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Malt Maniacs Awards 2009

Port Ellen 26 yo 1982 (55,7%, Old Bothwell 2009, cask #2473) – 89/100

Port Ellen 26 yo 1982 (56,4%, Old Bothwell 2009, cask #2545) – 86/100

Old Bothwell Port Ellen 1982 cask #2473 and Port Ellen 1982 cask # 2545.

Strathisla 40yo 1967 (50%, Gordon & MacPhail for La Maison du Whisky 2007, cask #6112, 400 btl.) – 89/100

Strathisla 42yo 1967 (44,5%, Whisky Agency 2009, Fossils series, 120 btl.) – 86/100

Tobermory 1994 (46%, Carn Mor 2009, sherry butt #5125, 2744 btl.) – 45/100

Hesperia Madrid scotch whisky bar (Spain)

Yamazaki 1990 (60%, OB 2008, sherry cask #0N70645, 471 btl.) – 88/100

Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20yo (45,2%, OB) – 80/100

Kilchoman 3yo 2006 (61,1%, OB 2009, cask #232) – 85/100

The Whisky Agency – new bottlings – Perfect Dram III + Flowers

Laphroaig 10 yo Cask Strength (57,8%, OB 2009, Batch #001) – 86/100

Book announcement: Whiskey and Philosophy: A small batch of spirited ideas

BenRiach 31 yo 1977 (43,2%, OB 2009, Virgin oak cask #3798, 292 btl.) – 87/100

BenRiach 38 yo 1970 (49,1%, OB 2009, Pedro Ximenez finish, cask #1035, 250 btl.) – 92/100

BenRiach 24 yo 1984 (49,2%, OB 2009, Pedro Ximenez finish, cask #1048, 279 btl.) – 86/100

BenRiach 33 yo 1975 (52,2%, OB 2009, Tawny port finish, cask #4450, 648 btl.) – 89/100

BenRiach 31 yo 1978 (51,2%, OB 2009, Gaja Barolo finish, cask #4414, 245 btl.) – 87/100

BenRiach 20 yo 1988 (54,3%, OB 2009, Gaja Barolo finish, cask #4424, 322 btl.) – 84/100

BenRiach 19 yo 1990 (57,1%, OB 2009, cask #970, 195 btl.) – 85/100

BenRiach single casks batch 6

Whiskysamples.eu turns one year old today. Congratulations Luc! To celebrate the anniversary, 50 new samples will be released in November which will increase the total number of samples from 200 to 250. Great! In the meantime, Whiskysamples released 60 relabeled bottles of the excellent Glenfarclas 1968 / 2009 Family Cask #699.

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  • Jorn: I agree, the first expressions tend to go up in value the most, - ofcourse -, but do you really think the Bowmore DC 2 will sink below 150,00 euro? N
  • WhiskyNotes: I tend to disagree. I would just wait for n°III and make sure you inform your favourite retailer that you want one beforehand. Buying a hyped product
  • Jorn: It's worth 150 allright, but mainly from a collector's point of view. That's where the market is. Like precious little stamps (Nothing wrong with that

Coming up

  • Tomatin 1988 (Malts of Scotland)
  • Aberfeldy 12 Year Old
  • GlenDronach 1994 PX cask #3397
  • GlenDronach 1994 PX cask #326
  • GlenDronach 1993 Oloroso cask #494
  • Blair Athol 2002 (Hepburn's Choice)
  • Fettercairn Fior
  • Bowmore Laimrig 15yo
  • Ben Nevis 2002 (Port cask #334)

1601 notes by Ruben

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