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Bunnahabhain 40 yo (41,7%, OB 2012, 750 btl.) – 92/100

Bruichladdich 24 yo 1988 (54,3%, Malts of Scotland for Islay Whisky Dinner 2012, sherry hogshead, ref. MoS 12040, 188 btl.) – 87/100

Bowmore 23 yo 1989 (53,1%, The Whisky Agency ‘Fights’ 2012, ex-sherry butt, 341 btl.) – 88/100

Auchroisk 30 yo 1982 (54,7%, OB 2012, 2976 btl.) – 87/100

Tomatin 34 yo 1976 (46%, Mo Òr Collection 2011, sherry butt #4, 954 btl.) – 91/100

Highland Park 26 yo 1986 (54,1%, Malts of Scotland ‘Amazing Casks’ 2012, bourbon hogshead, MoS 12053, 245 btl.) – 87/100

Girvan 48 yo 1964 (49,5%, The Whisky Agency ‘Fights’ 2012, ex-sherry butt, 487 btl.) – 89/100

Brora 35 years old (48,1%, OB 2012, refill American oak, 11th Annual release, 1566 btl.) – 94/100

anCnoc ‘Peter Arkle travel retail exclusive’ (46%, OB 2012, ex-bourbon casks) – 85/100

Glen Grant 40 yo 1972 (54,2%, Malts of Scotland ‘Angel’s Choice’ 2012, sherry hogshead, MoS 12045, 136 btl., 35 cl.) – 90/100

Laphroaig 17 yo 1995 (53,9%, The Whisky Agency ‘Fights’ 2012, bourbon barrel, 253 btl.) – 88/100

Tomintoul 44 yo 1968 (45,5%, Whisky-Fässle 2012, bourbon hogshead) – 88/100

Mortlach 22 yo 1989 (56,1%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams 2012) – 83/100

Glenfarclas 105 20yo (60%, OB 2012, 4000 btl.) – 89/100

Spirits in the Sky 2012 report

Glengoyne 40 yo 1972 (55,5%, Malts of Scotland 2012, sherry hogshead, ref. MoS 12044, 254 btl.) – 94/100

Bunnahabhain 31 yo 1980 (46,8%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead, ref. MoS 12038, 220 btl.) – 90/100

Port Ellen 32 yo 1979 ‘12th release’ (52,5%, OB 2012, 2964 btl.) – 91/100

Jura 24 yo 1988 (50,8%, The Whisky Agency & Bresser & Timmer 2012, bourbon hogshead, 251 btl.) – 89/100

Redistilled Talisker 10 yo (45,8%, Master of Malt 2012, experiment)
Redistilled Glenfarclas Movember 2011 (53%, Master of Malt 2012, experiment)
Redistilled Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or (46%, Master of Malt 2012, experiment)

Auchroisk 16 yo 1996 (53,5%, Asta Morris 2012, cask AM014, 307 btl.) – 86/100

Knockando 12 yo 1996 ‘Manager’s Choice’ (58,5%, OB 2009, bodega sherry cask #800790, 612 btl.) – 88/100

Tullibardine 18 yo 1990 (59,1%, A.D. Rattray 2009, bourbon cask #6105, 300 btl.) – 75/100

Tullibardine 44 yo 1965 (48,8%, Mo Òr Collection 2009, oloroso sherry butt #959, 197 btl.) – 91/100

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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.