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North British 50 yo 1962/2012 Adelphi

May 21, 2013
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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
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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
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Some very nice elements can be found here, especially on the nose, but the palate feels a bit incoherent. – Rating: 84/100

Balmenach 32 yo 1979/2012 Maltbarn

May 12, 2013
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It has a nice old-style touch to it but the driness combined with the spices covers the lovely fruit aromas quite a bit. – Rating: 86/100

Glen Grant 58 yo 1953 Gordon & McPhail

May 7, 2013
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After the massive nose, the palate feels rather shy and lacking the complexity you would expect from a whisky of this age. Still a very fine dram but not outstanding. – Rating: 87/100

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

Glenglassaugh 33 yo 1978/2012 Madeira Style Finish

April 25, 2013
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The finish overpowers the spirit quite a bit here. It still is a nice dram, but defnintely not worth the high price. – Rating: 83/100

Glenfarclas Family Cask 1990/2011 For TSMC Taiwan

April 23, 2013
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Some very strong sherry flavours dominate this malt, the spice notes on top of that are nothing for the faint of heart. – Rating: 86/100

Glenrothes 1978/2008

April 23, 2013
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A very fine dram, nicely balanced and not too woody. – Rating: 87/100

Blairfindy 27 yo 1984/2011 Blackadder

April 21, 2013
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Quite an enjoyable dram that shows its age with a certain driness. Altogether it is nothing really special, though. – Rating: 85/100

Dalmore 1990 for LMDW

April 20, 2013
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Dalmore is famous for its orange aromas, and this expression showcases them particularly, also it proves that Dalmore does not need sherry to shine. – Rating: 87/100

Caol Ila 30 yo 1980/2011 Maltbarn

April 19, 2013
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There is an interesting savoury element in this dram, lots going on on the palate, only the finish is a bit timid. – Rating: 87/100

Tomintoul 45 yo 1967/2012 Exclusive Malts

April 18, 2013
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The fruity flavours in this old malt are outstanding, but the tannic wood notes are on the verge of getting out of control. – Rating: 84/100

Talisker 25 yo 2011 Release

April 13, 2013
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This is much closer to the 10 year old than previous releases. Combined with the lowered bottling strength there is not much of a reason to spend the extra money. – Rating: 83/100

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

Knockando 25 yo

April 10, 2013
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Some nice sherry flavours can be found here, but compared to the lovely nose the palate feels rather lacklustre and a bit watery. – Rating: 82/100

Bushmills 21 yo

April 9, 2013
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Even the low bottling strength cannot detract from the massive fruitiness of this dram. This at cask strength would be very hard to beat. – Rating: 90/100

Tomintoul 43 yo 1969/2012 Liquid Sun

April 7, 2013
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The fruity flavours of this old malt are wonderful but the wood has already left a noticeable footprint. – Rating: 87/100

Rosebank 21 yo 1990/2011

April 7, 2013
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On one hand this whisky is very light and floral, on the other hand it has quite a robust spiciness which gets a bit into the way. – Rating: 85/100

Glenrothes 42 yo 1969/2012 Adelphi

April 4, 2013
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Here is an amazing example how a whisky can taste ‘old’ with very little wood influence. And it has strong sherry without being a monster. The smoothness of this whisky is exceptional. – Rating: 89/100