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30yo — Dramming — Page 2


Caol Ila 1981/2011 The Whisky Agency

April 1, 2012

Much of the peat has transformed into other aromas, especially on the nose, a very enjoyable dram. – Rating: 85/100

Lochside 1981/2011 Cadenhead’s

March 27, 2012

An execllent light bodied dram with lots of depth despite its subtle character. Everything is in its place in this flawless whisky. – Rating: 90/100

Glenugie 1980/2010 Dun Bheagan

March 25, 2012

All rather generic here, unoffensive and sippable, but the middle-of-the-road character does not make this a must-have dram. – Rating: 81/100

Talisker 30 yo 2010 Bottling

January 29, 2012
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The spices are a litte too dominant to let the fruity elements truly shine here. – Rating: 86/100

Brora 30 yo 8th Release 2010

January 24, 2012
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Some quite intersting herbal notes can be found in this malt. Nose and finish are fantastic, but it could be a little fuller on the palate. – Rating: 86/100

Tomatin 30 yo

January 21, 2012
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This excellent malt does not really show its age. It is perfectly balanced with a rich taste and creamy mouthfeel. – Rating: 88/100

Master of Malt 30 yo Speyside 4th Edition

December 3, 2011
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A very nice sherry dram indeed, offering a lot of flavours to hunt down. The bottlers could have been a bit more generous with the ABV, though. – Rating: 87/100

Glen Elgin 30 yo 1978 Cadenhead’s

May 24, 2011

A rich and well-rounded malt that doesn’t show its age. It is easy to drink but still pretty complex. The nose is splendid, but the palate can’t quite keep up. – Rating: 83/100

Bunnahabhain 1978/2008 Samaroli Coiltean

March 17, 2011

For a 30 year old whisky this Bunnahabhain seems amazingly immature. This was clearly not the best cask of 1978. But yet there it has a captivating element. – Rating: 77/100

Caol Ila 1980/2010 Master of Malt

March 15, 2011
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The unusual herbal notes make this a rather unusal Caol Ila. But they are well integrated into a fruity and spicy mix of flavours. – Rating: 84/100

Campbeltown Loch 30 yo

October 14, 2010
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A very complex blend that is very enjoyable with its Springbank origin clearly noticeable. This rich and creamy whisky is ridicoulsly cheap for its age. – Rating: 87/100

Strathisla 30 yo Gordon & Macphail

September 19, 2010
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The terrific sherry nose is almost matched by the very complex palate. But 43% ABV just a little too weak fo this malt. Rather dry but not overly woody for its high age. – Rating: 88/100

Bunnahabhain 1978/2009 Murray McDavid

September 6, 2010

It it were not for the mint hint, this fine sherried dram might be mistaken for a Macallan or Glenfarclas. Surprisingly fresh and un-woody for its age. – Rating: 88/100