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Top 10 Whisky Scores - 2013

Glenugie 25 Years Old

Glenugie 25 Years Old, 51.8% abv

First of all, history indicates that Glenugie never had a house bottling of its single malt, in its latter days concentrating on its Long John blend. So every issue of Glenugie single malt was from a private bottler. So who released this bottling? My vote goes to - - - Duncan Taylor 1985 Glenugie 25 Sherry Cask (released in 2006) 51.5% http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-6658.aspx . Rich heather honey, Crême Brulé. Amazing!!

GlenDronach 1971 39 years old Sherry Butt

GlenDronach 1971 39 years old Sherry Butt, 48.8% abv

Rich sherry raisin cake on the nose. Cinnamon toast with cardoman notes on the palate. Lovely long spicy finish.

Glenkinchie 20 Years Old Cask Strength

Glenkinchie 20 Years Old Cask Strength, 55.1% abv

Honey, spices particularly cloves and cinnamon.

Collectivum XXVIII

Collectivum XXVIII, 57.3% abv

Superb sherry notes then figs and cassonade on the nose. Cherry delight on the palate. Long, gentle, firm finish. A WOW.

SMWS G5.4 Sweet Treats

SMWS G5.4 Sweet Treats, 65.6% abv

Rich sherry spice cake followed by soft cereal grasses with licorice on the nose. Oily spices with mild solventy peppers on the palate. Rich, complex and lovely

Laphroaig 30 Years Old Bottled November 1997

Laphroaig 30 Years Old Bottled November 1997, 43% abv

Sweet sherried herring notes on the nose. Luscious mild soft peat notes on the palate. Long finish. An amazing experience.

Highland Park 25 Years Old

Highland Park 25 Years Old, 45.7% abv

Delicious soft red fruit notes on the nose. Sherry shortcake with attitude - a subtle tingle. Well balanced. Amazing.

Edradour 2003 Gold Bourbon Cask

Edradour 2003 Gold Bourbon Cask, 57.4% abv

Honey, light hay moving to deep floral notes with soft apple varnish on the nose. Sugar coated almonds with chocolate on the palate. Great presence, complex - keeps giving - and well balanced. A WOW dram.

SMWS 29.121 Seafood party on the beach

SMWS 29.121 Seafood party on the beach, 55.1% abv

This Laphroaig 20 year old evokes soft rich smoke and peat on the nose. The mouthfeel is gentle and undertones of seaweed play on the palate. A WOW dram

Ardbeg Corryvreckan

Ardbeg Corryvreckan, 57.1% abv

Sweet peated shortbread cookies with hints of tar and absinthe followed by rich oranges on the nose. Blissful kiss of tar on palate. I love it.


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