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Highland Park Thor (52,1%, OB 2012, 23.000 btl.) – 90/100

Ardbeg Day / Feis Ile 2012

Speyburn 1975 ‘Clan cask’ (55,8%, OB 2012, Clan Speyburn exclusive, sherry butt) – 91/100

Octomore 5 yo 04.2 ‘Comus’ (61%, OB 2012, 18.000 btl.) – 88/100

Springbank Rundlets & Kilderkins (49,4%, OB 2012, 9000 btl.) – 89/100

Ledaig 16 yo 1994 (46%, Mo Òr Collection 2011, bourbon hogshead #228066, 330 btl.) – 87/100

Longmorn 23 yo 1988 (52,6%, WIN ‘First Cask’ 2012, refill sherry hogshead #14379, 259 btl.) – 89/100

Springbank 21 years (46%, OB 2011, 1560 btl.) – 91/100

Caroni 1997 (46%, Silver Seal 2011)

Glenrothes 41 yo 1970 (45,1%, eSpirits & Acorn 2011, bourbon hogshead, 113 btl.) – 87/100

Clynelish 22 yo 1989 (53,5%, Thosop 2012, bourbon barrel, 138 btl.) – 92/100

Clynelish 15 yo 1997 (53,5%, The Whiskyman 2012, refill sherry hogshead, 180 btl.) – 89/100

GlenDronach 43 yo 1968 (48,3%, cask #1, distillery sample) – 94/100

Clynelish 15 yo 1997 (53,5%, Whisky in Leiden 2012, refill sherry hogshead, 180 btl.) – 89/100

Springbank 15 yo 1964 (45,7%, OB for Samaroli Import 1979, sherry wood, 75 cl, 360 btl.) – 93/100

Bruichladdich 1970 (44,2%, OB 2002, 4200 btl.) – 92/100

Caperdonich 36 yo 1967 (57,9%, Douglas Laing Platinum 2004, 167 btl.) – 91/100

Ardbeg 13 yo 1965 (46%, Cadenhead 1978, 75 cl) – 83/100

Ardbeg 31 yo 1974 (51,0%, OB 2005, bourbon cask #2749, 120 btl.) – 91/100

Mortlach 20 yo (43%, Sestante 1980’s, 75 cl) – 90/100

Aultmore 28 yo 1982 (46%, Mo Òr 2011, bourbon hogshead #2219, 300 btl.) – 86/100

Bowmore 13 yo 1998 (49,7%, Asta Morris 2011, bourbon hogshead AM003, 211 btl.) – 88/100

Laphroaig 13 yo 1998 (54,2%, Archives 2012, bourbon hogshead #700228, 80 btl.) – 87/100

Longmorn 19 yo 1992 (52,6%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead Mos 12011, 205 btl.) – 86/100

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  • 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.
  • Tony: yeah - the price is why I have held off. I bought 3 indie 30 year old Caol Ilas for the price of this one. There are nearly 6000 bottles - will be ha

Coming up

  • Caol Ila 30 Year Old (2014)
  • Elements of Islay Cl7
  • Benromach 5 Year Old
  • Bruichladdich Octomore 6.3 258ppm

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