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

Connemara Turf Mór (58,2%, OB 2010, heavily peated, less than 20.000 btl.) – 87/100

Cooley 10y 1992 (59,3%, Cadenhead 2003, bourbon, 234 btl.) – 88/100

Connemara 10 yo 1999 (60,3%, OB 2010, Whisky Festival Gent, 222 btl.) – 85/100

Whisky festival Gent – contest winners

Win free tickets for the Whisky Festival Gent (6-7 February 2010) or a sample of this year’s festival bottling (a peated Connemara)

A second set of impressions from the 2009 whisky festival in Gent, with tasting notes of the following whiskies:

Long Red – Glen Ord 12y 1996 (46%, Daily Dram 2008, 184 btl.)
Auchentoshan Three Wood (43%, OB 2008)
Bunnahabhain 38y 1970 (40,2%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld 2008, cask 4075)
Caperdonich 36y 1972 (54,4%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld 2008, cask 7219)
Connemara 16y 1992 (58,9%, 100° proof club bottling, cask K92/34 4185)

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  • Tony: Well the 1401 batch 8 could be found easily in most places for £200 - indeed I got one for £180 with a discount. The £225 price was a bit high and
  • WhiskyNotes: Don't just look at the UK - it's not always representative for the rest of the world. The last 1401 for Europe was batch 8. I bought that one for €
  • Sam: Nicely written notes, not rated this myself yet. Just to confirm, it's nowhere near a 40% price rise though. The last 1401 released in the UK was at

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  • Macduff 1980 (Golden Cask)
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  • Cardhu 18 Year Old
  • Craigellachie 13 Years
  • Port Askaig 19 Year Old
  • Ledaig 2005 (Maltbarn)

1659 notes by Ruben

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