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Karuizawa 31 yo 1981 (60,0%, Shinanoya 2012, bourbon barrel #4961, 228 btl.) – 86/100

Bunnahabhain 35 yo 1976 (49,1%, Whisky-Doris 2012, sherry hogshead #6112, 248 btl.) – 89/100

Strathmill 21 yo (50,5%, The Maltman 2012, bourbon cask) – 83/100

Hanyu 12 yo 2000 (57,5%, Ichiro’s Malt for Shinanoya 2012, red oak heads hogshead finish, cask #360, 309 btl.) – 90/100

Old Pulteney 40 yo (51,3%, OB 2012, 493 btl.) – 93/100

Bunnahabhain Mòine 5 yo 2006 (61,1%, Archives 2012, bourbon hogshead #800041, 264 btl.) – 80/100

Macduff 23 yo 1988 (43%, The Maltman 2011, sherry cask) – 84/100

Ardmore 20 yo 1992 (49,5%, Whisky-Doris 2012, bourbon barrel #4768, 134 btl.) – 88/100

Littlemill 20 yo 1992 (54,8%, Archives 2012, bourbon hogshead #44, 339 btl.) – 89/100

Old Pulteney 1974 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail 2009) – 88/100

Glen Scotia 20 yo 1992 (48,2%, Thosop 2012, refill sherry hogshead, 162 btl.) – 85/100

Glenlossie 20 yo 1992 (57%, The Whisky Mercenary 2012) – 87/100

Kilchoman 4yo 2007 (58,4%, Single Cask Nation 2012, first fill bourbon cask #378/07, 245 btl.) – 85/100

Ben Nevis 21 yo 1990 ‘Red Berry Cream’ (40%, Wemyss Malts 2011, 865 btl.) – 76/100

Glengoyne 10 yo (40%, OB 2009) – 75/100

Laphroaig 16 yo 1996 (56,1%, Malts of Scotland 2012, ref. 12041, 240 btl.) – 88/100

Glenfarclas 44 yo 1968 ‘My Tribute to the 175th Anniversary’ (54,4%, OB Family Cask selected by Luc Timmermans, cask #5241, 175 btl.)

Lagavulin 21 yo 1991 (52%, OB 2012, first fill sherry, 2772 btl.) – 92/100

Lagavulin 21 yo 1985 (56,5%, OB 2007, first fill sherry, 6642 btl.) – 93/100

Bowmore 15 yo 1997 (53,8%, The Whiskyman 2012, 189 btl.) – 88/100

Malt Maniacs Awards 2012

Bruichladdich 16 yo ‘The Laddie Sixteen’ (46%, OB 2012) – 84/100

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  • Tabrulavubeg: I must say I have not yet tasted my sample, but I expect your notes to be "appropriate". However, this second batch of Bowmore Devil’s Cask, again,
  • Roberto Sikora: This is really a great, great bottling. One of my favourite Littlemills so far... :-) Thank you, Ruben for this review!
  • george: i see you have tried st magdalene and say it is harder to find i am a collector of st magdalene and i have 40 bottles i am selling these date from 196

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)

1601 notes by Ruben

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