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Strathisla 1937
Craig Daniels, 92
Old Pogue 'Master Select' (????*)
Patrick Brossard, 87
Edradour 21yo 1968/1990
Patrick Brossard, 78
Woflburn 'Conrad Gessner'
Patrick Brossard, 82
Wolfburn 'N270'
Patrick Brossard, 83
Glenmorangie 'Quinta Ruban' (2010*)
Craig Daniels, 85
Highland Park 18yo 1976/1994
Benjamin Chen, 89
Highland Park 25yo (2000)
Benjamin Chen, 90
Ardbeg 21yo 1974/1996
Benjamin Chen, 89
Bowmore 1964/1995 'Black'
Benjamin Chen, 91
Bowmore 1964/1995 'Black'
Benjamin Chen, 91
Ardbeg 17yo 1974/1991 '33.12'
Benjamin Chen, 90
Ardbeg 15yo 1975/1990
Benjamin Chen, 90
Ardbeg 17yo 1974/1992
Benjamin Chen, 88
Bruichladdich 16yo 1968/1985
Benjamin Chen, 95
Millstone 2005/2016 '100 Rye'
Patrick Brossard, 86
Bunnahabhain 27yo 1989/2017
Patrick Brossard, 87
Bunnahabhain 33yo 1980/2013
Patrick Brossard, 90
Springbank 1969/1995
Patrick Brossard, 93
Glendronach 'Peated Port Wood'
Patrick Brossard, 86
Glendronach 22yo 1995/2017
Patrick Brossard, 90
Orkney Islands 15yo 2002/2017
Patrick Brossard, 85
Orkney Islands 17yo 2000/2017
Patrick Brossard, 85
Jim Beam 'Distiller's Masterpiece'
Rich Howard, 85
Macallan 12yo 'sherry'
Patrick Brossard, 82
Macallan 'Edition N3'
Patrick Brossard, 87
Macallan 'Edition N2'
Patrick Brossard, 85
Glendronach 'Cask Strength Bjatch 6'
Patrick Brossard, 86
Glendronach 25yo 1991/2017 'Kingsman'
Patrick Brossard, 87
Ledaig 6yo 2010/2017
Patrick Brossard, 85
Ledaig 17yo 2000/2017 'Sherry Wood Matured'
Patrick Brossard, 87
Heaven Hill 20yo 1996/2017 '175th Anniversary'
Patrick Brossard, 83
Tennessee 13yo 2003/2017 'Art Nouveau Ladies'
Patrick Brossard, 88
Glendronach 22yo 1995
Patrick Brossard, 87
Glendronach 24yo 1993/2017
Patrick Brossard, 85
Recent Activity in the Whisky Monitor Database
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Old Pogue 'Master Select' (45.5%, OB, NAS, batch 6820, 75cl)
Woflburn 'Conrad Gessner' (55%, OB for Switzerland, 70cl)
Wolfburn 'N270' (46%, OB, 70cl)
Highland Park 18yo 1976/1994 (58.5%, Cadenhead's Authentic Collection, C#4648)
Ardbeg 17yo 1974/1991 '33.12' (56.2%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society)
Millstone 12yo 2000/2016 'Sherry Cask' (46%, OB, older than the age specified on the label, 70cl)
Millstone 2005/2016 '100 Rye' (50%, OB, 70cl)
Bunnahabhain 27yo 1989/2017 (44.9%, The Whisky Agency for The Whisky Exchange, 247 Bts., 70cl)
Bunnahabhain 33yo 1980/2013 (45.4%, Acla Selection, labelled in 2017, 52 Bts., 70cl)
Springbank 1969/1995 (48.8%, Dun Eideann, C#2391, 685 Bts., 70cl)
Glendronach 'Peated Port Wood' (46%, OB, 70cl)
Glendronach 22yo 1995/2017 (52.8%, OB for Lateltin Switzerland, C#3042, 629 Bts., 70cl)
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Strathisla 1937 (70 Pr., G&M Licensed bottling, mid 1970's)
Craig Daniels, Amazing stuff. Lots of linen and flax, hints of iodine, mustard plaster, drying and dusty wood, cocoa powder and dark bitter chocolate. Whiffs of old furniture, mahogany and shellac. Must have been refill sherry from European oak. Finish has dry peat, dry grass/straw and cocoa.
Old Pogue 'Master Select' (45.5%, OB, NAS, batch 6820, 75cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting034.html#mar10
Woflburn 'Conrad Gessner' (55%, OB for Switzerland, 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting034.html#mar11
Wolfburn 'N270' (46%, OB, 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting034.html#mar11
Millstone 12yo 2000/2016 'Sherry Cask' (46%, OB, older than the age specified on the label, 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Dec23
Millstone 2005/2016 '100 Rye' (50%, OB, 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Dec23
Bunnahabhain 27yo 1989/2017 (44.9%, The Whisky Agency for The Whisky Exchange, 247 Bts., 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Dec24
Bunnahabhain 33yo 1980/2013 (45.4%, Acla Selection, labelled in 2017, 52 Bts., 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Dec24
Springbank 1969/1995 (48.8%, Dun Eideann, C#2391, 685 Bts., 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Dec25
Glendronach 'Peated Port Wood' (46%, OB, 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Dec19
Glendronach 22yo 1995/2017 (52.8%, OB for Lateltin Switzerland, C#3042, 629 Bts., 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Dec19
Orkney Islands 15yo 2002/2017 (51.7%, Acla Selection, Sherry cask, 90 Bts., 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#dec07
Orkney Islands 17yo 2000/2017 (51.7%, Acla Selection, Bourbon cask, 120 Bts., 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#dec07
Jim Beam 'Distiller's Masterpiece' (50%, OB, New Charred Oak and ex-PX Sherry Casks, 750ml)
Rich Howard, on the nose, the PX influence is immediately apparent, with ripe raisin, fresh prune and overripe plum, then unexpectedly some pink bubblegum and/or cotton candy, a touch of anise, a squeeze of grilled orange, ending on some charred wood with a dash of wood spice. the palate is a bit more nuanced than the nose, the sherry less dominant, more toasted wood and citrus apparent here, then a combination of sweet licorice and unsweetened raisin and cranberry, a touch of anise and plenty of wood spice, wood char and a hint of sweet, overripe plum lingering on the finish, way in the back of the throat, along with plenty of tannic oak. with a drop of water, the heavy raisin on the nose softens to more of a sweet herbal liqueur, plenty of slightly-overcooked caramel corn, followed by more slightly-overcooked caramel corn, maybe even a touch of butterscotch, a waft of fresh mandarin orange against a backdrop of dry corn cob and sawdust. the palate, however, is sweeter now with raisin and hints of ripe plum, but also more wood spice and drying, wine-soaked oak tannins which take over mid-palate and dominate into the finish. another drop of water, and we have sherry wine and citrus-soaked wood fighting for control, burnt popcorn and herbal tea lingering in the background. this is an enjoyable whiskey, and certainly unique. the PX influence quickly takes center stage and never quite yields. it's bottled at 50%, and with enough water, you can start to balance the wine and the wood. still, as a single malt enthusiast who loves sherried whiskies... i actually wouldn't mind a little more expressiveness from the bourbon itself.
Macallan 12yo 'sherry' (40%, OB, 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Nov04
Macallan 'Edition N3' (48.3%, OB, 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Nov04
Macallan 'Edition N2' (48.2%, OB, 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Nov04
Glendronach 'Cask Strength Bjatch 6' (56.1%, OB, 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Nov05
Ledaig 6yo 2010/2017 (46%, Signatory Vintage for Waldhaus Am See, 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Nov06
Ledaig 17yo 2000/2017 'Sherry Wood Matured' (55.5%, Cooper's Choice, C#800116, 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Nov06
Heaven Hill 20yo 1996/2017 '175th Anniversary' (50.8%, Cadenhead's, 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Nov07
Tennessee 13yo 2003/2017 'Art Nouveau Ladies' (52.6%, The Whisky Agency, 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Nov07
Glendronach 22yo 1995 (48.9%, OB for LMdW, C#3054, 636 Bts., 70cl, 2017)
Patrick Brossard, 3054
Glendronach 24yo 1993/2017 (52.4%, OB for LMdW and The Nectar, C#401, 659 Bts., 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Nov08
Orma 'Pinot Noir' (44%, OB, NAS, C#11-4, 70cl, 2017)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Nov09