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Clynelish 1997 ‘Cayenne Cocoa Bean’ (46%, Wemyss Malts 2014, hogshead, 373 btl.) – 86/100

Tomatin 17 yo 1997 (48,3%, Whisky-Fässle 2014, hogshead) – 87/100

Ben Nevis 16yo 1997 (55%, Abbey Whisky ‘The Rare Casks’ 2013, sherry hogshead, 96 btl.) – 86/100

Arran 16 yo 1997 ‘Private Cask’ (50,1%, OB for Limburg Whisky Fair 2014, sherry hogshead #518, 246 btl.) – 86/100

Ben Nevis 16 yo 1997 (53,2%, Maltbarn 2013, bourbon barrel, 91 btl.) – 80/100

Lagavulin 1997 ‘Distiller’s Edition’ (43%, OB 2013, P.X. finish, lgv. 4/502) – 90/100

Clynelish 16 yo 1997 (52,6%, Liquid Library 2013, refill hogshead, 129 btl.) – 88/100

Ledaig 15 yo 1997 (51,9%, The Whiskyman ‘Age Matters’ 2013) – 85/100

Deanston 15 yo 1997 (55,8%, Archives 2013, hogshead #1959, 327 btl.) – 80/100

Deanston 15 yo 1997 (48,1%, Asta Morris 2013, ref. AM031, 342 btl.) – 82/100

Laphroaig 16 yo 1997 (55,4%, Signatory Vintage for De Tongerse Whiskyvrienden & Vinothek Massen 2013, refill sherry hogshead #3369, 292 btl.) – 87/100

Auchentoshan 15 yo 1997 (48,4%, Douglas Laing Old Particular, refill hogshead, 336 btl.) – 85/100

Mortlach 16 yo 1997 (51%, Liquid Treasures & The Whisky Agency2013, bourbon hogshead, 176 btl.) – 83/100

Ledaig 15 yo 1997 (51,1%, Liquid Sun 2012, refill hogshead, 265 btl.) – 85/100

Bowmore 13 yo 1997 (60,3%, MacBeatha 2010, 4th Edition, 315 btl.) – 86/100

Highland Park 14 yo 1997 (51,9%, Creative Whisky ‘Exclusive Casks’ 2012, PX sherry finish, cask #6255, 90 btl.) – 83/100

Bowmore 15 yo 1997 (53,8%, The Whiskyman 2012, 189 btl.) – 88/100

Caroni 15 yo 1997 (46%, Sansibar 2012, single barrel, 179 btl.)

Clynelish 1997 (55,7%, The Bonding Dram 2012, hogshead #5733) – 90/100

Isle of Arran 14 yo 1997 (46%, Maltman 2012, cask #747) – 85/100

Bowmore 15 yo 1997 (53,7%, Whisky-Fässle for Whisky-Freunde Dornstadt 2012, bourbon hogshead) – 89/100

Old Pulteney 1997 (57%, Gordon & MacPhail for Alain Verspecht, first fill bourbon barrel #1199, 224 btl.) – 85/100

Caroni 1997 (46%, Silver Seal 2011)

Clynelish 15 yo 1997 (53,5%, The Whiskyman 2012, refill sherry hogshead, 180 btl.) – 89/100

Clynelish 15 yo 1997 (53,5%, Whisky in Leiden 2012, refill sherry hogshead, 180 btl.) – 89/100

Bowmore 14 yo 1997 (51,8%, Whisky-Fässle 2012, bourbon hogshead) – 89/100

Clynelish 14 yo 1997 (53,9%, Archives 2011, bourbon hogshead #4634, 160 btl.) – 85/100

Clynelish 14 yo 1997 ‘All you need is whisky’ (50,5%, The Whiskyman 2011, ex-bourbon, 160 btl.) – 89/100

Glenburgie 1997 (57,6%, Gordon & MacPhail Exclusive for Asta Morris 2011, bourbon cask #8551, 212 btl.) – 89/100

Clynelish 13 yo 1997 (48,9%, The Whisky Fair 2011, bourbon hogshead, 170 btl.) – 86/100

Hakushu 12 yo 1997 (56%, OB for Whisky-Live 2009, hogshead BJ41521) – 81/100

Cragganmore 12 yo 1997 ‘The Manager’s Choice’ (59,7%, OB 2009, cask #2398, 246 btl.) – 90/100

Glengoyne 13 yo 1997 ‘English Merchants’ Choice’ (54,6%, OB 2010, cask #2716, 291 btl.) – 89/100

Glengoyne 13 yo 1997 (46%, Whisky-Doris 2010, sherry butt, 120 btl.) – 86/100

Edradour 11 yo 1997 Sauternes finish (56,6%, OB 2009, 451 btl. 50 cl.) – 66/100

Springbank 12 yo ‘Claret Wood’ (54,4%, OB 2010, 9360 btl.) – 88/100

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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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