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Millstone rye 10% 2004 (58,6%, OB for The Whisky Exchange 2014, cask #667) – 87/100

Caol Ila Cl7 (58,5%, Elements of Islay 2014, 50 cl) – 87/100

Karuizawa 29 yo 1984 (56,8%, OB for The Whisky Exchange 2013, first fill sherry cask #3663, +/- 250 btl.) – 91/100

GlenDronach 17 yo 1995 (56,6%, OB for The Whisky Exchange 2013, Pedro Ximenez puncheon #4682, 631 btl.) – 85/100

Port Askaig 19 years ‘Cask strength’ (50,4%, Specialty Drinks 2012) – 87/100

Port Askaig 30 years ‘Cask strength’ (51,1%, Specialty Drinks 2012) – 90/100

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

Karuizawa 11yo ‘Spirit of Asama’ (48%, The Whisky Exchange 2012, vatting) – 82/100
Karuizawa 11yo ‘Spirit of Asama’ (55%, The Whisky Exchange 2012, vatting) – 85/100

Karuizawa 1984 (64,5%, The Whisky Exchange 2012, first fill sherry cask #4021) – 90/100

Karuizawa 1982 (46%, first fill bourbon cask #8497) – 88/100

Ardmore 19 yo 1992 (49,3%, Single Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon cask, 207 btl.) – 90/100

Bruichladdich Br2 (49,3%, Elements of Islay 2011, 50 cl) – 83/100

Clynelish 28 yo 1982 (43,1%, Single Malts of Scotland 2011, hogshead #3985, 175 btl.) – 89/100

The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2011 (London)

Port Askaig ‘Harbour’ 19 yo (45,8%, Specialty Drinks 2011) – 86/100

Glenglassaugh 31 yo 1978 (44,6%, The Whisky Exchange 10th Anniversary 2009) – 89/100

Clynelish 37 yo (46%, The Whisky Exchange 10th Anniversary 2009) – 92/100

BenRiach 23 yo 1984 (54,2%, OB 2008, cask #194, 214 btl.) – 87/100

Hakushu 20 yo 1989 (62%, OB 2009 for The Whisky Exchange, sherry butt #9O 50021) – 90/100

Longmorn 39yo 1969 (57,7%, Gordon & MacPhail for TWE 2009, cask #5305) – 91/100

Laphroaig 13yo 1996 (46%, Single Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #1983, 280 btl.) – 85/100

Craigellachie 15yo 1994 (46%, Single Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #5901, 325 btl.) – 84/100

Highland Park 13yo 1995 (46%, Single Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #470 & #471, 770 btl.) – 81/100

Bladnoch 16yo 1992 (46%, Single Malts of Scotland 2009, bourbon hogshead, cask #2694, 375 btl.) – 85/100

Port Askaig 25y (45,8%, Whisky Exchange 2009) – 88/100

Port Askaig ‘Cask Strength’ (57,1%, Whisky Exchange 2009) – 82/100

Port Askaig, a new brand by Specialty Drinks / The Whisky Exchange

With the current rate of the British Pound, I decided to place an order at The Whisky Exchange, which has a huge choice of current as well as older bottlings. Not to forget their excellent range of Single Malts of Scotland releases.

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  • MARS: On this point I can only agree, even the badest karuizawa is higly wanted and really expensive. ;-) Personaly I have nothing against the fact that the
  • WhiskyNotes: I'm not counting new releases - the producer can basically ask any price you want regardless of the real value. That leaves us with a couple of 1972's
  • MARS: The last 35 years old cost 1400€, the 1972's rare malt are at 4000/5000€(minimum minimorum) at auction and the 1972/40 years old release of last y

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  • Mortlach 1995 'Stem Ginger Preserve' (Wemyss)
  • Dalmore Valour
  • Aberlour a'bunadh Batch #50
  • Glendronach 8yo (Whiskymanufaktur)
  • Yamazaki 12 Year Old
  • Tomatin 1997 (Liquid Library)

1751 notes by Ruben

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