About RL_whisky:

I first started to go to festivals in 2003, since then attended many. Love to try many different whiskies. So one of my favorite book series is the "101 whiskies to try before you die" series, which resulted in me trying whiskies I would not have thought of putting on the list to try at festivals, friends, etc. (and no, I have not tasted them all, but I am closing in. Some are serious challenges to find samples of).

For 2009 onwards I made an effort to visit as many distilleries as possible. Finding every distillery to have their own little different way of doing things. If you get the chance try the wash and new spirit. There are larger differences than one would expect. Some wash being sweet (for example Glenfarclas) and some being more to the bitter side (for example Auchentoshan).

Regarding my tasting notes, of course a personal thing, but I do use almost the complete range points wise. Least favorite whisky I tried got 48 points and the best 95. I found my scoring to be slightly different to the average. I use more of the points scale, just the way for me to differentiate whiskys. Basically, for me, anything above 80 is really good, 75 average and below 70 it leaves something to be desided.
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210.000 bottles milestone release

A new release for the 210.000 bottles milestone. We just passed the 210.000 registered bottles, which calls for a new whisky. We selected an M&H pomegranate wine cask, which matured at the dead sea (the lowest point on earth). It is a huge flavor bomb. However, with only 255 bottles available, you should not wait too long.

Whiskybase Gathering bottling

For the Whiskybase Gathering we released a secret Highland malt. Distilled at a distillery located near Brora. Known for a typical waxy profile. A few of these bottles are now available in the Whiskybase Shop. For everyone who missed out on the Gathering, this is your opportunity to get your hands on a festival bottling.

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