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Banff whisky reviews

Banff distillery
Speyside region
Founded in 1824, currently inactive (demolished)
Owned by Diageo

Banff 34 yo 1966 (52,3%, Blackadder Raw Cask 2001, sherry butt #3438, 539 btl.) – 88/100

Banff 34 yo 1966 (45,8%, Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask 2000, 408 btl.) – 84/100

Banff 37 yo 1971 (53%, Douglas Laing Old & Rare Platinum, 271 btl.) – 89/100

Banff 34 yo 1975 (44,1%, A.D. Rattray 2010, bourbon cask #3354, 250 btl.) – 91/100

Banff 32 yo 1975 (48,7%, Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask 2008, DL ref. 3971, 164 btl.) – 88/100

Banff 36 yo 1975 (43,8%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon barrel, MoS 12015, 165 btl.)

Banff 31 yo 1975 (43%, Signatory Vintage 2007, hogshead #3343, 261 btl.) – 87/100

Banff 36 yo 1976 (49,8%, Cadenhead Small Batch 2013, bourbon hogshead, 192 btl.) – 90/100

Banff 24 yo 1976 (55,8%, Signatory Vintage 2001, cask #2251, 284 btl.) – 90/100

Banff 26 yo 1978 (46%, Chieftain’s 2004, sherry cask #3771, 462 btl.) – 84/100

Banff 25y 1980 (56,5%, DT Rarest of the Rare 2006, cask #2908) – 84/100

Banff 21y 1982 (51,7%, RM 2004) – 85/100

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  • Taco: I'm about finished with a bottle of this and am still amazed at how good it is. It's much more subtle than the popular sherry finished whiskers, but
  • Tony: I guess they are not planning on selling much to the likes of us. "Premiumisation" gone mad...
  • Johan Andersson: I'm in Campbeltown right now for the Springbank Open Day on Thursday. This review is really spot on. I really love Longrow and especially the 18 it be

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