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Port Askaig 30 yo (45,8%, Specialty Drinks 2009) – 89/100

Laphroaig 13 yo 1996 (57,3%, Malts of Scotland 2010 for The Bonding Dram, cask #7313, 255 btl.) – 88/100

Amrut 5 yo 2004 (52%, OB 2009 for Crombé, cask #2930, 221 btl.) – 88/100

Glencraig 35 yo 1974 (42,4%, Duncan Taylor RotR 2009, cask #2922) – 84/100

Lagavulin 1994 (52,7%, OB for Feis Ile 2010, sherry cask #3210, 528 btl.) – 91/100

Lagavulin NAS ‘only available at the distillery’ (52,5%, OB 2010, 6000 btl.) – 90/100

Laphroaig Cairdeas Master Edition (57,3%, OB 2010, Feis Ile, 5000 btl.) – 85/100

Glen Ord 11 yo 1999 (54,5%, Malts of Scotland 2010, cask #31212, 289 btl.) – 82/100

Karuizawa 42 yo 1967 (58,4%, OB 2009 for LMdW & TWE, cask #6426) – 95/100

Glenfiddich 33 yo 1975 (53,7%, OB 2009, cask #22000, 520 btl.) – 91/100

Edradour 11 yo 1997 Sauternes finish (56,6%, OB 2009, 451 btl. 50 cl.) – 66/100

Glengoyne 37yo 1973 (50,4%, Malts of Scotland 2010, cask #678, 97 btl.) – 92/100

Glen Grant 39 yo 1970 (49,1%, Duncan Taylor 2009, cask #3492) – 91/100

Oban NAS (55,2%, OB 2010, ‘only available at the distillery’, 8999 btl.) – 86/100

Springbank 12 yo ‘Claret Wood’ (54,4%, OB 2010, 9360 btl.) – 88/100

GlenDronach single casks (batch 2 – 2010)

GlenDronach 14 yo Sauternes (46%, OB 2010) – 83/100
GlenDronach 14 yo Virgin Oak (46%, OB 2010) – 81/100
GlenDronach 15 yo Moscatel (46%, OB 2010) – 85/100
GlenDronach 20 yo Tawny Port (46%, OB 2010) – 83/100

Glen Scotia 37 yo 1972 (45,1%, Malts of Scotland 2010, cask #1926, 197 btl.) – 91/100

Wild West Whisky Fest – 5/6 June 2010

Speyside’s Finest 43 yo 1966 (48,2%, Douglas Laing OMC 2009, cask #5525, 197 btl.) – 91/100

Wild West Whisky Fest – Kortrijk Xpo – WWWF 2010

Auchentoshan 17 yo 1991 (43%, Coopers Choice 2009) – 56/100

A few weeks ago, fellow blogger Jason (GuidScotchDrink) invited me to be part of his Whisky Round Table. Each month, one question will be answered by 12 bloggers and the answers will be published on one of our blogs. The first question is “What rules have you set for yourself in your whisky lives and how have […]

Bruichladdich 17 yo 1992 ‘Sherry Edition 2 – Pedro Ximinez’ (46%, OB 2009, 6000 btl.) – 85/100

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  • WhiskyNotes: The real problem is that Caol Ila isn't selling (mature) casks to independent bottlers any more, from what I've heard, so chances are low we'll see mo
  • Tony: I suppose the Wemyss latest 1982 "Smoke on the Water" is comparable to a Bladnoch, and was "only" £120, with great reviews from Serge (although not c
  • Duty: My last 30-yo Caol Ila Single Cask was purchased at £55 about 5 years ago. The Bladnoch Forum CI 30 was 55 + the 25-yo was £45 as I recall.

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  • Inchgower 1975 (Maltbarn)
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