Puni Nova 3 yo Batch 02/2015

December 17, 2015
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It is interesting to compare this “naked” whisky to the cask wizardry of the Puni Alba. While it is still quite young it shows promise, and I actually prefer it. – Rating: 75/100

Puni Alba 3 yo Batch 02/2015

November 22, 2015
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Just as in the 15 months old the cask influce dominates the spirit, but it has mellowed and improved a bit. – Rating: 74/100

Fary Lochan Efterår Batch 1

October 18, 2013
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The wood has done a good job in this new Danish whisky. The young age is well hidden and the flavours are intriguing. Thumbs up for quality, thumbs down for the prohibitive price of €200 for 50 cl. – Rating: 76/100

Chichibu The First 2008/2011

April 16, 2013
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The maturity of this barely legal whisky is amazing. Don’t hesitate to add water, it swims well. – Rating: 85/100

Coillmor 3 yo American Oak 2009/2013

March 6, 2013

If the German distillers just were a little more patient with their whisky. This is still too rough and newmake-y to be really enjoyable. – Rating: 65/100

Belgian Owl 3 yo

September 20, 2012

The nose of this young whisky is very strange but it has a fascinating complexity. The palate does not quite live up to this, but for a three year old whisky it is not bad at all. – Rating: 66/100

Kilchoman Inaugural 100% Islay

May 2, 2012
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This malt is very light in character and quite different from the Machir Bay. A good dram but it takes some effort to taste the flavours beyond the comparatively mild peat – Rating: 83/100

Kilchoman Spring 2011 Release

April 7, 2012
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A very enjoybale whisky already tasting much more mature than only 3 years, it has some Bowmore-eqsue elements that I really like. – Rating: 86/100

St. George’s Chapter 4

September 7, 2010
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I find this not-yet-whisky amazingly good for only 18 months in the cask. It already has a surprising complexity. – Rating: 81/100

St. George’s Chapter 9

September 7, 2010
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This 3 year old malt has a great nose that is not unlilke one the gentler Islay drams. The palate is nice as well but lacks some of the complexity I found in the Chapter 4. And it’s also a tad edgier. – Rating: 79/100

Kilchoman Autumn Release 2009

January 27, 2010

It’s still very immature but shows a lot of promise for the future. Too close to newmake to be fully enjoyable for me at this stage of maturation. – Score: 73/100

Rothaus Black Forest Single Malt 2006/2009

November 10, 2009

The worst dram I ever had so far, mainly for the moldy mushroom flavour. Very immature and unbalanced. The brewery makes excellent beer. They should stick with that in order not to ruin their reputation. The price of €50 per bottle is ridiculuos. Avoid. – Score: 20/100

Slyrs 2005/2008

August 11, 2009

This whisky was aged three years in fresh American oak barrels. It’s a bit of a crossing between a single malt and a bourbon. Not bad for a 3yo, but you have to like the wood influence. – Score: 68/100