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Archive for February 2012

Cutty Sark 25 yo ‘Tam o’Shanter’ (46,5%, OB 2012, 5000 btl.) – 88/100

Glenglassaugh 32 yo 1978 (46,2%, Villa Konthor 2010) – 83/100

Bruichladdich 18 yo 1992 (51,2%, OB ‘Micro Provenance series’ 2010, bourbon cask #004, Brunello wine finish, 288 btl.) – 79/100

Macallan 19 yo 1991 (46%, Mo Òr 2010, bourbon hogshead #21436, 429 btl.) – 85/100

Mo Òr is a whisky collection of single casks bottlings released by The Whisky Talker

Glen Garioch 21 yo 1990 (54%, Archives 2012, hogshead #252, 267 btl.) – 81/100

Amrut Intermediate ‘sherry matured’ (57,1%, OB 2010) – 90/100

Ardmore 19 yo 1992 (49,3%, Single Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon cask, 207 btl.) – 90/100

Bunnahabhain 20 yo 1990 (54,1%, Master of Malt 2011, sherry butt) – 83/100

Isle of Jura 23 yo 1988 (56,3%, Villa Konthor 2011, sherry cask) – 90/100

La Maison du Whisky – update

Yamazaki ‘Vintage Malt’ 1980 (56%, OB 2004, refill sherry) – 90/100

Speyside 42 yo 1969 (53,4%, The Whisky Fair 2011, ex-bourbon cask, 156 btl.) – 89/100

Glen Grant 36 yo 1975 (46,6%, Archives 2012, hogshead #5476, 81 btl.) – 89/100

Glenrothes 1970 (44,5%, Malts of Scotland ‘Angel’s Choice’ 2011, bourbon hogshead MoS 11026, 135 btl., 35 cl.) – 91/100

BenRiach 32 yo 1979 (47,3%, OB for Asta Morris 2012, refill bourbon barrel #8507, 192 btl.) – 92/100

Ledaig 7 yo 2004 (61,9%, Archives 2012, hogshead #900009, 302 btl.) – 84/100

In case you haven’t got a ticket yet for the upcoming Whisky Festival in Gent this weekend, just send an e-mail to info {at} whiskynotes.be. Be sure to include your postal address. Since it’s 2012, the 12th person who responds will get the ticket. I won’t be able to go there myself, so I will […]

Glen Grant 36 yo 1975 (50,7%, The Whisky Agency ‘Fungi’ 2011, bourbon cask, 127 btl.) – 86/100

Nikka Yoichi 20 yo (52%, OB 2008, 22G10B) – 91/100

Clynelish 14 yo 1997 (53,9%, Archives 2011, bourbon hogshead #4634, 160 btl.) – 85/100

This must be one of the most interesting tastings I’ve ever come across. If I’m not mistaken, it will feature every BenRiach 1976 single cask ever bottled by the distillery, no less than 19 in total. Our friend and BenRiach collector Serge Reijnders is behind the tasting. His collection contains the well-known casks such as […]

Glenfiddich 21 yo (40%, OB 2010, Caribbean rum finish) – 82/100

Littlemill 24 yo 1988 ‘Sympathy for the Whisky’ (54,2%, The Whiskyman 2012, 159 btl.) – 88/100

Glen Elgin 1975 (46,8%, Malts of Scotland ‘Angel’s Choice’ 2011, bourbon hogshead MoS 11024, 47 btl., 35 cl.) – 88/100

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Coming up

  • Glen Grant 1992 (Old Particular)
  • Glen Grant 1992 (Le Gus't)
  • Auchentoshan 15yo (Kintra)
  • Lagavulin 1997 Distillers Edition
  • Ben Nevis 1997 (Maltbarn)
  • Tomatin 1978 (Cadenhead / Nectar)
  • Aultmore 2007 (Daily Dram)
  • Glenglassaugh 1978 (Madeira)
  • Karuizawa 45 Year Old (cask #2925)
  • Glengoyne 1999 (Palo Cortado)

1503 notes by Ruben

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