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Balvenie 14y ‘Roasted Malt’ (47,1%, OB 2006) – 78/100

Baker’s 7y (53,5%, OB 2007) – 82/100

Glenugie 27yo 1982 (50%, Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask 2009, cask #5040, 216 btl.) – 91/100

Caol Ila 26yo 1982 (54,6%, Duncan Taylor 2008, for The Nectar, cask #2738, 279 btl.) – 89/100

Laphroaig 12yo 1996 (58,5%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #5382, 243 btl.) – 90/100

Jura Paps ‘Mountain of Gold’ (46%, OB 2009, Pinot Noir finish, 1366 btl.) – 75/100

Jura Paps ‘Mountain of the Sound’ (46%, OB 2009, Cabernet Sauvignon finish, 1366 btl.) – 80/100

Jura Paps ‘Sacred Mountain’ (46%, OB 2009, Barolo finish, 1366 btl.) – 82/100

In June 2009, Jura Distillery launched a limited edition of 3 single malts inspired by the Paps of Jura mountains that dominate the skyline of the island. The trio is 15 years old and finished in different types of wine casks. Jura Paps ‘Beinn An Oir’ Mountain of Gold: Pinot Noir finish Jura Paps ‘Beinn […]

I will be on vacation until the end of this month. No worries, I have prepared a bunch of reviews that will be automatically published while I’m away: The recent Jura Paps collection The experimental Balvenie 14yo Roasted Malt A new Glenugie release by Douglas Laing A 12 year-old Laphroaig by Malts of Scotland A new […]

Millburn 27yo 1976 (46%, Gordon & MacPhail 2004) – 85/100

Redbreast 12y (40%, OB 2008) – 83/100

Talisker 12yo (45,8%, OB 2007, for Friends of Classic Malts, 21.500 btl.) – 82/100

Tomatin 31y 1976 (49,6%, Scotch Single Malt Circle 2008, cask #19085, 336 btl.) – 90/100

Ardbeg Blasda (40%, OB 2008) – 80/100

Auchentoshan 18yo 1991 (59,3%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #492, 301 btl.) – 68/100

Hillside 25y 1970 (60,1%, OB 1996) – 78/100

Clynelish 12yo 1996 (58,1%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #8245, 304 btl.) – 90/100

Longmorn 14y 1994 (50%, DL OMC 2008, ref. 4804, 352 btl.) – 82/100

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  • WhiskyNotes: It's an aroma I picked up on the nose, not a flavour you should taste. I've seen other people mention rubbery notes, dust, wet cement... all in the sa
  • Henry V.: A clear bike tube/plastic taste? I don't get that, just got a bottle and can't taste the plastic nor bike tube, maybe I drank too much of it? Rest of
  • sjoerd972: The looking around tip is great. Prices vary hugely. I made the mistake last year of buying one for £ 90, while I could have had it for about € 80

Coming up

  • GlenDronach 1993 Oloroso cask #494
  • Littlemill 1990 (Maltbarn)
  • Glen Elgin 1985 (Maltbarn)
  • Fettercairn Fior
  • Cardhu 18 Year Old
  • Ben Nevis 2002 (Port cask #334)
  • Ardmore 2000 (Liquid Library)

1609 notes by Ruben

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