Auchentoshan 12yo (40%, OB)
Very few people know that this bottle is actually not common in Europe. Color: light brown. Got this sample in Open House. Nose: Straw, Malty. Quite nice. Fruity and hint of nut. Again, very high standard Auchentoshan. But I just don’t like the palate. Quite Oil. Finished long. Even more malty feel after adding wate. Score: 81.
Bladnoch 18yo 1983/2002 (46%, Chieftain’s, Cask#78, 756b., Sherry Butt)
Second time tasting. Sample from Bird. Not too bad at first, easy, and quite complex. But then it just get boring. I don’t know why. Last time I gave it 81. This time first got 78, then I changed my mind to 76. Then after I taste the 13yo OB, I changed it to Score: 74. Just a typical sample that don’t last long.
Bladnoch 13yo Wigtown Booktown 2005 (55%, OB)
Don’t ask me what’s this bottle. I got this one from Bert, an Glenmorangie collector. Color: yellow. Nose: clear citrus. Malt, quite nice and enjoyable. Strong, but not oil. Finish short. Robust. Some strange palate , later found it’s Lemon. Light yet strong body. Score:82.
Rosebank 21yo 1978/2000 (50%, OMC, 336b.)
Sample from Bird, thanks! Color: Brown. Should be Sherry cask. Nose: Citrus, lots orange. Hint of toffee, candy. Sweet Palate. Finished short and dry. Warm. Almost got 85, but Score: 84.
Linlithgow 26yo 1975/2001 (50.2%, Scotch Single Malt Circle)
Open house sample. Golden color. Quite nice and beautiful nose. Malty with orange sweet. Stonge. Dry. Too simple. Score: 80.
Linlithgow 1982/2000 (61.6%, Scott’s Selection)
Sample from Johannes. Golden. Malty. Mint. Just too Strong. Even for me. Can’t taste anything. Pure alcohol. Linlithgow. Score: 81.