16yo

Tamnavulin 16 yo Master Of Malt

April 21, 2011
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Showing similar cereal aromas as the original 12 yo bottling, this malt plays in a higher league. It is quite richly flavoured, but the spices are a bit too dominant for me. – Rating: 81/100

An Cnoc 16 yo

February 24, 2011
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A pretty dry and spicy malt with a slight fruity touch. I’d have preferred a little less spice, though. – Rating: 81/100

Mortlach 16 yo Flora & Fauna

January 8, 2011
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The semi-official Mortlach botting has a fantastic old-fashioned sherry nose. On the palate it displays prominent tannins but the richness of other flavours keeps it in balance. Not quite as “meaty” as other expressions – Rating: 86/100

Bushmills 16 yo

October 19, 2010
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Quite smoooth and fruity, but the flavours are not very complex and the 40% bottling strength results in an unpleasant watery mouthfeel. – Rating: 78/100

Deanston 1992/2009 Douglas Laing

June 26, 2010

The sharp nose is not tamed by water. The tingle on the palate is too strong to be fully enjoyable, not to mention the lack of complexity. – Rating: 75/100

Bruichladdich Links XI – Vancouver

June 10, 2010

This fruity dram needs a few minutes to fully develop its armoas. Very sippable! – Rating: 84/100

Glenlivet Nadurra Batch 0407

February 26, 2010
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A very nice and complex malt that should be enjoyed slowly. Needs quite a bit of water to soften the alcohol bite. – Score: 84/100

Macallan 1991 16 yo Wilson & Morgan

December 16, 2009

This whisky is not easy to handle. It needs much water until it becomes less spirity, and then the taste is diluted a bit too much for me. – Score: 77/100

Glentauchers 1991/2007 Gordon & McPhail

December 9, 2009
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Great nose, but on the palate the balance is a bit off towards the wood. – Score: 80/100

Lagavulin 16 yo

December 1, 2009
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The epitome of an Islay malt, smoke, peat, fruit, sweetness, Lagavulin has it all. – Score: 90/100

Bowmore Bordeaux Matured 1992/2008

October 21, 2009

I like this even better than the 2007 Port Wood. Distinctly maritime with only little peat and quite fruity. Powerful! – Score: 92/100

Highland Park 1989/2005 Murray McDavid

October 16, 2009

A very nice whisky, perhaps it would have been even better if the finish was a little less dominant. – Score: 88/100

Mortlach 1991/2008 C&S Dram Collection

October 15, 2009

This is a typical Mortlach. If you like the “oxtail soup” style, then this one is a must. – Score: 91/100

Adelphi Breath of Islay 1992/2008

September 29, 2009

This is a true spice bomb. but not of the usual “wood spice” type that can get too overpowering at times. Balanced out by a slight sweetness. Almost no fruity aromas to be found here. – Score: 87/100

Bowmore Port Matured 1991/2007

September 16, 2009

A great combination of fruit and smoke, very complex – Score: 87/100

Longmorn 16 yo

September 9, 2009
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This one is a bit too spicy for my taste. There is not much to balance out the wood. It’s still not a bad whisky, but there is something missing. – Score: 80/100

Macallan 1989/2005 Murray McDavid

August 23, 2009

A very well-balanced whisky. The finish fits well and does not dominate. – Score: 85/100

Bruichladdich Cuvée E

July 31, 2009

Generally, I don’t mind the combination of sweet and spicy in a whisky, but somehow this one does not appeal to me very much. – Score: 74/100

Bruichladdich Cuvée C

July 31, 2009

Not bad but a tad to sweet for my taste. If tasted blind might even slip through as an Armagnac – Score: 80/100

Caol Ila 16 yo – Whiskykanzler

July 27, 2009

Gives the impression of a tamed Laphroaig. Perfect balance of peat, smoke, wood and sweetness. Great stuff. – Score: 90/100