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Glengoyne 1972/2012 Malts of Scotland

June 1, 2013
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The tasting notes just scratch the surface, there are layers upon layers of aromas and flavours in this fantastic old whisky. – Rating: 92/100

Aberlour A’bunadh Batch 39

May 31, 2013
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Very nice on nose and palate but not quite on eye level with other batches, especially the finish. – Rating: 84/100

Glenturret 34 yo Berry Bros.

May 29, 2013
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A very well-balanced fruity dram with no disturbing notes. It does not take much water, though. – Rating: 86/100

Glenrothes 1995/2011

May 25, 2013
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A nice malt that needs some time to open up, the mix of fruit and nuts is quite pleasant. – Rating: 82/100

Caol Ila 30 yo 1982/2012 Archives

May 21, 2013
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The peat has almost completely transformed into fruity aromas after 30 years. The wood influence is surprisingly gentle – very delicious – Rating: 88/100

Kornog Taouarc’h Pevared 12BC

May 20, 2013
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A remarkably gentle peated dram that does not slap your face but offers an intriguing mix of flavours. – Rating: 85/100

Glenglassaugh Revival

May 20, 2013
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The nose is rather immature, but on the palate this young whisky is quite enjoyable. – Rating: 76/100

Auchentoshan Heartwood

May 17, 2013
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The fruit flavours taste a bit artificial and the finish is one of the shortest I have experienced in a single malt, but for the rather cheap price it is okay-ish and a step up from the Springwood. – Rating: 74/100

Bowmore 8 yo 2002/2011 L’Esprit

May 15, 2013
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The nose and the first seconds on the palate are really nice but the flavours quickly fade away into a nondescript peaty sweetness. – Rating: 80/100

Benriach 16 yo

May 4, 2013
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Unfortunately the palate can not keep up with the interesting nose, it feels a bit watery and disconnected. – Rating: 77/100

Glen Scotia 1991 Wemyss “Strawberry Ganache”

April 21, 2013
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Not really too strawberry-y, but the “ganache” descriptor is quite fitting. Expect some tannins. – Rating: 85/100

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

Kornog ‘Taouarc’h an Hanv’ 2012

April 19, 2013
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A young peat monster from France, quite enjoyable overall but it still has some rough edges. – Rating: 84/100

Chichibu The First 2008/2011

April 16, 2013
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The maturity of this barely legal whisky is amazing. Don’t hesitate to add water, it swims well. – Rating: 85/100

“Lochranza” 16 yo 1996/2012 Blackadder

April 12, 2013
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A smooth nose and a rather punchy but fruity palate make this undisclosed malt (probably from the Isle of Arran) a pleasant sipping experience. – Rating: 86/100

Ben Nevis 15yo 1996/2012 for Canada

April 10, 2013
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An enjoyable straightforward bourbon cask whisky, nothing less and nothing more. – Rating: 83/100

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

Glenlivet Nadurra 16 yo Batch 0911P

April 8, 2013
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Like so often the nose promises more than the palate can deliver. The intriguing sweet and fruity aromas are somewhat buried in wood spice. – Rating: 82/100

Karuizawa 29 yo 1983/2012 for LMDW

April 3, 2013
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Maybe the smokiest Karuizawa I have tasted so far, wonderfully stripped down to basics by the bourbon cask. Just the finish is a bit short. – Rating: 88/100

Dufftown 29 yo 1982/2011 Riverstown

April 1, 2013
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Quite an enjoyable dram, a bit on the spicy side. The age does not really show. – Rating: 84/100