Bowmore 2000/2011 Douglas Laing

May 19, 2012

It reminds me a bit of the Bowmore Darkest, but the youthful freshness makes this dram even more delightful. – Rating: 89/100

Benriach 12 yo Sherry Wood

May 12, 2012

This sherried whisky is a bit on the dry side which adds an interesting dimension to the fruity base spirit. – Rating: 85/100

Benromach 2001/2010 Cask Strength

April 29, 2012
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A most unusual whisky that is not easy to describe, but everything fits together very well. Lots to discover in this young malt. – Rating: 87/100

Glenlivet Nadurra 16 yo Batch 1010K

April 20, 2012
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This is a quintessential Glenlivet fruit bomb at full strength, highly enjoyable and affordably priced. – Rating: 87/100

Laphroaig 1990/2011 Wilson & Morgan

March 24, 2012

The full sherry impact masks the Laphroaig-ness here, still this is a fine dram which shows that peat and sherry can get along very well. – Rating: 85/100

Wemyss Vanilla Summer 1997/2011

March 10, 2012

Sweet and fruity and very intense, this dram has divided the jurors at the MM Awards. Some think it’s over the top. I love it. – Rating: 92/100

Wemyss Peat Chimney 12 yo

March 10, 2012
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This combination of sweetness and peat works excellently. With a few more ABV percents this could even have broken into Top Dram terittory. – Rating: 88/100

Kilkerran Work In Progress 2011

March 6, 2012
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The Kilkerran successfully continues its path to maturity. At only seven years it is already remarkably ‘grown-up’. A perfect sipping dram. – Rating: 85/100

Kornog Sant Ivy 2011

February 14, 2012

A terrific whisky. It needs some time to open up, but the richness of flavours is stunning. It can compete with the finest from Islay. – Rating: 92/100

Port Charlotte 2002/2010 Whisky Doris

January 7, 2012

A great heavily peated malt, very strong smoke combined with a nice underlying sweetness. It is still a bit young and rough but it’s an excellent dram. – Rating: 89/100

Bowmore 1995/2010 Whisky-Fässle

December 12, 2011

This rather typical Bowmore has only a slight sherry influence, probably from a refill cask. All flavour elements are very well balanced and make it a highly anjoyable malt. – Rating: 88/100

Bunnahabhain Darach Ur Batch 6

October 14, 2011
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There is a Compass Box whisky called Spice Tree, but this one can safely be called ‘Spice Monster’. Its general character is rather mild, but the flavours are very strong. – Rating: 87/100

Classic of Islay 2009

October 3, 2011

With a few drops of water this malt literally explodes into flavours. This outburst on the palate is backed up by a massive nose. – Rating: 89/100

Compass Box Great King Street

September 22, 2011
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This whisky has a fantastic nose, and also the palate delivers a very wide spectrum of well-composed flavours. A very high quality blend indeed. – Rating: 86/100

W. L. Weller 7 yo

September 4, 2011

For a wheated bourbon, this packs qute a punch. A decent dram and a good value. – Rating: 81/100

Ledaig 2005/2010 Berry Bros.

August 31, 2011

Fast maturation does not only happen in tropical climates. With the right cask even a Scotch can become a cracker of a dram in only four years. This whisky is a peaty flavour bomb. – Rating: 88/100

Caol Ila 12 yo 1997/2010 Chieftain’s

August 27, 2011

The nose requires water to reach full strength, the palate not necessarily. It is an excellent and rather ‘thick’ Caol Ila that feels a bit older than stated on the label. – Rating: 88/100

Laggan Mill 1994 13 yo

August 7, 2011

The character of this malt certainly hints to a Lagavulin. This is a superb whisky that perfectly combines fruit and smoke. – Rating: 92/100

Sheep Dip

July 24, 2011
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A delicious blended malt full of rich flavours. It is a bit on the sweet side, but fruit and gentle spice give it a good balance. – Rating: 86/100

Caol Ila 1991/2009 Single Malts of Scotland

June 9, 2011
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An excellent Caol Ila whose sweetness is nicely complimented by a slightly dry spiciness. Some fruity notes are there but they stay in the background – Score: 90/100