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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

Edradour Ballechin 7th Release

June 9, 2013
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Edradour is infamous for wine cask experiments with very mixed outcome, but this peated expression hits the spot. – Rating: 83/100

Ben Nevis 1995/2012 Jean Boyer One Shot

June 3, 2013
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The sherry influence is not very obvious here, it’s simply a very good fruity whisky with a nice unbostrusive sweetness. – Rating: 87/100

Linkwood 1991/2012 Jean Boyer Best Casks of Scotland

June 1, 2013
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A very fine dram where the sherry is well present but does not overwhelm the spirit. – Rating: 85/100

Aberlour 12 yo Non Chill-Filtered

May 31, 2013
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This is a very decent daily dram with nice rich flavours though it is not not overly complex.
– Rating: 83/100

Northern Islay 20 yo 1990/2011 L’Esprit

May 14, 2013
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Wonderful aromas on the nose are paired with a robust palate. The wood flavours are well integrated with the sherry fruit. – Rating: 87/100

Longrow Red 11 yo

May 7, 2013
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The wine influence is bold, and you can see it in the colour. But it works surprisingly well. – Rating: 86/100

Lagavulin 12 yo Cask Strength 2011 Release

May 6, 2013
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This is a bit unusual in a way that it feels rather naked compared to the standard releases. It is not particularly complex but smoothness and sippability are outstanding, even undiluted. – Rating: 88/100

Glen Moray 21 yo 1990/2012 Single Cask Collection

May 6, 2013
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If you give this dram some time and a few drops of water, the initial shyness is soon forgotten. Delicate fruitiness paired with robust spice – Rating: 88/100

Clynelish 23 yo 1989/2012 The Perfect Dram

April 28, 2013
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The famous Clynelish waxiness is prominently featured in this wonderful malt, a perfect dram from the Brora successor. – Rating: 91/100

Benriach 27 yo 1984/2012 Cask 4050

April 20, 2013
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This whisky is pure delight. Who said that sherry and peat doesn’t work? – Rating: 92/100

Caol Ila 16 yo 1995/2012 Whisky Doris

April 18, 2013
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More medicinal and “dirty” than your usual Caol Ila, this is an excellent and complex peaty powerhouse. – Rating: 87/100

Bushmills 16 yo

April 15, 2013
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Not quite as massive as the 21 yo, but very much along the same line despite the cask hodge-podge. The standard 40% remark applies as well. – Rating: 86/100

Littlemill 22 yo 1990/2012 Whisky Agency

April 13, 2013
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The sherry is not very obvious here, but who cares because this is an immensely fruity and delightful whisky. – Rating: 92/100

Glengoyne Teapot Dram

April 9, 2013
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This is Glengoyne’s answer to Aberlour A’bunadh, and it is a good one. There still is a youthful edge to it but the first fill sherry aromas are wonderful. – Rating: 88/100

Glenrothes 21 yo 1990/2011 Wilson & Morgan For Taiwan

April 1, 2013
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There is a tiny amount of sulphur that enhances more than it disturbs. The profile is very much on sweet dried fruits. – Rating: 87/100

Mortlach 17 yo 1995/2013 Whisky Warehouse No. 8

March 9, 2013
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It is very gentle on the nose and doesn not have much of a punch on the palate either, but don’t be fooled. There is quite a lot to discover in this smooth dram. – Rating: 85/100

Clynelish 15 yo 1997/2013 Whisky Warehouse No. 8

March 7, 2013
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The general character of this dram is quite mild, but spices come out woth some water. Nice and well-balanced. – Rating: 84/100

Springbank 19 yo Cask 129 and 482 Master of Malt

February 20, 2013
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Two rather different Springers compared head to head – Ratings: 84/100 and 88/100

Bunnahabhain 23 yo 1989/2012 Master of Malt

February 17, 2013
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The sweetness is the first thing you notice in this excellent dram. But then the fruit and liquorice join in. – Rating: 87/100