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Malt Maniacs Awards 2011

Balvenie ‘Tun 1401’ (50,6%, OB 2011, batch 2, around 3000 btl.) – 91/100

Glencadam 37 yo 1974 (41,5%, Whisky-Fässle 2011, refill sherry, joint bottling with Whiskybase) – 90/100

Clynelish 28 yo 1982 (53,7%, Malts of Scotland 2011, MoS 11015, 275 btl.) – 91/100

Malt Maniacs E-pistle #2011-10 – The hierarchy of independent whisky releases

Clynelish 28 yo 1982 (43,1%, Single Malts of Scotland 2011, hogshead #3985, 175 btl.) – 89/100

Highland Park 30 yo 1981 (52,2%, The Whisky Agency ‘Fungi’ 2011, ex-bourbon wood, 198 btl.) – 90/100

Nikka Miyagikyo 23 yo 1988 (57%, OB 2011, cask #92414) – 88/100

Glen Grant 39 yo 1972 (51,4%, The Whisky Agency ‘Private Stock’ 2011, sherry cask, 87 btl.) – 91/100

Baràbas, Boechout (Belgium)

Glenrothes 23 yo 1988 (48,9%, Liquid Treasures 2011, ex-bourbon hogshead) – 85/100

Kilchoman ‘Kh1’ (59,7%, Elements of Islay 2011, 50 cl) – 86/100

Port Ellen 28 yo 1983 (58,9%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead, MoS 11011, 267 btl.) – 92/100

Port Ellen 27 yo 1983 ‘While my whisky gently weeps’ (55,5%, The Whiskyman 2011, 120 btl.) – 92/100

Glen Garioch 1971 (43,9%, OB for The Whisky Exchange 2011, cask #2038, 194 btl.) – 91/100

Cardhu 27 yo 1984 (52,6%, The Whisky Agency ‘Fungi’ 2011, ex-bourbon, 199 btl.) – 91/100

Glenallachie 38 yo 1973 (44%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead, MoS 11018, 125 btl.) – 90/100

Tomintoul 43 yo 1968 (43,2%, The Whisky Agency ‘Private Stock’ 2011, ex-bourbon hogshead, 78 btl.) – 89/100

Brora 32 yo (54,7%, OB 2011, refill American oak & refill European oak, 10th Annual release, 1500 btl.) – 94/100

Clynelish 14 yo 1997 ‘All you need is whisky’ (50,5%, The Whiskyman 2011, ex-bourbon, 160 btl.) – 89/100

Strathmill 37 yo 1974 (44,4%, Daily Dram 2011, joint bottling with The Whisky Agency) – 92/100

Spirits in the Sky 2011 report

Caol Ila 30yo 1981 (50%, Liquid Treasures “Seabirds” 2011, ex-bourbon hogshead) – 88/100

BenRiach 26 yo 1984 (54,1%, OB, cask #7193, peated, Virgin oak finish) – 86/100

Ootori 15 yo (40%, OB, 66 cl.) – 79/100

Clynelish 13yo 1998 (51,7%, The Whisky Agency ‘Liquid Library’ 2011, ex-bourbon hogshead, 214 btl.) – 83/100

Glenfarclas 9 yo 2002 (53%, OB for Master of Malt 2011, two oloroso sherry hogsheads) – 87/100

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