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Laphroaig ‘Philo Raga’ 11y 1998 (57,5%, Daily Dram 2009) – 87/100

Caperdonich 10y 1998 (58,5%, SMoS 2008, cask #1277, 251 btl.) – 83/100

Three weeks ago, GlenDronach launched the new range of 12yo, 15yo and 18yo malts and already the first 3000-bottle consignment has sold out in Belgium.

The results of this year’s WWA09 have been announced. Highland Park 21 years old is the best single malt whisky of this year.

Bunnahabhain 34y 1974 (59,3%, The Whisky Agency 2008, Perfect Dram I, 300 btl.) – 91/100

Bunnahabhain 35y 1973 (50,1%, The Whisky Agency 2008, Shark series, 509 btl.) – 75/100

Bunnahabhain 32y 1976 (55,7%, The Whisky Agency 2008, Shark series, 300 btl.) – 85/100

There are three Bunnahabhains in the 2009 range from The Whisky Agency. They’re all from the 1970’s and sherry matured, although they’ve used different types of sherry casks. I evaluated all three of them.

Fettercairn 33y 1975 (58,3%, The Whisky Agency 2008, Perfect Dram I, 143 btl.) – 82/100

Hag Rap Oil – Laphroaig 9y 1998 (56,7%, Daily Dram 2007, 450 bottles) – 85/100

Laphroaig 10 yo Cask strength (55,7%, OB 2007) – 89/100

Longmorn 32y 1976 (53%, The Whisky Agency 2008, 120 btl.) – 88/100

Bruichladdich Octomore 01.1 2001 (63,5%, OB 2008) – 87/100

Port Charlotte 2001 ‘PC6’ (61,6%, OB 2007) – 87/100

Two new bottlings in the Daily Dram range: an 11 year-old Laphroaig ‘Philo Raga’ from 1998 (57,5%) and a 43 year-old Tomatin ‘Oat Mint’ from 1965 (48,1%).

Bruichladdich 3D3 ‘Norrie Campbell’ (46%, OB 2006) – 85/100

A new series that I would like to introduce on this blog: “Ten days of…”. It will consist of 3 or 4 posts with tasting notes from a single distillery and / or with a common theme and spread over 10 days. I’ll start with a couple of peated Bruichladdich releases. First, a word or […]

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Coming up

  • GlenDronach 1993 Oloroso cask #494
  • Glen Elgin 1985 (Maltbarn)
  • Fettercairn Fior
  • Cardhu 18 Year Old
  • Ben Nevis 2002 (Port cask #334)
  • Tomatin Cuatro series

1616 notes by Ruben

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