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Glenlivet 30 yo 1981/2012 Signatory

June 19, 2013
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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

Laphroaig 15 yo 1996/2012 Signatory

June 10, 2013
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Not the phenolic bomb you might expect from Laphroaig, this dram is quite crisp and clean with a nice light fruitiness. – Rating: 88/100

Glenlochy 31 yo 1980/2012 Signatory

June 7, 2013
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The slightly waxy mouthfeel works very well together with a classic and well-balanced flavour profile. – Rating: 87/100

Caol Ila 29 yo 1982/2012 Signatory

October 1, 2012
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My oh my, a powerful dram that does not hold back its flavours. Expect no subtleties. This may be the oldest peat monster ever, dealing you a phenol punch as well as a wood bite. – Rating: 89/100

Linkwood 1989/2011 Signatory

May 17, 2012

Despite the very rich flavours, this malt has a delightful lightness often found in Linkwood. Be careful with water. Sublime. – Rating: 89/100

Fettercairn 1996/2011 Signatory

May 17, 2012

Not overly complex but perfectly balanced, simply a straightforward young-ish bourbon cask whisky how it should be. – Rating: 86/100

Laphroaig 1995/2011 Signatory

April 16, 2012

It may not be immediately recognizable as a Laphroaig, but it’s a fine example of a rather typical Islay style malt. – Rating: 86/100

Glenlivet 1996/2011 Signatory

April 16, 2012

If it wasn’t for that somewhat weakish finish, I would call this a great sherried dram. – Rating: 84/100

Mortlach 1990/2011 Signatory

April 15, 2012

Quite a nice dram with regard to the flavours, but the wood is beginning to take over. – Rating: 83/100

Glenlivet 1995/2011 Signatory

December 17, 2011
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A rather rich sherry dram with already quite a bit of wood for its age. The finish could be a little longer, though. – Rating: 84/100

Mortlach 1975/2000 Signatory

September 30, 2011

A very nice Mortlach, not a sherry monster for a change, but with a cloying syrupy mouthfeel that is simply delicious. – Rating: 87/100

North British 17 yo 1991 Signatory

September 14, 2011

There is almost no fruitiness in this grain whisky, but it is a very nice dram, gentle and smooth, but yet flavourful. – Rating: 83/100

Benriach 1985/2009 Signatory

June 23, 2011
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The perfumy notes are not really disturbing on the nose, but they are just a bit too dominant on the palate, thus spoilng an otherwise nicely flavoured whisky. – Rating: 72/100

Imperial 1998/2009 Signatory

May 27, 2011

A nice and fruity Speysider of the “easy sipping” category, quite enjoyable but not overly complex. – Rating: 83/100

Speyburn 1980/2006 Signatory

April 23, 2011
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This malt is a good example of what happens when a malt is left for a long time in a nearly incative cask. Random flavour notes appear that seem to have no connection. It can work, but it can also fail. The latter is true here. – Rating: 72/100

Bowmore 1985/2009 Signatory For Manufactum

February 25, 2011

A very fine fruity Bowmore with a lot of flavours to discover. The wood influence after the long maturation time is only very gentle. – Rating: 87/100

Glen Albyn 1981/2010 Signatory

January 5, 2011
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This malt has a rather light character but is also bit oily or waxy at the same time. Quite complex with many flavour notes from the wood but balanced out by a nice fruitiness. – Rating: 84/100

Glen Scotia 1974/2005 Signatory

September 9, 2010

The marvelous nose makes lots of promises but there is a subliminal soapiness on the palate that destroys all hopes of getting to enjoy a fine aged Campbeltown malt. – Rating: 72/100

Laphroaig 1990/2010 Signatory

July 15, 2010
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Compared to the 10yo Cask Strength this is a rather mild Laphroaig, but the higher age does not really result in a more rounded character. – Rating: 83/100

Ladyburn 1975/2009 Signatory

March 24, 2010

I am not a big fan of herbal whiskies, but this one almost managed to convert me. The nose is spectacular but the palate doesn’t quite live up to it. Very light yet very complex. – Score: 86/100