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Benromach Traditional (40%, OB +/- 2014) – 77/100

Jameson 12 yo ‘Distillery reserve’ (40%, OB) – 85/100

Aberfeldy 12 yo (40%, OB 2014) – 81/100

Glen Flagler ‘all-malt’ (70° proof, OB pre-1979, black & red shield, 1 2/3 fl.oz.) – 77/100

Royal Lochnagar 2000 ‘Distiller’s Edition’ (40%, OB 2012, Muscat finish, RL/00-12W) – 81/100

Jura 10 yo ‘Origin’ (40%, OB 2014) – 78/100

Glen Moray 30 yo 1959 (40%, Dun Eideann 1989, ref. 84/611-1, 75 cl.) – 93/100

Glengoyne 14 yo (40%, OB for Marks & Spencer 2013) – 81/100

Delilah’s 20th Anniversary (40%, Compass Box 2013, 6324 btl.) – 84/100

Singleton of Dufftown 15 yo (40%, OB 2013) – 83/100

The Black Grouse ‘Alpha Edition’ (40%, OB 2013) – 72/100

Johnnie Walker 18 yo Platinum Label (40%, OB 2013) – 81/100

Isle of Jura ‘Diurach’s Own’ (40%, OB +/- 2014) – 82/100

Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve (40%, OB 2013) – 83/100

Bowmore Small Batch (40%, OB 2014) – 83/100

Strathisla 8 yo ‘70° Proof’ (40%, Gordon & MacPhail 1970’s, 26 3/4 fl. oz) – 77/100

Grant’s Ale CaskGrant’s Ale Cask (40%, OB ‘Cask Editions’ +/- 2013) – 73/100

Auchentoshan 12 yo (40%, OB +/- 2013) – 80/100

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

Glen Grant 1959/1960 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail 1986, Royal Wedding) – 92/100

Johnnie Walker Blue Label (40%, OB) – 81/100

GlenDronach 1959/1960 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail 1986, Royal Wedding) – 91/100

Coleburn 1972 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice 1993, old map label) – 80/100

Johnnie Walker Double Black (40%, OB +/- 2013) – 83/100

Cragganmore Distillers Edition 1998 (40%, OB 2012, Port pipe finish) – 83/100

Johnnie Walker Red Label (40%, OB +/- 2013) – 68/100
Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Year Old (40%, OB +/- 2013) – 74/100

Port Ellen 16 yo 1969 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs’ Choice +/- 1985) – 92/100

Tamdhu 10 yo (40%, OB 2013) – 82/100

Glenrothes 8 yo (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, mid 1970’s) – 71/100

Balblair 10 yo (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, late 1980’s) – 84/100

Inverleven 1979 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, +/- 1990) – 76/100

Dalmore ‘Tweed Dram’ (40%, OB 2012, Rivers Collection, Season 2012) – 75/100

Highland Park 10 yo (40%, OB 2013, 35 cl.) – 82/100

Strathisla 21 yo (40%, G&M +/- 1985) – 88/100

Johnnie Walker Explorer’s Club Collection ‘The Gold Route’ (40%, OB 2013) – 78/100

Ben Nevis 21 yo 1990 ‘Red Berry Cream’ (40%, Wemyss Malts 2011, 865 btl.) – 76/100

Glengoyne 10 yo (40%, OB 2009) – 75/100

Cutty Sark Storm (40%, OB 2012) – 80/100

Balblair 1973 (40%, G&M Centenary Reserve 1995)

Glenfiddich 21 yo (40%, OB 2010, Caribbean rum finish) – 82/100

Old Pulteney 12 yo (40%, OB 2010) – 78/100

Highland Park ‘Leif Eriksson’ (40%, OB 2011, travel retail) – 79/100

Undisclosed Speyside distillery 30 yo (40%, Master of Malt 2011, 4th Edition) – 87/100

Ootori 15 yo (40%, OB, 66 cl.) – 79/100

Glenfiddich 19 yo ‘Age of Discovery’ (40%, OB 2011, Madeira finish) – 85/100

DYC

DYC (40%, OB 2010) – 60/100

Bailie Nicol Jarvie (40%, OB 2011) – 80/100

Bunnahabhain 45 yo 1965 (40%, The Whisky Agency ‘Private Stock’ 2010, refill hogshead, 195 btl.) – 85/100

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

Miltonduff 37 yo 1971 (40%, Duncan Taylor Lonach 2008) – 92/100

Connemara Sherry finish (40%, OB 2009, 10.000 btl.) – 84/100

Ardbeg 1975 (40%, Jas. Gordon & Co. 1989, imported by Auxil France, 75 cl) – 91/100

Dalmore 1980 (40%, OB 2009) – 89/100

Dalwhinnie 21 yo 1970 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice 1991, 70 cl.) – 86/100

Bunnahabhain 41 yo 1968 (40%, Malts of Scotland 2010, bourbon hogshead #12291, 164 btl.) – 92/100

Caperdonich 27 yo 1968 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice 2004) – 87/100

Undisclosed Speyside distillery 30 yo (40%, Master of Malt 2009, 3rd edition) – 85/100

Georgia Moon (40%) – 30/100

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

Monkey Shoulder (40%, OB 2008) – 74/100

Nikka All Malt (40%, OB 2009) – 82/100

Undisclosed Speyside distillery 50 yo (40%, Master of Malt 2009) – 91/100

Glen Grant 5 yo 1968 (40%, OB 1973, 75 cl.) – 75/100

Glenmorangie 10 yo Original (40%, OB 2008) – 77/100

Undisclosed Speyside distillery 40 yo (40%, Master of Malt 2008) – 87/100

Undisclosed Speyside distillery 30 yo (40%, Master of Malt 2008, 2nd edition) – 90/100

Arran 12 yo (40%, Master of Malt 2008) – 86/100

The Dalmore ‘Gran Reserva’ (40%, OB 2008) – 81/100

Redbreast 12y (40%, OB 2008) – 83/100

Ardbeg Blasda (40%, OB 2008) – 80/100

Balvenie 12y ‘Signature’ (40%, OB 2008, batch n°1) – 87/100

Glenrothes Robur Reserve (40%, OB 2008, 1 liter) – 79/100

Balvenie 21y PortWood (40%, OB 2006) – 83/100

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