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Laphroaig 20 yo 1990 (47,3%, Whisky-Doris 2011, bourbon hogshead #10873, 225 btl.) – 90/100

Laphroaig 21 yo 1990 (55,9%, The Whisky Agency & The Whisky Exchange ‘Private Stock’ 2011, bourbon hogshead, 264 btl.) – 89/100

Inchgower 36 yo 1974 (53,4%, Master of Malt 2011, refill sherry hogshead) – 90/100

Laphroaig 21 yo 1989 (56,9%, Douglas Laing Old & Rare Platinum 2010, refill sherry hogshead, 212 btl.) – 88/100

Laphroaig 20 yo 1991 (53,3%, Liquid Sun 2011, sherry hogshead, 279 btl.) – 91/100

Akashi White Oak 5 yo (45%, OB 2011) – 67/100

Glen Speyside Class 18 yo (50%, Malts of Scotland 2011, batch n°1) – 84/100

Blanton’s Original Single Barrel (46,5%, OB 2007, barrel #158, warehouse H, dumped 1/2/2007) – 80/100

Glen Grain Class 2000 (50%, Malts of Scotland 2011, batch n°1) – 72/100

Glenfiddich 12 yo (40%, OB 2010) – 76/100

Macallan 15 yo 1995 (46%, A.D. Rattray 2011, bourbon cask #11251, 334 btl.) – 83/100

Arran 12 yo 1998 ‘The Westie’ (46%, OB 2011, 6000 btl.) – 84/100

Clynelish 13 yo 1997 (48,9%, The Whisky Fair 2011, bourbon hogshead, 170 btl.) – 86/100

DYC

DYC (40%, OB 2010) – 60/100

Caol Ila Moch (43%, OB 2010) – 82/100

Ten days of accessible anti-crisis whisky (50 euros or less)

Caol Ila 32 yo 1979 (52%, The Whisky Agency & The Nectar 2011, bourbon hogshead, 242 btl.) – 90/100

Scapa 15 yo 1993 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC 2008, refill hogshead, ref. 4713, 331 btl.) – 72/100

Bowmore 21 yo 1989 (51,2%, QV.ID / Whiskysite.nl 2011, bourbon hogshead, 233 btl.) – 88/100

Tomintoul 15 yo 1992 (55,5%, Norse Cask Selection 2008, hogshead CS059, 227 btl.) – 83/100

Glenrothes 1995 (43%, OB 2011) – 83/100

Mannochmore 28 yo 1982 (49,4%, Liquid Sun 2011, bourbon hogshead, 131 btl.) – 85/100

Tomatin 34 yo 1976 (48,7%, Liquid Sun 2011, sherry butt, 366 btl.) – 91/100

Liquid Sun – whisky label by The Whisky Agency

Longmorn 32 yo 1976 (54,7%, Whisky-Fässle 2008, bourbon hogshead) – 90/100

Longmorn 35 yo 1976 (53%, Thosop, bourbon barrel, 134 btl.) – 92/100

Nikka Pure Malt White (43%, OB 2010, 50cl) – 75/100

Chichibu Newborn 4 months 2008 (62,5%, OB 2008, bourbon barrel #126) – 65/100

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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.