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Arran 16 yo 1997 ‘Private Cask’ (50,1%, OB for Limburg Whisky Fair 2014, sherry hogshead #518, 246 btl.) – 86/100

Isle of Jura 1989 (58,8%, Signatory Vintage for Whisky Fair 2014) – 88/100

GlenDronach 20 yo 1993 (52,6%, OB for The Whisky Fair 2013, oloroso sherry butt #13, 668 btl.) – 90/100

GlenDronach 10 yo 2002 (52,8%, OB for The Whisky Fair 2013, Pedro Ximénez puncheon #710, 665 btl.) – 88/100

Caol Ila 30 yo 1982 (52%, The Coopers Choice for Limburg Whisky Fair 2013, bourbon hogshead #4721, 275 btl.) – 92/100

Ledaig 33 yo 1973 (48%, The Whisky Fair 2006, bourbon hogsheads, 281 btl.) – 90/100

Clynelish 32 yo 1974 (58,6%, The Whisky Fair 2006, bourbon hogshead, 266 btl.) – 94/100

Ben Nevis 42 yo 1969 (47,8%, Clan Denny for Limburg Whisky Fair 2012, refill bourbon hogshead, DL 8148)

Glenlivet 32 yo 1978 (52,9%, The Whisky Fair & Three Rivers 2010, bourbon hogshead, 250 btl.) – 86/100

Speyside 42 yo 1969 (53,4%, The Whisky Fair 2011, ex-bourbon cask, 156 btl.) – 89/100

Clynelish 13 yo 1997 (48,9%, The Whisky Fair 2011, bourbon hogshead, 170 btl.) – 86/100

Strathisla 48 yo 1963 (51,8%, Gordon & MacPhail for The Whisky Fair, Book of Kells, first fill sherry butt #576) – 93/100

So it’s all true. The Whisky Fair in Germany is probably the best whisky festival out there. Full stop. It’s even bigger than I expected, and the number of both newly launched bottles and legendary old stuff is impressive. The best thing is that I hardly saw standard supermarket whisky, this is a place where […]

Whisky Fair Limburg 2011

Strathisla 49 yo 1960 (53,2%, Gordon & MacPhail for The Whisky Fair 2010, Book of Kells) – 92/100

Port Ellen 27 yo 1982 (55,2%, Douglas Laing OMC 2009 for The Whisky Fair, ref. DL 4904, 133 btl.) – 91/100

Glen Grant 36 yo 1972 (56,3%, Duncan Taylor 2009 for The Whisky Fair, sherry cask, 209 btl.) – 92/100

BenRiach 33yo 1976 (47,4%, OB for The Whisky Fair 2009, hogshead cask #3558, 162 btl.) – 93/100

BenRiach 33yo 1976 (46,2%, OB for The Whisky Fair 2009, hogshead cask #3550, 103 btl.) – 92/100

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  • WhiskyNotes: It says 'single cask Scotch whisky' on the label, so yes, technically it can even contain a bit of Girvan grain. Not that it matters a lot though.
  • kallaskander: Hi there, could be a teaspooned blenders cask... technically not a single malt then.... that seems more probable than letting an IB bring out the fir
  • Glenn Vanbellingen: If you put the 12 y origin at 40% head to head with the 12 y origin 46% you see it immediately or better you taste it immediately.

Coming up

  • Ardbeg 1972 (Douglas Laing OMC)
  • Jura 1972 SMWS 31.4
  • Balblair 2002
  • Kavalan Solist sherry (for LMdW)
  • Tullibardine 1980 (Malts of Scotland)
  • Ardbeg 1998 (Malts of Scotland)

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