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Glenfarclas 40 yo 1971 (52%, OB Family Cask for Silver Seal 2011, cask #148, 473 btl.) – 92/100

Braes of Glenlivet 23yo 1989 (57,1%, A.D. Rattray 2012, bourbon hogshead #1053, 187 btl.) – 80/100

Glen Grant 37 yo 1974 (49,3%, Berry Bros. & Rudd 2012, sherry cask #7646) – 86/100

Bruichladdich 10 yo ‘The Laddie Ten’ (46%, OB 2011) – 86/100

Tomintoul 42 yo 1969 (42,4%, Archives 2012, bourbon cask #4266, 60 btl.) – 88/100

Bowmore 15 yo 1997 (53,7%, Whisky-Fässle for Whisky-Freunde Dornstadt 2012, bourbon hogshead) – 89/100

Karuizawa 27 yo ‘Multi-vintages #1’ (59,1%, OB 2011, sherry butt & bourbon casks #6405, 4973, 8184, 6437, 1500 btl.) – 91/100

Ardbeg Galileo (49%, OB 2012)

Glenturret 34 yo 1977 (47,9%, Master of Malt 2012, refill sherry hogshead, 247 btl.) – 91/100

Longmorn 19 yo 1992 (48,5%, Archives 2012, bourbon cask #86607, 60 btl.) – 83/100

BenRiach 16 yo 1996 (47,7%, Whisky-Fässle 2012, bourbon hogshead) – 83/100

Ardmore 16 yo 1993 (54,7%, G&M for Van Wees 2009, first fill bourbon barrel #5746, 225 btl.) – 87/100

Caol Ila 30 yo 1981 (50,6%, Thosop 2011, bourbon cask, 153 btl.) – 91/100

BenRiach 29 yo 1983 (44,1%, OB for Asta Morris 2012, refill hogshead #299, 257 btl.) – 90/100

Bruichladdich 10 yo 2001 (53,11%, Bruichladdies 2012, sherry hogshead #311, 315 btl.) – 87/100

Bunnahabhain 43 yo 1968 ‘Dram Together’ (46,5%, The Whiskyman 2011, 120 btl.) – 93/100

Tomintoul 1967 (51,3%, Malts of Scotland 2012, rum barrel MoS 12020, 139 btl.) – 86/100

Clynelish 32 yo 1974 (58,6%, The Whisky Fair 2006, bourbon hogshead, 266 btl.) – 94/100

Bowmore 37 yo 1968 (43,4%, OB 2006, bourbon oak, 708 btl.) – 92/100

Isle of Jura 24 yo 1988 (51,3%, Archives 2012, bourbon cask #752, 60 btl.) – 89/100

Aberfeldy 16 yo 1994 (46%, Mo Òr 2011, bourbon hogshead #4016, 460 btl.) – 87/100

Old Pulteney 1997 (57%, Gordon & MacPhail for Alain Verspecht, first fill bourbon barrel #1199, 224 btl.) – 85/100

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  • MARS: On this point I can only agree, even the badest karuizawa is higly wanted and really expensive. ;-) Personaly I have nothing against the fact that the
  • WhiskyNotes: I'm not counting new releases - the producer can basically ask any price you want regardless of the real value. That leaves us with a couple of 1972's
  • MARS: The last 35 years old cost 1400€, the 1972's rare malt are at 4000/5000€(minimum minimorum) at auction and the 1972/40 years old release of last y

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WhiskyNotes - Ruben LuytenThis blog is my personal collection of impressions, written while searching for the ultimate single malt whisky.