21yo

Redbreast 21 yo

February 9, 2014
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The nose is almost a bit solventy, but on the palate there is a sweet fruity explosion. It might be difficult if not impossible to find a better representative of the Irish potstill style. – Rating: 90/100

Linkwood 1991/2012 Jean Boyer Best Casks of Scotland

June 1, 2013
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A very fine dram where the sherry is well present but does not overwhelm the spirit. – Rating: 85/100

Glen Moray 21 yo 1990/2012 Single Cask Collection

May 6, 2013
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If you give this dram some time and a few drops of water, the initial shyness is soon forgotten. Delicate fruitiness paired with robust spice – Rating: 88/100

Glenfarclas Family Cask 1990/2011 For TSMC Taiwan

April 23, 2013
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Some very strong sherry flavours dominate this malt, the spice notes on top of that are nothing for the faint of heart. – Rating: 86/100

Glen Scotia 1991 Wemyss “Strawberry Ganache”

April 21, 2013
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Not really too strawberry-y, but the “ganache” descriptor is quite fitting. Expect some tannins. – Rating: 85/100

Bushmills 21 yo

April 9, 2013
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Even the low bottling strength cannot detract from the massive fruitiness of this dram. This at cask strength would be very hard to beat. – Rating: 90/100

Rosebank 21 yo 1990/2011

April 7, 2013
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On one hand this whisky is very light and floral, on the other hand it has quite a robust spiciness which gets a bit into the way. – Rating: 85/100

Glenrothes 21 yo 1990/2011 Wilson & Morgan For Taiwan

April 1, 2013
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There is a tiny amount of sulphur that enhances more than it disturbs. The profile is very much on sweet dried fruits. – Rating: 87/100

Littlemill 21 yo 1990/2012 Scott’s Selection

March 19, 2013
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Nose and palate have a very nice fruity freshness, but overall the spices are a bit too strong here.- Rating: 83/100

Pulteney 21 yo 1990/2012 Cadenhead’s

March 7, 2013
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The spices are quite dominant here, especially with a bit of water. The fruit flavours barely manage to keep up. – Rating: 83/100

Auchentoshan 1990 Silveroak

March 3, 2013

This malt has a very nice fruity and creamy base that is enhanced by rather strong wood spices. – Rating: 85/100

Mortlach 21 yo Gordon & MacPhail

February 11, 2013
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A nice dram it is for sure but nothing really breathtaking, and not a very typical ‘meaty’ Mortlach either. – Rating: 83/100

Braes of Glenlivet 21 yo 1991/2012 Master of Malt

February 10, 2013
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Blimey, what a creamy fruit bomb. This is an immense dram. – Rating: 90/100

Highland Park 1989/2010 Murray McDavid

December 2, 2012
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This really is a borderline finish, very sweet, almost too much so, but there is enough spice to prevent it from becoming over the top. – Rating: 86/100

Glenfarclas 21 yo

September 21, 2012
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A delicious but rather dry bottling of Glenfarclas, the fruitiness of younger expressions has given way to an almost savoury character. – Rating: 88/100

Tamdhu 1989/2011 Douglas Laing

July 6, 2012

The sherry influence on this malt is extreme, but it works very well. The wood is in the background here. – Rating: 89/100

Tamdhu 1989/2010 Mackillop’s

May 21, 2012

The sweetness of this malt is supported by a marked fruitiness, it is a very fine dram, light and fresh. – Rating: 84/100

Linkwood 1989/2011 Signatory

May 17, 2012

Despite the very rich flavours, this malt has a delightful lightness often found in Linkwood. Be careful with water. Sublime. – Rating: 89/100

Glendronach 21 yo Parliament

May 8, 2012
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If you don’t mind a pinch of sulphur, this is an excellent, deep and richly sherried malt for you. The wood is there but does not overpower it. – Rating: 87/100

Laphroaig 1990/2011 Wilson & Morgan

March 24, 2012

The full sherry impact masks the Laphroaig-ness here, still this is a fine dram which shows that peat and sherry can get along very well. – Rating: 85/100