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Caol Ila 30 yo 1982 (52%, The Coopers Choice for Limburg Whisky Fair 2013, bourbon hogshead #4721, 275 btl.) – 92/100

Bunnahabhain 22 yo 1990 (52%, Whisky-Fässle 2013, sherry cask) – 79/100

Lagavulin 21 yo 1991 (52%, OB 2012, first fill sherry, 2772 btl.) – 92/100

Inchgower 1980 (52%, The Whisky Agency ‘Sea Life’ 2012, refill sherry butt, 456 btl.) – 72/100

Glenfarclas 40 yo 1971 (52%, OB Family Cask for Silver Seal 2011, cask #148, 473 btl.) – 92/100

Nikka Yoichi 20 yo (52%, OB 2008, 22G10B) – 91/100

Caol Ila 32 yo 1979 (52%, The Whisky Agency & The Nectar 2011, bourbon hogshead, 242 btl.) – 90/100

Glenlossie 35 yo 1975 (52%, The Whisky Agency ‘Grotesque Crocs’ 2011, bourbon hogshead, 212 btl.) – 87/100

Bowmore 10 yo 2000 (52%, Kintra 2010, cask SC003, 60 btl.) – 82/100

Old Pulteney WK499 ‘Isabella Fortuna’ (52%, OB 2010, 18.000 btl., travel retail, 100cl) – 85/100

Amrut 5 yo 2004 (52%, OB 2009 for Crombé, cask #2930, 221 btl.) – 88/100

Glengoyne 37 yo 1972 (52%, Nectar of the Daily Drams 2010) – 91/100

Port Ellen 29yo 1979 (52%, Old Bothwell for Lindores 2009, cask #1654, 11 btl.) – 91/100

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  • pb: This had some very conflicting tastes. Without ice, I found it almost unbearable (maybe my palate isn't ready for 60% ABV)...but, without ice, there
  • pb: I managed to get my hands on this in the US---it's hardly available here. Easy drinking----hints of sweet caramel, coconut and vanilla. Really opens
  • Tabrulavubeg: The post is more than 3 years old. But I got to buy a bottle of Old Bothwell Cask 2039 today to find that this also was a bottling from the same cask!

Coming up

  • Littlemill 1992 (Whisky Mercenary)
  • Strathisla 8 Years Old (1970s)
  • Glen Grant 1992 (Old Particular)
  • Auchentoshan 15yo (Kintra)
  • Lagavulin 1997 Distillers Edition
  • Johnnie Walker 18yo Platinum Label
  • Ben Nevis 1997 (Maltbarn)
  • Karuizawa 45 Year Old (cask #2925)
  • Glengoyne 1999 (Palo Cortado)

1500 notes by Ruben

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