Single malt whisky - tasting notes

* Blends whisky reviews

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

Bailie Nicol Jarvie (40%, OB 2011) – 80/100

Ballantine’s 17 yo (43%, OB 2010) – 81/100

Berry’s Speyside Reserve (46%, Berry Bros & Rudd 2009) – 81/100

Big Peat (46%, Douglas Laing 2010) – 86/100

Big Peat ‘Christmas Edition’ 2013 (54,9%, Douglas Laing 2013) – 84/100

Black Bull 12 yo (50%, Duncan Taylor 2012) – 82/100

Black Bull 21 yo ‘Racer’s Reserve’ (50%, Duncan Taylor 2013, blend) – 75/100

Black Bull 30 yo (50%, Duncan Taylor 2009) – 89/100

Black Bull 40 yo (40,2%, Duncan Taylor 2010, batch #1) – 85/100

Black Bull ‘Special Reserve No. 1’ (46,6%, Duncan Taylor 2011, 978 btl.) – 86/100

Blended Malt 33 yo 1980 (45,8%, The Whisky Agency 2014, refill butt, 636 btl.) – 88/100

Blue Hanger ‘6th limited release’ (45,6%, Berry Bros. & Rudd 2012, 2223 btl.) – 81/100

Chivas Century of Malts (43%, OB 1995) – 80/100

The General (53,4%, Compass Box 2013, 1698 btl.) – 90/100

Canto Cask 36 (54,3%, Compass Box for Bresser & Timmer, 2007, 257 btl.) – 85/100
Blend of Clynelish, Dailuaine and Teaninich.

Delilah’s 20th Anniversary (40%, Compass Box 2013, 6324 btl.) – 84/100

Lady Luck (46%, Compass Box 2009, 754 btl.) – 86/100

Compass Box ‘Last vatted malt’ (53,7, Compass Box 2011, 1323 btl.) – 89/100

Cutty Sark 25 yo ‘Tam o’Shanter’ (46,5%, OB 2012, 5000 btl.) – 88/100

Cutty Sark ‘Cask Strength’ (51,4%, OB for Caskstrength.net, 500 btl.) – 78/100

Cutty Sark 18y (43%, OB, blend) – 75/100

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

Cutty Sark Storm (40%, OB 2012) – 80/100

Cutty Sark Storm & Appletiser – whisky cocktail

Scallywag (46%, Douglas Laing 2013) – 81/100

Duncan Taylor 70th Anniversary Malt 41 yo 1967 (46,3%, Duncan Taylor 2008, 375 btl.) – 92/100

DYC

DYC (40%, OB 2010) – 60/100

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

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

Haig Gold Label (40%, OB, 1940’s)

Highland Fusilier 21 yo (70° proof, Gordon & MacPhail 1978, Specially vatted for the Tercentenary of the Royal Highland Fusiliers, 75,7 cl.) – 88/100

Jameson 12 yo ‘Special Reserve’ (40%, OB 2009) – 77/100

Johnnie Walker Explorer’s Club Collection ‘The Gold Route’ (40%, OB 2013) – 78/100

Johnnie Walker Blue Label (40%, OB) – 81/100

Johnnie Walker Double Black (40%, OB +/- 2013) – 83/100

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

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

Johnnie Walker Red Label (40%, OB +/- 2013) – 68/100
Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Year Old (40%, OB +/- 2013) – 74/100

Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland malt whisky ‘Shackleton’s Replica’ (47,3%, White & MacKay 2011, 50.000 btl.) – 85/100

Monkey Shoulder (40%, OB 2008) – 74/100

Nikka All Malt (40%, OB 2009) – 82/100

Old Rarity (86.8 proof, Bulloch Lade & Co. ca. 1940, 4/5 quart) – 84/100

Ootori 15 yo (40%, OB, 66 cl.) – 79/100

Sheep Dip 1999 (41,8%, OB 2012, Amoroso Oloroso, matured in Spain at Romate) – 78/100

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

Teeling Whiskey (46%, OB 2013) – 79/100

The Black Grouse (40%, OB) – 75/100

The Black Grouse ‘Alpha Edition’ (40%, OB 2013) – 72/100

The blogger’s blend by Master of Malt: 10 blended whiskies made by different whisky bloggers

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

White & Mackay 19 yo ‘Old Luxury’ (40%, OB 2013) – 80/100

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