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Dallas Dhu 35 yo 1979 (54,4%, Cadenhead Cask Ends 2014, bourbon hogshead) – 92/100

Vintage 1979 – 33 yo blend (52,2%, Svenska Eldvatten 2013, 197 btl.) – 89/100

Balmenach 35 yo 1979 (53,4%, Sansibar 2014, bourbon cask, 127 btl.) – 88/100

Auchentoshan 32 yo 1979 (50,5%, OB 2012, first fill Oloroso butts, 1000 btl.) – 91/100

Caol Ila 33 yo 1979 (52,7%, Maltbarn 2013, ex-bourbon cask, 55 btl.) – 91/100

Inverleven 1979 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, +/- 1990) – 76/100

Port Ellen 32 yo 1979 ‘12th release’ (52,5%, OB 2012, 2964 btl.) – 91/100

Balmenach 33 yo 1979 (52,8%, The Whisky Agency ‘Perfect Dram’ 2012, bourbon hogshead, 202 btl.) – 88/100

Balmenach 32 yo 1979 (53,1%, Maltbarn 2012, bourbon barrel, 209 btl.) – 90/100

Caol Ila 33 yo 1979 (53,7%, The Whisky Agency & The Nectar 2012, refill hogshead, 241 btl.) – 90/100

BenRiach 32 yo 1979 (47,3%, OB for Asta Morris 2012, refill bourbon barrel #8507, 192 btl.) – 92/100

Caol Ila 32 yo 1979 (52%, The Whisky Agency & The Nectar 2011, bourbon hogshead, 242 btl.) – 90/100

Coleburn 21 yo 1979 (59,4%, Rare Malts 2000) – 87/100

BenRiach 30 yo 1979 (47,9%, OB 2010, cask #7511, bourbon barrel, 173 btl.) – 90/100

Glen Grant 30 yo 1979 (52,5%, Douglas Laing 2009, 60th Anniversary bottling, brandy butt – sherry finish, 282 btl.) – 77/100

Port Ellen 28 yo 1979 ‘7th release’ (54,7%, OB 2007, 20cl) – 94/100

Port Ellen 24 yo 1979 ‘3rd release’ (57,3%, OB 2003, 9000 btl.) – 91/100

Port Ellen 1979 (54,1%, The Whisky Show 2009, 60 btl.) – 91/100

Port Ellen 9th release 30yo 1979 (57,7%, OB 2009, 5916 btl.) – 92/100

Port Ellen 29yo 1979 (52%, Old Bothwell for Lindores 2009, cask #1654, 11 btl.) – 91/100

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  • WhiskyNotes: You're right, it is a refill bourbon cask. Sorry if I suggested otherwise, but I believe a single cask can never be 80% sherry and 20% bourbon like th
  • Tabrulavubeg: I've tried the 18yo Single Cask yesterday. It's really quite good, but from Ruben's conclusion "an exquisite version of this already really good dram"
  • Johan Andersson: Yes this cask is really fantastic. If you did the Cadenhead Warehouse tasting with Grant MacPherson in Campbeltown 2013 and until Open Day in May 2014

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  • Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7yo
  • Highland Park 1973 (Mackillop's Choice)
  • Kavalan bourbon cask for Belgium
  • Cardhu 18 Year Old
  • Glenrothes 1997 (Kintra)
  • Bladnoch 1992 (The Nectar)
  • Ledaig 2005 (Maltbarn)

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