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Auchentoshan Springwood

April 26, 2013

Quite immature but still smooth because of the triple distillation, a dram for moments when you wish to avoid flavourfulness. – Rating: 67/100

High West Double Rye

February 16, 2013
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This is a massively spiced rye, and a very complex one as well. Blending 2 and 16 year old whiskies proves to be a brilliant idea here. – Rating: 90/100

Writer’s Tears

February 16, 2013

Very gentle and very closed. It is not a bad whisky but it is difficult to find something noteworthy in it. – Rating: 76/100

Glen Keith 1993 Gordon & MacPhail

February 11, 2013

The mix of sweet fruit and spice is very well balanced, the creamy mouthfeel adds to the pleasure. – Rating: 85/100

Still Waters 1+11

February 8, 2013
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A rather straighforward and enjoyable Canadian whisky. It does not boast a great complexity but for casual sipping it is just about right.- Rating: 80/100

Gibson’s 100th Grey Cup

February 8, 2013
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The nose of this is quite nice, but on the palate it is a disappointment. The promised maple is present almost only on the nose. – Rating: 74/100

Tomatin 10 yo Trader Joe’s

February 4, 2013
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The flavours of this malt are actually quite nice, but it is just too weakish and watery. – Rating: 73/100

Alberta Premium 30 yo

February 2, 2013
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A very nice nose is followed by a rather watery palate. Certainly a decent whisky, but a bit disapponting for this age. – Rating: 82/100

Highwood 25 yo “100 Years Calgary Stampede”

February 2, 2013
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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

Arran Machrie Moor Batch 2

February 1, 2013
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The profile is slightly unusual but not unpleasant, with less smoke on the palate than on the nose. Overall this dram is less ferocious than the packaging suggests. – Rating: 83/100

Cardhu 12 yo

January 11, 2013
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The very nice nose is not fully matched by the palate. But it is a decent enough daily dram, far from being bland. – Rating: 79/100

Glendronach 8 yo Octarine

January 9, 2013
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Quite a pleasant albeit not very complex daily dram on the sweet and fruity side. – Rating: 81/100

Benrinnes “Stronachie” 12 yo Batch 02/12

January 6, 2013
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There are some quite nice flavours in this dram, but palate and finish are a bit too weak to really convince me. – Rating: 80/100

Blair Athol 12 yo 1998/2011 Single Cask Collection

January 6, 2013
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Don’t be fooled by the pale colour, this is a very flavourful dram. It needs a little time to open up but it is a lovely whisky. – Rating: 85/100

Aberfeldy 12 yo (revisited)

January 3, 2013
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A very nice daily dram with a faint hint of what some might call ‘coastal’, overall it is quite subtle but very enjoyable. – Rating: 82/100

Glengoyne 12 yo

January 1, 2013
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Despite being 12 years old, this dram feels a bit immature to me, the taste profile is not unpleasant but rather generic. – Rating: 72/100

Pendleton Blended Canadian Whisky

November 2, 2012
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A rather sweet blend with very little fruity aromas, it is quite enjoyable but does not leave a lasting impression. – Rating: 78/100

Balblair 2002 First Release

October 25, 2012
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Extremely light in character, subdued but pleasant flavours, this is one for lovers of gentle drams. – Rating: 77/100

Eddu Silver

October 22, 2012
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The buckwheat creates a rather unique flavour profile thay may not be everybody’s favourite. I quite like it. – Rating: 75/100

anCnoc Peter Arkle Second Release

October 21, 2012
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The fruit stays in the background and the bourbon cask plays first fiddle here, overall it is a solid, pleasant and well-balanced dram. – Rating: 83/100