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

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

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

Karuizawa Spirit of Asama

November 16, 2012
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A vatting of about 70 casks bottled at two different strengths. Rating: 48%: 86/100 – 55%: 88/100


November 7, 2012
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The nose is nice but the palate does not have much to offer, a light and unoffensive dram. – Rating: 76/100

Karuizawa 1982/2012 The Whisky Exchange

October 27, 2012
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A fascinating mix of spice and fruit in this slightly unusual bourbon cask Karuizawa, the wood is always present but does not overwhelm the other flavours. – Rating: 89/100

Eddu Silver

October 22, 2012
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The buckwheat creates a rather unique flavour profile thay may not be everybody’s favourite. I quite like it. – Rating: 75/100

Isawa Vintage 1983

October 20, 2012
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A whisky with very strange flavours that may well represent the nadir of Japanese whisky making. – Rating: 45/100

Belgian Owl 3 yo

September 20, 2012

The nose of this young whisky is very strange but it has a fascinating complexity. The palate does not quite live up to this, but for a three year old whisky it is not bad at all. – Rating: 66/100

Nikka All Malt

September 19, 2012
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This Japanese dram may have an unusual pedigree but is impossible to discern from a fruity Scotch. The mouthfeel is creamy but rather light bodied and the flavours are well balanced. – Rating: 85/100

Tasting Four Indian “Whiskies”

June 23, 2012
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The spirit that makes India the largest whisky market of the world.

Karuizawa 1981/2011 Number One Drinks

June 8, 2012

This could be a quite remarkable whisky, if the weakish finish did not drag it down. – Rating: 84/100

Penderyn Portwood 41

June 8, 2012

Very nice indeed, most enjoyable and well-balanced. Make the next edition a Portwood 46 please, and it will be even nicer. – Rating: 86/100

Hakushu Heavily Peated

June 6, 2012
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A fantastic combination of heavy peat and a light body. Joyfully bouncing fruit on a waft of peat smoke. – Rating: 88/100

Hakushu 1998/2011 Whisky Shop W 1st Anniversary

June 5, 2012

This whisky is extremely shy to reveal its flavours, everything is very mild and subtle. This is the perfect dram for you, if you like hunting down aromas. – Rating: 84/100

Hakushu 12 yo

June 5, 2012
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Again the Japanese prove their talent to create perfectly balanced malts with delicate yet impressive flavours. The gentle smokiness adds an intriguing dimension. – Rating: 87/100

Yamazaki Mizunara

June 3, 2012

Nicely sweet, fruity and slightly floral, a fine dram with a strong attack on the palate but rather shy towards the end. – Rating: 84/100

Yamazaki Sherry Cask

June 3, 2012

This sherry bomb has got quite some wood influence, but the strong flavours support it. – Rating: 87/100

Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel

May 22, 2012
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A thoroughly enjoyable Japanese whisky with a very good balance of flavours, both complex and approachable at the same time. – Rating: 86/100

Karuizawa 1981/2011 Cask 2634

May 20, 2012

After a very gentle start on the palate, this dram almost bursts into a taste explosion. There is a lot to explore in this malt, also the nose grows larger than Pinocchio’s after a while – Rating: 94/100