Speyside

Dufftown 29 yo 1982/2011 Riverstown

April 1, 2013
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Quite an enjoyable dram, a bit on the spicy side. The age does not really show. – Rating: 84/100

Glendronach 17 yo 1995/2013 PX Puncheon 4682

March 25, 2013
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Sherry bombs are the speciality of Glendronach and this is no exception. Interestingly this is not as sweet as you might expect from a PX cask. It is not as complex as the oldies but delicious. – Rating: 86/100

Linkwood 28 yo 1984/2012 Whisky Warehouse No. 8

March 19, 2013
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A quite unusual but also very pleasant whisky and most likely without nicotine. – Rating: 87/100

Mortlach 17 yo 1995/2013 Whisky Warehouse No. 8

March 9, 2013
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It is very gentle on the nose and doesn not have much of a punch on the palate either, but don’t be fooled. There is quite a lot to discover in this smooth dram. – Rating: 85/100

Caperdonich 18 yo 1997/2012 Whisky Warehouse No. 8

March 9, 2013
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A nice nuttiness is joined by creamy fruit and strong spice which is actually a little too strong for my taste. – Rating: 81/100

Glen Keith 20 yo 1991/2012 Nectar Of The Daily Drams

March 6, 2013
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The fruity nose does not really indicate the strong spices that will hit your palate. You have been warned. – Rating: 84/100

Mortlach 21 yo Gordon & MacPhail

February 11, 2013
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A nice dram it is for sure but nothing really breathtaking, and not a very typical ‘meaty’ Mortlach either. – Rating: 83/100

Glen Keith 1993 Gordon & MacPhail

February 11, 2013

The mix of sweet fruit and spice is very well balanced, the creamy mouthfeel adds to the pleasure. – Rating: 85/100

Braes of Glenlivet 21 yo 1991/2012 Master of Malt

February 10, 2013
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Blimey, what a creamy fruit bomb. This is an immense dram. – Rating: 90/100

Linkwood 20 yo 1991 Cote Rotie Finish Gordon & MacPhail

February 10, 2013
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Very strong wood and light sulphur make this not a dram for anyone. Was this a finish to save a bad cask? – Rating: 78/100

Dailuaine 1995/2011 Gordon & MacPhail

February 10, 2013

An enjoyable and straightforward dram, the palate is much spicier than the nose suggests. – Rating: 83/100

Glen Grant 14 yo 1997 SMWS 9.66

February 7, 2013
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Especially with water, this malt is very complex, the mix of spicy, herbal and light floral notes is intriguing. – Rating: 86/100

Glenlivet 15 yo 1996 SMWS 2.81

February 4, 2013
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A very interesting mix of sherry and floral aromas, quite sharp on nose and palate. – Rating: 85/100

Tormore 28 yo 1984/2012 Master of Malt

February 1, 2013
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Strong wood spices join sweet fruit in this malt from a lesser known distillery. Very nice but sip with caution. – Rating: 85/100

Glen Grant 60 yo Queen’s Diamond Jubilee G&M

January 30, 2013
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If you have £8000 to spare, you will be rewarded with an excellent and very unusual whisky. Remarkably little wood influence after 60 years in the cask, I can only call it intensely delicate. – Rating: 91/100

Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 1

January 26, 2013
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Rather dominant nut flavours in here and not too much fruit, this is quite complex and a good dram to spend some time with. – Rating: 84/100

Cardhu 12 yo

January 11, 2013
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The very nice nose is not fully matched by the palate. But it is a decent enough daily dram, far from being bland. – Rating: 79/100

Glendronach 8 yo Octarine

January 9, 2013
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Quite a pleasant albeit not very complex daily dram on the sweet and fruity side. – Rating: 81/100

Longmorn 20 yo 1992/2012 Adelphi

January 8, 2013
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Be prepared for a strong spice punch when tasting this whisky. Fortunately the other flavours are bold enough not to get lost. – Rating: 86/100

Benrinnes “Stronachie” 12 yo Batch 02/12

January 6, 2013
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There are some quite nice flavours in this dram, but palate and finish are a bit too weak to really convince me. – Rating: 80/100