19yo

Port Askaig 19 yo Cask Strength

February 26, 2013
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Quite a dry dram with a light bitterness on the palate. The finish is a bit timid. – Rating: 84/100

Springbank 19 yo Cask 129 and 482 Master of Malt

February 20, 2013
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Two rather different Springers compared head to head – Ratings: 84/100 and 88/100

Deanston 19 yo 1992/2012 Master of Malt

January 27, 2013
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A robust and creamy malt from a distillery not often seen in independent bottlings. Somehoew the gentle fruit aromas manage to stand up against the wood spice. – Rating: 86/100

Caol Ila 19 yo The Whisky Exchange

November 4, 2012
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Dry and crisp, it feels younger than it actually is. This dram demonstrates how Caol Ila can be bold and elgegant at the same time. – Rating: 88/100

Glencadam 19 yo 1990/2010 A.D. Rattray

July 21, 2012

Apart from the somewhat sharp nose, this is quite an enjoyable malt, richly flaoured with an interesting note of cheese. – Rating: 85/100

Glenfiddich Age of Discovery 19 yo

May 31, 2012
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A very nice creamy and fruity whisky, rich in flavours but could benefit from a few more ABV points. – Rating: 84/100

Benriach 1991/2011 Blackadder

April 4, 2012

A very nicely balanced mix of flavours, the wood is well pressent but does not dominate. – Rating: 84/100

Springbank 1992/2011 Berry Bros.

March 30, 2012

Pretty much a quintessential Springbank with a very nice freshness. Even though it is not cask strength the flavours are densely packed yet delicate. – Rating: 89/100

Ardmore 1992/2011 The Whisky Agency

March 21, 2012

This is an unusally gently peated Ardmore, not particularly breathtaking but nice and sippable, especially as an aperitive dram. – Rating: 83/100

Glengoyne 1988/2007 Cask 718

March 18, 2012

A thick and delicious dram from a Pedro Ximenez sherry cask. – Rating: 87/100

Highland Park 1988/2008 Villa Konthor

March 5, 2012

The peat is hardly noticeable here and overall this malt is on the sweet side. Quite nice but it should have been bottled at cask strength. – Rating: 82/100

Ardmore 1992/2011 Single Malts of Scotland

January 4, 2012
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The enticing fruitiness of the nose does not fully translate onto the palate. It tastes quite nice but even with water there is a sharp edge to it. – Rating: 83/100

Port Askaig Harbour 19 yo

September 28, 2011
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This is a typical Islay whisky that makes you feel like being there. Don’t bother guessing the distillery, simply enjoy it. – Rating: 87/100

Rosebank 1991/2011 Single Malts of Scotland

August 9, 2011
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Like ever so often, a promising nose doesn’t really translate onto the palate. It is all rather subdued and fragile in character. – Rating: 74/100

Springbank 1992/2011 Berry Bros.

August 4, 2011

The age does not show at all here. In one way it is a rather typical – or should I say generic? – Springbank, but I can’t help the feeling there is something missing here. – Rating: 82/100

Karuizawa 1990/2009 for Whisky Live

July 30, 2011

A very fine sherry profile is somewhat disturbed by a quite strong spice and alcohol punch. – Rating: 84/100

Mortlach 1990/2010 A.D. Rattray

October 3, 2010

Very unusually for a Mortlach, this malt is totally lacking the signature beefiness. It’s richly flavoured and full-bodied , though, making it a nice fruity Speyside dram like many others. – Rating: 83/100

Bladnoch 19 yo

July 31, 2010
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Light-bodied but pretty complex, a lot of freshness despite its age, this is a very nice Lowland malt. – Rating: 84/100

Glenallachie 1989/2008 Distillery Only

July 20, 2010

Overall this is a very nice sherry bomb, but I find the light chili catch slightly disturbing . – Rating: 84/100

Laphroaig 1990/2010 Signatory

July 15, 2010
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Compared to the 10yo Cask Strength this is a rather mild Laphroaig, but the higher age does not really result in a more rounded character. – Rating: 83/100