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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

Lark Single Malt Cask Strength 2011 Release

June 5, 2013
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This single malt almost feels like a grain whisky. While the nose is not very exciting, the palate is full flavoured and delicious. – Rating: 85/100

Edradour 8 yo 2003/2012 Ruby Port

June 5, 2013
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The tasting notes may read worse than the whisky actually is, but this is just too immature and drowned by the wine. – Rating: 77/100

Edradour 18 yo 1993/2012

June 3, 2013
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A very nice richly sherried expression with many interesting flavours albeit falling behind a bit in the finish. – Rating: 86/100

Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 5

May 30, 2013
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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
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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
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The fruity Glenlivet style is well present, but there is quite a pronounced dryness caused by the long maturation. – Rating: 81/100

Kornog Sant Erwan

May 27, 2013
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A very sweet peated malt; that there is hardly any fruit and not much spice to compensate makes it less enjoyable for me than other Kornogs I have tried. – Rating: 74/100

Yellow Spot 12 yo

May 27, 2013
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This is another ‘decrescendo’ dram: Fantastic nose and good early palate, then fading away rather quickly. – Rating: 81/100

Cutty Sark Storm

May 25, 2013
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The fruity part of this blend is quite nice, but the sweetness and the roughness of young grain are still dominating. – Rating: 69/100

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

Clynelish 15 yo 1995/2011 L’Esprit

May 15, 2013
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Without a doubt this is a divisive dram. For me the sulphur is just the right amount to add depth, but your mileage may vary. – 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

Aberfeldy Unravel

April 27, 2013
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After a rather strong initial sherry punch the aromas fade away rather quickly. It feels young and a bit unbalanced, though not unpleasant. – Rating: 78/100

Glen Scotia 20 yo 1991/2012 Wilson & Morgan

April 27, 2013
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There is an unusual amount of spices in this sherried malt, the fruit is almost in the background. It is quite dry but still pleasant on the palate. – Rating: 85/100

Auchentoshan Springwood

April 26, 2013

Quite immature but still smooth because of the triple distillation, a dram for moments when you wish to avoid flavourfulness. – Rating: 67/100

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