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GlenDronach 21 yo 1993 (55,8%, OB 2014, Oloroso butt #494, 635 btl.) – 89/10

GlenDronach 24 yo 1990 (51,3%, OB 2014, Pedro Ximénez puncheon #2970, 630 btl.) – 89/100

Kilchoman 5 yo 2009 (58,3%, OB for Abbey Whisky 2014, cask #285/09, P.X. finish, 270 btl.) – 87/100

GlenDronach 22 yo 1992 (59,4%, OB 2014, Oloroso sherry butt #199, 576 btl.) – 88/100

GlenDronach 19 yo 1994 (53,5%, OB 2014, Pedro Ximénez puncheon #326, 452 btl.) – 87/100

GlenDronach 19 yo 1994 (53,8%, OB 2014, Pedro Ximénez puncheon #3397, 644 btl.) – 83/100

Kavalan Solist Sherry (57,8%, OB for La Maison du Whisky 2013, sherry cask #S060821047, 497 btl.) – 90/100

Glen Elgin 19 yo 1995 (49,3%, Liquid Art 2014, 94 btl.) – 88/100

BenRiach 20 yo 1993 (52,3%, OB for The Whisky Agency 2014, cask #7977, Virgin American oak finish, 308 btl.) – 87/100

Vintage 1979 – 33 yo blend (52,2%, Svenska Eldvatten 2013, 197 btl.) – 89/100

Deanston 23 yo 1967 (55,4%, Signatory Vintage 1991, cask #1785, 300 btl.) – 84/100

Barbados 15 yo rum (42%, Plantation for Rasta Morris 2013, single cask #115, sherry finish, 450 btl.)

Springbank 14 yo 1998 (58,2%, OB for The Nectar 2013, fresh bourbon cask, 132 btl.) – 90/100

GlenDronach 20 yo 1993 (53%, OB 2013, oloroso cask #5, 645 btl.) – 91/100

GlenDronach 21 yo 1992 (59,8%, OB 2013, Oloroso butt #195, 566 btl.) – 82/100

GlenDronach 21 yo 1991 (49,9%, OB 2013, Pedro Ximénez puncheon, cask #5405, 702 btl.) – 78/100

Ardbeg 31 yo 1974 (51,8%, OB 2006, bourbon cask #5666, 168 btl.) – 94/100

BenRiach 8 yo 2005 (58,1%, OB 2013, virgin American oak hogshead #3782, 310 btl.) – 79/100

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

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

BenRiach 36 yo 1976 (43,1%, OB for Usquebaugh Society 2012, refill bourbon cask #3031, 124 btl.) – 92/100

GlenDronach 22 yo 1990 (55,1%, OB 2012, PX sherry puncheon #2966, 539 btl.) – 88/100

Kavalan Solist (57,1%, OB, bourbon cask #B080519088) – 83/100

BenRiach 35 yo 1976 (54,9%, OB 2012, hogshead #8804, peated, 232 btl.) – 89/100

BenRiach 35 yo 1976 (54,1%, OB 2012, PX sherry finish #5317, 204 btl.) – 90/100

BenRiach 35 yo 1976 (59%, OB 2012, sherry butt #6967, 339 btl.) – 88/100

Balblair 1990 (55,1%, OB 2012, Islay cask #1463, +/- 150 btl.) – 90/100

Bruichladdich 10 yo 2001 (53,11%, Bruichladdies 2012, sherry hogshead #311, 315 btl.) – 87/100

Old Pulteney 1997 (57%, Gordon & MacPhail for Alain Verspecht, first fill bourbon barrel #1199, 224 btl.) – 85/100

BenRiach 34 yo 1976 (48,2%, OB for Taiwan 2011, cask #3033, 216 btl.) – 94/100

BenRiach 1985 Liquid Sun
BenRiach 1995 cask #5968 for South Africa

BenRiach 1976 cask #4469, 30yo, peated, port pipe
BenRiach 1976 cask #9441, 29yo, refill butt, Signatory Vintage
BenRiach 1976 cask #8084, 29yo, peated
BenRiach 1976 cask #9442, 28yo, sherry butt, Signatory Vintage
BenRiach 1976 cask #8081, 28yo, peated
BenRiach 1976 cask #6942, 34yo, butt
BenRiach 1976 cask #8079, 28yo, peated, Craigellachie Hotel
BenRiach 1976 cask #8795, 33yo
BenRiach 1976 cask #8080, 30yo, peated, The Nectar
BenRiach 1976 cask #2014, 32yo
BenRiach 1976 cask #3029, 34yo, Shinanoya Japan
BenRiach 1976 cask #3010, 35yo, Auld Alliance Singapore
BenRiach 1976 cask #3041, 34yo, BBI Japan
BenRiach 1976 cask #3550, 33yo, The Whisky Fair
BenRiach 1976 cask #3551, 33yo, La Maison du Whisky
BenRiach 1976 cask #3032, 35yo, Japan
BenRiach 1976 cask #3033, 34yo, Taiwan
BenRiach 1976 cask #3557, 30yo, La Maison du Whisky
BenRiach 1976 cask #3558, 33yo, The Whisky Fair

Ardbeg 31 yo 1974 (51,0%, OB 2005, bourbon cask #2749, 120 btl.) – 91/100

BenRiach 32 yo 1979 (47,3%, OB for Asta Morris 2012, refill bourbon barrel #8507, 192 btl.) – 92/100

This must be one of the most interesting tastings I’ve ever come across. If I’m not mistaken, it will feature every BenRiach 1976 single cask ever bottled by the distillery, no less than 19 in total. Our friend and BenRiach collector Serge Reijnders is behind the tasting. His collection contains the well-known casks such as […]

GlenDronach 39 yo 1972 (49,9%, OB 2011, oloroso cask #712, 466 btl.) – 93/100

Benromach 34 yo 1977 (48%, OB for Premium Spirits Belgium 2011, refill American hogshead #1470, 249 btl.) – 88/100

Nikka Miyagikyo 23 yo 1988 (57%, OB 2011, cask #92414) – 88/100

Glen Garioch 1971 (43,9%, OB for The Whisky Exchange 2011, cask #2038, 194 btl.) – 91/100

BenRiach 26 yo 1984 (54,1%, OB, cask #7193, peated, Virgin oak finish) – 86/100

BenRiach 33 yo 1977 (45,7%, OB for Asta Morris Belgium 2011, refill bourbon cask #9119, 175 btl.) – 92/100

Ben Nevis 14 yo 1992 (46%, OB 2007, sherry cask #2623, 815 btl.) – 87/100

GlenDronach 40 yo 1971 (48,5%, OB 2011, PX sherry puncheon #1436, 583 btl.) – 83/100

BenRiach 28 yo 1976 (57,6%, OB for Craigellachie Hotel 2005, cask #8079, 144 btl.) – 90/100

GlenDronach 19 yo 1991 (50,4%, OB 2011, Pedro Ximenez sherry puncheon #3181, 624 btl.) – 89/100

GlenDronach 17 yo 1994 (60,1%, OB 2011, oloroso butt #97, 617 btl.) – 77/100

BenRiach 34 yo 1976 (57,8%, OB 2011, butt #6942, 469 btl.) – 91/100

GlenDronach 20 yo 1990 (50,1%, OB 2011, PX sherry puncheon #1032, 728 btl.) – 84/100

GlenDronach 21 yo 1989 (54,1%, OB 2011, PX sherry puncheon #2917, 618 btl.) – 86/100

Glenfiddich Private Vintage 34 yo 1973 (46,6%, OB for LMdW 2007, hogshead #28563, 209 btl.) – 89/100

Blanton’s Original Single Barrel (46,5%, OB 2007, barrel #158, warehouse H, dumped 1/2/2007) – 80/100

Belgian Owl 53 months (74,1%, OB 2010, cask #4275986) – 71/100

Kilchoman 3 yo 2007 (62,4%, OB 2010, bourbon cask #334) – 85/100

Bladnoch 20 yo 1990 (52,4%, OB 2010, cask #136) – 82/100

Glen Grant 36 yo 1973 (46,2%, Kintra 2010, refill sherry cask 6591, 24 btl.) – 88/100

Bowmore 10 yo 2000 (52%, Kintra 2010, cask SC003, 60 btl.) – 82/100

Macduff 25 yo 1984 (55%, Kintra 2009, cask CM143, 60 btl.) – 86/100

Caol Ila 25 yo (51%, Kintra 2010, bourbon hogshead, cask #5395) – 88/100

Kintra Single Cask Collection – Erik Molenaar

Glenfarclas 1977 Family Cask (59%, OB 2006, cask #61, 582 btl.) – 82/100

Glenfarclas 1990 Family Cask (56,5%, OB 2010, cask #5095, 459 btl.) – 89/100

Port Charlotte 7 yo 2002 (63,5%, Whisky-Doris 2010, cask #1171, 298 btl.) – 83/100

Cragganmore 12 yo 1997 ‘The Manager’s Choice’ (59,7%, OB 2009, cask #2398, 246 btl.) – 90/100

Glengoyne 13 yo 1997 ‘English Merchants’ Choice’ (54,6%, OB 2010, cask #2716, 291 btl.) – 89/100

Old Pulteney 1990 (57,4%, OB 2010, cask #5253, distillery only) – 86/100

BenRiach 30 yo 1980 (51,2%, OB 2010, cask #2532, Virgin American Oak, 181 btl.) – 91/100

BenRiach 33 yo 1977 (52,2%, OB 2010, cask #1033, Pedro Ximénez finish, 331 btl.) – 91/100

BenRiach 30 yo 1979 (47,9%, OB 2010, cask #7511, bourbon barrel, 173 btl.) – 90/100

BenRiach 19 yo 1991 (54,9%, OB 2010, cask #4389, Virgin American Oak finish, 306 btl.) – 87/100

BenRiach 25 yo 1984 (51,7%, OB 2010, cask #4052, peated / Tawny Port finish, 265 btl.) – 85/100

GlenDronach 38 yo 1972 (51,5%, OB 2010, Oloroso sherry butt #718, 396 btl.) – 92/100

GlenDronach 39 yo 1971 (48,8%, OB 2010, Oloroso sherry butt #489, 541 btl.) – 91/100

GlenDronach 31 yo 1978 (51,2%, OB 2010, Oloroso sherry puncheon #3315, 522 btl.) – 89/100

GlenDronach 20 yo 1989 (53,2%, OB 2010, Pedro Ximenez sherry puncheon #3315, 522 btl.) – 90/100

GlenDronach 18 yo 1991 (51,7%, OB 2010, Pedro Ximenez sherry puncheon #3182, 633 btl.) – 86/100

GlenDronach 17 yo 1993 (60,5%, OB 2010, oloroso sherry butt #529, 627 btl.) – 75/100

GlenDronach 20 yo 1990 (57,9%, OB 2010, oloroso sherry butt #2621, 546 btl.) – 86/100

BenRiach single casks 2010

GlenDronach ‘cask in a van’ tour – 21/09 – 25/09/2010

Ardbeg 10 yo 2000 “Lord Robertson” (53%, OB 2010, Committee release, cask #1217, 202 btl.) – 86/100

Caol Ila 10 yo 1999 (61,9%, OB 2010, Feis Ile, sherry cask #305646) – 89/100

Amrut 5 yo 2004 (52%, OB 2009 for Crombé, cask #2930, 221 btl.) – 88/100

Lagavulin 1994 (52,7%, OB for Feis Ile 2010, sherry cask #3210, 528 btl.) – 91/100

Glenfiddich 33 yo 1975 (53,7%, OB 2009, cask #22000, 520 btl.) – 91/100

GlenDronach single casks (batch 2 – 2010)

Plantation 11 yo (45%, OB 2009, single cask #01 for The Nectar)

Tomatin 1980 (47,4%, OB 2008, cask #994, 172 btl.) – 89/100

Arran 1998 (56,5%, OB 2008, bourbon cask #700, 223 btl.) – 84/100

Goldlys 1994 ‘Single cask Limousin’ (55%, OB 2009, 440 btl.) – 77/100

GlenDronach 37 yo 1972 (53,3%, OB 2009 for LMdW, oloroso cask #705, 399 btl.) – 89/100

Tyrconnell 1992 Ambassador’s Choice (51%, OB 2009 for Belgium) – 84/100

Ardbeg 31yo 1975 (53,7%, OB 2006, cask #1378, 453 btl) – 92/100

Kilchoman 3yo 2006 (61,1%, OB 2009, cask #232) – 85/100

BenRiach 31 yo 1977 (43,2%, OB 2009, Virgin oak cask #3798, 292 btl.) – 87/100

BenRiach 38 yo 1970 (49,1%, OB 2009, Pedro Ximenez finish, cask #1035, 250 btl.) – 92/100

BenRiach 24 yo 1984 (49,2%, OB 2009, Pedro Ximenez finish, cask #1048, 279 btl.) – 86/100

BenRiach 33 yo 1975 (52,2%, OB 2009, Tawny port finish, cask #4450, 648 btl.) – 89/100

BenRiach 31 yo 1978 (51,2%, OB 2009, Gaja Barolo finish, cask #4414, 245 btl.) – 87/100

BenRiach 20 yo 1988 (54,3%, OB 2009, Gaja Barolo finish, cask #4424, 322 btl.) – 84/100

BenRiach 19 yo 1990 (57,1%, OB 2009, cask #970, 195 btl.) – 85/100

BenRiach single casks batch 6

GlenDronach 13yo 1996 (59,4%, OB 2009, oloroso butt #193, 399 btl.) – 83/100

There are interesting rumours that whisky giant Diageo will soon announce a new series of exclusive bottlings named The Manager’s Choice Single Cask Selection. They’ve selected one single cask from each of the 27 distilleries in their portfolio and the first six will be released in October 2009. A new Rare Malts series is born. […]

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