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Nikka Taketsuru 21 yo (43%, OB) – 83/100

The John Walker – Johnnie Walker Blue Label

WhiskyNotes in Asia

Spirits of the Sea – whisky festival Koksijde

Mackmyra Special:01 ‘Eminent sherry’ (51,6%, OB 2008, 8000 btl.) – 78/100

Glenlivet 32 yo 1977 (44,8%, Whisky-Doris 2010, bourbon hogshead #13129, 96 btl.) – 89/100

Port Ellen 26 yo 1983 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC 2009, refill butt, DL ref. 5441, 640 btl.) – 88/100

A few weeks ago, Jean-Luc from Connosr told me about a new series in their online magazine Connosr Distilled. I was asked to present one of the lost distilleries. While I have a few favourites among the closed / silent distilleries, most of them have quite a lot of fame and are well-known: Brora, Port […]

Old Pulteney 1990 (57,4%, OB 2010, cask #5253, distillery only) – 87/100

GlenDronach 14 yo 1996 (57,2%, Malts of Scotland 2010, oloroso cask #195, 287 btl.) – 82/100

Allt-a-Bhainne 12 yo 1996 (46%, Murray McDavid 2008, 1500 btl.) – 68/100

Glenrothes 35 yo 1970 (43,5%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld 2006, cask #10574, 162 btl.) – 90/100

Port Ellen Pe2 (59,5%, Elements of Islay 2010, 50 cl.) – 89/100

Discovering Scotland’s Distilleries – Gavin D. Smith (whisky book)

Laphroaig 1964 (43%, Berry Bros & Rudd 1981, 75 cl) – 95/100

Old Rarity (86.8 proof, Bulloch Lade & Co. ca. 1940, 4/5 quart) – 84/100

Whisky Bible 2011 – Jim Murray

Hanyu 21 yo 1988 (55,6%, No.1 Drinks 2009, sherry butt #9306, 625 btl.) – 90/100

Glen Mhor 27yo 1982 (55%, Signatory Vintage 2010, cask #1327, 235 btl.) – 83/100

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Glen Elgin 35 yo 1975 (46,4%, The Whisky Agency 2010, Perfect Dram VI, 98 btl.) – 88/100

Bunnahabhain 9 yo 2000 (59%, Whisky-Doris 2010, sherry butt, 180 btl.) – 85/100

Deanston 33 yo 1977 (43%, Thosop Import 2010, 205 btl.) – 87/100

Glenlossie 35 yo 1975 (49,3%, The Whisky Agency 2010, bourbon hogshead, 151 btl.) – 88/100

Glenlossie 24 yo 1984 (59,1%, Signatory Vintage 2009, sherry butt #2536, 549 btl.) – 80/100

Banff 32 yo 1975 (48,7%, Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask 2008, DL ref. 3971, 164 btl.) – 88/100

Whisky Round Table October 2010

BenRiach 30 yo 1980 (51,2%, OB 2010, cask #2532, Virgin American Oak, 181 btl.) – 91/100

Karuizawa 19 yo 1990 (60%, OB for Whisky Live 10th Anniversary 2009, sherry butt #6446) – 85/100

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  • Tomatin 1997 (Whisky-Fässle)
  • Littlemill 1988 (Liquid Treasures)
  • Tomatin Cuatro series
  • Ben Nevis 2002 (Port cask #334)
  • Cardhu 18 Year Old
  • Old Pulteney 1990 (lightly peated)

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