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01 Feb, 2014

Auchentoshan 1979

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Auchentoshan

Auchentoshan 32 yo 1979 (50,5%, OB 2012, first fill Oloroso butts, 1000 btl.) – 91/100

10 Dec, 2013

Glengoyne 1969 (Cadenhead)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Glengoyne

Glengoyne 26 yo 1969 (63%, Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection 1996, Chairman Stock) – 94/100

02 Dec, 2013

Brora 1972 (Douglas Laing OMC)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Brora

Brora 30 yo 1972 (46,6%, Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask for Alambic Classique 2002, 204 btl.) – 94/100

01 Nov, 2013

Laphroaig 1976

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Laphroaig

Laphroaig 1976 (43%, OB 1996, 5.400 btl.) – 93/100

10 Aug, 2013

Teeling Silver Reserve 21 years

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: * Ireland

Teeling 21 yo 1999 ‘Silver Reserve’ (46%, OB 2013, 5.000 btl.) – 90/100

23 Jul, 2013

Whisky is dying

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: * News

The Times They Are a-Changin’. Part of the whisky community seems ready for palliative care.

02 Apr, 2013

Tomatin 1976 (Maltbarn)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Tomatin

Tomatin 36 yo 1976 (50,7%, Maltbarn 2012, sherry butt, 102 btl.) – 90/100

03 Jan, 2013

Best whiskies of 2012

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Best whiskies of 2012

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  • SK: And just to prove a point, all of the bottles are still available in places where they usually run out. Lets see how many will be still available whe
  • SK: 2 years ago I tried the Caol Ila 1982 from Archives. What a fantastic whisky. Since then I always try to stock these Caol Ila from the 80s. Sadly no
  • WhiskyNotes: The real problem is that Caol Ila isn't selling (mature) casks to independent bottlers any more, from what I've heard, so chances are low we'll see mo

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