February 4, 2013
The flavours of this malt are actually quite nice, but it is just too weakish and watery. – Rating: 73/100
February 29, 2012
A nice fruity dram that feels a bit younger than its real age, some water does not hurt it. – Rating: 83/100
January 21, 2012
This excellent malt does not really show its age. It is perfectly balanced with a rich taste and creamy mouthfeel. – Rating: 88/100
January 19, 2012
Containing malts from five decades this is a very fine fruity dram with an elegant driness. The nose is terrific, the palate is a little weaker. – Rating: 85/100
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
March 24, 2011
This malt is proof that all casks are different. It shares similarities with neighbouring cask #16352 but the flavour profile is notably more complex and richer overall. – Rating: 86/100
March 6, 2011
This is a rather fragile malt that needs time to develop. But even then it is not eager to show off a wealth of flavours, it wants you to hunt them down. Not a value dram at all. – Rating: 80/100
March 5, 2011
A rather straightforward bourbon cask whisky. It is not bad at all but you can get comparable malts for much less money. – Rating: 83/100
November 20, 2009
Quite smooth and very fruity. Nice but nothing sensational. There quite some whiskies of comparable profile ans quality that are ten years younger (and therefore cheaper). – Score: 84/100
October 18, 2012
Just like last year I took the opportunity to combine a few days of mini holiday in London with attending the Whisky Exchange Whisky Show.
September 22, 2012
I have done some number crunching with the bottle data in the Whisky Monitor to see if there is a noticeable trend how independent bottlings do for a specific distillery.
June 16, 2012
As many of you will know, the Malt Maniacs are having their 15th anniversary this year. To celebrate this milestone in style, we met in Scotland.
May 17, 2012
A summary of the Scotch single malt blind tasting competition
May 5, 2012
For the first time ever I was able to attend this legendary whisky festival this year, albeit for one day only
March 16, 2012
Many whisky lovers complain that the prices for their favourite tipple are often too high, and I myself have joined this choir on various occasions. But to know if a price is too high we must first know what price is fair.
March 9, 2012
Here is my selection of distilleries that let their whisky do the talking.
September 6, 2010
Among whisky lovers there is a constant debate on how whisky has changed over the years. It is not recommendable to generalize. And to answer the question prematurely: “Yes, but all of it”