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Kavalan Solist sherry 2006 (57,8%, OB for TastToe 2013, sherry cask #S060821045) – 90/100

Strathisla 16 yo 1970 (61,3%, Gordon & MacPhail 1987, sherry wood) – 85/100

GlenDronach 11 yo 2002 (52,1%, OB for The Whisky Agency 2013, Pedro Ximénez sherry puncheon #712, 624 btl.) – 88/100

Tomatin 1976 (49%, Thosop ‘handwritten’ 2013, ‘Never released stock’, 24 btl.) – 91/100

Lagavulin 37 yo 1976 (51%, OB 2013, 1868 btl.) – 94/100

Johnny Drum ‘Private Stock’ 15 yo (50,5%, OB 2012) – 78/100

The Singleton of Dufftown 28 yo 1985 (52,3%, OB 2013, 3.816 btl.) – 89/100

Old Pulteney 12 yo 2001 (49,2%, The Whisky Agency & The Nectar 2013, bourbon cask, 351 btl.) – 83/100

Talisker 27 yo 1985 (56,1%, OB 2013, 3.000 btl.) – 92/100

Lagavulin 12 yo (55,1%, OB 2013, 13th release) – 86/100

Cardhu 21 yo 1991 (54,2%, OB 2013, 6.000 btl.) – 85/100

Littlemill 21 yo 1992 (50,2%, The Whiskyman ‘Age Matters’ 2013) – 88/100

Caol Ila ‘Stitchell Reserve’ (59,6%, OB 2013) – 83/100

Karuizawa 48 yo 1964 (57,7%, Number One Drinks for WealthSolutions 2013, cask #3603, 143 btl.) – 95/100

Lochside 32 yo 1966 (61,2%, SMWS 1998, ref. 92.7) – 95/100

Glengoyne 26 yo 1969 (63%, Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection 1996, Chairman Stock) – 94/100

Bunnahabhain 34 yo 1968 ‘Auld Acquaintance’ (43,8%, OB 2002, 2002 btl.) – 94/100

Brora 35 years old 1977 (49,9%, OB 2013, 12th Annual release, 2944 btl.) – 93/100

Glen Garioch 22 yo 1990 (51,2%, Kintra 2013, refill sherry hogshead #7934, 302 btl.) – 89/100

Tomatin 25 yo 1988 (49,7%, The Whisky Agency ‘Perfect Dram’ 2013, refill hogshead, 304 btl.) – 87/100

Bunnahabhain 26 yo 1987 (50,2%, Archives 2013, dark sherry cask #2557, 233 btl.) – 90/100

Brora 30 yo 1972 (46,6%, Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask for Alambic Classique 2002, 204 btl.) – 94/100

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  • Tony: I wonder if the rest of the cask is the TWE 1981 just released with no cask number (and a similar though not identical strength)...
  • john marrinan: That is true, but to all intents and purposes a score of 87 is the same as a score of 90. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the maniacs scored it the
  • WhiskyNotes: It's not so much a matter of trusting a score as it is a matter of being able to relate to it.

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  • Langatun Old Bear 2009 peated
  • Miltonduff 2005 (DT #837112)
  • Clynelish 1997 (Liquid Art)
  • Clynelish 1997 (Whisky Mercenary)
  • Clynelish 1997 (Maltbarn)
  • Laphroaig An Cuan Mor
  • Fettercairn 1990 (Liquid Library)
  • Yamazaki 12 Year Old
  • Tomatin 1997 (Liquid Library)

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