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Arran 17 yo 1996 (54,9%, Malts of Scotland 2014, sherry butt, ref. 14029, 612 btl.) – 83/100

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

Auchroisk 17 yo 1996 (48,2%, Liquid Library 2013, refill barrel, 208 btl.) – 78/100

Glentauchers 17 yo 1996 (51,4%, Liquid Library 2013, refill barrel, 178 btl.) – 86/100

Glentauchers 17 yo 1996 (57,2%, Tasting Fellows 2014, barrel #1160, 146 btl.) – 87/100

Clynelish 17 yo 1996 (53,3%, The Whiskyman ‘Age Matters’ 2013) – 85/100

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

Ben Nevis 16 yo 1996 (53%, TheWhiskyCask 2012, hogshead) – 80/100

Bowmore 17 yo 1996 (52,7%, The Whisky Agency ‘Faces’ 2013, refill bourbon hogshead, 307 btl.) – 91/100

Croftengea 9 yo 1996 (45%, OB 2005, sherry finished hogshead #283, 380 btl.) – 84/100

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

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

Knockando 12 yo 1996 ‘Manager’s Choice’ (58,5%, OB 2009, bodega sherry cask #800790, 612 btl.) – 88/100

Tormore 14 yo 1996 (46%, Mo Òr Collection 2011, bourbon hogshead #6868, 500 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

Dalmore 14 yo 1996 (55,5%, Master of Malt 2011) – 78/100

Longmorn 14 yo 1996 (46%, A.D. Rattray 2011, bourbon cask #97630, 304 btl.) – 86/100

Yamazaki 12 yo 1996 (60%, OB for Whisky-Live Japan 2009, sherry butt AX70012) – 86/100

anCnoc 1996 (46%, OB 2011) – 82/100

GlenDronach 14 yo 1996 (57,2%, Malts of Scotland 2010, oloroso cask #195, 287 btl.) – 82/100

Allt-a-Bhainne 12 yo 1996 (46%, Murray McDavid 2008, 1500 btl.) – 68/100

Laphroaig 13 yo 1996 (57,3%, Malts of Scotland 2010 for The Bonding Dram, cask #7313, 255 btl.) – 88/100

Longmorn 13 yo 1996 (49%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams 2010) – 84/100

Ben Nevis 13 yo 1996 (57,1%, OB 2010, sherry cask #1466, 258 btl.) – 83/100

GlenDronach 13yo 1996 (59,4%, OB 2009, oloroso butt #193, 399 btl.) – 83/100

Laphroaig 13yo 1996 (46%, Single Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #1983, 280 btl.) – 85/100

Clynelish 12yo 1996 (58,1%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #8245, 304 btl.) – 90/100

Caol Ila 1996 (58%, OB 2009, Cask #19313, Feis Isle 2009) – 92/100

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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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