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Ardbeg 28 yo 1972 (50,1%, Douglas Laing for Alambic Classique Germany 2000, 234 btl.) – 94/100

Bowmore 9 yo 2001 (46%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams for Germany 2010, bourbon cask) – 84/100

Belgian Owl 53 months (74,1%, OB 2010, cask #4275986) – 71/100

Gouden Carolus ‘2009 release’ (40%, OB 2009) – 60/100

Kilchoman 3 yo ‘Spring 2011 release‘ (46%, OB 2011) – 81/100

Littlemill 21 yo 1989 (51,3%, The Whisky Agency ‘Grotesque Crocs’ 2011, refill sherry hogshead, 239 btl.) – 90/100

Geert Bero – Ardbeg Collector

Auchentoshan 18 yo 1978 (58,8%, OB 1997, 13 casks #295x + #436x + #437x) – 87/100

Millstone 8 yo 2000 (40%, OB 2009, French oak finish) – 75/100

Highland Park 24 yo 1986 (50,7%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead #2296, 234 btl.) – 85/100

Clynelish 15 yo 1995 (52,7%, Nectar of the Daily Drams for Germany 2010, ex-bourbon) – 86/100

Balmenach 10 yo 2000 (46%, Liquid Treasures & Villa Konthor 2011, bourbon hogshead) – 84/100

Port Ellen 27 yo 1983 (56%, Malts of Scotland 2010, refill sherry cask MoS66, 322 btl.) – 89/100

Milton-duff Glenlivet 12 yo (43%, OB, Ballentine’s, 75cl) – 75/100

Glendullan 26 yo 1978 (56,6%, Rare Malts 2005) – 87/100

Glenlivet 37 yo 1972 (56,8%, The Whisky Agency – Perfect Dram III 2009, bourbon hogshead, 141 btl.) – 87/100

Kilchoman 3 yo 2007 (62,4%, OB 2010, bourbon cask #334) – 85/100

Laphroaig 20 yo 1990 (52,6%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead #2229, 178 btl.) – 90/100

Laphroaig 20 yo 1990 (56,3%, The Whisky Agency ‘Perfect Dram’ with Bresser & Timmer 2011, ex-bourbon, 237 btl.) – 88/100

Ichiro’s Malt Double Distilleries (46%, OB 2010) – 81/100

Glen Elgin 35 yo 1975 (51,5%, The Whisky Agency ‘Landscapes’ 2011, ex-bourbon hogshead, 186 btl.) – 88/100

Glenfarclas 17 yo (43%, OB) – 83/100

Tomatin 34 yo 1976 (51,3%, The Whisky Agency ‘Grotesque Crocs’ 2011, refill sherry butt, 309 btl.) – 91/100

Whisky Round Table – April 2011

The Spirit of Unity is a special blend released to support Japan. Seven Scotch whisky distilleries are donating a cask of its single malt that will be expertly blended to create a limited edition whisky.

Inchgower 28 yo 1982 (57,2%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead #6969, 212 btl.) – 86/100

Glenlossie 35 yo 1975 (52%, The Whisky Agency ‘Grotesque Crocs’ 2011, bourbon hogshead, 212 btl.) – 87/100

Glen Grant 17 yo 1993 (55,6%, A.D. Rattray 2011, bourbon cask #121916, 292 btl.) – 82/100

Glen Grant 38 yo 1972 (52,8%, The Whisky Agency ‘Grotesque Crocs’ 2011, refill sherry hogshead, 215 btl.) – 88/100

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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.