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Caol Ila 18 yo 1995/2013 The Whisky Agency

March 25, 2014
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There is a minimal whiff of sulphur on the nose but I am sure this is from the peating process. The whisky is quite edgy and not as complex and rounded as other Caol Ilas of this age. – Rating: 83/100

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

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

Tomintoul 43 yo 1969/2012 Liquid Sun

April 7, 2013
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The fruity flavours of this old malt are wonderful but the wood has already left a noticeable footprint. – Rating: 87/100

Girvan 48 yo 1964/2012 The Whisky Agency

March 23, 2013
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A sherried grain whisky is always something special. This one has very strong wood notes, but in combination with the strong grain profile it works remarkably well. – Rating: 88/100

Tomintoul 1967/2011 The Whisky Agency

April 3, 2012

For a malt of this age I was a little disappointed. It’s good, but really not exceptional. – Rating: 84/100

Caol Ila 1981/2011 The Whisky Agency

April 1, 2012

Much of the peat has transformed into other aromas, especially on the nose, a very enjoyable dram. – Rating: 85/100

Bunnahabhain 2001/2011 The Whisky Agency

March 23, 2012

A malt from a rather tired cask with a less than perfect nose, on the palate it catches up a little but overall it remains somewhat lacklustre. – Rating: 80/100

Ardmore 1992/2011 The Whisky Agency

March 21, 2012

This is an unusally gently peated Ardmore, not particularly breathtaking but nice and sippable, especially as an aperitive dram. – Rating: 83/100

Laphroaig 1991/2011 The Whisky Agency

March 10, 2012

An unusual sherried Laphroaig, the wine takes away some of the maritime peat punch and replaces it with a nice fruitiness. – Rating: 86/100

Laphroaig 1990/2011 The Whisky Agency

March 3, 2012

This is a quintesential Laphroaig, much cleaner and crisper than the original bottlings in a way. – Rating: 88/100

Linkwood 1984/2011 The Whisky Agency

March 3, 2012

A thoroughly enjoyable dram, rather light-bodied. It has a nice freshness but you can still feel it’s not a youngster. – Rating: 84/100

Glenlossie 1975/2011 The Whisky Agency

February 29, 2012

Rather unusually, this malt has a pretty ‘uneventful’ nose, but there is a lot going on on the palate. Not really a cracker, but interesting in a positive way. – Rating: 84/100

Tomatin 1976/2011 The Whisky Agency

February 29, 2012

A nice fruity dram that feels a bit younger than its real age, some water does not hurt it. – Rating: 83/100

Coleburn 1983/2009 Whisky Agency

March 1, 2010

This rare dram needs a lot of time but rewards you with an interesting fruity taste experience. The minimal smokiness gives it a bit of an old-fashioned character. Very enjoyable but not a canditate for the bang-for-yor-buck list – Score: 86/100