

March 5, 2012

The peat is hardly noticeable here and overall this malt is on the sweet side. Quite nice but it should have been bottled at cask strength. – Rating: 82/100

Tobermory 15 yo

February 16, 2012
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For a sherry finish this malt is a bit feeble. The overall character is pretty nice but it could benefit from a little more oomph. – Rating: 74/100

Tobermory 10 yo

February 13, 2012
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There is not much to find in this whisky. It is mostly sweet on the palate with a light fruitiness, the nose is disappointing. – Rating: 65/100

Talisker 30 yo 2010 Bottling

January 29, 2012
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The spices are a litte too dominant to let the fruity elements truly shine here. – Rating: 86/100

Ledaig 9yo 2001/2011 Whisky Doris

January 9, 2012

The flavour profile of this malt is a little generic, but evertything is harmonizing very well. – Rating: 87/100

Ledaig 2005/2010 Berry Bros.

August 31, 2011

Fast maturation does not only happen in tropical climates. With the right cask even a Scotch can become a cracker of a dram in only four years. This whisky is a peaty flavour bomb. – Rating: 88/100

Highland Park 1997 Vintage 12 yo

August 29, 2011

Not the greatest of the distillery range, but certainly an interesting expression. The spice bite is a bit too strong to really please me. – Rating: 77/100

Highland Park 25 yo

August 14, 2011
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The 18 year old is already a masterpiece, but this is yet a little better. Lots and lots of aromas to contemplate about, but the price difference is significant. – Rating: 91/100

Ledaig 10 yo

July 2, 2011
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Well, it’s certainly an interesting whisky, but this combination of flavours does not really convince me. – Rating: 74/100

Highland Park 1992/2010 Silver Seal

June 10, 2011

Because of the unusually strong sherry influence you would never guess this very fine malt to be a Highland Park in a blind tasting. – Score: 85/100

Arran Madeira Cask

April 6, 2011
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Especially the nose is very madeira-like, the palate is both sweet and rather spicy. A very dominant finish that may be a bit too hefty for some, but I quite like it. – Rating: 82/100