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Karuizawa 31 yo 1980 (56,4%, OB 2011, sherry butt #6568) – 78/100

Ardbeg 31 yo 1974 (51,8%, OB 2006, bourbon cask #5666, 168 btl.) – 94/100

Karuizawa 31 yo 1981 (66,3%, OB for The Nectar 2013, sherry butt #4333, 94 btl.) – 91/100

Karuizawa 31 yo 1981 (60,0%, Shinanoya 2012, bourbon barrel #4961, 228 btl.) – 86/100

Bunnahabhain 31 yo 1980 (46,8%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead, ref. MoS 12038, 220 btl.) – 90/100

Ardbeg 31 yo 1974 (51,0%, OB 2005, bourbon cask #2749, 120 btl.) – 91/100

Glenturret 31 yo 1980 (42,5%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead MoS 12008, 192 btl.) – 87/100

Bunnahabhain 31 yo 1980 (46,3%, Whisky-Doris 2011, bourbon hogshead #13, 177 btl.) – 89/100

Clynelish 31 yo 1972 (57,8%, SMWS 2004, 26.33) – 92/100

Strathmill 31 yo 1976 (44,8%, Adelphi 2008, cask #1126, 227 btl.) – 77/100

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

Glenglassaugh 31 yo 1967 (55,8%, Signatory Silent Stills 1998, cask #2893, 217 btl.) – 90/100

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

Glenugie 31 yo 1977 (58,1%, Signatory Vintage 2009, cask #7, 577 btl.) – 87/100

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

GlenDronach Grandeur 31 yo (45,8%, OB 2010, 1013 btl.) – 88/100

Today the recently re-launched distillery GlenDronach announced a new thirty-one year-old expression selected personally by Mr Billy Walker: GlenDronach Grandeur. It’s a selection of some of the oldest oloroso casks at GlenDronach. The expression is bottled at 45,8% (cask strength). The official tasting notes of GlenDronach Grandeur mention “fruits, nuts, berries, coffee and subtle sweet […]

Glen Elgin 31 yo 1975 (46%, Berry Bros. & Rudd 2007, cask #5167 & 5170) – 90/100

Glen Spey 31 yo 1977 (55,8%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #3656, 210 btl.) – 90/100

Ardbeg 31yo 1975 (53,7%, OB 2006, cask #1378, 453 btl) – 92/100

Karuizawa ‘Wait La Mazurka’ 31 yo 1977 (62,7%, Daily Dram 2009) – 91/100

Glenfarclas 1968 (51,6%, OB 2009, Family cask for Luc Timmermans, cask #699, Lindores 5th Anniversary, 35 btl.) – 93/100

Tomatin 31y 1976 (49,6%, Scotch Single Malt Circle 2008, cask #19085, 336 btl.) – 90/100

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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

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

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