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English Harbour 25 yo 1981 (40%, OB 2006)

Glen Spey 25 yo 1988 (47,3%, Archives 2014, bourbon hogshead #356079, 163 btl.) – 86/100

Littlemill 25 yo 1988 (51,9%, Archives 2014, bourbon hogshead #12, 134 btl.) – 88/100

Undisclosed Speyside 1967 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail 1993, port cask #8921 – 8922) – 91/100

Irish single malt 25 yo 1988 (51,1%, The Whisky Agency ‘Old Times Diving’ 2013, 212 btl.) – 92/100

Talisker 25 yo (56,9%, OB 2006, 4860 btl.) – 91/100

Tomatin 25 yo 1988 (49,7%, The Whisky Agency ‘Perfect Dram’ 2013, refill hogshead, 304 btl.) – 87/100

Bunnahabhain 25 yo 1987 (49,4%, The Whisky Agency ‘Perfect Dram’ 2013, Fino hogshead, 255 btl.) – 87/100

Glenrothes 25 yo 1988 (50,6%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams 2013, refill sherry) – 86/100

Bowmore 25 yo 1987 (50,2%, Douglas Laing Old Particular 2013, refill hogshead, 234 btl.) – 72/100

Highland Park 25 yo 1988 (55,7%, Cadenhead Small Batch 2013, sherry butts, 1086 btl.) – 91/100

Bunnahabhain 25 yo (46,3%, OB +/- 2013) – 84/100

Bunnahabhain 25 yo 1969 (53,3%, Signatory Vintage 1995, sherry cask #2025, 140 btl.) – 89/100

Brora 25 yo (56,3%, OB 2008, 7th Edition, 3000 btl.) – 90/100

Littlemill 25 yo 1966 (62,7%, Signatory Vintage 1991, cask #3909) – 84/100

Speyburn 25 yo ‘Solera cask’ (46%, OB 2011)

Knockando 25 yo (43%, OB 2011, 4758 btl.)

Glenrothes 25 yo (43%, OB 2007, 2400 btl.) – 88/100

Albion 25 yo 1986 (60,6%, OB for Velier import, cask #10546)

Yamazaki 25 yo (43%, OB +/- 2010) – 87/100

On Thursday night, Whisky Magazine has announced the World Whiskies Awards 2012. Here are the most interesting results of this sixth edition: Best Single Malt Whisky: Yamazaki 25 years (also Best Japanese single malt) Best Blended Whisky: Three ships 5 years (produced in South Africa) Best Islay Whisky:  Bowmore Maltmen’s (a limited release Best American […]

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

Royal Brackla 25 yo 1975 (55,4%, Signatory Vintage 2001, cask #5413) – 80/100

Macduff 25 yo 1984 (55%, Kintra 2009, cask CM143, 60 btl.) – 86/100

Caol Ila 25 yo (51%, Kintra 2010, bourbon hogshead, cask #5395) – 88/100

BenRiach 25 yo 1984 (51,7%, OB 2010, cask #4052, peated / Tawny Port finish, 265 btl.) – 85/100

Tamdhu 25 yo 1984 (50,1%, Whisky-Doris 2010, refill hogshead #2834, 270 btl.) – 81/100

Bowmore 25 yo (53,1%, OB 2010, Feis Ile, 100 btl.) – 68/100

Glenesk 25 yo 1983 (55,7%, Duncan Taylor 2009, sherry cask #4931, 294 btl.) – 65/100

Ardbeg ‘Lord of the Isles’ 25 yo (46%, OB 2007) – 92/100

Glen Elgin 25 yo 1984 (43,8%, Nectar of the Daily Drams 2010) – 85/100

Craigellachie 25 yo 1984 (53,7%, The Whisky Agency Daily Dram 2009, Flowers series, 256 btl.) – 91/100

Macduff 25 yo 1984 (54,9%, Thosop 2009, Bourbon cask, 120 btl.) – 86/100

Port Askaig 25y (45,8%, Whisky Exchange 2009) – 88/100

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  • Roberto Sikora: This is really a great, great bottling. One of my favourite Littlemills so far... :-) Thank you, Ruben for this review!
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  • sjoerd972: I wish the guys at Bushmills would demand the labels to say "Northern Ireland" so we didn't have to speculate on the booze's origins.

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