40yo

Glengoyne 1972/2012 Malts of Scotland

June 1, 2013
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The tasting notes just scratch the surface, there are layers upon layers of aromas and flavours in this fantastic old whisky. – Rating: 92/100

Glendronach 40 yo 1972/2012 Cask 713

April 25, 2013
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A divine combination of sherry flavours is somewhat compromised by a very dry and tannic mouthfeel. It was high time this was bottled. – Rating: 90/100

Glendronach 40 yo 1971/2011 Cask 1248

April 12, 2013
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Some excellent “rancio” flavours and a near complete absence of wood tannins could have made this spectacular. But the finish feels a bit too shy to warrant a 90+ score. – Rating: 89/100

Glenury Royal 40 yo

April 4, 2013
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A very good old-style bourbon cask whisky. There is quite a bit of wood, but the spirit still shines through. – Rating: 87/100

Strathisla 1970/2011 Gordon & MacPhail

May 23, 2012

Despite of slightly lacking ABV punch this is a brilliant whisky with lots of sherried goodness and an outstanding finish. – Rating: 88/100

Black Bull 40 yo Batch #2

April 12, 2012
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Like in the first batch, the nose makes promises that palate can’t quite deliver. The mouthfeel is a bit thin as well for such an old whisky. – Rating: 84/100

Speyside 40 yo Master of Malt

February 8, 2012
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A great sherry whisky with a gentle cask influence that does not disturb flavours. At this quality level the low botling strength is excusable. – Rating: 88/100

Glen Garioch 40 yo 1971 for TWE

December 20, 2011
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A great old-fashioned dram with a surprising amount of peat smoke. Very, smooth, gentle and perfectly balanced. They don’t make them like this anymore… – Rating: 92/100

Miltonduff 1969/2010 Gordon & MacPhail

May 29, 2011
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This is an excellent light bodied sherry monster with a lot of flavours and just enough wood to make it even richer. It’s a pity that there are so no original bottlings of this distillery anymore. – Score: 88/100

Glenfarclas 40 yo

May 17, 2011
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One the one hand this a typical old-fashioned and luxurious sherry whisky, but the flavours also bear some resemblances to aged bourbons. A fantastic dram with an almost incredible complexity at an unbeatable price for a 40 year old. – Rating: 92/100

Tomatin 1967/2008 Single Cask #17904

March 6, 2011
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This is a rather fragile malt that needs time to develop. But even then it is not eager to show off a wealth of flavours, it wants you to hunt them down. Not a value dram at all. – Rating: 80/100

Black Bull 40 yo

October 16, 2010
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The nose of this old blend is very enticing. On the palate it is not quite as excellent because of a slight bitterness that I find a little disturbing. – Rating: 84/100