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Bunnahabhain 26 yo 1988 ‘Kirsch Gateau’ (56%, Wemyss 2014, sherry butt, 442 btl.) – 89/100

Invergordon 1988 ‘Caribbean Crème’ (46%, Wemyss 2014, barrel, 171 btl.) – 79/100

Cragganmore 25 yo 1988 (51,4%, OB 2014, American oak, 3372 btl.) – 87/100

Strathmill 25 yo 1988 (52,4%, OB 2014, 2.700 btl.) – 87/100

Littlemill 26 yo 1988 (52,7%, Liquid Treasures 2014, bourbon hogshead, 147 btl.) – 87/100

Tomatin 25 yo 1988 (53,7%, Malts of Scotland 2014, sherry hogshead, MoS 14026, 265 btl.) – 87/100

Glen Spey 25 yo 1988 (47,3%, Archives 2014, bourbon hogshead #356079, 163 btl.) – 86/100

Littlemill 25 yo 1988 (51,9%, Archives 2014, bourbon hogshead #12, 134 btl.) – 88/100

Irish single malt 25 yo 1988 (51,1%, The Whisky Agency ‘Old Times Diving’ 2013, 212 btl.) – 92/100

Tomatin 25 yo 1988 (49,7%, The Whisky Agency ‘Perfect Dram’ 2013, refill hogshead, 304 btl.) – 87/100

Glenrothes 25 yo 1988 (50,6%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams 2013, refill sherry) – 86/100

Highland Park 25 yo 1988 (55,7%, Cadenhead Small Batch 2013, sherry butts, 1086 btl.) – 91/100

Isle of Jura 22 yo 1988 (46%, Mo Òr 2010, bourbon hogshead #756, 352 btl.) – 90/100

Tomatin 24 yo 1988 (48,7%, Eifelboys & Vinothek Massen 2013, first fill bourbon cask, 70 btl.) – 87/100

Littlemill 24 yo 1988 (50,3%, The Whisky Agency ‘Faces’ 2013, refill bourbon hogshead, 309 btl.) – 89/100

Isle of Jura 24 yo 1988 (51,2%, The Whiskyman for Sweden 2012, bourbon cask, 116 btl.) – 91/100

Littlemill 24 yo 1988 (52,9%, Liquid Sun 2012, refill bourbon hogshead, 326 btl.) – 87/100

Macduff 23 yo 1988 (43%, The Maltman 2011, sherry cask) – 84/100

Bruichladdich 24 yo 1988 (54,3%, Malts of Scotland for Islay Whisky Dinner 2012, sherry hogshead, ref. MoS 12040, 188 btl.) – 87/100

Jura 24 yo 1988 (50,8%, The Whisky Agency & Bresser & Timmer 2012, bourbon hogshead, 251 btl.) – 89/100

Enmore 24 yo 1988 (50,5%, The Whisky Agency 2012, 264 btl.)

Glenrothes 24 yo 1988 (49,3%, Whisky-Doris 2012, sherry hogshead #7317, 288 btl.) – 86/100

Isle of Jura 24 yo 1988 (51,3%, Archives 2012, bourbon cask #752, 60 btl.) – 89/100

Glenrothes 23 yo 1988 (53,4%, Archives 2012, refill sherry hogshead #7318, 80 btl.) – 85/100

Littlemill 23 yo 1988 (49,3%, Whiskybase 2012, sherry cask #08/1077, 48 btl.) – 92/100

Littlemill 23 yo 1988 (52,4%, Whisky-Fässle 2012, sherry cask) – 91/100

Longmorn 23 yo 1988 (52,6%, WIN ‘First Cask’ 2012, refill sherry hogshead #14379, 259 btl.) – 89/100

Isle of Jura 23 yo 1988 (56,3%, Villa Konthor 2011, sherry cask) – 90/100

Littlemill 24 yo 1988 ‘Sympathy for the Whisky’ (54,2%, The Whiskyman 2012, 159 btl.) – 88/100

Nikka Miyagikyo 23 yo 1988 (57%, OB 2011, cask #92414) – 88/100

Glenrothes 23 yo 1988 (48,9%, Liquid Treasures 2011, ex-bourbon hogshead) – 85/100

Isle of Jura 23 yo 1988 (52,9%, The Whisky Agency ‘Romantique’ 2011, ex-bourbon hogshead, 201 btl.) – 91/100

Glenburgie 22 yo 1988 (57,3%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld 2011, cask #11239, 233 btl.) – 87/100

Nikka Miyagikyo 1988 (50%, OB 2008, 1500 btl.) – 88/100

Tomatin 21 yo 1988 (55,2%, A.D. Rattray 2010, cask #1088, 213 btl.) – 86/100

Hanyu 21 yo 1988 (55,6%, No.1 Drinks 2009, sherry butt #9306, 625 btl.) – 90/100

Glen Garioch 20 yo 1988 ‘Old Grandad Whisky’ (53,4%, SMWS 2009, 19.44, 251 btl.) – 81/100

BenRiach 20 yo 1988 (54,3%, OB 2009, Gaja Barolo finish, cask #4424, 322 btl.) – 84/100

Benrinnes 21yo 1988 (46,3%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #888, 175 btl.) – 80/100

Karuizawa 1988 (59,8%, OB 2006, cask #3397) – 87/100

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