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17yo — Dramming — Page 2


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

Tullibardine 1993/2010

July 15, 2011

This light bodied whisky is rather subdued on both nose and palate. It could be a nice aperitve dram, if the flavours were a bit more intense. But so the impression of it lacking something dominates. – Rating: 75/100

Hanyu “Two of Diamonds” 1991/2008

June 8, 2011
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Despite its age this malt has quite some punch. A gentle carress on the nose is followed by a karate kick right into your mouth. – Score: 82/100

Aberlour 1992/2010 Cooper’s Choice

March 26, 2011

An unusal bourbon cask bottling of Aberlour. It is very spicy in an aromatic sense and still remarkably smooth and gentle. The liquorice note is rather prominent. – Rating: 83/100

Port Askaig 17

December 10, 2010
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A well-balanced Islay malt with enjoyable fruit notes. Much has been guessed about its provenance, but I wouldn’t be surprised, if the name proved to be the strongest hint. – Rating: 85/100

Ardbeg 17

December 9, 2010
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This legendary bottling is now traded at very high prices. Don’t excpect anything like the modern peat bombs Ardbeg currently offers. A very nice dram, light, fruity and fresh, but definitely not worth today’s prices. – Rating: 86/100

Rosebank 1991/2008 Cadenhead’s

November 26, 2010

A nice straightforward dram with a good balance of sweetness, fruit and spice, but certainly not one of the best Rosebanks out there. – Rating: 81/100

Bruichladdich 1992 Sherry Edition Pedro Ximenez

September 26, 2010
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The colour suggests a sherry monster, but already the nose is lacking depth. You can well taste the PX sherry but the whisky seems to be missing. A failed attempt to save an inferior cask with a strong finish. – Rating: 73/100

Benriach 1990/2007 A.D. Rattray

September 4, 2010

The sherry is not very obvious, so it could have been a fino cask. A very pleasant dram, rather light and complex at the same time. – Rating: 85/100

Glengoyne 17 yo

August 23, 2010
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The taste reminds me of German Bratapfel, an oven baked apple with a filling of nuts, raisins and spices that is usually served around Christmas. Quite complex and quite enjoyable. – Rating: 84/100

Old Pulteney 17 yo

July 30, 2010
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A very nice costal malt that reminds me a little of some Sprinbanks. It is quite mild but pretty complex and a delight to enjoy – Rating: 86/100

Glenfarclas 17 yo

June 11, 2010
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Wonderfully rich and creamy, a perfect mix of fruit and spice. – Rating: 88/100

Dalmore Mackenzie

June 9, 2010
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A perfect after-dinner malt when you want that extra little luxury, full-bodied and complex with concentrated flavours. – Rating: 91/100

Highland Park 1985/2002 – Adelphi

November 17, 2009

Very little noticeable peat, the palate could be a bit fruitier for my taste, but still very pleasant. – Score: 85/100

Bowmore 17 yo

July 27, 2009

Praised by many, but I was disappointed. Perhaps there was something wrong with the sample I recevied, I don’t know. You don’t notice that this is a 17 yo, might as well be a 12 yo. Almost like a cross between classic Islay and Lowlands. – Score: 73/100