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Balmenach 1999/2011 Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice 43% #itaste #ilike #ibfest12 Our first dram at the Independent Bottlers Festival, held in the smoking hot attic of an old Belgian abbey. We started at G and ended there too: what a fine bottler this is. Price/quality is perfectly balanced. As the chunky guy explained, you can find everything a good whisky for 30 to 100€. Like this one: a very Speyside-y, Glen Elgin-like mixture of turkish delight. Young, but full, at 30€.

Balmenach 1999/2011 Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice 43% #itaste #ilike #ibfest12 Our first dram at the Independent Bottlers Festival, held in the smoking hot attic of an old Belgian abbey. We started at G and ended there too: what a fine bottler this is. Price/quality is perfectly balanced. As the chunky guy explained, you can find everything a good whisky for 30 to 100€. Like this one: a very Speyside-y, Glen Elgin-like mixture of turkish delight. Young, but full, at 30€.

Tamdhu Gordon 2001 Cask Strength #itaste #ilike #ibfest Never had a Tamdhu before, but this one reminds me of the strong and thick sherry sweetness you find in a Glendronach, but even deeper. The cask strength punch comes in right on time to save the day from a candyapocalypse. Certainly a fine dram, but nothing we haven't seen before...

Tamdhu Gordon 2001 Cask Strength #itaste #ilike #ibfest Never had a Tamdhu before, but this one reminds me of the strong and thick sherry sweetness you find in a Glendronach, but even deeper. The cask strength punch comes in right on time to save the day from a candyapocalypse. Certainly a fine dram, but nothing we haven't seen before...

The Balvenie Thirty 30 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt #Scotch #Whisky | @Caskers

The Balvenie Thirty 30 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt #Scotch #Whisky | @Caskers

Old Pulteney 8y Gordon & MacPhail 40% #itaste #ilike #ibfest Again, a fine selection. Young yet surprisingly funky flavors. Light, black-blended smell. Very fruity hints developing. Not much going on afterwards. A nice dram to kick of a summer evening...      8 YEARS OLD, STRENGTH 40%

Old Pulteney 8y Gordon & MacPhail 40% #itaste #ilike #ibfest Again, a fine selection. Young yet surprisingly funky flavors. Light, black-blended smell. Very fruity hints developing. Not much going on afterwards. A nice dram to kick of a summer evening... 8 YEARS OLD, STRENGTH 40%

Dufftown 1976/2012 A.D. Rattray 35Y 58% #itaste #ilikealot #ibfest Previously unexplored, both the bottler as the distillery. By far the oldest whisky we had today. Surprisingly, you would not give him his age tasting, because of the 58% Vol. rambling around with the over-ripe fruits in the nose. Quite dry on the palate, with - now cheating and looking at their tasting notes - 'coffee beans'. Even though the taste butts let me down by now, safe to say this is an outstanding dram.

Dufftown 1976/2012 A.D. Rattray 35Y 58% #itaste #ilikealot #ibfest Previously unexplored, both the bottler as the distillery. By far the oldest whisky we had today. Surprisingly, you would not give him his age tasting, because of the 58% Vol. rambling around with the over-ripe fruits in the nose. Quite dry on the palate, with - now cheating and looking at their tasting notes - 'coffee beans'. Even though the taste butts let me down by now, safe to say this is an outstanding dram.

Mortlach 1998 /2002 60,8 % (Speyside)  Gordon & MacPhail limited edition 200 bottles for 9th Spa Whisky-live Belgium #itaste #ilike #ibfest According to the chubby representative, Mortlachs tend to be very good or very awful, but always something apart. This one, again, was very nice. Sweet in the nose. The palate gives you a light, creamy delivery of sweet notes. Spices and wood come in afterwards for a long finish.

Mortlach 1998 /2002 60,8 % (Speyside) Gordon & MacPhail limited edition 200 bottles for 9th Spa Whisky-live Belgium #itaste #ilike #ibfest According to the chubby representative, Mortlachs tend to be very good or very awful, but always something apart. This one, again, was very nice. Sweet in the nose. The palate gives you a light, creamy delivery of sweet notes. Spices and wood come in afterwards for a long finish.

Glendronach 20 years old 1994 PX Puncheon Abbey Whisky Exclusive

Glendronach 20 years old 1994 PX Puncheon Abbey Whisky Exclusive

Penderyn Single Malt Welsh Whisky, Discontinued 125 Anniversary Edition

Penderyn Single Malt Welsh Whisky, Discontinued 125 Anniversary Edition

Clynelish 14 Year Old / Quarter Bottle : Buy Online - The Whisky Exchange

Clynelish 14 Year Old / Small Bottle

Clynelish 14 Year Old / Quarter Bottle : Buy Online - The Whisky Exchange

The Laphroiag 18 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky  My Grandmother came from Islay " Mary Maclean

The Laphroiag 18 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky My Grandmother came from Islay " Mary Maclean

Caol Ila Feis Ile 2012 Whisky - Master of Malt

Caol Ila Feis Ile 2012

Caol Ila Feis Ile 2012 Whisky - Master of Malt

Talisker 10y #itaste #ilike   Wow, this is quite splendid! To be true, it almost tops the 18y. The nose offers spicy chocolate, obfuscating the tones of medicinal peat. Schreds of apple give the whole a Canada Dry-esque touch. All of this perfectly balanced. The taste feels like the harmonious wedding of sweet and peat, with the alcohol punching in right on time to start the party. When I hit the bottom of my 18y, I might even be replacing him with his younger brother. Seriously good stuff.

Talisker 10y #itaste #ilike Wow, this is quite splendid! To be true, it almost tops the 18y. The nose offers spicy chocolate, obfuscating the tones of medicinal peat. Schreds of apple give the whole a Canada Dry-esque touch. All of this perfectly balanced. The taste feels like the harmonious wedding of sweet and peat, with the alcohol punching in right on time to start the party. When I hit the bottom of my 18y, I might even be replacing him with his younger brother. Seriously good stuff.