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Kilchoman 5 yo 2009/2014 PX Finish Abbey Whisky Exclusive

September 12, 2014
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The density of flaovurs in this young whisky is amazing as is the strong influence of aromatic spices. The finish does not interfere with the spirit. This is a superb thick exlir where a little goes a long way. – Rating: 88/100

Clynelish 17 yo 1996/2013 Douglas Laing Old Particular

August 15, 2014
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Especially on the palate this is not a very typical Clynelish, it is rather rich and quite fruity, almost succulent. – Rating: 85/100

Dailuaine 15 yo 1998/2013 Douglas Laing Old Particular

August 8, 2014
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This is a very nice fruity aperitive style whisky, rather light in character but rich in taste.
– Rating: 86/100

Lord Elcho 15 yo

July 28, 2014
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Quite a nice blend with a good combination of fruity and spicy flavours. The finish could be a bit longer, though. – Rating: 83/100

Aberlour 23 yo 1989/2013 Cadenhead Small Batch

July 20, 2014

Bourbon casks are rather unusual for this distillery, but this does not have to mean this whisky is more boring than your usual sherry cask Aberlour. A fine creamy malt with nice fruity flavours. – Rating: 86/100

Bowmore 13 yo Cadenhead Small Batch

June 29, 2014
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An excellent younger Bowmore that shows what this distillery is capable of. The combination of fruit and peat here is almost perfect. – Rating: 88/100

Ben Nevis 16 yo Abbey Whisky Rare Casks

June 28, 2014
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Strong sherry notes dominate this whisky. This monster is not for the faint of heart, it is bold and woody. – Rating: 84/100

Glencadam 22 yo Abbey Whisky Rare Casks

June 27, 2014
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The whisky has pleasant fruity aromas and a nice creamy mouthfeel, but the spiciness – pepper in particular – is overpowering. – Rating: 82/100

Glen Grant 22 yo 1992/2014 Single Malts Of Scotland

June 24, 2014
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This is definitely my favourite of the recent SMOS bottlings. The tropical fruit aromas are wonderful, and even though water does make it even better it is perfectly sippable undiluted. – Rating: 88/100

Longmorn 21 yo 1992/2014 Single Malts Of Scotland

June 12, 2014
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The wood has done a fine job here, the aromas are pleasantly spicy but not overwehelmingly so. The fruits play second fiddle here. – Rating: 85/100

Clynelish 18 yo 1995/2014 Single Malts Of Scotland

June 8, 2014
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Pretty spicy with some nice aromas, but somehow this just stays on the surface of what Clynelish can offer. – Rating: 83/100

Tobermory 19 yo 1994/2014 Single Malts Of Scotland

June 4, 2014
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Very strong wood aromas from toasted over aromatic to hot and spicy dominate this excellent whisky, any more and it would be too much. This was bottled just in time. – Rating: 87/100

Springbank 2000/2012 Calvados Wood

May 22, 2014
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The apple flavours are a perfect match for the briny Springbank house style. Even though the whisky has matured in Calvados casks for 6 years, the distillery character is not overpowered in any way. – Rating: 87/100

Ardbeg Auriverdes Launch, Bar Gabányi, Munich

May 20, 2014
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It’s that time of year again, Ardbeg release their eagerly anticipated annual special bottling.

Bowmore Small Batch With Matching Montezuma Chocolate

April 22, 2014
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A young entry level malt in the trademark fruity and mildly peated Bowmore style, it makes for a pleasant sipping but does not provide the complexity found in the older expressions. – Rating: 83/100

Glenmorangie Companta

February 18, 2014
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A well done wine finish that leaves enough room for the whisky to be noticed. It is quite smooth, maybe even a tad too much so. – Rating: 85/100

Edradour 2006/2013 for The Whisky Exchange

January 26, 2014
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This is an excellent example how a good sherry cask can make a very young whisky shine. It has lots of power and lots of flavour. – Rating: 87/100

Talisker Port Ruighe

January 17, 2014
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The port finish adds a very sweet fruitiness that fortunately does not quite succeed in destroying the Taliskerness of this whisky. – Rating: 84/100

Willett Pot Still Single Barrel

January 13, 2014
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A powerful and complex bourbon, it is quite dry but the strong flavours support it. – Rating: 87/100

Buffalo Trace White Dog Mash 1

December 28, 2013
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This is not more than a novelty and it cannot match a decent single malt newmake. – Rating: 55/100