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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

Benriach 1994/2005 Heavily Peated Signatory

March 2, 2010

An amazing peated Speysider. I think it can be best described as “clean peat”. Without the maritime character of the Islay malts but with a distinctive medicinal character that comes close to that of a Laphroaig. And yet it is surprisingly smooth. What a great whisky! – Score: 90/100

Rosebank 1991/2004 Signatory

January 17, 2010

A smooth and gentle dram, well-balanced flavours and rather complex for its age – Score: 84/100

Royal Lochnagar 1998/2009 Signatory

November 23, 2009
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A nice full bodied dram, quite spicy. Be careful with water, it makes it more edgy. – Score: 85/100

Glen Grant 1990/2008 Signatory

September 22, 2009

A nice contrast between dried fruits in the nose and tropical fruits on the palate. Needs a good amount of water. Wood spice is a bit too dominant for my taste. – Score: 80/100