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07 Dec 2009

WhiskyNotes 1 year old

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in * News

WhiskyNotes birthday



Exactly one year ago, the first whisky review was posted on this website, the Balvenie 30 Years Old. Since then, almost 200 other drams were published and more than 40 news item were covered. Let’s celebrate with a week of 90+ drams!

WhiskyNotes 1 year old Ruben Luyten 2009-12-07
  • gal

    mazal tov!

  • Jorgen


  • aw

    Congratulations! Along with WhiskyFun, WhiskyNotes is a website I visit daily and get a lot of pleasure from. Plus you’ve put me on to some great whiskies.

    Thanks a lot, and keep up the good work!

  • Ruben

    Thanks for all the kind words, guys! I really appreciate it.

  • Philippe Gys

    Clicking to your website has become a daily habit for me.
    Thanks for your hard work-great job !
    “Goe bezig”

  • Serge

    Ruben ! Happy Whiskynotes-Birthday ! Please let me offer you a nice sample of a Single Cask Benriach 16y Sauternes Finish selected by Pin’Art – Mechelen to celebrate 😉

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  • Ruben

    @Philippe Thanks a lot!
    @Serge That sounds like a great proposal. I’m looking forward to that BenRiach already, I really liked the official Sauternes finish.

  • Jeff H.

    Congrats, Ruben. You provide top quality notes that I can rely on when researching whisky purchases. Much appreciated!

    So…what special celebratory whisky will you be drinking today?


  • Luc Timmermans

    Congratulations Ruben !! We will celebrate the occasion next time you visit me in my whiskycellar with a special dram.

  • Charlie

    Thank you for this wonderful whisky review site!!! Congratulations!

  • Johan

    Thumbs up Ruben! Congratulations with this first anniversary of WhiskyNotes. Only one year old, but already a reference in whisky reviewing.

  • Dirk

    Congratulations. Keep up the fantastic “work”.
    Hope to see you again soon.

  • Ruben

    Thanks everyone. Much appreciated.



October 2015
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  • kallaskander: Hi there, I remember that Bacardi said all the Last Great Malts would carry an age statement. Which is true. I thought they promised they would all b
  • WhiskyNotes: It looks like this will not be part of the official selection this year. Maybe an upcoming standalone release.

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  • Bunnahabhain 1987 (Maltbarn)
  • Glen Garioch 1993 (Maltbarn)
  • Royal Brackla 16 Year Old
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  • Teeling 26yo Vintage Reserve
  • Kavalan Podium

1892 notes by Ruben

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