25yo

Glen Garioch 1989/2014 Wemyss, “Peaches and Cream”

October 12, 2014
Thumbnail image for Glen Garioch 1989/2014 Wemyss, “Peaches and Cream”

A very nice whisky from the time they still had their own floor maltings at Glen Garioch. The hint of smoke goes very well with the creamy fruitiness – Rating: 86/100

Mortlach 25 yo

October 9, 2014
Thumbnail image for Mortlach 25 yo

Quite delicate for its age and would probably not be recognized as Mortlach in a blind tasting. It has an excellent balance of flavours but it is strangely subdued. – Rating: 87/100

Talisker 25 yo 2011 Release

April 13, 2013
Thumbnail image for Talisker 25 yo 2011 Release

This is much closer to the 10 year old than previous releases. Combined with the lowered bottling strength there is not much of a reason to spend the extra money. – Rating: 83/100

Laphroaig 25 yo (Cask Strength Version)

March 23, 2013
Thumbnail image for Laphroaig 25 yo (Cask Strength Version)

It is amazing how medicinal this old whisky still is. The complexity in this epic dram is enormous. – Rating: 90/100

Highwood 25 yo “100 Years Calgary Stampede”

February 2, 2013
Thumbnail image for Highwood 25 yo “100 Years Calgary Stampede”

This is an excellent older Canadian whisky at a very attractive price (if you can find it), very creamy on the palate an only mildly spicy – Rating: 85/100

Laphroaig 1986/2011 A. D. Rattray

April 26, 2012

A very strong wood influence takes away some of the fruity delights pleasing the nose. This is a very un-medicinal Laphroaig. – Rating: 85/100

Dumbarton 1986/2011 Scott’s Selection

March 27, 2012

Quite a nice single grain overall but the palate does not quite manage to match the quality of the nose . – Rating: 84/100

Bunnahabhain 25 yo

February 16, 2012
Thumbnail image for Bunnahabhain 25 yo

The fantastic old time sherry nose is in 90+ territory, but palate and finish are strangely weak for such a high end whisky. – Rating: 84/100

Glenglassaugh 1984/2009 Malts of Scotland

September 26, 2011

The richness of the nose is not quite matched by the palate, but the finish again is sensational. Another very fine example of the old Glenglassaugh sherry monsters. – Rating: 87/100

Highland Park 25 yo

August 14, 2011
Thumbnail image for Highland Park 25 yo

The 18 year old is already a masterpiece, but this is yet a little better. Lots and lots of aromas to contemplate about, but the price difference is significant. – Rating: 91/100

Glen Elgin 1984/2010 Bladnoch Forum

August 2, 2010

Rather similar to the 25 year TheWhiskyCask bottling, but it has given a bit too much alcohol to the angels. But this is still a quite enjoyable dram. – Rating: 82/100

Glenmorangie Quarter Century

April 25, 2010
Thumbnail image for Glenmorangie Quarter Century

An excellent malt with a luscious mouthfeel, very complex but still gentle on the palate. If you like fruity malts and don’t care about the ultra premium price. – Score: 91/100