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Ben Nevis 42 yo 1966 (40,6%, Alchemist 2008) – 90/100

Glen Keith 40 yo 1970 (45,1%, The Whisky Agency ‘Landscapes’ 2010, bourbon hogshead, 215 btl.) – 93/100

Aultmore 28 yo 1982 (56,1%, A.D. Rattray 2011, cask #2214, 150 btl.) – 82/100

Ardbeg 27 yo 1975 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC 2002, sherry cask, US market, 342 btl.) – 92/100

Rosebank 15 yo (50%, OB for Zenith Italy, 1980’s, 75cl ceramic decanter) – 85/100

Caol Ila 12 yo 1978 (64,4%, Cadenhead 1990, dumpy bottle, 75 cl) – 88/100

Tomintoul 43 yo 1967 (40,7%, A.D. Rattray 2010, bourbon cask #2559, 132 btl.) – 87/100

Glenugie 32 yo 1977 ‘Deoch an Doras’ (55,48%, OB 2010, 500 btl.) – 92/100

Ardmore 18 yo 1992 (49,4%, Malts of Scotland 2010, bourbon barrel 5014, 185 btl.) – 85/100

Ardmore 18 yo 1992 (47%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams 2010) – 87/100

Glencadam 20 yo 1990 (58,1%, A.D. Rattray 2011, bourbon cask 5987, 290 btl.) – 85/100

Laphroaig 12 yo 1998 (59,6%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead 700272, 152 btl.) – 86/100

Laphroaig 12 yo 1998 (52,4%, The Whisky Agency ‘Liquid Library’ 2010, bourbon hogshead, 158 btl.) – 86/100

Longmorn 34yo 1976 (51,5%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead #5892, 132 btl.) – 91/100

Longmorn 34yo 1976 (50,2%, The Whisky Agency ‘Landscapes’ 2010, bourbon hogshead, 139 btl.) – 91/100

Miltonduff 30 yo 1980 (44,5%, A.D. Rattray 2011, bourbon hogshead #12427, 240 btl.) – 88/100

Glen Garioch 19 yo 1991 (50,1%, Malts of Scotland 2010, cask #3175, 234 btl.) – 82/100

Balvenie Whisky Academy

Caperdonich 38 yo 1972 (58,4%, Whisky Agency 2011 – Perfect Dram, refill sherry, 145 btl.) – 93/100

Miltonduff 30 yo 1980 (44,7%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead #12429, 259 btl.) – 89/100

Hazelburn CV (46%, OB 2011) – 70/100

Lochside 29 yo 1981 (57,5%, The Whisky Exchange 2010, oloroso cask) – 90/100

Inchgower 36 yo 1974 (55,5%, Whisky-Doris 2010, refill sherry cask #1476, 167 btl.) – 90/100

Jura 30 yo 1973 (55%, OB 2003, cask 3155, 468 btl.) – 86/100

Ardbeg 1980 ‘Kildalton’ (57,6%, OB 2004, 1300 btl.) – 88/100

World Whiskies Awards 2011

Bladnoch 20 yo 1990 (52,4%, OB 2010, cask #136) – 82/100

Laphroaig 20 yo 1990 (52,8%, Daily Dram 2010) – 87/100

Port Ellen 28yo 1982 (57,5%, Whiskysite.nl / QV.ID 2010, refill sherry puncheon, 136 btl.) – 92/100

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  • MARS: On this point I can only agree, even the badest karuizawa is higly wanted and really expensive. ;-) Personaly I have nothing against the fact that the
  • WhiskyNotes: I'm not counting new releases - the producer can basically ask any price you want regardless of the real value. That leaves us with a couple of 1972's
  • MARS: The last 35 years old cost 1400€, the 1972's rare malt are at 4000/5000€(minimum minimorum) at auction and the 1972/40 years old release of last y

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