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11yo — Dramming


Craigellachie 11 yo 2002/2014 Old Malt Cask

March 1, 2015

Fairly sweet but not too much so, the spices are doing a good job to balance it all out. This is quite enjobavle. – Rating: 86/100

Dalmore Vintage 2000

December 12, 2013

If it were not for that odd cardboardy tang, this whisky would actually be pretty good. But so it isn’t. – Rating: 72/100

Longrow Red 11 yo

May 7, 2013
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The wine influence is bold, and you can see it in the colour. But it works surprisingly well. – Rating: 86/100

Talisker Distillers Edition 2000

January 3, 2013
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The sherry remains rather in the background, only to underline the famous smoky spiciness of the Talisker spirit. Quite different from the fantastic 1999 vintage. Rating: 87/100

Auchentoshan 11 yo 1999 Bordeaux Matured

May 26, 2012
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Even though it has been fully matured in wine casks, the Bordeaux does not overpower the whisky. Very smooth on the palate but also forceful at the same time. – Rating: 85/100

Smoking Islay 2000/2011 Blackadder

April 4, 2012

The medicinal character of this most delightful malt points to a location fairly close to Port Ellen. – Rating: 88/100

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

Laphroaig 1999/2010 Nectar Of The Daily Dram

July 5, 2011

The sherry cask adds a slight fruitiness to this Laphroaig that is in perfect balance with the trademark medicinal peat. Very delicious! – Rating: 91/100

Benromach 11 yo 1999 Creative Whisky Co.

June 12, 2011
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This single cask bottling feels like the standard Benromach 10 yo on steroids. I like the the touch of sulphur that is beefing up this already very rich whisky even more. – Score: 86/100

Laphroaig 11 yo “Vom Fass”

January 11, 2011

A very nice Laphroaig with a rather typical flavour profile, just a little smoother and less aggressive than the original 10 yo. – Rating: 86/100

Talisker Distillers Edition 1999

January 7, 2011
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Many peated malts have a distinct “bacon nose”, not this one. Instead it has the strongest taste of bacon I have ever experienced in a whisky. I love bacon, and I love this whisky. – Rating: 90/100

Bowmore 11 yo “Vom Fass”

August 14, 2010

At a higher botttling strength this unusual bourbon cask Bowmore could really excel. At 40% it can only be described as decent. What a pity. – Rating: 81/100

Laphroaig Cairdeas Feis Ile 2010

August 11, 2010

Not as medicinal as the reular expressions in favour of a nice citrus fruitiness. The 2010 Cairdeas is a bit unusual but very enjoyable nonetheless. – Rating: 87/100

Benriach 1994/2005 Heavily Peated Signatory

March 2, 2010

An amazing peated Speysider. I think it can be best described as “clean peat”. Without the maritime character of the Islay malts but with a distinctive medicinal character that comes close to that of a Laphroaig. And yet it is surprisingly smooth. What a great whisky! – Score: 90/100

Balmenach 11 yo 1990 Adelphi

November 10, 2009

A nice full-bodied whisky with a subtle mix of fruit, spice and sweetness – Score: 85/100