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Laphroaig Quarter Cask (48%, OB 2008) – 87/100

Albion 25 yo 1986 (60,6%, OB for Velier import, cask #10546)

Old Pulteney 30 yo (40,5%, OB 2011) – 87/100

Highland Park 11 yo 2000 (50,9%, Archives 2012, bourbon hogshead #800005, 129 btl.) – 84/100

Yamazaki 25 yo (43%, OB +/- 2010) – 87/100

On Thursday night, Whisky Magazine has announced the World Whiskies Awards 2012. Here are the most interesting results of this sixth edition: Best Single Malt Whisky: Yamazaki 25 years (also Best Japanese single malt) Best Blended Whisky: Three ships 5 years (produced in South Africa) Best Islay Whisky:  Bowmore Maltmen’s (a limited release Best American […]

Highland Fusilier 21 yo (70° proof, Gordon & MacPhail 1978, Specially vatted for the Tercentenary of the Royal Highland Fusiliers, 75,7 cl.) – 88/100

Imperial 19 yo 1991 (55,3%, Silver Seal 2011, 199 btl.) – 86/100

Clynelish 22 yo 1989 (53,2%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead MoS 12012, 235 btl.) – 91/100

Port Ellen 28 yo 1983 (55,5%, Silver Seal & Whiskybase 2011, cask S1462, 60 btl.) – 92/100

Bowmore 14 yo 1997 (51,8%, Whisky-Fässle 2012, bourbon hogshead) – 89/100

Because Tuesday (or Wednesday) was such a tragic day.                    

Glen Scotia 19 yo 1992 (59,2%, Silver Seal ‘Sestante Collection’ 2011, sherry butt, 321 btl.) – 78/100

Glen Scotia 20 yo 1991 (54,5%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead MoS 12009, 158 btl.) – 90/100

Linkwood 26 yo 1984 ‘Eleanor Whisky’ (49,2%, The Whiskyman 2011, 88 btl.) – 90/100

Glen Keith 18 yo 1991 (46%, Silver Seal ‘Sestante Collection’ 2009) – 89/100

Tamdhu 23 yo 1987 (46%, Mo Òr 2010, oloroso sherry butt #3649, 656 btl.) – 85/100

Glenturret 31 yo 1980 (42,5%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead MoS 12008, 192 btl.) – 87/100

Glenturret 34 yo 1977 (47,4%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead MoS 12007, 222 btl.) – 90/100

Bruichladdich 9 yo 2002 (57,7%, Perfect Dram 2011, ex-bourbon cask, heavily peated, 179 btl.) – 87/100

Macduff 11 yo 2000 (54,8%, Whisky-Doris 2011, sherry butt, 246 btl.) – 81/100

Glen Grant 39 yo 1972 (54,1%, Malts of Scotland ‘Angel’s Choice’ 2012, sherry hogshead MoS 12006, 78 btl., 35 cl.) – 90/100

anCnoc 1998 (46%, OB 2012, 5100 btl.) – 85/100

Glenlivet 32 yo 1978 (52,9%, The Whisky Fair & Three Rivers 2010, bourbon hogshead, 250 btl.) – 86/100

Dailuaine 28 yo 1983 (47,3%, Archives 2012, hogshead #865, 265 btl.) – 84/100

Dailuaine 27 yo 1983 (50%, Asta Morris 2011, refill sherry hogshead AM004, 248 btl.) – 83/100

Bladnoch 21 yo 1990 (55,2%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld, cask #3450, 134 btl.) – 82/100

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  • Jorn: I agree, the first expressions tend to go up in value the most, - ofcourse -, but do you really think the Bowmore DC 2 will sink below 150,00 euro? N
  • WhiskyNotes: I tend to disagree. I would just wait for n°III and make sure you inform your favourite retailer that you want one beforehand. Buying a hyped product
  • Jorn: It's worth 150 allright, but mainly from a collector's point of view. That's where the market is. Like precious little stamps (Nothing wrong with that

Coming up

  • Tomatin 1988 (Malts of Scotland)
  • Aberfeldy 12 Year Old
  • GlenDronach 1994 PX cask #3397
  • GlenDronach 1994 PX cask #326
  • GlenDronach 1993 Oloroso cask #494
  • Blair Athol 2002 (Hepburn's Choice)
  • Fettercairn Fior
  • Bowmore Laimrig 15yo
  • Ben Nevis 2002 (Port cask #334)

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