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Glenfarclas 175th Anniversary (43%, OB 2011)

Talisker 21 yo 1986 (45%, G&M Secret Stills 2007, cask #1361-1363, 1860 btl.) – 89/100

AnCnoc 16 yo (46%, OB 2010) – 84/100

Glencadam 35 yo 1974 (48,9%, Malts of Scotland 2010, cask #3214, 216 btl.) – 87/100

Clynelish 16 yo 1991 (46%, High Spirits 2008, Valentino Zagatti’s Personal Choice) – 79/100

Ardbeg 1975 (40%, Jas. Gordon & Co. 1989, imported by Auxil France, 75 cl) – 91/100

Glenfarclas 1977 Family Cask (59%, OB 2006, cask #61, 582 btl.) – 82/100

Glengoyne Christmas Cask – cask #790

Glenfarclas 1990 Family Cask (56,5%, OB 2010, cask #5095, 459 btl.) – 89/100

Old Pulteney 21 yo (46%, OB 2010) – 84/100

Ardmore 20 yo 1990 (61,6%, Signatory Vintage 2010, cask #30118, 355 btl.) – 80/100

Port Charlotte 7 yo 2002 (63,5%, Whisky-Doris 2010, cask #1171, 298 btl.) – 83/100

Longmorn 28 yo 1974 (46%, Jack Wiebers Scottish Castles 2003, cask #3495, 132 btl.) – 91/100

Mara – Malt-Rarities – Limburg an der Lahn // Roland Puhl & Carsten Ehrlich

Cragganmore 12 yo 1997 ‘The Manager’s Choice’ (59,7%, OB 2009, cask #2398, 246 btl.) – 90/100

Big Peat (46%, Douglas Laing 2010) – 86/100

Glenrothes 1991 (43%, OB 2008) – 83/100

Glengoyne 13 yo 1997 ‘English Merchants’ Choice’ (54,6%, OB 2010, cask #2716, 291 btl.) – 89/100

Ballantine’s 17 yo (43%, OB 2010) – 81/100

Nikka 12 yo ‘Single coffey malt’ (55%, OB 2008, 3027 btl.) – 73/100

Dalmore 1980 (40%, OB 2009) – 89/100

Glen Garioch 32 yo 1971 (44,6%, OB, hogshead #2041 for Taiwan) – 93/100

Whisky Round Table – December 2010

Karuizawa 1968 (61,1%, OB 2010 for LMdW, sherry cask #6955, 210 btl.) – 90/100

Malt Maniacs Awards 2010

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  • Tudval: Just because canadian whisky 'can' have other stuff in it, doesn't mean it does. Regulation is not the be all and end all. Certainly these days there
  • Gal(WhiskyIsrael): Just tasted this one. WOW. i am very very impressed Ruben. Amazing BFYB for 40 euro. this feels much older and so complex. WOW again. dang!
  • bakerman: I will look for the cheaper unpeated Caol Ila as I am interested to compare it with the younger versions released earlier (8 and 12 years). I will als

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  • Ben Nevis 2002 (Port cask #334)
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