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The Laphroaig 15y will be replaced by an 18 year old. The Laphroaig 18y will be bottled at a higher strength of 48% alcohol (the same as the Laphroaig Quarter Cask). The price will remain the same (pretty uncommon considering the extra 3 years and today’s whisky marketing). Around € 50.

William Larue Weller (62,65%, OB 2008, 3rd release) – 87/100

St. Magdalene 26y 1982 (50%, DL OMC 2008, ref. 4712, 511 btl.) – 84/100

Linkwood 27y 1976 (46%, Cask & Thistle 2003, 336 btl.) – 84/100

Port Ellen 28y 1979 (53,7%, Norse Cask Selection 2007, Cask QW1311, 277 btl.) – 93/100

Bunnahabhain 12y (40%, OB) – 78/100

Nikka Yoichi 10y (45%, OB, batch 08G34B) – 83/100

Bowmore 32y 1968 ‘Anniversary edition’ (45,5%, OB 2001, 1860 btl.) – 94/100

Bowmore 25y 1983 (50%, DL OMC 2008, ref. 4189, 259 btl.) – 60/100

Adelphi has a good reputation as an independent bottler. Their Inchgower 26y 1980 won a gold medal at the 2008 Malt Maniacs Awards, and their undisclosed ‘Breath of Islay’ and ‘Breath of the Isles’ bottlings are also highly regarded. Now they’re launching another undisclosed whisky named Fascadale (meaning “ship’s haven”). It’s a limited release of […]

The Balvenie 10y Founder’s Reserve (43%, OB 2006) – 83/100

Aberlour a’bunadh (59,9%, OB 2007, batch n°19) – 86/100

Glenrothes 1979 (43%, OB 1994) – 90/100

Bruichladdich posted the line-up for this year on its blog. We can expect a multi-vintage sherry bottling, the mature X4 (which can now be called true whisky), a new Octomore with even more peat than the current release (140ppm), the new Port Charlotte PC8 (in a black tin again), a new XVII, Infinity III and […]

Our Angel – Cooley 9y 1999 (46%, Daily Dram 2009) – 88/100

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  • WhiskyNotes: Good point Diego, it's important to coat the glass with whisky indeed. It helps it to evaporate and bring out the aromas, and take away the residuals
  • Diego Sandrin: i agree, N.5. The way i use it is i fill it up 2cl and then put it flat (horizontal) on the table, don't fill it more than 2cl or it will spill out, a
  • Basidium: I am partial to the Glencairn Crystal Canadian Whisky Glass as it is closer to what I am used to in a standard whiskey tumbler. It still narrows the t

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  • Bunnahabhain 1980 (Eiling Lim)
  • Balmenach 2001 (Liquid Treasures)
  • Auchentoshan Heartwood
  • Elements of Islay Lp6
  • Glenlivet 1981 for TWE
  • Strathisla 1948/1961
  • Benromach 15 Years

1820 notes by Ruben

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