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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
Yoichi 15yo (2008*)
Ho-cheng Yao, 90
Paul John 'Peated' (2014*)
Craig Daniels, 90
Caol Ila 12yo (2011*)
Craig Daniels, 78
Benromach 10yo (2014*)
Robert Karlsson, 84
Darkness 16yo (2014*)
Robert Karlsson, 87
Caperdonich (2014*)
Robert Karlsson, 45
Inchmurrin (2014*)
Robert Karlsson, 88
Bunnahabhain 33yo 1980/2013
Robert Karlsson, 84
Littlemill 24yo 1989/2014
Robert Karlsson, 85
Ledaig 8yo 2005/2013
Robert Karlsson, 77
Kilkerran 'Work in Progress' (2014*)
Robert Karlsson, 83
MacPhail's 10yo (2014*)
Robert Karlsson, 83
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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)
Ardbeg 'Perpetuum' (47.4%, OB, 75cl)
Balvenie 40yo 1967/2008 (48%, OB, Dis. 06/'67, bot. 01/'08, for heathrow terminal 5 opening., C#9915, 109 Bts., 70cl)
Yoichi 15yo (63%, OB, 15F50C, distillery only, C#111935, 180ml, 2008*)
Benromach 10yo (43%, OB, 2014*)
Darkness 16yo (54.9%, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, Oloroso Casks, 2014*)
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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.
MacPhail's 10yo (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, 2014*)
Robert Karlsson, Exciting slightly flowery spicy maltiness. Is it rhubarb? Wild strawberries. Quite fragrant. Rounded off taste, on a kind vanilla, drier in the aftertaste. Very easy to drink for sure.
Clynelish 1997/2013 (46%, Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice)
Robert Karlsson, Pristine dry citrusy and clean malty notes. Quite refreshing. Hints of berries with a little time. Tastewise also on citrus and a dry refreshing maltiness. Nice berries arrive also, on wild strawberries. White peppery aftertaste. Could be strong. Rounds off with a little water but I prefer it without.
Speyside 30yo (43.7%, Master of Malt Secret Bottlings, 6th Edition, 238 Bts., 2014*)
Robert Karlsson, Slightly marmelady maltiness here, but quite low-key. Taste in balance, sweet nice fruits and a fresh maltiness. Easy to drink.
Deanston 19yo 1994/2014 (58%, Master of Malt Single Cask Series, Refill Bourbon, 100 Bts.)
Robert Karlsson, Round nose, on canned fruits. Slightly perfumed, sweet exotic fruits (but in low doses). Special. Low-key... Taste is along the same lines, a bit odd fruitiness, low-key exotic style. Round, sweet. Doesn't feel scottish somehow. Not bad..
Clynelish 16yo 1997/2013 (56.7%, Master of Malt Single Cask Series, 276 Bts.)
Robert Karlsson, Elegant citrusy fruits, slightly low-keyish (at first). Sugared oranges and mandarins also. Promising nose. Wowsie, quite the intense taste here. The fruits are all over the place, with added spices and liveliness. This is seriously enjoyable.
Glendronach 21yo 1993/2014 (56.4%, OB for LMDW, C#475, 627 Bts.)
Robert Karlsson, Nice sherry influence, classic style with nice raisin and other dried fruits. No offnotes to speak of. Dark chocolate, toffee. Nice nose here. Taste in balance, all the fruits and sherry wood influence alongside a rather excellent dark spiciness. Cardemom? Good stuff.