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Octomore 5 yo 04.2 ‘Comus’ (61%, OB 2012, 18.000 btl.) – 88/100

Octomore 5 yo 04.1 (62,5%, OB 2010, 167 ppm, 15.000 btl.) – 84/100

Ardbeg Supernova (58,9%, OB 2009) – 85/100

Bruichladdich 3D3 ‘Norrie Campbell’ (46%, OB 2006) – 85/100

A new series that I would like to introduce on this blog: “Ten days of…”. It will consist of 3 or 4 posts with tasting notes from a single distillery and / or with a common theme and spread over 10 days. I’ll start with a couple of peated Bruichladdich releases. First, a word or […]

Bruichladdich posted the line-up for this year on its blog. We can expect a multi-vintage sherry bottling, the mature X4 (which can now be called true whisky), a new Octomore with even more peat than the current release (140ppm), the new Port Charlotte PC8 (in a black tin again), a new XVII, Infinity III and […]

A few months ago, Bruichladdich released a private batch of its Octomore at 80 ppm phenols. After that, the public batch of Bruichladdich Octomore was the heaviest peated whisky in the world at 131 ppm. A liquid ash tray.   Ardbeg Supernova Yesterday, Ardbeg announced to launch its own peat monster: Ardbeg Supernova at “over […]

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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.