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Black Bull 21 yo ‘Racer’s Reserve’ (50%, Duncan Taylor 2013, blend) – 75/100

Black Bull 12 yo (50%, Duncan Taylor 2012) – 82/100

Springbank 17 yo 1995 (51,4%, Duncan Taylor Dimensions, sherry cask #1995) – 86/100

Springbank 13 yo 1998 (46%, Duncan Taylor NC2 2011, sherry cask) – 82/100

Glenburgie 22 yo 1988 (57,3%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld 2011, cask #11239, 233 btl.) – 87/100

Port Ellen 26 yo 1983 (54,6%, Duncan Taylor Rarest of the Rare 2010, cask #674, 282 btl.) – 93/100

Black Bull ‘Special Reserve No. 1’ (46,6%, Duncan Taylor 2011, 978 btl.) – 86/100

Glenrothes 41 yo 1968 (43%, Duncan Taylor 2010, cask #9974, 139 btl.) – 89/100

Caperdonich 38 yo 1972 (53,6%, Duncan Taylor Rarest of the Rare 2011, cask #7460, 160 btl.) – 93/100

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

Isle of Jura 18 yo 1990 (52,4%, Duncan Taylor 2009, cask #6401, 312 btl.) – 78/100

Ardbeg 15 yo 1993 (58,9%, Duncan Taylor 2009, cask #1724, 292 btl.) – 85/100

Glenrothes 35 yo 1970 (43,5%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld 2006, cask #10574, 162 btl.) – 90/100

Caperdonich 39 yo 1969 (42,2%, Duncan Taylor Lonach 2008) – 84/100

Glencraig 35 yo 1974 (42,4%, Duncan Taylor RotR 2009, cask #2922) – 84/100

Glen Grant 39 yo 1970 (49,1%, Duncan Taylor 2009, cask #3492) – 91/100

Duncan Taylor 70th Anniversary Malt 41 yo 1967 (46,3%, Duncan Taylor 2008, 375 btl.) – 92/100

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

Black Bull 40 yo (40,2%, Duncan Taylor 2010, batch #1) – 85/100

Glen Grant 35 yo 1974 (55,2%, Duncan Taylor 2009 for The Nectar, cask #16582, 168 btl.) – 86/100

Glen Grant 36 yo 1972 (56,3%, Duncan Taylor 2009 for The Whisky Fair, sherry cask, 209 btl.) – 92/100

Strathclyde 27yo 1980 (58,2%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld 2007, cask #1496) – 58/100

Glenrothes 39yo 1969 (42,7%, Duncan Taylor Lonach 2008) – 92/100

Aberlour 14yo 1995 (46%, Duncan Taylor NC2 2009) – 80/100

Imperial 19yo 1990 (53,9%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld 2009, cask #450) – 87/100

Caperdonich 36yo 1972 (47,8%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld 2009, cask #7449, 158 btl.) – 91/100

Royal Lochnagar 19yo 1990 (54,6%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld 2009, cask #356, 259 btl.) – 88/100

Macallan 19yo 1990 (50,1%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld 2009, cask #8099, 266 btl.) – 81/100

Glenrothes 39 yo 1970 (47,9%, Duncan Taylor for The Nectar 2009, cask #10567, 127 btl.) – 91/100

Black Bull 30 yo (50%, Duncan Taylor 2009) – 89/100

Caol Ila 26yo 1982 (54,6%, Duncan Taylor 2008, for The Nectar, cask #2738, 279 btl.) – 89/100

Glenrothes 37y 1968 (57,6%, Duncan Taylor 2006, cask #13482, 160 btl.) – 88/100

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)

Banff 25y 1980 (56,5%, DT Rarest of the Rare 2006, cask #2908) – 84/100

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