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Isle of Jura Tastival (44%, OB 2014, French oak finish, 3000 btl.) – 88/100

Bowmore 12 yo 2002 (53,2%, The Whisky Agency 2014, refill hogshead, 348 btl.) – 87/100

Port Ellen 29 yo 1983 (52%, Maltbarn 2012, bourbon cask, 86 btl.) – 92/100

Littlemill 25 yo 1988 (51,9%, Archives 2014, bourbon hogshead #12, 134 btl.) – 88/100

Johnnie Walker 18 yo Platinum Label (40%, OB 2013) – 81/100

Port Ellen 26 yo 1982 (56,2%, Douglas Laing OMC for Daily Dram 2009, refill hogshead, ref. 4900, 193 btl.) – 93/100

Isle of Jura ‘Diurach’s Own’ (40%, OB +/- 2014) – 82/100

Littlemill 24 yo 1989 (48,7%, Liquid Library 2014, refill hogshead, 199 btl.) – 90/100

Darkness! Ardbeg 21 yo (40,1%, Master of Malt 2014, P.X. finish, 50 cl.) – 88/100

Isle of Jura 1989 (58,8%, Signatory Vintage for Whisky Fair 2014) – 88/100

Springbank 21 yo (46%, OB 2013, 1680 btl.) – 89/100

Edradour 21 yo 1968 (46%, Signatory Vintage 1990, cask #1990-1994, 1300 btl.) – 30/100

Vintage 1979 – 33 yo blend (52,2%, Svenska Eldvatten 2013, 197 btl.) – 89/100

11th Anniversary Malt (45,1%, Whisky-Doris 2013, sherry butt #115, 595 btl.) – 87/100

Darkness! Benrinnes 15 yo (52,9%, Master of Malt 2014, Oloroso finish, 50 cl.) – 84/100
Darkness! Benrinnes 15 yo (53,3%, Master of Malt 2014, P.X. finish, 50 cl.) – 82/100

Auchentoshan 15 yo 1998 (52,2%, Kintra 2014, bourbon hogshead #102347) – 82/100

Imperial 18 yo 1995 (52,4%, Signatory Vintage for Asta Morris 2014, bourbon cask #50147) – 89/100

Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve (40%, OB 2013) – 83/100

Aultmore 6 yo 2007 (50,3%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams 2014, bourbon cask) – 86/100

Glenglassaugh 40 yo 1972 (43,1%, C&S Dram Exceptional 2013, refill sherry butt, 300 btl.) – 90/100

Karuizawa 1971 (62,8%, OB for Taiwan 2012, cask #7267, 467 btl.) – 92/100

Ben Nevis 16 yo 1997 (53,2%, Maltbarn 2013, bourbon barrel, 91 btl.) – 80/100

Glenfarclas 21 yo 1980 (53%, OB for Filliers 2002, dark oloroso cask, 574 btl.) – 89/100

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  • 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!
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  • WhiskyNotes: It may be just a detail, but I said "a relatively modest price increase", not a modest price! It's true that the price is heavy, especially because I

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