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Glenfiddich 1964 (56%, J. & J. Hunter 1992, cask #10802) – 87/100

Littlemill 20 yo 1991 (49%, Whisky-Doris 2012, bourbon cask #554, 153 btl.) – 89/100

Cutty Sark Storm (40%, OB 2012) – 80/100

BenRiach 34 yo 1976 (48,2%, OB for Taiwan 2011, cask #3033, 216 btl.) – 94/100

BenRiach 1985 Liquid Sun
BenRiach 1995 cask #5968 for South Africa

BenRiach 1976 cask #4469, 30yo, peated, port pipe
BenRiach 1976 cask #9441, 29yo, refill butt, Signatory Vintage
BenRiach 1976 cask #8084, 29yo, peated
BenRiach 1976 cask #9442, 28yo, sherry butt, Signatory Vintage
BenRiach 1976 cask #8081, 28yo, peated
BenRiach 1976 cask #6942, 34yo, butt
BenRiach 1976 cask #8079, 28yo, peated, Craigellachie Hotel
BenRiach 1976 cask #8795, 33yo
BenRiach 1976 cask #8080, 30yo, peated, The Nectar
BenRiach 1976 cask #2014, 32yo
BenRiach 1976 cask #3029, 34yo, Shinanoya Japan
BenRiach 1976 cask #3010, 35yo, Auld Alliance Singapore
BenRiach 1976 cask #3041, 34yo, BBI Japan
BenRiach 1976 cask #3550, 33yo, The Whisky Fair
BenRiach 1976 cask #3551, 33yo, La Maison du Whisky
BenRiach 1976 cask #3032, 35yo, Japan
BenRiach 1976 cask #3033, 34yo, Taiwan
BenRiach 1976 cask #3557, 30yo, La Maison du Whisky
BenRiach 1976 cask #3558, 33yo, The Whisky Fair

BenRiach 19 yo 1991 (46%, Mo Òr Collection 2011, bourbon hogshead #110681, 300 btl.) – 83/100

Macduff 12 yo 2000 (51,7%, The Whiskyman & Pin’Art, refill sherry hogshead) – 87/100

Tomatin 44 yo 1967 (51,9%, Clan Denny for Limburg 2012, refill sherry butt #HH7993) – 88/100

Glenrothes 23 yo 1988 (53,4%, Archives 2012, refill sherry hogshead #7318, 80 btl.) – 85/100

Auchroisk 1999 (46%, Captain Burn’s 2010) – 68/100

Caperdonich 38 yo 1972 (55,6%, Maltbarn 2011, ex-sherry butt, 73 btl.) – 88/100

Littlemill 23 yo 1988 (49,3%, Whiskybase 2012, sherry cask #08/1077, 48 btl.) – 92/100

Macallan ‘Estate Reserve’ (45,7%, OB 2009, 1824 Collection) – 82/100

Port Ellen 30 yo 1982 (58,6%, Malts of Scotland 2012, sherry hogshead, MoS 12017, 298 btl.) – 91/100

Glenlivet 38 yo 1973 (47,6%, Berry Bros. & Rudd 2011, cask #10822) – 90/100

Dufftown-Glenlivet 1972 (43%, Berry Bros 1993) – 81/100

Isle of Arran 16 yo 1995 (53,2%, The Whisky Agency & The Nectar 2012, refill hogshead, 188 btl.) – 87/100

Bladnoch 21 yo 1990 (54,4%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon barrel, MoS 12019, 115 btl.) – 87/100

Caol Ila 30 yo 1980 (56,3%, Maltbarn 2011, ex-sherry butt, 66 btl.) – 91/100

Macallan 60 yo ‘Lalique’ (53,2%, OB 2011, Lalique decanter, 400 btl.) – 94/100

Springbank 33 yo 1970 (54,4%, Adelphi 2003, sherry cask #1622)

Blair Athol 14 yo 1998 (47,8%, Asta Morris 2012, 345 btl.) – 89/100

Littlemill 23 yo 1988 (52,4%, Whisky-Fässle 2012, sherry cask) – 91/100

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  • WhiskyNotes: It's an aroma I picked up on the nose, not a flavour you should taste. I've seen other people mention rubbery notes, dust, wet cement... all in the sa
  • Henry V.: A clear bike tube/plastic taste? I don't get that, just got a bottle and can't taste the plastic nor bike tube, maybe I drank too much of it? Rest of
  • sjoerd972: The looking around tip is great. Prices vary hugely. I made the mistake last year of buying one for £ 90, while I could have had it for about € 80

Coming up

  • GlenDronach 1993 Oloroso cask #494
  • Littlemill 1990 (Maltbarn)
  • Glen Elgin 1985 (Maltbarn)
  • Fettercairn Fior
  • Cardhu 18 Year Old
  • Ben Nevis 2002 (Port cask #334)
  • Ardmore 2000 (Liquid Library)

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