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* World whisky reviews

Nowadays nearly every country in the world produces whisky, trying to ride the wave of major producers like Scotland, America, Ireland or Japan. How about Indian whisky, Welsh and English, Swedish, Dutch, Australian, South African, French, my home country Belgium and more!

Alberta Premium Dark Horse (45%, OB) – 86/100

Amrut NAS (46%, Blackadder 2009, cask BA 5/2009, 295 btl.) – 87/100

Amrut 5 yo 2004 (52%, OB 2009 for Crombé, cask #2930, 221 btl.) – 88/100

Amrut ‘Double Cask’ (46%, OB 2010, cask #2874 + 2273, 306 btl.) – 91/100

Amrut Fusion (50%, OB 2009, batch #01) – 85/100

Amrut Intermediate ‘sherry matured’ (57,1%, OB 2010) – 90/100

Amrut Naarangi (50%, OB 2015, 900 btl.) – 82/100

Belgian Owl 53 months (74,1%, OB 2010, cask #4275986) – 71/100

Danfield’s Limited Edition 21 yo (40%, OB +/- 2013) – 84/100

Danica whisky – unpeated (42%, Braunstein +/- 2015) – 79/100

Fary Lochan (48%, OB 2013, batch #1, cask #2010-02, 03 and 04, 555 miniatures) – 75/100

Forty Creek Port Wood ReserveForty Creek Port Wood Reserve (45%, OB 2012, 6600 btl.) – 82/100

Glann ar Mor ‘Kornog Taouarc’h Eilvet’ (46%, OB 2009, second release) – 80/100

Kornog ‘Taouarc’h Kentan’ (57,1%, OB 2008, first release) – 84/100

Glann Ar Mor ‘Taol Esa’ – 1ãn Gwech (46%, OB 2009, second release December 09) – 82/100

Goldlys 1994 ‘Single cask Limousin’ (55%, OB 2009, 440 btl.) – 77/100

Goldlys 20 yo 1989 Sherry wood (46%, OB 2010, 680 btl.) – 71/100

Gouden Carolus (46%, OB 2013, first fill bourbon + Het Anker cask finish, 50 cl.) – 80/100

Gouden Carolus ‘Pure Taste Bourbon 36’ (50%, OB 2015, bourbon casks) – 80/100

Gouden Carolus ‘2009 release’ (40%, OB 2009) – 60/100

Kavalan ex-bourbon 2009 (54,8%, OB for The Nectar 2014, cask #B091103031A, 193 btl.) – 86/100

Kavalan Solist (57,1%, OB, bourbon cask #B080519088) – 83/100

Kavalan Solist Sherry (57,8%, OB for La Maison du Whisky 2013, sherry cask #S060821047, 497 btl.) – 90/100

Kavalan Solist sherry 2006 (57,8%, OB for TastToe 2013, sherry cask #S060821045) – 90/100

Kavalan Solist ‘Vinho Barrique’ (59,2%, OB 2012, W080225015) – 88/100

Langatun Old Bear 5 yo 2009 (62,3%, OB 2014, peated, Châteauneuf-du-Pape casks) – 84/100

Lot No. 40 (43%, 2012 Edition) – 75/100

Mackmyra Midnattssol (46,1%, OB 2014) – 80/100

Mackmyra Special:01 ‘Eminent sherry’ (51,6%, OB 2008, 8000 btl.) – 78/100

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

Millstone 8 yo 2000 (40%, OB 2009, French oak finish) – 75/100

Millstone rye 10% 2004 (58,6%, OB for The Whisky Exchange 2014, cask #667) – 87/100

Paul John Brilliance (46%, OB 2013) – 79/100

Paul John Edited (46%, OB 2013) – 75/100

Penderyn ‘Madeira finish’ (46%, OB 2008) – 72/100

Penderyn Sherrywood (46%, OB 2008, June 08 sample) – 80/100

Sullivan’s Cove ‘French Oak’ (47,5%, OB +/- 2012, HH436) – 85/100

Sullivan’s Cove Double Cask (40%, OB 2010) – 76/100

Three Ships 10 yo (43%, OB 2012) – 77/100

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