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Lagavulin 12 yo (54,4%, OB 2014, 14th release, 31.428 btl.) – 88/100

Jameson 12 yo ‘Distillery reserve’ (40%, OB) – 84/100

Tomintoul 12 yo ‘Portwood finish’ (46%, OB 2014) – 81/100

Aberfeldy 12 yo (40%, OB 2014) – 81/100

Bowmore 12 yo 2002 (53,2%, The Whisky Agency 2014, refill hogshead, 348 btl.) – 87/100

Auchentoshan 12 yo (40%, OB +/- 2013) – 80/100

Braeval 12 yo 2001 (46%, Hepburn’s Choice 2013, sherry cask, 807 btl.) – 83/100

Elijah Craig 12 yo (47%, OB for The Nectar 2013, 94 Proof) – 84/100

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

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

Glengoyne 12 yo 2001 (46%, Sansibar 2013, sherry cask, 216 btl.) – 85/100

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

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

Balvenie 12 yo Single Barrel (47,8%, OB 2013, first fill bourbon cask #12742) – 82/100

Aberlour 12 yo 2000 (50%, Douglas Laing ‘Old Malt Cask’ 2013, refill hogshead, ref. 9340, 312 btl.) – 86/100

Knockando 12 yo 1967 (43%, J&B for Dateo Import Italy 1979) – 80/100

Glengoyne 12 yo (43%, OB 2012) – 82/100

Laphroaig 12 yo 2000 (51,7%, The Whisky Agency ‘Perfect Dram’ 2013, refill sherry hogshead, 291 btl.) – 85/100

Karuizawa 12 yo 2000 (64,3%, OB for LMdW 2013, sherry butt #166) – 85/100

Glenfarclas 12 yo 2000 (55,8%, Whisky-Doris 2012, sherry butt, 278 btl.) – 86/100

Arran 12 yo 1999 (54,8%, Single Cask Nation 2011, cask #6, Pinot Noir finish, 277 btl.) – 83/100

Hanyu 12 yo 2000 (57,5%, Ichiro’s Malt for Shinanoya 2012, red oak heads hogshead finish, cask #360, 309 btl.) – 90/100

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

Ardbeg Galileo 12 yo 1999 (49%, OB 2012, first fill ex-bourbon and ex-Marsala casks) – 87/100

Black Bull 12 yo (50%, Duncan Taylor 2012) – 82/100

Dalmore 12 yo 2000 (53,4%, Malts of Scotland 2012, sherry hogshead, MoS 12035, 290 btl.) – 86/100

Ardbeg Galileo (49%, OB 2012)

Macduff 12 yo 2000 (51,7%, The Whiskyman & Pin’Art, refill sherry hogshead) – 87/100

Old Pulteney 12 yo (40%, OB 2010) – 78/100

Bowmore 12 yo 1999 (57,6%, Fulldram 2011, oloroso sherry cask, 190 btl.) – 87/100

Glenfiddich 12 yo (40%, OB 2010) – 76/100

Arran 12 yo 1998 ‘The Westie’ (46%, OB 2011, 6000 btl.) – 84/100

Hakushu 12 yo 1997 (56%, OB for Whisky-Live 2009, hogshead BJ41521) – 81/100

Yamazaki 12 yo 1996 (60%, OB for Whisky-Live Japan 2009, sherry butt AX70012) – 86/100

Ardbeg 12 yo 1998 (55,4%, Nectar of the Daily Drams 2011) – 88/100

Milton-duff Glenlivet 12 yo (43%, OB, Ballentine’s, 75cl) – 75/100

Caol Ila 12 yo 1978 (64,4%, Cadenhead 1990, dumpy bottle, 75 cl) – 88/100

Laphroaig 12 yo 1998 (59,6%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead 700272, 152 btl.) – 86/100

Laphroaig 12 yo 1998 (52,4%, The Whisky Agency ‘Liquid Library’ 2010, bourbon hogshead, 158 btl.) – 86/100

Highland Park 12 yo 1998 Saint Magnus (55%, OB 2010, 12.000 btl.) – 80/100

Cragganmore 12 yo 1997 ‘The Manager’s Choice’ (59,7%, OB 2009, cask #2398, 246 btl.) – 90/100

Nikka 12 yo ‘Single coffey malt’ (55%, OB 2008, 3027 btl.) – 73/100

Allt-a-Bhainne 12 yo 1996 (46%, Murray McDavid 2008, 1500 btl.) – 68/100

Mortlach 12 yo 1998 (59,1%, Gordon & MacPhail Exclusive for Whisky Shop Dufftown 2010, cask #14438) – 83/100

Springbank 12 yo ‘Claret Wood’ (54,4%, OB 2010, 9360 btl.) – 88/100

Macallan 12 yo ‘HKDNP’ (43%, OB 1980’s, 1 litre) – 85/100

Cardhu 12 yo (43%, OB 1970’s, Wax & Vitale) – 87/100

Jameson 12 yo ‘Special Reserve’ (40%, OB 2009) – 77/100

Arran 12 yo (40%, Master of Malt 2008) – 86/100

Lagavulin 12yo Special release (57,1%, OB 2006) – 88/100

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