20yo

Glenfarclas 105 20 yo

May 19, 2013
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Very rich sherry flavours carress nose and palate and give you a feeling of laid-back luxury, only the finish is not quite on par. – Rating: 88/100

Northern Islay 20 yo 1990/2011 L’Esprit

May 14, 2013
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Wonderful aromas on the nose are paired with a robust palate. The wood flavours are well integrated with the sherry fruit. – Rating: 87/100

Glen Scotia 20 yo 1991/2012 Wilson & Morgan

April 27, 2013
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There is an unusual amount of spices in this sherried malt, the fruit is almost in the background. It is quite dry but still pleasant on the palate. – Rating: 85/100

Glen Keith 20 yo 1991/2012 Nectar Of The Daily Drams

March 6, 2013
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The fruity nose does not really indicate the strong spices that will hit your palate. You have been warned. – Rating: 84/100

Midleton 20 yo 1991 For The Whisky Exchange

February 25, 2013
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This is what Irish whiskey is all about, a true benchmark for the ‘pure potstill’ style. – Rating: 92/100

Longmorn 20 yo 1992/2012 Adelphi

January 8, 2013
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Be prepared for a strong spice punch when tasting this whisky. Fortunately the other flavours are bold enough not to get lost. – Rating: 86/100

Littlemill 1992/2012 Berry Bros.

November 25, 2012

The floral character and the light gin reminiscence are a bit unusual, but it is all well-balanced and very enjoyable. – Rating: 85/100

Hammerhead

November 7, 2012
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The nose is nice but the palate does not have much to offer, a light and unoffensive dram. – Rating: 76/100

Littlemill 20 yo 1991/2012 Whisky Doris

July 12, 2012

The nose starts timid but develops well with water. Don’t be fooled by the light color, there is quite some flavour in this dram. – Rating: 84/100

Rosebank 20 yo 1981 Rare Malts

June 18, 2012

A very complex yet light-bodied malt that has fruity and spicy flavours in very good balance. – Rating: 88/100

Mortlach 1990/2011 Signatory

April 15, 2012

Quite a nice dram with regard to the flavours, but the wood is beginning to take over. – Rating: 83/100

Port Dundas 1991/2011 Whisky & Rhum

March 26, 2012

A medium aged single grain with some rather nice flavours, but the mouthfeel is a bit thin and the finish is quite short. – Rating: 76/100

Wemyss Whispering Smoke 1981/2011

March 15, 2012

On the palate the smoke is a bit louder than a whisper, but this really is a very enjoyable island style malt. – Rating: 87/100

Craigellachie 1983/2011 Scott’s Selection

February 24, 2012

A nice whisky for those who like subtle drams. The character is a bit middle-of-the-road but quite pleasant nontheless. – Rating: 84/100

Bunnahabhain 1990/2011 Master of Malt

February 13, 2012
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A very fine and thick dram with a nose that captures the meaty quality some rich sherries can have. Some gentle spices round off this malt. – Rating: 87/100

Glenkinchie 20 yo 2010 Release

February 9, 2012
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The nose needs some time to open up, but on the palate there is just too little flavour to back the rather strong spices. – Rating: 76/100

Auchroisk 20 yo 2010 Release

January 26, 2012
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A very fine fruity dram. Everything is well balanced and rounded, nothing stands out, perhaps it’s even a bit too round. – Rating: 86/100

Aberlour 1990/2010 The Whisky Cask

October 4, 2011

Stripped from its trademark sherry influence, this Aberlour is a great opportunity to taste the plain distillery style. – Rating: 86/100

Cragganmore 20 yo 1992 Master Of Malt

September 23, 2011
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The flavours of this malt are rather generic for a refill bourbon cask, but they are well balanced and make it a very pleasurable dram. – Rating: 84/100

North British 1991/2011 Master of Malt

August 22, 2011
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This single grain has a very nice flavour base, but be warned: It is rather spicy stuff. – Rating: 84/100