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Tamnavulin 43 yo 1967 (41%, Whisky Agency 2010, Still Lifes II, 204 btl.) – 85/100

Hanyu 19 yo 1991 (56%, Nectar of the Daily Drams, cask #377, Red Oak heads) – 88/100

anCnoc 1996 (46%, OB 2011) – 82/100

Tomatin 34 yo 1976 (51%, Nectar of the Daily Drams 2010, sherry butt) – 92/100

Bowmore 16 yo 1993 (53,5%, Whisky-Fässle 2010, 226 btl.) – 90/100

Luc Timmermans announced that his tasks as importer of Malts of Scotland and owner of the Thosop handwritten series will be taken over by Dominiek Bouckaert.

Bowmore 17 yo 1993 (53,7%, Thosop 2010, bourbon cask 477, 198 btl.) – 90/100

Bowmore 17 yo 1993 (54,6%, Whisky Agency 2010, Perfect Dram VII, 226 btl.) – 87/100

Port Ellen 31 yo 1978 ‘10th release’ (54,6%, OB 2010, 3000 btl.) – 95/100

Springbank 14 yo ‘Jazz Edition’ (56%, OB 2010, 600 btl.) – 77/100

Glenallachie 38 yo 1972 (49,9%, Whisky Agency 2010, The Perfect Dram VII, 102 btl.) – 86/100

Glenfarclas 175th Anniversary (43%, OB 2011, 6000 btl.) – 89/100

Clynelish 38 yo 1972 (46,2%, Whisky-Fässle 2010) – 91/100

Port Ellen 27 yo 1982 (57,3%, Whisky-Fässle 2010) – 93/100

Arran Machrie Moor (46%, OB 2011, 9000 btl.) – 70/100

Lochside 29 yo 1981 (58,8%, Whisky-Doris 2010, fino butt #960, 403 btl.) – 89/100

Lochside 29 yo 1981 (52,7%, Whisky Agency ‘Still Lifes’ 2010, fino hogshead, 275 btl.) – 87/100

Macduff 10 yo 2000 (56,5%, Creative Whisky Co. for The Bonding Dram, sherry butt #3525, 200 btl.) – 89/100

Villa Konthor, Limburg an der Lahn (Germany)

Macallan ‘Speymalt’ 1970 (46%, Gordon & MacPhail for LMdW 2010, first fill sherry hogshead #10031) – 90/100

Royal Brackla 25 yo 1975 (55,4%, Signatory Vintage 2001, cask #5413) – 80/100

Miltonduff 37 yo 1971 (40%, Duncan Taylor Lonach 2008) – 92/100

Head over to Whisky4everyone (by Matt & Karen) for this month’s Whisky Round Table. The twelve of us are answering this question: What is your whisky ‘dirty little secret’?  That’s the whisky that you always enjoy but would never let your ‘whisky connoisseur’ friends know that you do (apart from us!).  It is the big […]

Tomatin 21 yo 1988 (55,2%, A.D. Rattray 2010, cask #1088, 213 btl.) – 86/100

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  • Tudval: Just because canadian whisky 'can' have other stuff in it, doesn't mean it does. Regulation is not the be all and end all. Certainly these days there
  • Gal(WhiskyIsrael): Just tasted this one. WOW. i am very very impressed Ruben. Amazing BFYB for 40 euro. this feels much older and so complex. WOW again. dang!
  • bakerman: I will look for the cheaper unpeated Caol Ila as I am interested to compare it with the younger versions released earlier (8 and 12 years). I will als

Coming up

  • GlenDronach 1990 (PX cask #2970)
  • Highland Journey
  • GlenDronach 1993 Oloroso cask #494
  • Glen Elgin 1985 (Maltbarn)
  • Fettercairn Fior
  • Cardhu 18 Year Old
  • Ben Nevis 2002 (Port cask #334)
  • Tomatin Cuatro series

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