Linkwood 28 yo 1985 Signatory for TWE

October 27, 2014
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The flavours are very dense and compact here which makes it hard to single out specific ones. It is a lovely whisky, but it needs time to open up. – Rating: 87/100

Glenesk 28 yo 1983/2012 Blackadder

May 13, 2013
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Some very nice elements can be found here, especially on the nose, but the palate feels a bit incoherent. – Rating: 84/100

Linkwood 28 yo 1984/2012 Whisky Warehouse No. 8

March 19, 2013
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A quite unusual but also very pleasant whisky and most likely without nicotine. – Rating: 87/100

Tormore 28 yo 1984/2012 Master of Malt

February 1, 2013
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Strong wood spices join sweet fruit in this malt from a lesser known distillery. Very nice but sip with caution. – Rating: 85/100

Karuizawa 1984/2012 Number One Drinks

January 5, 2013
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‘Elixir’ would probably best describe this thick concoction. There is a great richness of ‘dark’ flavours, the vinegar notes are a bit too strong for a 90 rating. – Rating: 88/100

Caol Ila 1983/2011 Duncan Taylor

April 10, 2012

Quite a good dram overall, but I am not sure if putting it into an octave cask really improved it. – Rating: 85/100

Caol Ila 1983/2011 Berry Bros.

March 29, 2012

A nice sweetness adds to the peat and fruit here making this a Caol Ila with an interesting twist.- Rating: 86/100

Port Ellen 1982/2011 Wilson & Morgan

March 25, 2012

A rather delicate peaty dram with very subtle flavours. Very nice but not quite on par with other Port Ellens I have tasted. – Rating: 85/100

Glenburgie 1983/2011 Berry Bros.

February 24, 2012

With its thick and almost oily mouthfeel this malt is tongue-coatingly delicious. A slight woody dryness is the perfect counter balance. – Rating: 88/100

Inchgower 1982/2010 Whisky Doris

January 12, 2012

A delicious dram from a lesser known distillery, richly flavoured with a creamy and waxy mouthfeel. – Rating: 90/100

Clynelish 28 yo 1982 Single Malts of Scotland

December 21, 2011
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Thoroughly enjoyable, both fresh and youthful as well as old and refined; this Clynelish is a very fine and typical aged expression of this distillery. – Rating: 88/100

Aultmore 1982/2010 Bladnoch Forum

April 2, 2011
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The fruitiness of this malt harmonizes perfectly with the traces of aging. The coating and somewhat waxy mouthfeel gives it a luxurious touch. – Rating: 86/100

Port Ellen 1982/2010 Cask 2039 – Old Bothwell

December 31, 2010

After giving it a little time to open up this malt devlops into a festival of maritime and spicy flavours accompanied by fruity chords. A whisky not too far away from perfection. – Rating: 93/100

Port Dundas 28 yo SMWS G6.1

September 2, 2010

This time the SMWS taste descriptor is spot on. This grain is light bodied and spicy with quite prominent floral notes – which are not really to my liking I have to admit. Not the best cask, it seems. – Rating: 76/100

Tomatin 28 yo

November 20, 2009

Quite smooth and very fruity. Nice but nothing sensational. There quite some whiskies of comparable profile ans quality that are ten years younger (and therefore cheaper). – Score: 84/100

St. Magdalene Cask No. 20 – 1975/2003

October 11, 2009

G&M Reserve – 49% My Tasting Note Nose: Slightly smoky, caramel, leather, spices Palate: Ginger, tea, a bix waxy, “farmy”, some caramel and a touch of lemon Finish: Long with a bit of smoke Overall: They don’t make Lowlanders like this anymore. Very full-bodied, noticeably smoky and with a kind of earthy spicyness that is […]