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‘The Nameless One’ 18 yo 1995 (46,8%, The Whisky Mercenary 2014, sherry cask) – 87/100

Burnside 24 yo 1989 (51,7%, Whiskybase 2014, barrel #12452, 207 btl.) – 88/100

Tomatin 35 yo 1978 (46,5%, Cadenhead Small Batch for The Nectar 2014, hogshead, 216 btl.) – 91/100

Nog! gin (46%, Asta Morris, batch n°1)

Bowmore Small Batch (40%, OB 2014) – 83/100

Lagavulin 1997 ‘Distiller’s Edition’ (43%, OB 2013, P.X. finish, lgv. 4/502) – 90/100

Glenglassaugh 35 yo 1978 (41,7%, OB 2014, Massandra Madeira puncheon) – 90/100

Glen Grant 21 yo 1992 (52,6%, Signatory Vintage for Le Gus’t 2014, hogshead #55415, 274 btl.) – 85/100

Glen Grant 21 yo 1992 (51,5%, Douglas Laing Old Particular 2013, refill sherry butt, 374 btl.) – 82/100

Arran 17 years (46%, OB 2014, 9000 btl.) – 86/100

Littlemill 21 yo 1992 (52,9%, The Whisky Mercenary 2014) – 88/100

Strathisla 8 yo ‘70° Proof’ (40%, Gordon & MacPhail 1970’s, 26 3/4 fl. oz) – 77/100

Glen Grant 21 yo (70° proof, Gordon & MacPhail 1960’s, securo cap) – 96/100

Kininvie 23 yo 1990 (42,6%, OB 2013, hogsheads & sherry butts, 7000 btl, Batch 001, 35 cl.) – 81/100

Balmenach 35 yo 1979 (53,4%, Sansibar 2014, bourbon cask, 127 btl.) – 88/100

Stagg Jr. (67,2%, OB 2013, first batch) – 81/100

Highland Park 15 yo ‘Freya’ (51,2%, OB 2014) – 87/100

Millstone 1999 (46%, OB 2013, Special cask #1, PX) – 77/100

Grant’s Ale CaskGrant’s Ale Cask (40%, OB ‘Cask Editions’ +/- 2013) – 73/100

Bunnahabhain 34 yo 1980 (45,4%, Sansibar 2014, sherry cask, 220 btl.) – 87/100

Bruichladdich 28 yo 1964 (50,6%, Gordon & MacPhail 1993, cask #3670, 3671, 3672) – 93/100

D.O. Jerez looking to control sherry casks

anCnoc Rutter (46%, OB 2014, 11 ppm) – 86/100
anCnoc Flaughter (46%, OB 2014, 14,8 ppm) – 82/100
anCnoc Tushkar (46%, OB 2014, 15 ppm) – 85/100

Auchentoshan 12 yo (40%, OB +/- 2013) – 80/100

Kilchoman 6 yo 2007 (60,4%, OB for Whisky in Leiden 2014, bourbon cask #142, 245 btl.) – 86/100

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  • 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)
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  • 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.