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Tasting of Japanese whisky, hosted by Stefan Van Eycken and organized by The Bonding Dram – 22/08/2013

Glen Spey 1978 Daily DramGlen Spey 35 yo 1978 (52,1%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams for Drankenshop Broekmans 2013)
Glenfarclas 25 yo Quarter Casks (42,4%, OB 2012, 905 btl.)
Nikka Yoichi 1989 (60%, OB 2012, hogshead #206497)
Glenglassaugh 32 yo 1979 (43%, Signatory Vintage 2012, hogshead #1543, 255 btl.)
Nikka Taketsuru 25 yo (43%, OB 2012, ref. 10B30B)

Nikka Miyagikyo 9 yo 2002 (62%, OB 2012, refill butt #101127, 517 btl.) – 88/100

Nikka Miyagikyo 15 yo (45%, OB 2011) – 84/100

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

Nikka Pure Malt White (43%, OB 2010, 50cl) – 75/100

Nikka ‘From the barrel’ (51,4%, OB 2010, 50cl) – 80/100

Nikka Miyagikyo 1988 (50%, OB 2008, 1500 btl.) – 88/100

A series of Japanese whisky reviews. There’s a Hakushu and Yamazaki bottled for Whisky-Live Japan, a Karuizawa 1991, several Nikka bottlings, the highly praised Yamazaki 18yo, a Mizunara wood finish etc.

Nikka 12 yo ‘Single coffey malt’ (55%, OB 2008, 3027 btl.) – 73/100

Nikka Taketsuru 21 yo (43%, OB) – 83/100

Nikka Pure Malt Black (43%, OB 2009, 50cl) – 82/100

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

Nikka Yoichi 1991 (58%, OB 2009 for La Maison du Whisky, single cask #129374) – 92/100

Nikka Yoichi 10y (45%, OB, batch 08G34B) – 83/100

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  • Tudval: Just because canadian whisky 'can' have other stuff in it, doesn't mean it does. Regulation is not the be all and end all. Certainly these days there
  • Gal(WhiskyIsrael): Just tasted this one. WOW. i am very very impressed Ruben. Amazing BFYB for 40 euro. this feels much older and so complex. WOW again. dang!
  • bakerman: I will look for the cheaper unpeated Caol Ila as I am interested to compare it with the younger versions released earlier (8 and 12 years). I will als

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