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GlenDronach 39 yo 1972 (49,9%, OB 2011, oloroso cask #712, 466 btl.) – 93/100

Glenallachie 39 yo 1973 (50,4%, The Whisky Agency ‘Moody Lions’ 2011, ex-bourbon cask, 218 btl.) – 88/100

Benromach 34 yo 1977 (48%, OB for Premium Spirits Belgium 2011, refill American hogshead #1470, 249 btl.) – 88/100

Bunnahabhain Bn1 (55,6%, Elements of Islay 2011, 50 cl) – 85/100

Glen Grant 39 yo 1972 (48%, Whisky-Doris 2011, sherry hogshead #11395, 163 btl.) – 92/100

Glen Grant 39 yo 1972 (53,2%, The Whisky Agency ‘Perfect Dram’ 2011, ex-sherry cask, 119 btl.) – 92/100

Cutty Sark: The making of a whisky brand – book review

Bowmore 12 yo 1999 (57,6%, Fulldram 2011, oloroso sherry cask, 190 btl.) – 87/100

Laphroaig 21 yo 1990 (48,4%, Whiskysite.nl 2011, selected by The Whiskyman, bourbon hogshead, 60 btl.) – 89/100

Lochside 46 yo 1965 (52,3%, Adelphi 2011, sherry cask #6778, single blend, 499 btl.) – 92/100

Lochside 46 yo 1964 (42,1%, The Whisky Exchange 2011, cask #8970, single blend, 139 btl.) – 91/100

Aberlour 16 yo 1994 (46%, Whisky Import Belux & The Bonding Dram 2011, bourbon hogshead #8825, 279 btl.) – 84/100

Banff 34 yo 1966 (52,3%, Blackadder Raw Cask 2001, sherry butt #3438, 539 btl.) – 88/100

Highland Park 18 yo ‘Earl Haakon’ (54,9%, OB 2011, 3300 btl.) – 84/100

Highland Park ‘Leif Eriksson’ (40%, OB 2011, travel retail) – 79/100

Port Charlotte 9 yo 2001 (66,3%, Malts of Scotland 2011, white Rioja hogshead, 345 btl.) – 88/100

Macduff 10 yo 2000 (50%, Whisky-Doris ‘The Dram’ 2011, dark sherry butt, 120 btl.) – 86/100

Bunnahabhain 43 yo 1968 (43,8%, Whisky-Fässle 2011, refill sherry cask, joint bottling with Whiskybase) – 92/100

Bunnahabhain 43 yo 1968 (45,7%, The Whisky Agency & Three Rivers Tokyo 2011, ex-bourbon hogshead, 211 btl.) – 90/100

Macallan 1955 (80° proof, OB +/- 1973, Campbell Hope & King, 75 cl) – 95/100

Springbank 13 yo 1998 (46%, Duncan Taylor NC2 2011, sherry cask) – 82/100

Cragganmore 11 yo 1999 (55,1%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead, MoS 11012, 298 btl.) – 82/100

Bowmore 18 yo 1993 (61,6%, The Whisky Exchange ‘Masterpieces’ 2011, American oak hogshead, 195 btl.) – 91/100

Chivas Century of Malts (43%, OB 1995) – 80/100

Undisclosed Speyside distillery 30 yo (40%, Master of Malt 2011, 4th Edition) – 87/100

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  • Benriach 1991 (MoS for QV.ID)
  • Craigellachie 17 Year Old
  • Glen Scotia 1992 (The Whiskyman)
  • Lagavulin 12yo (2014 release)
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  • Ardmore Legacy
  • Cardhu 18 Year Old
  • Clynelish 21yo 1992 (Cadenhead)
  • Ledaig 2005 (Maltbarn)
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1639 notes by Ruben

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