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Trinidad XO (43%, Whisky-Fässle 2013, single barrel rum)

Glenmorangie ‘Ealanta’ 19 yo 1993 (46%, OB 2013) – 90/100

Midleton 20 yo 1991 (54,1%, OB for The Whisky Exchange 2012, first fill bourbon cask #48750, 205 btl.) – 91/100

Banff 37 yo 1971 (53%, Douglas Laing Old & Rare Platinum, 271 btl.) – 89/100

Clynelish 14 yo 1998 (49,5%, Maltbarn 2012, bourbon barrel, 123 btl.) – 88/100

Braes of Glenlivet 21 yo 1991 (47,4%, Master of Malt 2012, first-fill bourbon barrel, 251 btl.) – 88/100

Karuizawa 30 yo 1981 (55,8%, N°1 Drinks for LMdW, sherry butt #162, 584 btl.) – 94/100

Arran 16 yo 1996 (55,4%, Master of Malt 2012, refill sherry hogshead, 218 btl.) – 80/100

anCnoc 22 yo (46%, OB 2013, 5700 btl.) – 88/100

BenRiach 36 yo 1976 (43,1%, OB for Usquebaugh Society 2012, refill bourbon cask #3031, 124 btl.) – 92/100

Glenburgie 23 yo 1989 (52,6%, Maltbarn 2012, bourbon barrel, 115 btl.) – 86/100

Cutty Sark ‘Prohibition Edition’ (50%, OB 2013) – 77/100

Glengoyne 17 yo (43%, OB 2009) – 81/100

Littlemill 25 yo 1966 (62,7%, Signatory Vintage 1991, cask #3909) – 84/100

Ledaig 15 yo 1997 (51,1%, Liquid Sun 2012, refill hogshead, 265 btl.) – 85/100

Springbank 19 yo 1993 (57,8%, Master of Malt 2012, hogshead #129, 221 btl.) – 88/100

Clynelish 33 yo 1973 (54,5%, Signatory Vintage 2007, refill butt #8915, 399 btl.) – 92/100

Auchentoshan 27 yo 1984 (58%, Master of Malt 2012, bourbon barrel, 209 btl.) – 58/100

Longmorn 1971 (57,3%, OB for Spirito Divino 2009, 56 btl.) – 91/100

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  • MARS: On this point I can only agree, even the badest karuizawa is higly wanted and really expensive. ;-) Personaly I have nothing against the fact that the
  • WhiskyNotes: I'm not counting new releases - the producer can basically ask any price you want regardless of the real value. That leaves us with a couple of 1972's
  • MARS: The last 35 years old cost 1400€, the 1972's rare malt are at 4000/5000€(minimum minimorum) at auction and the 1972/40 years old release of last y

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  • Mortlach 1995 'Stem Ginger Preserve' (Wemyss)
  • Dalmore Valour
  • Aberlour a'bunadh Batch #50
  • Glendronach 8yo (Whiskymanufaktur)
  • Yamazaki 12 Year Old
  • Tomatin 1997 (Liquid Library)

1751 notes by Ruben

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