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Ord 16 yo ‘Manager’s Dram’ (66,2%, OB 1991, refill cask) – 93/100

Ben Nevis 16yo 1997 (55%, Abbey Whisky ‘The Rare Casks’ 2013, sherry hogshead, 96 btl.) – 86/100

Ardbeg 16 yo 1998 (58,2%, Malts of Scotland ‘Amazing Casks’ 2014, ref. Mos 14027, 222 btl.) – 88/100

Arran 16 yo 1997 ‘Private Cask’ (50,1%, OB for Limburg Whisky Fair 2014, sherry hogshead #518, 246 btl.) – 86/100

Ben Nevis 16 yo 1997 (53,2%, Maltbarn 2013, bourbon barrel, 91 btl.) – 80/100

Clynelish 16 yo 1997 (52,6%, Liquid Library 2013, refill hogshead, 129 btl.) – 88/100

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

Laphroaig 16 yo 1997 (55,4%, Signatory Vintage for De Tongerse Whiskyvrienden & Vinothek Massen 2013, refill sherry hogshead #3369, 292 btl.) – 87/100

Arran 16 yo 1996 (55,7%, OB Private Cask for Jan Vissers 2013, oloroso sherry hogshead, 174 btl.) – 89/100

Fettercairn 16 yo 1995 (59,9%, Signatory Vintage 2011, bourbon barrels #405+406, 368 btl.) – 69/100

Glen Scotia 16 yo (46%, OB 2013) – 81/100

Glenlivet 16 yo Nàdurra (54,3%, OB 2012, batch 0512T) – 86/100

Arran 16 years (46%, OB 2013, 9000 btl.) – 87/100

Port Ellen 16 yo 1969 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs’ Choice +/- 1985) – 92/100

Mortlach 16 yo 1997 (51%, Liquid Treasures & The Whisky Agency2013, bourbon hogshead, 176 btl.) – 83/100

Arran 16 yo 1996 (55,4%, Master of Malt 2012, refill sherry hogshead, 218 btl.) – 80/100

Laphroaig 16 yo 1996 (56,1%, Malts of Scotland 2012, ref. 12041, 240 btl.) – 88/100

Bruichladdich 16 yo ‘The Laddie Sixteen’ (46%, OB 2012) – 84/100

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

BenRiach 16 yo 1996 (55,2%, OB for Caskstrength.net, PX sherry hogshead #5614, 296 btl.) – 88/100

BenRiach 16 yo 1996 (47,7%, Whisky-Fässle 2012, bourbon hogshead) – 83/100

Ardmore 16 yo 1993 (54,7%, G&M for Van Wees 2009, first fill bourbon barrel #5746, 225 btl.) – 87/100

Aberfeldy 16 yo 1994 (46%, Mo Òr 2011, bourbon hogshead #4016, 460 btl.) – 87/100

Isle of Arran 16 yo 1995 (53,2%, The Whisky Agency & The Nectar 2012, refill hogshead, 188 btl.) – 88/100

Imperial 16 yo 1995 (53,9%, Whisky-Fässle 2011, bourbon hogshead)

Ledaig 16 yo 1994 (46%, Mo Òr Collection 2011, bourbon hogshead #228066, 330 btl.) – 87/100

Tormore 16 yo 1995 (53,4%, Whisky-Doris 2011, bourbon hogshead #20213, 132 btl., In memoriam Horst Manthée) – 85/100

Aberlour 16 yo 1994 (46%, Whisky Import Belux & The Bonding Dram 2011, bourbon hogshead #8825, 279 btl.) – 84/100

Glenallachie 16 yo 1995 (53%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead #1257, 222 btl.) – 75/100

Bowmore 16 yo 1993 (53,5%, Whisky-Fässle 2010, 226 btl.) – 90/100

AnCnoc 16 yo (46%, OB 2010) – 84/100

Clynelish 16 yo 1991 (46%, High Spirits 2008, Valentino Zagatti’s Personal Choice) – 79/100

BenRiach 16 yo 1993 (55,6%, OB 2009 for Pin’Art, hogshead – Sauternes finish, cask #2587, 295 btl.) – 85/100

Tamnavulin 16 yo (55%, Master of Malt 2008) – 81/100

Tyrconnell 1992 Ambassador’s Choice (51%, OB 2009 for Belgium) – 84/100

Clynelish 16yo 1992 (46%, SMOS 2009, cask #5871, 293 btl.) – 85/100

Bladnoch 16yo 1992 (46%, Single Malts of Scotland 2009, bourbon hogshead, cask #2694, 375 btl.) – 85/100

Ardbeg 1990 ‘Airigh nam beist’ (46%, OB 2006) – 87/100

Bruichladdich 1993 ‘Oirthir gàidheal’ (53,6%, OB 2009, Feis Isle 2009, Cask #13, 1000 btl.) – 83/100

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  • Tony: Well the 1401 batch 8 could be found easily in most places for £200 - indeed I got one for £180 with a discount. The £225 price was a bit high and
  • WhiskyNotes: Don't just look at the UK - it's not always representative for the rest of the world. The last 1401 for Europe was batch 8. I bought that one for €
  • Sam: Nicely written notes, not rated this myself yet. Just to confirm, it's nowhere near a 40% price rise though. The last 1401 released in the UK was at

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