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Miltonduff 30 yo 1980 (46%, Mo Òr Collection 2010, bourbon hogshead #12431, 321 btl.) – 90/100

The English Whisky Co. – St. Georges distillery

Lochside 44 yo 1967 (41,7%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead, MoS 12016, 115 btl.) – 89/100

Caol Ila 15 yo ‘Manager’s Dram’ (63%, OB 1990, sherry cask, for the S.M.D. staff association) – 92/100

Glenturret 34 yo 1977 (46,7%, The Whisky Agency & The Nectar 2012, refill hogshead, 256 btl.) – 91/100

Springbank 1998 (51,5%, Malts of Scotland 2012, sherry hogshead, MoS 12014, 212 btl.) – 80/100

Deanston 35 yo 1977 (40,4%, The Whisky Agency & The Nectar 2012, refill hogshead, 253 btl.)

Ben Nevis 42 yo 1969 (47,8%, Clan Denny for Limburg Whisky Fair 2012, refill bourbon hogshead, DL 8148)

Banff 36 yo 1975 (43,8%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon barrel, MoS 12015, 165 btl.)

anCnoc ‘Peter Arkle’ (46%, OB 2012, ex-sherry casks, 6000 btl.) – 79/100

anCnoc distillery visit – 11/05/2012

Speyburn 25 yo ‘Solera cask’ (46%, OB 2011)

Speyburn distillery visit – 10/05/2012
Speyburn 10 years old

Balblair distillery visit – 10/05/2012
Balblair 2001 (46%, OB 2011, 1st release)
Balblair 1989 (46%, OB 2012, 3rd release)
Balblair 1978 (46%, OB 2008)

Old Pulteney distillery visit – 09/05/2012

Old Pulteney 23 yo ‘Sherry casks’ (43%, OB 2008)

Balblair 1973 (40%, G&M Centenary Reserve 1995)

Trip to Scotland, visiting Pulteney, Balblair, Speyburn and Knockdhu (home of anCnoc)

Imperial 16 yo 1995 (53,9%, Whisky-Fässle 2011, bourbon hogshead)

Knockando 25 yo (43%, OB 2011, 4758 btl.)

Glenrothes 25 yo (43%, OB 2007, 2400 btl.) – 88/100

Glenlochy 27 yo 1980 (58,3%, Part des Anges ‘Closed Distilleries’ 2007, cask #2826, 231 btl.)

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Coming up

  • Blair Athol 1993 (First Editions)
  • Ben Nevis 1997 (Abbey Whisky)
  • Blair Athol 2002 (Hepburn's Choice)
  • Tomatin 1988 (Malts of Scotland)
  • Ben Nevis 2002 (Port cask #334)

1597 notes by Ruben

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