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The Lost Distilleries Blend (50,9%, Master of Malt 2014, 97 btl.) – 91/100

Bunnahabhain 26 yo 1987 (49,9%, Maltbarn 2014, sherry butt, 121 btl.) – 88/100

Deanston 23 yo 1967 (55,4%, Signatory Vintage 1991, cask #1785, 300 btl.) – 84/100

The Glenlivet 18 yo (43%, OB +/- 2013) – 83/100

Barbados 15 yo rum (42%, Plantation for Rasta Morris 2013, single cask #115, sherry finish, 450 btl.)

Longmorn 21 yo 1992 (51,1%, Whisky-Fässle ‘Ronny’s Choice’ 2013, bourbon hogshead) – 86/100

Grant’s 18 yo (40%, OB +/- 2013) – 83/100

Inchgower 23 yo 1990 (48,3%, Kintra 2013, bourbon hogshead #6746, 108 btl.) – 82/100

Braeval 12 yo 2001 (46%, Hepburn’s Choice 2013, sherry cask, 807 btl.) – 83/100

Littlemill 24 yo 1989 (50,4%, Liquid Library 2014, refill hogshead, 212 btl.) – 85/100

Undisclosed Speyside 1967 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail 1993, port cask #8921 – 8922) – 91/100

Bowmore 10 yo 2003 (53,4%, Whisky-Doris 2013, bourbon cask #20188, 179 btl.) – 88/100

Balblair 2003 (46%, OB 2013, first release) – 78/100

Bowmore 10 yo 2003 (50,2%, Whisky-Fässle 2013, bourbon hogshead) – 87/100

Auchroisk 17 yo 1996 (48,2%, Liquid Library 2013, refill barrel, 208 btl.) – 78/100

Littlemill 21 yo 1992 (55,2%, Douglas Laing Director’s Cut 2013, hogshead ref. 9970, 113 btl.) – 86/100

Springbank 14 yo 1998 (58,2%, OB for The Nectar 2013, fresh bourbon cask, 132 btl.) – 90/100

Undisclosed Speyside distillery 60 yo (42,5%, Master of Malt 2013, 1st Edition) – 91/100

Tomatin Cù Bòcan (46%, OB 2013, 18.000 btl.) – 77/100

Dalmore 27 yo 1986 (46%, Montgomerie’s Rare Select 2013, cask #3093) – 80/100

Balvenie Tun 1401 (50,2%, OB 2013, batch 8, 2.700 btl.) – 92/100

GlenDronach 20 yo 1993 (53%, OB 2013, oloroso cask #5, 645 btl.) – 91/100

Yamazaki Puncheon (48%, OB 2013) – 84/100

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  • 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
  • sjoerd972: I wish the guys at Bushmills would demand the labels to say "Northern Ireland" so we didn't have to speculate on the booze's origins.

Coming up

  • Bowmore Devil's Casks - Batch 2
  • Tomatin 1988 (Malts of Scotland)
  • Aberfeldy 12 Year Old
  • Blair Athol 2002 (Hepburn's Choice)
  • Fettercairn Fior
  • Bowmore Laimrig 15yo
  • Ben Nevis 2002 (Port cask #334)

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