Three years of WhiskyReviews.net (10 most viewed & 10 highest scorers)

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Three years ago today I published a review of Chivas Regal 12 year old blended scotch. It was my first review and I assumed at the time that it would be read by a few close friends and ignored by almost everyone else. Instead however, I somehow found a receptive audience on social media who seemed just as interested in reading my drivel as I was in writing it (I mean, what is wrong with you people? Haven’t you anything better to do with your time?).

It’s hard to believe that three years have passed since that first post but I’d like to mark the occasion by offering my thanks to those who have paid my little site a visit and to all who have contacted me via the website, email or social media. Connecting with like-minded individuals who have enjoyed reading my reviews makes all the hard work worthwhile. I wish I could share a dram with each and every one of you though I’m not sure there’s enough whisky in all Scotland to meet the demands of such an occasion. Instead, I am currently looking into the possibility of a social media competition where readers can win a sample set, especially selected by yours truly. Watch this space!



In the meantime, I thought it might be fun to look back on some of my older reviews and with that in mind, I have compiled a list of the 10 most popular reviews published to date and followed it up with the 10 highest scoring drams thus far…

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The Most Hits… 

This turned out to be an intriguing list, with some genuine surprises along the way…

1. Tamnavulin Double Cask

2. The Exclusive Blend 1980

3. GlenDronach 2003 Single Cask

4. Lagavulin 8 Year Old

5. Glen Garioch 12 Year Old

6. Aberlour 10 Year Old

7. Knockando 12 Year Old

8. Aberlour A’Bunadh

9. Haig Club

10. Laphroaig 10 Year Old

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The High Scorers…

There’s some really exceptional drams in this list, with early reviews like Aberlour A’Bunadh and Ardbeg Corryvreckan still holding their own amongst more recent additions from the likes of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society and North Star Spirits…

1. Bowmore ‘Hand-Filled’ Single Cask – 48.5 / 50

2. Octomore 08.2 – 48.5 / 50

3. GlenAllachie 9 Year Old (SMWS Cask No. 107.13) – 48 / 50

4. Vega 40 Year Old Blended Malt – 48 / 50

5. BenRiach 9 Year Old Port Quarter Cask (SMWS Cask No. 12.19) – 48 / 50

6. Aberlour A’Bunadh – 48 / 50

7. Ardbeg Corryvreckan – 48 / 50

8. Bunnahabhain Moine Port Pipe Finish – 47.5 / 50

9. Glenfarclas 105 – 47.5 / 50

10. Glen Grant 21 Year Old (SMWS Cask No. 9.143) – 47 / 50

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As always, thanks for coming to the site and checking out what I have to say, I hope you enjoyed this little update. Its nice to reminisce over a few long lost drams and this trip down memory lane has set me up nicely for the reviews to follow.

Cheers!

Neill

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