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Dufftown 29 yo 1982/2011 Riverstown

April 1, 2013
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Quite an enjoyable dram, a bit on the spicy side. The age does not really show. – Rating: 84/100

Linkwood 28 yo 1984/2012 Whisky Warehouse No. 8

March 19, 2013
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A quite unusual but also very pleasant whisky and most likely without nicotine. – Rating: 87/100

Littlemill 21 yo 1990/2012 Scott’s Selection

March 19, 2013
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Nose and palate have a very nice fruity freshness, but overall the spices are a bit too strong here.- Rating: 83/100

Glen Keith 20 yo 1991/2012 Nectar Of The Daily Drams

March 6, 2013
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The fruity nose does not really indicate the strong spices that will hit your palate. You have been warned. – Rating: 84/100

Auchentoshan 1990 Silveroak

March 3, 2013

This malt has a very nice fruity and creamy base that is enhanced by rather strong wood spices. – Rating: 85/100

Clynelish 15 yo 1997/2012 Master of Malt

February 8, 2013
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A pretty typical younger Clynelish where a nice freshness is combined with the waxy and fruity house style. – Rating: 83/100

Glen Grant 14 yo 1997 SMWS 9.66

February 7, 2013
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Especially with water, this malt is very complex, the mix of spicy, herbal and light floral notes is intriguing. – Rating: 86/100

Auchentoshan 27 yo 1984/2012 Master of Malt

February 6, 2013
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Very floral, but in a good way. There is a minimal soapiness to it but it is too faint to call it a flaw. Quite unusual. – Rating: 84/100

Yoichi 15 yo

February 6, 2013
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The rich mixed fruit aromas blend very well with the light smoke, the whisky is quite dry but not too woody. – Rating: 85/100

Springbank Batch 1 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

February 4, 2013
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Quite a spicy Springbank expression, especially with added water. Overall character is rather light but creamy. – Rating: 84/100

Invergordon Batch 1 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

February 2, 2013
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If you get past the initial herbal punch, a lovely mix of fruit, sweetness and spice pleases your palate. – Rating: 87/100

Tormore 28 yo 1984/2012 Master of Malt

February 1, 2013
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Strong wood spices join sweet fruit in this malt from a lesser known distillery. Very nice but sip with caution. – Rating: 85/100

Bowmore Batch 1 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

January 30, 2013
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A slight herbalness joins dry peat in this Bowmore that also shows nicely balanced fruity notes. – Rating: 85/100

Longmorn 20 yo 1992/2012 Adelphi

January 8, 2013
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Be prepared for a strong spice punch when tasting this whisky. Fortunately the other flavours are bold enough not to get lost. – Rating: 86/100

Wemyss Bunnahabhain 15 yo “Driftwood”

January 4, 2013
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Despite the rather strong peat the underlying flavours are rather subtle, the nose has a nice freshness. This feels a bit younger than it actually is. – Rating: 84/100

Mackinlay’s Shackleton Whisky – Journey Edition

December 19, 2012
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This vatting intends to recreate an old-style Scotch. It manages in almost shy way, the flavours need time to develop on the palate. I only tasted the first version informally, so I can’t draw a proper comparison, I’m afraid. – Rating: 84/100

Benriach 17 yo 1995/2012 Single Cask Nation

December 9, 2012
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Very much in your face mainland peat backed up by gentle fruit and spice, this has the potental to divide opinions as it is no dram for the faint of heart. – Rating: 86/100

Master of Malt 30 yo Speyside 5th Edition

December 4, 2012
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Unusual apple aromas can be found in this sherried dram, a very fine whisky indeed, with just enough wood influence to be noticeable. – Rating: 87/100

Highland Park 1989/2010 Murray McDavid

December 2, 2012
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This really is a borderline finish, very sweet, almost too much so, but there is enough spice to prevent it from becoming over the top. – Rating: 86/100

Littlemill 1992/2012 Berry Bros.

November 25, 2012

The floral character and the light gin reminiscence are a bit unusual, but it is all well-balanced and very enjoyable. – Rating: 85/100