Glenrothes 1997/2015 Wemyss “Chocolate Orange Segment”

May 26, 2016

I hate to repeat myself, but time and time again there are whiskies with a great nose that dissapoint on the palate. – Rating: 80/100

Bowmore 1997/2015 Wemyss “Shellfish Platter”

May 16, 2016
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A typical midle-aged Bowmore of solid quality. This was bottled just in time before the wood influence became too powerful. – Rating: 86/100

Mortlach 18 yo

March 13, 2016
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Even though the nose is rather timid to open up, it is still the best aspect of this whisky. The palate lacks flavour and the finish lacks length. – Rating: 81/100

Clynelish 18 yo 1996/2015 Signatory for TWE

August 29, 2015
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Even though this is a refill cask the sherry influence is still quite strong. It’s a solid whisky but does not show very much of the Clynelish distillery character. – Rating: 85/100

Arran 18 yo

May 17, 2015
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The nose in particular is very enjoyable, but the age has imparted a driness to the palate that I find a tad too strong. – Rating: 85/100

Glendronach 18 yo Tawny Port Finish

January 1, 2015
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For 46% ABV this is quite watery. The spice aromas are a bit odd and don’t really harmonize with the subdued fruit aromas. Not my cup of tea. – Rating: 79/100

Aberfeldy 18 yo

December 11, 2014
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Refill bourbon casks probably make up the bulk of this. It is very civilized and gentle but with quite a pleasant array of flavours. – Rating: 85/100

Bowmore 1996/2014 Wemyss “Aniseed Pastille”

November 6, 2014
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This very delicate dram has the unusual property of being more fragrant on the palate than on the nose. Another excellent yet pricey middle-aged Bowmore. There has been some great whisky coming out the distillery lately. – Rating: 87/100

Clynelish 18 yo 1995/2014 Single Malts Of Scotland

June 8, 2014
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Pretty spicy with some nice aromas, but somehow this just stays on the surface of what Clynelish can offer. – Rating: 83/100

Caol Ila 18 yo 1995/2013 The Whisky Agency

March 25, 2014
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There is a minimal whiff of sulphur on the nose but I am sure this is from the peating process. The whisky is quite edgy and not as complex and rounded as other Caol Ilas of this age. – Rating: 83/100

Edradour 18 yo 1993/2012

June 3, 2013
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A very nice richly sherried expression with many interesting flavours albeit falling behind a bit in the finish. – Rating: 86/100

North British 50 yo 1962/2012 Adelphi

May 21, 2013
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While the nose of this old grain is truly delightful, it fails to fully satisfy on the palate. The sweetness is quite dominant, though the wood is kept under control. – Rating: 83/100

Caperdonich 18 yo 1997/2012 Whisky Warehouse No. 8

March 9, 2013
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A nice nuttiness is joined by creamy fruit and strong spice which is actually a little too strong for my taste. – Rating: 81/100

Invergordon 18 yo 1993 SMWS G5.4

February 7, 2013
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The fresh oak cask gives this maize-based grain whisky a striking resemblance to bourbon. The delicious flavours are supported by strong wood spices – Rating: 87/100

Invergordon 18 yo 1993/2011 SMWS G5.3

August 23, 2012

For a change the SMWS tag line is not bursting of creativity, but it is spot on. The palate feels like an amplified version of the nose, the quality is unusually high for a grain whisky of this medium age. – Rating: 90/100

Glenfarclas Premium Edition 1993/2011

May 28, 2012
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Because of its somewhat sour elements this was the least favourite whisky of the Scotch blind tasting competition. Not really a bad one, but not really ‘premium’ either. – Rating: 83/100

Laphroaig 1990/2008 Hart Brothers

May 6, 2012

Quite unusual for a Laphroaig and obviously from a worn-out cask. Not all bad, but not all good either. – Rating: 76/100

Aberlour 18 yo

April 19, 2012
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Having a strong and very nice old-fashioned sherry nose, the whisky calms down quite a bit on the palate, leaving a slightly watery feeling. – Rating: 83/100

Cutty Sark 18 yo

April 13, 2012
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The 18 year old versoin is a little more pronounced than the 12 yo, but the flavours have trouble to emerge from a bedding of general sweetness. – Rating: 77/100

Oban 18 yo Limited Edition

February 10, 2012

A very pleasant mix of flavours with that ‘coastal’ touch that is so hard to pin down…. – Rating: 85/100