price5

The Lost Distilleries Blend – Batch 4

March 28, 2014
Thumbnail image for The Lost Distilleries Blend – Batch 4

Nose and palate of this delicate dram are quite different but complement each other very well. The overall character is light and delicate with very little smoke. – Rating: 87/100

Master Of Malt 60 yo Speyside

March 7, 2014
Thumbnail image for Master Of Malt 60 yo Speyside

Many layers of flavours can be explored in this wonderful whisky. Wood is always present but it never gets in the way of the tropical fruits that act as base flavours. – Rating: 93/100

Highland Park Loki

March 3, 2014
Thumbnail image for Highland Park Loki

Despite its age of 15 years, this whisky has retained a nice freshness that is complemented by softer and more mature flavours. – Rating: 87/100

Caledonian 1964/2012 Scott’s Selection

February 28, 2014
Thumbnail image for Caledonian 1964/2012 Scott’s Selection

A rather typical old grain whisky from a hard to find distillery, but the wood is already quite pronounced so it feels a bit rougher on the palate than other oldies I have tasted. – Rating: 86/100

Balblair 1975/2012

January 20, 2014
Thumbnail image for Balblair 1975/2012

The rather short and almost trivial finish spoils for me what could have been a very fine and delicate single malt. – Rating: 83/100

Bunnahabhain 40 yo

October 29, 2013
Thumbnail image for Bunnahabhain 40 yo

This oldie has a very rich nose, but it is surprisingly light and fragrant on the palate. Only the price of almost £2000 is a wee bit steep. – Rating: 87/100

Fary Lochan Efterår Batch 1

October 18, 2013
Thumbnail image for Fary Lochan Efterår Batch 1

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

Glenfarclas Coronation 1953/2013 Speciality Drinks

September 16, 2013
Thumbnail image for Glenfarclas Coronation 1953/2013 Speciality Drinks

An amazing very old Glenfarclas with a fantastic fruitiness underlined by aromatic spices. It has a bit of a wood bite but this does not detract from the glorious aromas that can be found in this whisky. – Rating: 94/100

Balvenie Tun 1858 Batch 1

July 7, 2013
Thumbnail image for Balvenie Tun 1858 Batch 1

One of the finest noses I have ever smelled, and the palate is almost on the same level. It is not really a sherry bomb, the whisky part is just as prominent. Not exactly cheap, though. – Rating: 92/100

Highland Park 1997 Viking Collection “The Sword”

July 3, 2013
Thumbnail image for Highland Park 1997 Viking Collection “The Sword”

An outstanding and very typical Highland Park, the balance of flavours is just perfect. Too bad it was not bottled at cask strength. – Rating: 90/100

Glenlivet 30 yo 1981/2012 Signatory

June 19, 2013
Thumbnail image for Glenlivet 30 yo 1981/2012 Signatory

A wonderful dram with the wood kept in balance by the lovely fruit and spice aromas. The nose is to die for. – Rating: 91/100

Glenlochy 31 yo 1980/2012 Signatory

June 7, 2013
Thumbnail image for Glenlochy 31 yo 1980/2012 Signatory

The slightly waxy mouthfeel works very well together with a classic and well-balanced flavour profile. – Rating: 87/100

Edradour 18 yo 1993/2012

June 3, 2013
Thumbnail image for Edradour 18 yo 1993/2012

A very nice richly sherried expression with many interesting flavours albeit falling behind a bit in the finish. – Rating: 86/100

Glengoyne 1972/2012 Malts of Scotland

June 1, 2013
Thumbnail image for Glengoyne 1972/2012 Malts of Scotland

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

Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 5

May 30, 2013
Thumbnail image for Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 5

A very enjoyable whisky with many interesting flavours to explore, one the finish could be a bit longer. – Rating: 85/100

Glen Grant 37 yo 1974/2012 Berry Bros.

May 30, 2013
Thumbnail image for Glen Grant 37 yo 1974/2012 Berry Bros.

On one hand this is a very nice whisky with no real flaws, on the other hand I would have expected a bit more from a whisky of that age. The palate feels a bit unbalanced. – Rating: 83/100

Glenlivet 38 yo 1973/2012 Berry Bros.

May 29, 2013
Thumbnail image for Glenlivet 38 yo 1973/2012 Berry Bros.

The fruity Glenlivet style is well present, but there is quite a pronounced dryness caused by the long maturation. – Rating: 81/100

North British 50 yo 1962/2012 Adelphi

May 21, 2013
Thumbnail image for North British 50 yo 1962/2012 Adelphi

While the nose of this old grain is truly delightful, it fails to fully satisfy on the palate. The sweetness is quite dominant, though the wood is kept under control. – Rating: 83/100

Glenfarclas 105 20 yo

May 19, 2013
Thumbnail image for Glenfarclas 105 20 yo

Very rich sherry flavours carress nose and palate and give you a feeling of laid-back luxury, only the finish is not quite on par. – Rating: 88/100

Glenesk 28 yo 1983/2012 Blackadder

May 13, 2013
Thumbnail image for Glenesk 28 yo 1983/2012 Blackadder

Some very nice elements can be found here, especially on the nose, but the palate feels a bit incoherent. – Rating: 84/100