Whisky/Whiskey of the year 2014

  • Godslayer
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    2014 is coming to a close so here lies the question, which malts have had the most profound influence on your malt journey? For simplicity sake lets go, best single malt, best world whisky(ey) and best other whisky(ey) i.e best non single malt.

    Best Malt 2014

    Tied G&M Port Ellen 1979 and Laphroig Quarter cask

    Best World

    Karuizawa 27 Year ‘Noh’ Whisky

    Best Other

    Tied Nikka Black(500 ml bottle), Bookers Noe bourbon

  • Corso_theRed Member Corso_theRed Joined: 03.08.2014Posts: 11Ratings: 0
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    I have not dabbled in Bourbon or world whisky nearly enough to add something to those categories. With regard to Scotish single malts, these three are way up there.

    In no particular order:

    Glendronach 1993 21yo Cask#5
    Benrinnes 23 OB
    Benrinnes 1982 The Bottlers


    Yet to come is the Glendronach 1995 Vintage. I'll open that one on Chrismas Eve.

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    Best malt:
    Oban 14 yo

    Best world:
    Mackmyra Midvinter

    Best other:
    Hart Brothers 17 yo Blended malt (finish in 1st fill port pipes)

  • SanctTom Member SanctTom Joined: 19.07.2014Posts: 175Ratings: 0
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    Can't decide on a single one, so I just listed a few of the best I tasted this year... :razz:

    Best Malt 2014

    BenRiach 1976/2013 for The Whisky Fair Sherry Cask #731, OA
    Bunnahabhain 34 yrs. 1968-2002 Sherry Cask, OA
    Glen Grant 1972/2011 Private Stock Sherry Cask , TWA
    Laphroaig SMWS 29.115 "Candy floss in a fairground", Scotch Malt Whisky Society
    Longmorn 1972/2010 The Perfect Dram 4 Refill Sherry Wood, TWA
    Talisker 35 J. 1977/2012 Limited Edition, OA
    Tomatin 1976/2011 Sherry Hogshead #9, Whisky Doris

    Best World

    Chichibu Mizunara Puncheon Cask #2 Cask Sample (5 yrs.), OA
    Hanyu 1985-2000 Ichiro's Malt Joker (bottled 2014)
    Karuizawa 1981/2011 Sherry Butt Cask #6207, OA

    Best other

    Girvan 1964/2012 Bourbon Cask, Scotts Selection
    Lochside 1965/2012 Single Blend Refill Ex-Sherry Butt #6779, Adelphi
    Port Dundas 1990/2011 Limited Edition First fill Bourbon and ex-Sherry Casks, OA
    Spirit of Freedom To commemorate the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn 1314 – 2014 bottled 2014, Springbank Distillers

    And malt does more than Milton can To justify God's ways to man. (A. E. Housman)
  • Single_Malt Member Single_Malt Joined: 31.01.2015Posts: 5CollectionSingle_Malts CollectionRatings: 0
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    New here and still not quite schooled, so just a few that I enjoyed greatly

    Balvenie double wood 12 year

    Nikka no year (Japanese scotch)

    Glendonach 18

    May your burn be sharp and you never ash in your Scotch
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