17yo

Arran 17 yo Single Cask 2033 For TWE

November 21, 2014
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Strong and sweet sherry dominates this whisky, actually overpowering it a little. If you have a sweet tooth, you will love it anyway. – Rating: 84/100

Clynelish 1997/2014 Wemyss “Cayenne Cocoa Bean”

October 14, 2014
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For me it is more coco than cocoa, but anyway, this is a very sippable and typical Clynelish. At cask strength this would have been a true cracker. – Rating: 85/100

Clynelish 17 yo 1996/2013 Douglas Laing Old Particular

August 15, 2014
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Especially on the palate this is not a very typical Clynelish, it is rather rich and quite fruity, almost succulent. – Rating: 85/100

Caperdonich 17 yo 1995/2012 Abbey Whisky

September 22, 2013
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Full-bodied and creamy with a nice amount of spice, this already reminds of the famous 1972 vintage, but for quite a bit less money. – Rating: 86/100

Ben Nevis 1995/2012 Jean Boyer One Shot

June 3, 2013
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The sherry influence is not very obvious here, it’s simply a very good fruity whisky with a nice unbostrusive sweetness. – Rating: 87/100

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

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

Tobermory 17 yo 1995/2012 Master of Malt

February 17, 2013
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Very spicy but still quite enjoyable, the mouthfeel is coating and a nice sweetness balances the spice. – Rating: 82/100

Benriach 17 yo Septendecim

December 23, 2012
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The farmy character of this expression is not my cup of tea. Your mileage may vary. – Rating: 68/100

Benriach 17 yo 1995/2012 Single Cask Nation

December 9, 2012
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Very much in your face mainland peat backed up by gentle fruit and spice, this has the potental to divide opinions as it is no dram for the faint of heart. – Rating: 86/100

Ballantine’s 17 yo

August 25, 2012
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The strong points of this high-quality blend are the wonderful nose and the very long finish. But also the palate manages to convince a dedicated malthead that blends can be delicious too. – Rating: 85/100

Ardbeg 17 yo 1994/2011 Cadenhead’s

July 30, 2012

The peat is unusually strong and medicinal in this older Ardbeg. Everything is very clean and very dry, not overly complex but truly delightful. – Rating: 90/100

Glenlivet 17 yo 1994 “Josie”

June 27, 2012
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A rather typical sherried Glenlivet that has a very nice flavour base, but the wood is a bit too dominant for my taste. – Rating: 84/100

Highland Park 1994/2012 C&S Dram Collection

May 14, 2012

This dram needs time to develop and a bit but not too much water. Everything is very gentle, not very approachable but quite pleasant after all. – Rating: 81/100

Glengoyne 1990/2007 Cask 1523

March 5, 2012

A rich and full dram from a rather unusal amontillado cask. Some savoury flavours add another dimension. – Rating: 86/100

Benriach 17 yo Rioja Cask Finish

March 4, 2012
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A well made finish that does not drown the whisky in wine, not overly complex but quite drammable indeed. – Rating: 84/100

Glendronach 1994/2011 for Taiwan

February 27, 2012

Simply a first class sherry monster. – Rating: 92/100

Clynelish Distillers Edition 1993

January 30, 2012
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Quite a nice dram overall, but there seems to be missing something. – Rating: 80/100

North British 17 yo 1991 Signatory

September 14, 2011

There is almost no fruitiness in this grain whisky, but it is a very nice dram, gentle and smooth, but yet flavourful. – Rating: 83/100

Nikka Taketsuru 17 yo

August 5, 2011
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Well-balanced and very complex, this is very fine example of a Japanese vatted malt. The general character is rather dry with the fruity notes remaining in the background. – Rating: 87/100