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Highland Park 1973 (43%, Mackillop’s Choice 2007, cask #8395) – 91/100

Ardbeg 15 yo 1973 (43%, Sestante 1988, 75cl.) – 92/100

Glen Garioch 21 yo 1973 (43%, OB for Duggans Distillers NY 1995, 75 cl.) – 92/100

Bunnahabhain 40 yo 1973 (48,5%, The Whiskyman ‘Birthday dram’ aka ‘Ugly Faces’ 2013, 155 btl.) – 92/100

Balmenach 27 yo 1973 (46%, OB 2000, 2150 btl.) – 88/100

Bunnahabhain 40 yo 1973 (50,6%, Archives ‘Fishes of Samoa’ 2013, butt #3463, 156 btl.) – 92/100

Teaninich 40 yo 1973 (42%, The Whisky Agency ‘Faces’ 2013, refill sherry hogshead, 213 btl.) – 89/100

Teaninich 39 yo 1973 (41,8%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead, MoS 13011, 198 btl.) – 89/100

Glencadam 39 yo 1973 (44,1%, The Whisky Agency ‘Perfect Dram’ 2013, bourbon hogshead, 221 btl.) – 89/100

Clynelish 33 yo 1973 (54,5%, Signatory Vintage 2007, refill butt #8915, 399 btl.) – 92/100

Macduff 37 yo 1973 (46%, Mo Òr Collection 2011, bourbon hogshead #20, 281 btl.) – 91/100

Ledaig 33 yo 1973 (48%, The Whisky Fair 2006, bourbon hogsheads, 281 btl.) – 90/100

Glenlivet 38 yo 1973 (47,6%, Berry Bros. & Rudd 2011, cask #10822) – 90/100

Balblair 1973 (40%, G&M Centenary Reserve 1995)

Glen Moray 36 yo 1973 (53,1%, The Whisky Agency ‘Perfect Dram’ 2010, joint bottling with Three Rivers Tokyo, bourbon hogshead, 301 btl.) – 90/100

Glenallachie 39 yo 1973 (50,4%, The Whisky Agency ‘Moody Lions’ 2011, ex-bourbon cask, 218 btl.) – 88/100

Glenallachie 38 yo 1973 (44%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead, MoS 11018, 125 btl.) – 90/100

Bunnahabhain 38 yo 1973 (50,2%, Malts of Scotland 2011, sherry butt #3463, 216 btl.) – 80/100

Glenfiddich Private Vintage 34 yo 1973 (46,6%, OB for LMdW 2007, hogshead #28563, 209 btl.) – 89/100

Glenury Royal 37 yo 1973 (43%, The Whisky Agency & The Nectar 2011, bourbon hogshead, 146 btl.) – 91/100

Jura 30 yo 1973 (55%, OB 2003, cask 3155, 468 btl.) – 86/100

Glen Grant 36 yo 1973 (46,2%, Kintra 2010, refill sherry cask 6591, 24 btl.) – 88/100

Glen Grant 37 yo 1973 (46%, Thosop 2010, sherry butt, 120 btl.) – 88/100

Linkwood 36 yo 1973 (49,7%, The Whisky Exchange 10th Anniversary 2009, bourbon cask) – 92/100

Glengoyne 36yo 1973 (55,1%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #677, 138 btl.) – 91/100

Dailuaine ‘Adieu Lina’ 1973 35y (47,6%, Daily Dram 2008, 150 btl.) – 88/100

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