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Convalmore 24 yo 1978 (59,4%, Rare Malts 2003) – 89/100

Tomatin 35 yo 1978 (46,5%, Cadenhead Small Batch for The Nectar 2014, hogshead, 216 btl.) – 91/100

Glenglassaugh 35 yo 1978 (41,7%, OB 2014, Massandra Madeira puncheon) – 90/100

Port Ellen 1978 (55,7%, Thosop Handwritten 2005, refill sherry butt, 6 btl.) – 93/100

Glenfarclas 32 yo 1978 (46,3%, OB Family Cask VII 2011, refill sherry hogshead #590, 240 btl.) – 83/100

Balblair distillery visit – 10/05/2012
Balblair 2001 (46%, OB 2011, 1st release)
Balblair 1989 (46%, OB 2012, 3rd release)
Balblair 1978 (46%, OB 2008)

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

Glenlivet 32 yo 1978 (52,9%, The Whisky Fair & Three Rivers 2010, bourbon hogshead, 250 btl.) – 86/100

Glenglassaugh 32 yo 1978 (46,2%, Villa Konthor 2010) – 83/100

BenRiach 32 yo 1978 (48%, OB for Asta Morris 2011, sherry hogshead #7037, 79 btl.) – 92/100

Auchentoshan 18 yo 1978 (58,8%, OB 1997, 13 casks #295x + #436x + #437x) – 87/100

Glendullan 26 yo 1978 (56,6%, Rare Malts 2005) – 87/100

Caol Ila 12 yo 1978 (64,4%, Cadenhead 1990, dumpy bottle, 75 cl) – 88/100

Port Ellen 31 yo 1978 ‘10th release’ (54,6%, OB 2010, 3000 btl.) – 95/100

Glenrothes 1978 (43%, OB 2008, 5600 btl.) – 90/100

GlenDronach 31 yo 1978 (51,2%, OB 2010, Oloroso sherry puncheon #3315, 522 btl.) – 89/100

Cragganmore 18 yo 1978 (60,1%, G&M CASK 1996, cask #4959) – 83/100

Banff 26 yo 1978 (46%, Chieftain’s 2004, sherry cask #3771, 462 btl.) – 84/100

Glenglassaugh 31 yo 1978 (44,6%, The Whisky Exchange 10th Anniversary 2009) – 89/100

Port Ellen 27 yo 1978 ‘6th release’ (54,3%, OB 2006, 20cl) – 89/100

BenRiach 31 yo 1978 (51,2%, OB 2009, Gaja Barolo finish, cask #4414, 245 btl.) – 87/100

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  • WhiskyNotes: It says 'single cask Scotch whisky' on the label, so yes, technically it can even contain a bit of Girvan grain. Not that it matters a lot though.
  • kallaskander: Hi there, could be a teaspooned blenders cask... technically not a single malt then.... that seems more probable than letting an IB bring out the fir
  • Glenn Vanbellingen: If you put the 12 y origin at 40% head to head with the 12 y origin 46% you see it immediately or better you taste it immediately.

Coming up

  • Ardbeg 1972 (Douglas Laing OMC)
  • Jura 1972 SMWS 31.4
  • Balblair 2002
  • Kavalan Solist sherry (for LMdW)
  • Tullibardine 1980 (Malts of Scotland)
  • Ardbeg 1998 (Malts of Scotland)

1578 notes by Ruben

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