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Springbank 18 yo 1996 (58,7%, OB for The Nectar 2014, refill bourbon, single cask, 210 btl.) – 91/100

Braeval 18 yo 1994 (55,3%, Tasting Fellows 2013, barrel #165661, 170 btl.) – 85/100

North Highland 18 yo 1995 (56,1%, Svenska Eldvatten 2013, first fill sherry butt #233123, 428 btl.) – 87/100

Mortlach 18 yo 1996 (51,2%, Sansibar 2014, bourbon cask, 186 btl.) – 84/100

Johnnie Walker 18 yo Platinum Label (40%, OB 2013) – 81/100

Imperial 18 yo 1995 (52,4%, Signatory Vintage for Asta Morris 2014, bourbon cask #50147) – 89/100

‘The Nameless One’ 18 yo 1995 (46,8%, The Whisky Mercenary 2014, sherry cask) – 87/100

The Glenlivet 18 yo (43%, OB +/- 2013) – 83/100

Grant’s 18 yo (40%, OB +/- 2013) – 83/100

Ben Nevis 18 yo 1995 (51,8%, The Whisky Agency ‘Old Times Diving’ 2013, refill hogshead, 242 btl.) – 88/100

Old Pulteney 18 yo 1974 ‘The Ellisland’ (57,8%, The Whisky Connoisseur ‘The Robert Burns Collection’ 1993, cask #1132) – 88/100

Littlemill 18 yo 1975 (55,8%, Signatory Vintage 1993, cask #2144, 225 btl.) – 80/100

Bowmore 18 yo 1995 (54,9%, Whisky-Fässle for Malt Monkey 2013, sherry cask) – 90/100

Braeval 18 yo 1994 (49,7%, Liquid Library 2013, ex-bourbon barrel) – 88/100

Tullibardine 18 yo 1990 (59,1%, A.D. Rattray 2009, bourbon cask #6105, 300 btl.) – 75/100

Glen Keith 18 yo 1991 (46%, Silver Seal ‘Sestante Collection’ 2009) – 89/100

Bruichladdich 18 yo 1992 (51,2%, OB ‘Micro Provenance series’ 2010, bourbon cask #004, Brunello wine finish, 288 btl.) – 79/100

Longrow 18 years (46%, OB 2011, 2280 btl.) – 90/100

Highland Park 18 yo ‘Earl Haakon’ (54,9%, OB 2011, 3300 btl.) – 84/100

Ardbeg 18 yo 1975 (43%, Signatory Vintage 1993, cask #2464-67) – 81/100

Glen Speyside Class 18 yo (50%, Malts of Scotland 2011, batch n°1) – 84/100

Yamazaki 18 yo (43%, OB 2008, L8CP3) – 90/100

Glenfarclas 18 yo 1987 (46%, OB 2006, Quarter cask #3704 + 3707 + 3859 + 3860, 1299 btl.) – 84/100

Allt-A-Bhaine 18 yo 1992 (56,1%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead #6, 273 btl.) – 79/100

Auchentoshan 18 yo 1978 (58,8%, OB 1997, 13 casks #295x + #436x + #437x) – 87/100

Ardmore 18 yo 1992 (49,4%, Malts of Scotland 2010, bourbon barrel 5014, 185 btl.) – 85/100

Ardmore 18 yo 1992 (47%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams 2010) – 87/100

Greenore 18 yo (46%, OB 2011, 4000 btl.) – 81/100

Isle of Jura 18 yo 1990 (52,4%, Duncan Taylor 2009, cask #6401, 312 btl.) – 78/100

GlenDronach 18 yo 1991 (51,7%, OB 2010, Pedro Ximenez sherry puncheon #3182, 633 btl.) – 86/100

St Magdalene 18 yo 1964 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice brown label 1983, 75 cl.) – 93/100

Glenturret 18 yo 1990 (46%, Chieftain’s Choice 2009, cask #91781, 312 btl.) – 69/100

Bunnahabhain 18 yo (51,4%, OB for Feis Ile 2010, PX cask, 384 btl.) – 81/100

Cragganmore 18 yo 1978 (60,1%, G&M CASK 1996, cask #4959) – 83/100

Dalmore Mackenzie 1992 (46%, OB 2010, port finish, 3000 btl.) – 85/100

Glen Scotia 18 yo 1992 (53,3%, Malts of Scotland 2010, cask #429, 199 btl.) – 78/100

Glenrothes 18 yo 1990 (46%, SMoS 2009, cask #3331, 785 btl.) – 82/100

Springbank 18y (46%, OB 2010) – 84/100

Glenfiddich 18 yo ‘Ancient Reserve’ (43%, OB, late 1980’s, black decanter) – 84/100

Auchentoshan 18yo 1991 (59,3%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #492, 301 btl.) – 68/100

Highland Park 18yo (43%, OB 2007) – 85/100

Springbank 18y (46%, OB 2009) – 88/100

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  • Duty: My last 30-yo Caol Ila Single Cask was purchased at £55 about 5 years ago. The Bladnoch Forum CI 30 was 55 + the 25-yo was £45 as I recall.
  • Tony: yeah - the price is why I have held off. I bought 3 indie 30 year old Caol Ilas for the price of this one. There are nearly 6000 bottles - will be ha
  • HP: I think this is an amazing whisky. It is one of my 3 "if you could only have 3 bottles of whisky what would they be?" choices. Pure bliss. Very hard t

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