23yo

Bunnahabhain 23 yo 1989/2013 Abbey Whisky

September 25, 2013
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With its light colour it looks weakish, but don’t be fooled. After opening up there is a burst of fruity and spicy flavors. Excellent. – Rating: 88/100

Clynelish 23 yo 1989/2012 The Perfect Dram

April 28, 2013
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The famous Clynelish waxiness is prominently featured in this wonderful malt, a perfect dram from the Brora successor. – Rating: 91/100

Bunnahabhain 23 yo 1989/2012 Master of Malt

February 17, 2013
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The sweetness is the first thing you notice in this excellent dram. But then the fruit and liquorice join in. – Rating: 87/100

Clynelish 23 yo 1988/2012 Duncan Taylor

September 26, 2012
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Without water this has quite some bite, but a few drops are enough to bring out the best in this clean and crisp dram with that typical light brininess. – Rating: 87/100

Springbank 1972 For Taiwan

June 25, 2012

What can you say? It’s magnificent. It has that hard to find quality to be both mild and strong at the same time. – Rating: 93/100

Caol Ila 23 yo 1978 Rare Malts

June 24, 2012

Unusually fruity and rather sweet for a Caol Ila, but it works perfectly well. – Rating: 91/100

Benrinnes 23 yo

May 29, 2012
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Rich, richer, Benrinnes. – Rating: 88/100

Glenury Royal 23 yo 1971 Rare Malts

May 9, 2011
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A perfectly balanced and complex dram with a strong but not too dominant sherry influence. The wood manifests itself more on the nose than on the palate. – Rating: 90/100

Bowmore 1985/2009 Signatory For Manufactum

February 25, 2011

A very fine fruity Bowmore with a lot of flavours to discover. The wood influence after the long maturation time is only very gentle. – Rating: 87/100

Mosstowie 1979/2001 Gordon & McPhail

March 27, 2010

A smooth sherried malt with a great nose, but the 40% bottling strength is too weak to lift it from good to great – Score: 83/100

Glenglassaugh 1984 Wilson & Morgan

December 14, 2009

Quite a bit of sherry and quite a bit of tannins from the wood. Almost a bit too stringent but still enjoyable. – Score: 83/100