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Johnnie Walker Double Black (40%, OB +/- 2013) – 83/100

Caol Ila 30 yo 1982 (52%, The Coopers Choice for Limburg Whisky Fair 2013, bourbon hogshead #4721, 275 btl.) – 92/100

Glen Garioch 1999 (56,3%, OB 2013, sherry matured) – 84/100

Glen Scotia 21 yo 1992 (51,5%, Douglas Laing Old Particular 2013, refill barrel) – 87/100

Springbank 12 yo ‘Cask Strength’ (53,1%, OB 2013, Batch 5) – 84/100

Karuizawa 34 yo 1977 (64,1%, OB for Taiwan 2011, sherry butt #3584, 169 btl.) – 90/100

Cragganmore Distillers Edition 1998 (40%, OB 2012, Port pipe finish) – 83/100

Highland Park 25 yo 1988 (55,7%, Cadenhead Small Batch 2013, sherry butts, 1086 btl.) – 91/100

Johnnie Walker Red Label (40%, OB +/- 2013) – 68/100
Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Year Old (40%, OB +/- 2013) – 74/100

Auchentoshan 15 yo 1997 (48,4%, Douglas Laing Old Particular, refill hogshead, 336 btl.) – 85/100

BenRiach 8 yo 2005 (58,1%, OB 2013, virgin American oak hogshead #3782, 310 btl.) – 79/100

Tormore 14 yo 1998 (50%, G&M Exclusive for The Whisky Mercenary 2013, first fill bourbon barrel #1586, 277 btl.) – 86/100

Karuizawa 27 yo 1984 (57,7%, OB for Japan 2012, cask #2961, 350 btl.) – 91/100

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Glenfarclas 9 yo 2003 (56,8%, OB Family Cask for Le Gus’t 2013, cask #1450, 316 btl.) – 87/100

The Macallan Sienna (43%, OB 2013, 1824 series) – 87/100

Inchgower 28 yo 1985 (53,8%, The Whisky Agency ‘Stamps’ 2013, refill hogshead, 266 btl.) – 87/100

Tasting of Japanese whisky, hosted by Stefan Van Eycken and organized by The Bonding Dram – 22/08/2013

Diageo Special Releases 2013

Introducing SherryNotes, the sherry blog.
La Bota de Amontillado n°31 (20%, Equipo Navazos 2011, 50 cl.)

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  • SK: And just to prove a point, all of the bottles are still available in places where they usually run out. Lets see how many will be still available whe
  • SK: 2 years ago I tried the Caol Ila 1982 from Archives. What a fantastic whisky. Since then I always try to stock these Caol Ila from the 80s. Sadly no
  • 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

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  • Inchgower 1975 (Maltbarn)
  • Octomore 6.3 258ppm
  • Peated Irish 1991 (Eiling Lim)
  • Ardbeg 1974 for Christmas
  • Spirit of Freedom 30 Years
  • Elements of Islay Cl7
  • Benromach 5 Year Old

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