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Archive for October 2009

Glen Garioch ‘Glaring Echo’ 18yo 1991 (46%, Daily Dram 2009) – 85/100

Glenrothes 1998 (43%, OB 2009) – 84/100

Glenglassaugh 1984 (54,7%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #186, 213 btl.) – 85/100

Benrinnes 21yo 1988 (46,3%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #888, 175 btl.) – 80/100

Caol Ila 10yo ‘unpeated style’ (65,8%, OB 2009) – 85/100

Mannochmore 18 yo 1990 (54,9%, OB 2009, 2604 btl.) – 90/100

Port Ellen 9th release 30yo 1979 (57,7%, OB 2009, 5916 btl.) – 92/100

Talisker 30yo (53,1%, OB 2009, 3000 btl.) – 92/100

Talisker 25yo (54,8%, OB 2009, 5862 btl.) – 88/100

Brora 30yo (53,2%, OB 2009, 8th Edition, 2652 btl.) – 90/100

Lagavulin 12yo Special Release (57,9%, OB 2009, 9th release) – 86/100

Diageo releases 2009

Strathclyde 27yo 1980 (58,2%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld 2007, cask #1496) – 58/100

Balmenach 31yo 1975 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail 2007) – 89/100

Glenrothes 39yo 1969 (42,7%, Duncan Taylor Lonach 2008) – 92/100

Clynelish 27 yo 1982 (53,9%, Whisky Agency 2009, 240 btl.) – 90/100

Clynelish ‘Synch Elli’ 27yo 1982 (46%, Daily Dram 2009) – 89/100

Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX (46%, OB 2009) – 89/100

Speyside 15yo 1993 (61,7%, Malts of Scotland 2009, sherry cask #636, 180 btl.) – 79/100

Tomatin 43yo 1965 (48,2%, Whisky-Doris 2009, cask #20950, 194 btl.) – 88/100

GlenDronach 13yo 1996 (59,4%, OB 2009, oloroso butt #193, 399 btl.) – 83/100

Aberlour 14yo 1995 (46%, Duncan Taylor NC2 2009) – 80/100

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  • MARS: On this point I can only agree, even the badest karuizawa is higly wanted and really expensive. ;-) Personaly I have nothing against the fact that the
  • WhiskyNotes: I'm not counting new releases - the producer can basically ask any price you want regardless of the real value. That leaves us with a couple of 1972's
  • MARS: The last 35 years old cost 1400€, the 1972's rare malt are at 4000/5000€(minimum minimorum) at auction and the 1972/40 years old release of last y

Coming up

  • Mortlach 1995 'Stem Ginger Preserve' (Wemyss)
  • Dalmore Valour
  • Aberlour a'bunadh Batch #50
  • Glendronach 8yo (Whiskymanufaktur)
  • Yamazaki 12 Year Old
  • Tomatin 1997 (Liquid Library)

1751 notes by Ruben

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