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

Laphroaig 1990/2011 The Whisky Agency

March 3, 2012

This is a quintesential Laphroaig, much cleaner and crisper than the original bottlings in a way. – Rating: 88/100

Cragganmore 21 yo 2010 Release

February 4, 2012
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This malt has a nice balance of subtle flavours. It is a fine fruity aperitive-style dram but doesn’t leave a long lasting impression. – Rating: 84/100

Teaninich 1982/2004 The Bottlers

June 22, 2011

It’s hard to believe that this is only a refill cask. This is a very richly sherried dram, but the finish is a bit on the short side. – Rating: 84/100

Benriach 21 yo “Authenticus”

May 31, 2011
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The peated nature of this malt becomes only obvious on the palate. It is a slightly waxy, full bodied and complex dram. – Score: 85/100

Tomintoul 21 yo

May 18, 2011

The new expression of Tomintoul is a smooth and pleasant sherried dram. It is slightly dry but not overly woody. Rating: 84/100

Glenlivet Archive 21 yo

May 15, 2011
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Strong apple notes as well as the sweet and creamy overall character make this malt a typical Glenlivet. It is a very high quality whisky with a great richness of flavours. – Rating: 88/100

Glengoyne 1988/2009 Single Cask #780

March 1, 2011

Despite the dark colour, the sherry is not overwhelming but of course very noticeable. The whisky lacks a bit of complexity but it is still very enjoyable. – Rating: 85/100

Balblair 1989

November 10, 2010
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This is quite a bit drier than the 2000 vintage but it has lost nothing of its fruitiness. It also gained some complexity. – Rating: 85/100

Glenglassaugh 21 yo Batch #2

June 29, 2010
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A big fruity malt with a very creamy mouthfeel and an aromatic spiciness. Very good, but it’s no bargain. – Rating: 88/100

Balvenie 21 yo Port Wood

May 31, 2010
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This malt has got that “old-fashioned” taste you associate with sitting in a heavy leather chair in front of a warm fireplace. Very nice. – Rating: 87/100

Benrinnes 1988/2009 Malts of Scotland

November 27, 2009

I quite like the taste, only the finish is a bit strange. – Score: 84/100

Loch Lomond 21 yo

August 3, 2009

For a long time this was the cheapest 21 yo on the market, now replaced by an 18 yo. In comparison to the standard bottling, this is a drinkable whisky, but that’s about all you can say about it. – Score: 72/100

Auchentoshan 21 yo

July 26, 2009
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Very complex, you can find something different in every dram. But still not my favourite. – Score: 82/100