This Glenfarclas is rather perfumy with hints of vanilla and apples.
Highland Park 18: Complex and luxurious.
Glenallachie 1985: Speyside malt, thick and oily.
Craigellachie Vintage 1981: Speysider; bready with hints of vanilla and peat.
Talisker Double Matured 1986: 90 points! Very luxurious with hints of tar, peppermint, sherry and liquorice.
Lagavulin Double Matured 1979: Not an improvement to the standard 16 Y.O.
Bruichladdich 10: Soft peat and almonds in this nice Islay malt.
Bruichladdich 1966: Top-10! This amber-coloured 30 Y.O. reminds of supermalt Springbank 30!
Usquaebach 15: Vatted malt, one of the best we have tried so far. . .
Benriach Vintage 1982:
Speysider; rather complex and full.
Cragganmore Double Matured 1984: This "classic malt" is better in the original version. . .
Cragganmore Vintage 1978: Tastes a lot better than the nose suggests! Creamy and full, apples and fudge.
Very old and complex Campbeltown malt! Hints of chocolate and coffee.
Sheep Dip 8: A vatted Highland malt.
Glenugie 13: Eastern highlander, rather fruity.
Glen Spey 15: Some hospital-like etheriness in this speysider.
Caol Ila 15: Islay malt, rather light.
Port Ellen 1980: A fruity and smoky Islay malt.
Aberlour Antique: Lots of fudge in this speysider.
Mortlach 21: Lots of sherry and vanilla. Full and smoky. Speyside.
Blair Athol 24: Ardent and buttery; cask strength.
Strathmill Vintage 1985: Reminds of sewers and sweat. . .
Dufftown 15: Sewers again! (and neglected aquarium)
Dufftown Vintage 1979: Some mustiness and soap in this speysider.
Mosstowie 1975: Miltonduff malt; raisins and apples.
Glen Scotia 8: Hints of rubber and gingerbread cake in this young Campbeltown malt.
Springbank Vintage 1969: Not the best of old Springbanks. . .
Longrow Vintage 1987 (Bottled 1996): Interesting Campbeltown (Springbank) malt, Islay-like in peatiness and smokiness.
"The Anniversary Malt". Lots of raisins,
luxurious! Top 10!
Laphroaig 20: Islay malt, pretty elegant!
Strathmill 1980: Cask strength, lots of cocoa!
Bowmore 25: Noble and full; top 10!
Highland Park 1967: 24 year old malt; fruity and dry.
Bruichladdich 21: Very good Islay malt with hints of toffee and sweets.
Glenturret 15: Speysider, toffeeish and very flowery!
A balanced speysider, notes of apples and vanilla.
Millburn 1972: Some mustiness and nuttiness in this speysider.
Highland Park Vintage 1975: Rather light and sweet for a Highland Park.
Glen Mhor Vintage 1979: Speysider, some rubber and mustiness.
Port Ellen Vintage 1982: A very good Signatory bottling; mild, grassy and tarry with notes of cocoa and liquorice.
Linkwood Vintage 1984: A fruity and sweet speysider with notes of orange and grass.
A dusty and dry, but maybe somewhat dull Ardbeg.
Ardbeg 1975-97: Luxurious and creamy, coaly and dry.
Ardbeg 1974-97: Peaty and tarry. Pretty mild.
The Ileach: Islay single malt, tarry and leathery, most probably a young Ardbeg!
Glengoyne 17: Luxurious and fruity. A western highlander.
A vatted Springbank, young, sweet and almost unpeated.
Knockando 13: A speysider, pretty dry with some notes of apples.
Rosebank 1988: A Lowland malt, rather musty at first.
Strathisla 1982: A Speyside malt, hints of mint and toffee.
Glenlivet 18: A classic malt; fruity and perfumy, with notes of citrus and cocoa.
Glenfarclas 12: Not the most interesting Glenfarclas. . .
Bladnoch 1986: Another lowlander, thick and somewhat musty.
A Japanese single malt! Hints of vanilla and Bourbon.
Drumguish n.a.s.: Maybe later. . .
Loch Dhu: The black whisky!
Port Ellen 1983: An Italian bottle, a classy Islay at 50 %!
Bowmore Darkest Islay: This n.a.s. Islay is very good, tarry and full.
The Glenmorangie 5-pack:
10 43%: OK malt.
Glenmorangie 18: More peat and fuller.
Glenmorangie Port Wood Finish: Toothpaste, vanilla.
Glenmorangie Sherry Wood Finish: Yes, it´s sherryish.
Glenmorangie Madeira Wood Finish: Raisins and peat.
This extraordinarily colored Speyside is sherryish
and rather full.
Caol Ila 1988:
Islay malt; smoky and tarry, but maybe a bit young.
Caol Ila 1985: This one is better; more complex and luxurious.
Bowmore 17: This Bowmore lacks some of the typical Islay characters, but it´s still a nice dram.
A sweet and thick Northern Highlander.
Mannochmore 1984: A fruity and estery Speyside malt.
Talisker 8: Young but characterful; Tarry and smoky, fiery and peaty.
Tullibardine 10: Midland malt, rather watery and rubbery.
Glenglassaugh 13 cask: A Speyside cask; warming, spicy and toffeeish.
Lowland malt; dry, soft and fruity (Bananas).
Glencraig 1970: Glenburgie independant bottling; a rather simple Speyside malt, dry, notes of tangerine.
Glenlossie 1974: Speysider; rather indefinite, some pepperiness.
Pittyvaich 11 cask: A Speyside cask, fruity and buttery.
Laphroaig 10 cask: The cask version of the famous Laphroaig 10! Extremely smoky!
Laphroaig 15: A more balanced (better or worse?) Laphroaig. Lighter than the ten-year-old, some citrus notes.
10: Irish Whiskey; sherryish,
grassy and sweet.
North Port-Brechin 1974: Eastern Highlander, peaty and smoky with a lot of taste.
Glenesk 1982: Another Eastern Highlander, rather musty, notes of brackish water.
Brora 1972: It´s a Northern Highlander but feels a lot like an Islay malt! Tarry and smoky.
Connemara: Irish, rather indefinite and boring.
Inchmurrin n.a.s.: A Western Highland malt with maybe too much rubber for it´s own good.
Mortlach 23 cask: A Speyside malt, notes of Seville orange and toffee, rich and warming.
Eastern Highland malt with an apple-like fruitiness.
St. Magdalene 1966: A 30-year-old Lowland malt! Lots of toffee and vanilla.
Glenury 1978: Eastern Highland malt, very light in colour, a bit Champagne-like in taste.
Glenturret 1966: Old and mighty! Oaky, toffeeish, sherryish Midland malt.
Bowmore Vintage 1976: A 52.6 % Islay malt, with notes of toffee and chocolate!
Aberlour 100 Proof: 57.1 % Speyside malt. Thick and oily.
Ben Nevis 13 cask: A Western Highlander, fiery and dry, hints of gooseberries.
Speyside: A peaty, fruity malt with hints of liquorice
Coleburn 1972: Speyside: We found a nicotine-like sourness in this one.
Dailuaine 1971: Speyside: Peaty and straight.
Glen Elgin n.a.s.: Speyside: This 12-year-old malt is complex and full.
Inchgower 12: Speyside: A dry, peaty malt with hints of toast and beer.
Millburn 1971: Speyside: A well-made malt with some "Springbankish" butteriness and hints of chocolate.
Miltonduff 12: Speyside: Light and fruity, with some toffee and cream.
Tamnavulin-Glenlivet 10: Speyside: A somewhat musty malt with notes of rubber.
Glen Kella 6: A Single Malt from Isle of Man, with no colour!
12: A fruity, grassy Eastern
Highland malt with some smokiness.
Craigellachie 14: A Speyside malt, at first rather musty and dusty, then gets fruitier and malty.
Bishop´s Malt 12: A malt vatted from Islay singles. Try it at Bishop´s Arms in Stockholm!
Top-10! This cask strength (52.5 vol) Springbank is
concentrated and huge!
Ardbeg 15: Salty, sweet and bitter in a subtle balance. A smoother Ardbeg!
Balmenach 1973: A sherryish and fruity Speyside malt.
Benrinnes 1969: A Speyside malt with some apple-like acidity.
We found a hint of oregano in this Speyside malt.
Speyburn 10: A smooth and pleasantly bready Speyside.
Banff 1974: Also a Speyside; this one a bit dusty and estery.
Braes of Glenlivet 1979: Maybe too much rubber in this Signatory Vintage.
Top-10! Exceptionally concentrated, oaky Single Malt.
Glenlochy 1974: Silky-smooth Western Highlander.
Clynelish 1972 cask: A fruity, rather ardent malt with notes of white chocolate.
Glenmorangie 18: A soft malt with some marzipan and a hint of brackish water.
Vintage 1966: Straight into
Top-10! An incredible, unsherried oldie.
Springbank 100 Proof: A luxurious cask.
Edradour 19 cask: Somewhat perfumy cask at 49.2%.
Glencadam 1974: A soft Eastern Highland malt.