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Caroni 15 yo 1997 (46%, Sansibar 2012, single barrel, 179 btl.)

GlenDronach 22 yo 1990 (55,1%, OB 2012, PX sherry puncheon #2966, 539 btl.) – 88/100

Tomatin 36 yo 1965 (49,7%, Douglas Laing 2001, 216 btl.) – 85/100

Port Charlotte Pl1 (60%, Specialty Drinks 2012, 50 cl) – 89/100

Kavalan Solist (57,1%, OB, bourbon cask #B080519088) – 83/100

BenRiach 35 yo 1976 (54,9%, OB 2012, hogshead #8804, peated, 232 btl.) – 89/100

BenRiach 35 yo 1976 (54,1%, OB 2012, PX sherry finish #5317, 204 btl.) – 90/100

BenRiach 35 yo 1976 (59%, OB 2012, sherry butt #6967, 339 btl.) – 88/100

Linkwood 24 yo 1987 (51,2%, The First Editions 2012, sherry cask, ref. ES 011/01, 588 btl.) – 83/100

Bunnahabhain 22 yo 1990 (49,2%, Liquid Treasures 2012, sherry hogshead) – 87/100

Ardbeg Galileo 12 yo 1999 (49%, OB 2012, first fill ex-bourbon and ex-Marsala casks) – 87/100

Karuizawa 11yo ‘Spirit of Asama’ (48%, The Whisky Exchange 2012, vatting) – 82/100
Karuizawa 11yo ‘Spirit of Asama’ (55%, The Whisky Exchange 2012, vatting) – 85/100

Karuizawa 1984 (64,5%, The Whisky Exchange 2012, first fill sherry cask #4021) – 90/100

Karuizawa 1982 (46%, first fill bourbon cask #8497) – 88/100

Grant’s Stand Fast – 1912 blend remake

Enmore 24 yo 1988 (50,5%, The Whisky Agency 2012, 264 btl.)

Littlemill 20 yo 1992 (51,6%, Liquid Library 2012, bourbon hogshead, 313 btl.) – 89/100

Balvenie ‘Tun 1401’ (50,1%%, OB 2012, batch 5, 2862 btl.) – 91/100

Benrinnes 28 yo 1984 (49,9%, Liquid Library 2012, refill sherry hogshead, 271 btl.) – 81/100

Caperdonich 40 yo 1972 (49%, The Whiskyman & QV.ID, black label, 65 btl.) – 92/100

Glenburgie 9 yo 2003 (53,6%, Asta Morris 2012, cask ref. AM013, 334 btl.) – 81/100

Tormore 14 yo 1996 (46%, Mo Òr Collection 2011, bourbon hogshead #6868, 500 btl.) – 86/100

Laphroaig 20 yo (59,6%, SMWS 29.99 “Power and Scorched Earth”, sherry butt, 10 cl) – 82/100

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  • Tudval: Just because canadian whisky 'can' have other stuff in it, doesn't mean it does. Regulation is not the be all and end all. Certainly these days there
  • Gal(WhiskyIsrael): Just tasted this one. WOW. i am very very impressed Ruben. Amazing BFYB for 40 euro. this feels much older and so complex. WOW again. dang!
  • bakerman: I will look for the cheaper unpeated Caol Ila as I am interested to compare it with the younger versions released earlier (8 and 12 years). I will als

Coming up

  • GlenDronach 1990 (PX cask #2970)
  • Highland Journey
  • GlenDronach 1993 Oloroso cask #494
  • Glen Elgin 1985 (Maltbarn)
  • Fettercairn Fior
  • Cardhu 18 Year Old
  • Ben Nevis 2002 (Port cask #334)
  • Tomatin Cuatro series

1614 notes by Ruben

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