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BenRiach 28 yo 1976 (57,6%, OB for Craigellachie Hotel 2005, cask #8079, 144 btl.) – 90/100

Glen Grant 38 yo 1972 (48,2%, Malts of Scotland 2011, sherry hogshead #8235, 148 btl.) – 90/100

Glenburgie 1997 (57,6%, Gordon & MacPhail Exclusive for Asta Morris 2011, bourbon cask #8551, 212 btl.) – 89/100

GlenDronach 19 yo 1991 (50,4%, OB 2011, Pedro Ximenez sherry puncheon #3181, 624 btl.) – 89/100

Macallan 21 yo 1990 (51,5%, Malts of Scotland 2011, Fino sherry hogshead #1135, 254 btl.) – 81/100

Macallan 21 yo 1990 (49,1%, Malts of Scotland 2011, Oloroso sherry hogshead #1134, 184 btl.) – 86/100

Luc’s Surprise Tasting: 7 releases of Caperdonich 1972

Octomore 5 yo 04.1 (62,5%, OB 2010, 167 ppm, 15.000 btl.) – 84/100

Springbank 1992 ‘Peat-smoked’ (46%, Berry Bros & Rudd 2011, cask #61) – 90/100

Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland malt whisky ‘Shackleton’s Replica’ (47,3%, White & MacKay 2011, 50.000 btl.) – 85/100

GlenDronach 17 yo 1994 (60,1%, OB 2011, oloroso butt #97, 617 btl.) – 77/100

Tomintoul 43 yo 1967 (49,8%, Liquid Sun 2011, bourbon hogshead, 209 btl.) – 89/100

BenRiach 34 yo 1976 (57,8%, OB 2011, butt #6942, 469 btl.) – 91/100

Imperial 15 yo 1995 (46%, Signatory Vintage for The Nectar 2011, hogshead #50309, 281 btl.) – 85/100

I’m hosting the September edition of the Whisky Round Table. Here’s what I asked my fellow Knights: If you could reopen a mothballed or demolished distillery, which one would it be and why?  

GlenDronach 19 yo 1992 (59,2%, OB 2011, oloroso butt #161, 500 btl.) – 90/100

GlenDronach 20 yo 1990 (50,1%, OB 2011, PX sherry puncheon #1032, 728 btl.) – 84/100

GlenDronach 21 yo 1989 (54,1%, OB 2011, PX sherry puncheon #2917, 618 btl.) – 86/100

The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2011 (London)

BenRiach 32 yo 1978 (48%, OB for Asta Morris 2011, sherry hogshead #7037, 79 btl.) – 92/100

Karuizawa 32 yo 1977 (60,7%, OB 2010, cask 4592, 190 btl.) – 91/100

Glenburgie 22 yo 1988 (57,3%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld 2011, cask #11239, 233 btl.) – 87/100

Caroni 34 yo 1974 (46%, Bristol Spirits 2009, 1500 btl.)

North British 20 yo 1991 (55,8%, Master of Malt 2011, first fill bourbon, 244 btl.) – 82/100

Tormore 10 yo ‘Pure malt 100%’ (43%, OB for Dreher Milano, around 1980, 75cl) – 87/100

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Coming up

  • Cardhu 18 Year Old
  • Benriach 1991 (MoS for QV.ID)
  • Blair Athol 1991 (Wemyss Malts)
  • Ledaig 2005 (Maltbarn)
  • Ardbeg 15yo 1973 (Sestante)
  • Aberlour 8yo (cube, small cork)
  • Balblair Millennium

1638 notes by Ruben

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