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Yellow Spot 12 yo (46%, Mitchell & Son +/- 2015) – 83/100

Writer’s Tears Cask Strength (53%, Walsh Distillery 2014, 1980 btl.) – 82/100

Kilbeggan 21 yo (40%, OB 2015) – 73/100

Bushmills 1608 – 400th Anniversary (46%, OB +/- 2014) – 83/100

Tullamore D.E.W. 12 yo ‘Special Reserve’ (40%, OB +/- 2015) – 80/100

Irish single malts from independent bottlers are currently selling like hotcakes. We’ve seen old 1988 and 1989 expressions, the wonderful (peated) 1991s and several younger examples distilled early 2000s. All good to outstanding. Also on a more global scale, Irish distilleries achieved some excellent results and are growing at a much faster rate than their […]

Irish single malt 1991 – peated (52,2%, The Whisky Mercenary for Whiskysite.nl & Fisser 2015) – 91/100

Irish single malt 22 yo 1991 (48,6%, Eiling Lim 2014, 116 btl.) – 92/100

Irish single malt 23 yo 1991 (47,4%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams 2014, peated) – 92/100

Irish Single Malt Whiskey 22 yo 1991 (46,6%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams & La Maison du Whisky 2014, rum cask #10657) – 90/100

Irish Single Malt Whiskey 24 yo 1989 (42,2%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams & La Maison du Whisky 2014, rum cask #16262) – 90/100

Jameson 12 yo ‘Distillery reserve’ (40%, OB) – 84/100

Irish Single Malt Whiskey 10 yo 2003 (49,5%, Whisky-Fässle 2014, hogshead) – 84/100

Irish Malt 22 yo 1991 (49,2%, The Whisky Fair 2014, Bourbon barrel, 184 btl.) – 89/100

Irish single malt 25 yo 1988 (51,1%, The Whisky Agency ‘Old Times Diving’ 2013, 212 btl.) – 92/100

Irish single malt 22 yo 1991 (52,4%, TWA Liquid Library 2013, refill barrel, 191 btl.) – 87/100

Teeling Whiskey (46%, OB 2013) – 79/100

Teeling 21 yo 1999 ‘Silver Reserve’ (46%, OB 2013, 5.000 btl.) – 90/100

Cooley 13 yo 1999 (51,4%, The Whisky Mercenary 2013) – 89/100

Midleton 20 yo 1991 (54,1%, OB for The Whisky Exchange 2012, first fill bourbon cask #48750, 205 btl.) – 91/100

Cooley 1999 (53,3%, Thosop 2012, 179 btl.) – 90/100

Greenore 10 yo (52,9%, OB 2011 for Belgium, cask #87, 394 btl.) – 83/100

Greenore 18 yo (46%, OB 2011, 4000 btl.) – 81/100

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

Our Angel – Cooley 9y 1999 (46%, Daily Dram 2009) – 88/100

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