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  • Lagavulin 16 Year old - What has happened?

    By masterj on 30th Mar 20152015-03-30T23:24:00

    84

    Recently purchased a bottle of 16 and this Lagavulin has serious shortcomings compared to previous bottling. Nose: Sweet wood, very little smoke, anise, brine. Gone is the tar/freshly paved road, the… read more

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  • Ardbeg 10 Year old - Interesting Islay experience...

    By Georgy on 30th Mar 20152015-03-30T18:42:00

    87

    NOSE: hint of vanilla, peat, burnt wood, slight citrus zest, the aroma of the ground after a heavy rain TASTE: initially sweet, oily, creamy, with hints of citrus (tangerine), gentle peat, bonfire smoke… read more

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  • Inchmurrin 18 Year Old - Syrupy Sweet

    By markjedi1 on 30th Mar 20152015-03-30T16:48:00

    81

    Two years ago, the Inchmurrin range was revamped. There is now a 12, 15, 18 and 21 Year Old. The bottles are pretty slim and colored, just like the tubes (similar to the Glen Scotia makeover, which uses… read more

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  • Inchmurrin 12 Year Old - Stay Away

    By markjedi1 on 30th Mar 20152015-03-30T16:47:00

    74

    Loch Lomond is actually a big whisky factory specialized in the making of bulk whisky, mostly for export. Because they use different types of stills – pot still, coffey still and a hybrid of the two c… read more

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  • Glen Keith 20 Year Old 1993 Blackadder Raw Cask - Toffee

    By markjedi1 on 30th Mar 20152015-03-30T16:46:00

    82

    This Glen Keith by Blackadder is very pale and – like all Raw Cask bottlings by Robin Tucek and his team – has some cask residue. I am not sure what the purpose is. They have to be added again after f… read more

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  • Glen Keith 17 Year Old 1997 Wilson & Morgan - Speculoos

    By markjedi1 on 30th Mar 20152015-03-30T16:46:00

    82

    The Italian bottler Wilson & Morgan has, so far, only two Glen Keith releases. This is a vatting of two refill sherry casks, bottled at drinking strength and thus yielden no less than 605 bottles. The… read more

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  • Glen Moray 18 Year Old 1995 Blackadder Raw Cask - Baked Apples

    By markjedi1 on 30th Mar 20152015-03-30T16:45:00

    86

    Since 2008 Glen Moray is in French hands. La Martiniqaise has quite some brands in its portfolio, including port, gin, rum and whisky. Think Glen Turner, Label 5 and Sam Barton. Not top shelf stuff, to… read more

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  • Glenlossie 20 Year Old 1992 Blackadder Raw Cask - Icing Sugar

    By markjedi1 on 30th Mar 20152015-03-30T16:44:00

    84

    Glenlossie is rather unknown for the simple reason that official releases are hard to find. All of it is meant for the blenders, who feel Glenlossie is a top malt. Glenlossie 1992 in particular – for me… read more

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  • Glenglassaugh Revival - Immature

    By Pandemonium on 29th Mar 20152015-03-29T22:15:00

    76

    As Glenglassaugh was revived in 2008 after a hiatus of 22 years, expectations were high. The products of the old distillery were pretty much a mixed bag and due to the lack of an official bottling and the… read more

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  • Suntory Yamazaki 12 Year old - Japan Speaks Scotch

    By SimeonSanchez on 29th Mar 20152015-03-29T18:53:00

    88

    The color is a dark, rich gold for such a light-tasting whiskey, suggesting artificial coloring, but I honestly have no clue. The nose is sharply fruity, with a zing of passion fruit and tart white … read more

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