20yo

Bowmore 1990/2010 A. D. Rattray

July 31, 2011

Quite a dry dram, but very complex and extremely enjoyable. It is very smooth neat, there is not really a need to add much water. – Rating: 88/100

Laphroaig 1989/2009 Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask

July 19, 2011

This dram is living proof that combining peat and sherry can work very well. Strangely it feels slighty watery neat, but adding a little water gives it some more depth. – Rating: 89/100

Whiskies of Scotland Closed Distilleries 20 yo Vatted Malt

June 19, 2011
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It needs a little time and a few drops of water, then this full bodied malt releases a plethora of nicely interwoven flavours. – Rating: 87/100

Girvan 1990/2010 Clan Denny

April 5, 2011
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Even after twenty years in the cask, the grain whisky has retained some of its bite. The wood adds quite a bit of spiciness to that. Remarkably un-fruity for a grain but quite enjoyable. – Rating: 83/100

Pittyvaich 20 yo Special Release 2009

January 10, 2011
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Like ever so often the palate doesn’t quite deliver what the gorgeous nose is promising. The wood spices are dominating the other flavours. The finish again is great. – Rating: 84/100

Bowmore 1987/2008 Duncan Taylor

November 4, 2009

A very untypical sherried whisky. I don’t like this one very much. The strong mint notes and the bitterness turn me off. – Score: 74/100