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GlenDronach 21 yo 1993 (55,8%, OB 2014, Oloroso butt #494, 635 btl.) – 89/10

Ledaig 8 yo 2005 (51,3%, The Whisky Mercenary 2014) – 86/100

Old Pulteney 35 yo (42,5%, OB 2014, 2700 btl.) – 90/100

Fettercairn Fior (42%, OB 2014) – 79/100

Glen Elgin 29 yo 1985 (45,6%, Maltbarn 2014, bourbon cask, 122 btl.) – 87/100

Highland Journey (46,2%, Hunter Laing 2014, blended malt) – 78/100

GlenDronach 24 yo 1990 (51,3%, OB 2014, Pedro Ximénez puncheon #2970, 630 btl.) – 89/100

Bunnahabhain 1987 (51,3%, Liquid Art 2014, 115 btl.) – 90/100

Ardmore 14 yo 2000 (49,8%, Liquid Library 2014, refill hogshead, 289 btl.) – 82/100

Hanyu ‘The Joker’ (57,7%, OB 2014, multi-vintage, 3690 btl.) – 91/100

Littlemill 24 yo 1990 (50,6%, Maltbarn 2014, 158 btl.) – 92/100

Diageo Special Releases 2014

Kilchoman 5 yo 2009 (58,3%, OB for Abbey Whisky 2014, cask #285/09, P.X. finish, 270 btl.) – 87/100

Bowmore 15yo ‘Laimrig’ (54,1%, OB 2014) – 87/100

GlenDronach 22 yo 1992 (59,4%, OB 2014, Oloroso sherry butt #199, 576 btl.) – 88/100

Blair Athol 10 yo 2002 (46%, Hepburn’s Choice 2013, 378 btl.) – 76/100

Tomatin 25 yo 1988 (53,7%, Malts of Scotland 2014, sherry hogshead, MoS 14026, 265 btl.) – 87/100

Aberfeldy 12 yo (40%, OB 2014) – 81/100

GlenDronach 19 yo 1994 (53,5%, OB 2014, Pedro Ximénez puncheon #326, 452 btl.) – 87/100

GlenDronach 19 yo 1994 (53,8%, OB 2014, Pedro Ximénez puncheon #3397, 644 btl.) – 83/100

Bowmore 10 yo ‘Devil’s Cask II’ (56,3%, OB 2014, first fill sherry) – 88/100

Ben Nevis 16yo 1997 (55%, Abbey Whisky ‘The Rare Casks’ 2013, sherry hogshead, 96 btl.) – 86/100

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  • WhiskyNotes: You're right, it is a refill bourbon cask. Sorry if I suggested otherwise, but I believe a single cask can never be 80% sherry and 20% bourbon like th
  • Tabrulavubeg: I've tried the 18yo Single Cask yesterday. It's really quite good, but from Ruben's conclusion "an exquisite version of this already really good dram"
  • Johan Andersson: Yes this cask is really fantastic. If you did the Cadenhead Warehouse tasting with Grant MacPherson in Campbeltown 2013 and until Open Day in May 2014

Coming up

  • Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7yo
  • Highland Park 1973 (Mackillop's Choice)
  • Kavalan bourbon cask for Belgium
  • Cardhu 18 Year Old
  • Glenrothes 1997 (Kintra)
  • Bladnoch 1992 (The Nectar)
  • Ledaig 2005 (Maltbarn)

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