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Talisker 'Port Ruighe' (2013*)
Thomas Lipka, 87
Talisker 'Dark Storm' (2013)
Thomas Lipka, 87
Highland Park 'Dark Origins ' (2014)
Thomas Lipka, 84
Bowmore 17yo 'White Sands' (2014)
Thomas Lipka, 87
Highland Park 28yo 1977/2006
Thomas Lipka, 87
Highland Park 30yo (2008)
Thomas Lipka, 89
Kilbeggan (2015)
Ho-cheng Yao, 86
Kilbeggan 8yo 'Single Grain Irish Whiskey' (2015)
Ho-cheng Yao, 88
Connemara 22yo
Ho-cheng Yao, 85
Kilbeggan 21yo (2014)
Ho-cheng Yao, 90
Glenfiddich 1992/2014 'Glenfiddich Gallery'
Ho-cheng Yao, 88
Linlithgow 1975/1999
Rich Howard, 81
Cardhu 1984 'Bottled essence of summer'
Krishna Nukala, 86
Glenfarclas 1980/2005
Krishna Nukala, 86
Cu Dhub (2003*)
Krishna Nukala, 50
Mosstowie 1975/1994
Krishna Nukala, 79
Springbank 12yo 1989/2001
Krishna Nukala, 83
Macallan 10yo '100 Proof' (1996*)
Krishna Nukala, 90
Glen Spey 15yo 1985/2001
Krishna Nukala, 86
Strathmill 11yo 1992/2004
Krishna Nukala, 85
Glendronach 15yo '100% Sherry' (2003*)
Krishna Nukala, 86
Dalmore 12yo (1979*)
Krishna Nukala, 82
Scapa 37yo 1965/2003
Krishna Nukala, 87
Brora 20yo 1982/2003
Krishna Nukala, 83
Deanston 35yo 1977/2012 'The Nectar'
Krishna Nukala, 85
Bruichladdich 18yo (1985*)
Krishna Nukala, 84
Laphroaig 35yo 1976
Robert Karlsson, 90
Glenmorangie 'Tusail' (2015)
Ho-cheng Yao, 88
Bowmore 10yo 'The Devil's Casks Batch II' (2014)
Ho-cheng Yao, 88
Singleton of Glen Ord 'Signature, Finished in Sherry Casks' (2015)
Ho-cheng Yao, 86
Bunnahabhain 18yo 'Frenchman's Rock' (2015)
Ho-cheng Yao, 88
Highland Park 16yo 'Odin' (2015)
Ho-cheng Yao, 90
Suntory Hibiki 'Japanese Harmony' (2015)
Ho-cheng Yao, 89
Ardbeg 'Perpetuum'
Ho-cheng Yao, 88
Balvenie 40yo 1967/2008
Ho-cheng Yao, 94
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Kilbeggan (40%, OB, NAS, 70cl, 2015)
Kilbeggan 8yo 'Single Grain Irish Whiskey' (40%, OB, 70cl, 2015)
Connemara 22yo (46%, OB, 70cl)
Kilbeggan 21yo (40%, OB, blend of ex-bourbon, port, madeira and sherry casks, 70cl, 2014)
Glenfiddich 1992/2014 'Glenfiddich Gallery' (55.2%, OB, Dis. 10/'92, refill hogshead, C#41093, 36 Bts.)
Deanston 35yo 1977/2012 'The Nectar' (40.4%, The Whisky Agency, Refill Hogshead, 253 Bts.)
Glenmorangie 'Tusail' (46%, OB, NAS, Private Edition, 70cl, 2015)
Bowmore 10yo 'The Devil's Casks Batch II' (56.3%, OB, First fill sherry casks, 70cl, 2014)
Singleton of Glen Ord 'Signature, Finished in Sherry Casks' (40%, OB, NAS, 70cl, 2015)
Bunnahabhain 18yo 'Frenchman's Rock' (46.3%, OB, Taiwan Exclusive, 70cl, 2015)
Highland Park 16yo 'Odin' (55.8%, OB, Valhalla collection, 70cl, 2015)
Suntory Hibiki 'Japanese Harmony' (43%, OB, NAS, 70cl, 2015)
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Kilbeggan (40%, OB, NAS, 70cl, 2015)
Ho-cheng Yao, Already start using the malt whiskey form the new Kilbeggan, actually quite nice in style
Kilbeggan 8yo 'Single Grain Irish Whiskey' (40%, OB, 70cl, 2015)
Ho-cheng Yao, Used to be called as Greenore, now re named as the Kilbeggan range. bottle shape the same. Very nice vanilla sweet and tasting good.
Connemara 22yo (46%, OB, 70cl)
Ho-cheng Yao, Though not labeled, but it's actually coming from a single cask. Very peated with hint of fish, grain and earthy. easy and light in body.
Kilbeggan 21yo (40%, OB, blend of ex-bourbon, port, madeira and sherry casks, 70cl, 2014)
Ho-cheng Yao, Golden color, nice fruity note with hint of linseed, quite elegant taste, medium light body and lingering long finish, Probably the best Kilbeggan I've ever tired.
Glenfiddich 1992/2014 'Glenfiddich Gallery' (55.2%, OB, Dis. 10/'92, refill hogshead, C#41093, 36 Bts.)
Ho-cheng Yao, Light yellow, vanilla, spice, quite some flora note, very elegant with some citrus and pear fruity nose. Medium light body, medium finish. quite elegant and matured well. very oil. A classic Glenfiddich.
Linlithgow 1975/1999 (56.3%, Scott's Selection)
Rich Howard, the nose hits with a fresh burst of herbal honeyed lemon (honey lemon cough drops, basically), hints of italian orange candies and unripe mango, field grasses, over a backdrop of slightly musty wood and fresh pencil shavings. the palate follows suit, sweet and herbal notes of those honey lemon cough drops, increasingly herbal on the finish over a touch of fine oak. water softens and 'simplifies' the nose a bit, more on very ripe red apple now, apple skins, plenty of dusty malt along with the pencil shavings, still some herbal notes but the bright sweetness on the nose is almost gone. no honey any more... again, the palate follows suit. less sweet, more herbal and grassy, a bit sharp with lemon zest, more unripe mango... somewhat sour on the finish... cold coffee with bad milk? a few more drops cuts through the herbs, and lets the honeyed citrus through again, a bit more in balance now. a strange one, really... not great, but not too bad. slightly better with water, but the right equilibrium is difficult to achieve.
Glenfarclas 1980/2005 (48.7%, MWSoA, C#3164, D4/'80 B1/'05)
Krishna Nukala, Craig's bottle left with Johannes in June 2012. Nose- Typical Sherry as you expect from a GF. Orange zests and some dark fruits and coffee toffee. On palate very sweet and honeyed. Some beef stock. Lovely round, full feeling on palate. Finishes strong with sweet notes.
Deanston 35yo 1977/2012 'The Nectar' (40.4%, The Whisky Agency, Refill Hogshead, 253 Bts.)
Krishna Nukala, Brought to MMs gathering in June 2014 by Pit. Old style whisky, malty. You get spices on nose and a metallic feeling on palate. In fact oily and old card board. Not a big finish but over all enjoyable whisky.
Glenmorangie 'Tusail' (46%, OB, NAS, Private Edition, 70cl, 2015)
Ho-cheng Yao, Beautiful fruity nose, citrus, peach, full of spice quite malty and powerful. elegant good, ncie palate and finish.
Bowmore 10yo 'The Devil's Casks Batch II' (56.3%, OB, First fill sherry casks, 70cl, 2014)
Ho-cheng Yao, Dark brown colo, quite robust, strong alcohol, lot's sherry influence, plum and chocolate, not that peaty. medium light body, medium long finish. more like smoky actually.
Singleton of Glen Ord 'Signature, Finished in Sherry Casks' (40%, OB, NAS, 70cl, 2015)
Ho-cheng Yao, Brown color, quite malty, sherry influence, wine like, light chocolate, cherry, raisin, very flora, fig, orange like, medium long finish, sweet nutty palate, quite oil, dilut get more spice, very sweet.
Bunnahabhain 18yo 'Frenchman's Rock' (46.3%, OB, Taiwan Exclusive, 70cl, 2015)
Ho-cheng Yao, Brown citrus, raisin, dried fruits, spicy, medium light body, dried finish. comparing more nuttier, quite some spiciness in palate. would be better with higher strength.
Highland Park 16yo 'Odin' (55.8%, OB, Valhalla collection, 70cl, 2015)
Ho-cheng Yao, Quite smoky, fresh citrus, medium light body, medium finish. quite sweet ans refreshing. malty sweet nose.
Suntory Hibiki 'Japanese Harmony' (43%, OB, NAS, 70cl, 2015)
Ho-cheng Yao, quite meaty with more malty nose, quite some vanilla in palate.
Ardbeg 'Perpetuum' (47.4%, OB, 75cl)
Ho-cheng Yao, Light yellow, very peaty, quite strong alcohol, grassy, lemon zest. fresh fruit, citrus, light body, quite some peaty flavor in palate, finished with beach fire. a light body heavy peaty Ardbeg, very good, jus difficult to remember.
Balvenie 40yo 1967/2008 (48%, OB, Dis. 06/'67, bot. 01/'08, for heathrow terminal 5 opening., C#9915, 109 Bts., 70cl)
Ho-cheng Yao, Golden yellow color, floral, honey, orange. quite herbal nose with light vanilla. The palate is mild and lingering, with some old malt effect, quite earthy and not modern style. An enjoyable dram, one of the best Speyside I've ever tried.
Yoichi 15yo (63%, OB, 15F50C, distillery only, C#111935, 180ml, 2008*)
Ho-cheng Yao, Dark brown color, chocolate, sherry influence, smoke, quite strong alcohol, raisin, chocolate cake, fudge. quite some sulfury in palate. heavy body. quite strong and nice. A great Yoichi.
Benromach 10yo (43%, OB, 2014*)
Robert Karlsson, Candied mandarins, spicy somewhat dark maltiness and butterscotch. Turns slightly dour with time. Taste in balance, full meaty on dark maltiness. Spiced dark chocolate, suryp. Still fairly round. Nice lingering fruits in the aftertaste. Not bad.
Darkness 16yo (54.9%, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, Oloroso Casks, 2014*)
Robert Karlsson, Hm. Dry and anonymous nose at first, ultra-clean maltiness and vague hints of mandarins. But not much more? Fortunately the taste is (much) more potent than the nose. The mandarins grows into oranges and the maltiness becomes intensely spicy and enjoyable indeed.
Caperdonich (48.1%, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, NAS, Batch #4, 79 Bts., 2014*)
Robert Karlsson, A bit sweet-sour nose here. Acidic apples? Really so very odd taste. Perfumy, soapy. Ouch, this one is far from healthy.
Inchmurrin (54.7%, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, NAS, 543 Bts., 2014*)
Robert Karlsson, Nice vibrant nose here, full on spices, oranges and a sweet undertone. Taste quite powerful indeed. On all those spices, fruits and sweetness. Thick vanilla in the aftertaste, but fresh! Not bad.
Bunnahabhain 33yo 1980/2013 (45.6%, Whisky Doris, Sherry Butt, C#92, 460 Bts.)
Robert Karlsson, Quite thick malty sweetness here, dark suryp. Spicy. Taste is considerably sweeter than the nose would suggest. On sugared oranges, candy, marshmallows. Really sweetish.
Littlemill 24yo 1989/2014 (51.7%, Whisky Doris, Bourbon Hogshead, C#32, 357 Bts.)
Robert Karlsson, Dry berries, and quite lots of it. Blackcurrants, old bourbon wood. Or is it irish? Stings. The berries are present in big quantities also in the taste. Concentrated blackcurrant leaves.
Ledaig 8yo 2005/2013 (54.5%, Whisky Doris, Bourbon Hogshead, C#800015, 149 Bts.)
Robert Karlsson, Ouch. A thickish malty nose here. Unfortunately dominated by cheese of the mouldy white kind. Which is a good cheese, but stay out of my whisky please. Taste is fortunately more on whisky than cheese. A quite lively white-peppery malty sweetness that works well. The cheese arrives in the aftertaste however and ruins the party. Still it's not overly aggressive, atleast not tastewise.
Kilkerran 'Work in Progress' (46%, OB, NAS, 6th batch, 2014*)
Robert Karlsson, Aggressively spiced. Cloves, cardemom, cumin? Quite the barbeque. Dry, earthy. This nose stands out. Taste equally dark, some smoke also. Still round oily mouthfeel. Earthy dry aftertaste. This is quite a unique whisky.