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Archive for January 2009

A new range of Glenmorangie ”private expressions”. The Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX will be the first release in this series.

Haig Gold Label (40%, OB, 1940’s)

Glenfarclas 105 (60%, OB 2007) – 86/100

Bowmore 1995 13y (56,4%, SMOS 2008, sherry butt n°419, 627 btl.) – 90/100

Laphroaig Cairdeas (55%, OB 2008, 3600 btl.) – 84/100

With the current rate of the British Pound, I decided to place an order at The Whisky Exchange, which has a huge choice of current as well as older bottlings. Not to forget their excellent range of Single Malts of Scotland releases.

Dailuaine ‘Adieu Lina’ 1973 35y (47,6%, Daily Dram 2008, 150 btl.) – 88/100

A few months ago, Bruichladdich released a private batch of its Octomore at 80 ppm phenols. After that, the public batch of Bruichladdich Octomore was the heaviest peated whisky in the world at 131 ppm. A liquid ash tray.   Ardbeg Supernova Yesterday, Ardbeg announced to launch its own peat monster: Ardbeg Supernova at “over […]

Advent Calendar 2008 by Magnus Fagerström

Canto Cask 36 (54,3%, Compass Box for Bresser & Timmer, 2007, 257 btl.) – 85/100
Blend of Clynelish, Dailuaine and Teaninich.

The Black Grouse (40%, OB) – 73/100



January 2009
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  • Tony: The Brora at 1500 Euros seems to recognise that last years similarly priced just hasn't sold, so no increase there (and even a slight drop). Then agai
  • kallaskander: Hi there, I remember that Bacardi said all the Last Great Malts would carry an age statement. Which is true. I thought they promised they would all b
  • WhiskyNotes: It looks like this will not be part of the official selection this year. Maybe an upcoming standalone release.

Coming up

  • Bunnahabhain 1987 (Maltbarn)
  • Glen Garioch 1993 (Maltbarn)
  • Royal Brackla 16 Year Old
  • Teeling 26yo Vintage Reserve
  • Kavalan Podium

1893 notes by Ruben

WhiskyNotes - Ruben LuytenThis blog is my personal collection of impressions, written while searching for the ultimate single malt whisky.