Glenlivet 32 yo 1981 Signatory for TWE

November 11, 2014
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Independent Glenlivets are not easy to find. This is an excellent example from a refill sherry cask that almost tastes like a first fill. – Rating: 88/100

Linkwood 28 yo 1985 Signatory for TWE

October 27, 2014
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The flavours are very dense and compact here which makes it hard to single out specific ones. It is a lovely whisky, but it needs time to open up. – Rating: 87/100

Glendronach 9 yo 1987/1997 Signatory

August 24, 2014
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The youth of this surprisingly smoky whisky from the late stages of the Paxarette age can be noticed, but still it has an amazing complexity for a 9 year old. – Rating: 88/100

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