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GlenDronach 37yo 1972 (54,8%, OB 2009, oloroso cask #719, 474 btl.) – 94/100

GlenDronach 38yo 1971 (49,4%, OB 2009, oloroso cask #483, 544 btl.) – 88/100

There are interesting rumours that whisky giant Diageo will soon announce a new series of exclusive bottlings named The Manager’s Choice Single Cask Selection. They’ve selected one single cask from each of the 27 distilleries in their portfolio and the first six will be released in October 2009. A new Rare Malts series is born. […]

Amrut Fusion (50%, OB 2009, batch #01) – 85/100

Craigellachie 15yo 1994 (46%, Single Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #5901, 325 btl.) – 84/100

Black Bull 30 yo (50%, Duncan Taylor 2009) – 89/100

GlenDronach 16yo 1993 (60,4%, OB 2009, oloroso butt #523, 634 btl.) – 86/100

GlenDronach 16yo 1992 (57,2%, OB 2009, oloroso butt #1140, 598 btl.) – 90/100

Laphroaig 10yo 1998 (55,5%, Malts of Scotland 2009, sherry cask #MoS 15, 201 btl.) – 90/100

Highland Park 13yo 1995 (46%, Single Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #470 & #471, 770 btl.) – 81/100

Glengoyne 36yo 1973 (55,1%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #677, 138 btl.) – 91/100

Glengoyne 36yo 1972 (52,8%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #3195, 305 btl.) – 90/100

Port Charlotte 5y 2002 (46%, Nadi Fiori 2009, first fill sherry) – 86/100

Amrut NAS (46%, Blackadder 2009, cask BA 5/2009, 295 btl.) – 87/100

Port Ellen 29yo 1979 (52%, Old Bothwell for Lindores 2009, cask #1654, 11 btl.) – 91/100

Highland Park announced a new 12 years old bottling named Hjarta.

Clynelish 16yo 1992 (46%, SMOS 2009, cask #5871, 293 btl.) – 85/100

Bowmore 8yo 2000 (60,1%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #800267, 215 btl.) – 84/100

Talisker 18 years old (45,8%, OB 2007) – 87/100

Macallan 25yo 1968 ‘Anniversary Malt’ (43%, OB 1994) – 88/100

Karuizawa 1988 (59,8%, OB 2006, cask #3397) – 87/100

Bladnoch 16yo 1992 (46%, Single Malts of Scotland 2009, bourbon hogshead, cask #2694, 375 btl.) – 85/100

Cadenhead’s is Scotland’s oldest independent bottler. Some of their ‘dumpy’ bottlings (in strangely shaped, dark-coloured glass) from the 1970’s and 1980’s are legendary. Nowadays, they’re still a very respected bottler. In March 2009, for the seventh time already, Cadenhead’s launched its yearly Single Malt Nosing Challenge. The concept is simple: in return for € 15, […]

The Dalmore ‘Gran Reserva’ (40%, OB 2008) – 81/100

Balblair 1997 (43%, OB 2008) – 81/100

Glenfarclas 39 yo 1970 (54,4%, The Perfect Dram 2009, first fill oloroso butt, 240 btl.) – 89/100

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  • Benriach 1991 (MoS for QV.ID)
  • Bowmore 2003 (The Whiskyman)
  • Ardmore Legacy
  • Balblair 2000 single casks
  • Lagavulin 12yo (2014 release)
  • Craigellachie 17 Year Old
  • Cardhu 18 Year Old
  • Clynelish 21yo 1992 (Cadenhead)
  • Ledaig 2005 (Maltbarn)
  • Aberlour 8yo (cube, small cork)

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