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Glengoyne 13 yo 1997 (46%, Whisky-Doris 2010, sherry butt, 120 btl.) – 86/100

Laphroaig 10 yo 2000 (59,1%, Whisky-Doris 2010, bourbon hogshead, 157 btl.) – 87/100

Connemara Turf Mór (58,2%, OB 2010, heavily peated, less than 20.000 btl.) – 87/100

Old Pulteney WK499 ‘Isabella Fortuna’ (52%, OB 2010, 18.000 btl., travel retail, 100cl) – 85/100

On my way back from Southeast Asia, I passed through Heathrow’s new Terminal 5. Considering the amount of high-end shops there, I was eager to see the World of Whiskies branch as I expected something special. Unfortunately, that was not the case. WOW in itself is still very interesting, but apart from a handful of […]

Moneymusk 5 yo (46%, Renegade 2009, tempranillo finish, 3960 btl.)

Bowmore 9y 1997 (50%, DL OMC ‘The Cigar Malt’ 2007, 20cl) – 86/100

Rosebank 19 yo 1990 (50%, Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask 2009, 444 btl., DL ref. 5082) – 85/100

Glen Albyn 26 yo 1975 (54,8%, Rare Malts 2002) – 80/100

Caol Ila 27 yo 1982 (50%, The Whisky Agency 2009, rum finish, 115 btl.) – 79/100

Highland Park 17 yo 1987 (51,3%, SMWS 2005, 4.102, 260 btl.) – 85/100

Isle of Jura 18 yo 1990 (52,4%, Duncan Taylor 2009, cask #6401, 312 btl.) – 78/100

Glenrothes 1978 (43%, OB 2008, 5600 btl.) – 90/100

Glann Ar Mor ‘Taol Esa’ – 1ãn Gwech (46%, OB 2009, second release December 09) – 82/100

Glenglassaugh 31 yo 1967 (55,8%, Signatory Silent Stills 1998, cask #2893, 217 btl.) – 90/100

Jens from Chwisgi invited me for a little interview. Chwisgi is a social website for whisky lovers. It’s a place to read, review and discuss whisky, with regular articles such as this interview series.

Tomatin 26 yo 1966 (43%, Signatory Vintage 1992, cask #14362 / 14363, 1200 btl.) – 87/100

Ardbeg 15 yo 1993 (58,9%, Duncan Taylor 2009, cask #1724, 292 btl.) – 85/100

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  • Roberto Sikora: This is really a great, great bottling. One of my favourite Littlemills so far... :-) Thank you, Ruben for this review!
  • george: i see you have tried st magdalene and say it is harder to find i am a collector of st magdalene and i have 40 bottles i am selling these date from 196
  • sjoerd972: I wish the guys at Bushmills would demand the labels to say "Northern Ireland" so we didn't have to speculate on the booze's origins.

Coming up

  • Bowmore Devil's Casks - Batch 2
  • Tomatin 1988 (Malts of Scotland)
  • Aberfeldy 12 Year Old
  • Blair Athol 2002 (Hepburn's Choice)
  • Fettercairn Fior
  • Bowmore Laimrig 15yo
  • Ben Nevis 2002 (Port cask #334)

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