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Glen Grant 40 yo 1972 (51,6%, Maltbarn 2012, sherry cask, 49 btl.) – 92/100

Glenglassaugh 40 yo 1972 (43,1%, C&S Dram Exceptional 2013, refill sherry butt, 300 btl.) – 90/100

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

Tomintoul 40 yo 1972 (48,5%, Maltbarn 2012, bourbon cask, 47 btl.) – 89/100

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

Old Pulteney 40 yo (51,3%, OB 2012, 493 btl.) – 93/100

Bunnahabhain 40 yo (41,7%, OB 2012, 750 btl.) – 92/100

Glen Grant 40 yo 1972 (54,2%, Malts of Scotland ‘Angel’s Choice’ 2012, sherry hogshead, MoS 12045, 136 btl., 35 cl.) – 90/100

Glengoyne 40 yo 1972 (55,5%, Malts of Scotland 2012, sherry hogshead, ref. MoS 12044, 254 btl.) – 94/100

Caperdonich 40 yo 1972 (49%, The Whiskyman & QV.ID, black label, 65 btl.) – 92/100

Glenfarclas 40 yo 1971 (52%, OB Family Cask for Silver Seal 2011, cask #148, 473 btl.) – 92/100

GlenDronach 40 yo 1971 (48,5%, OB 2011, PX sherry puncheon #1436, 583 btl.) – 83/100

Glen Keith 40 yo 1970 (49,1%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead #6042, 163 btl.) – 93/100

Glen Grant 40 yo 1959 / 1999 (48,9%, Whisky Club of Austria 2007, sherry cask, 22 btl.) – 93/100

Glen Keith 40 yo 1970 (45,1%, The Whisky Agency ‘Landscapes’ 2010, bourbon hogshead, 215 btl.) – 93/100

Garnheath 40 yo 1969 (51,6%, Douglas Laing OGC 2009, 154 btl.) – 87/100

Glenfarclas 40 yo (46%, OB 2010) – 91/100

Undisclosed Speyside distillery 40 yo (40%, Master of Malt 2008) – 87/100

Black Bull 40 yo (40,2%, Duncan Taylor 2010, batch #1) – 85/100

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  • SK: And just to prove a point, all of the bottles are still available in places where they usually run out. Lets see how many will be still available whe
  • SK: 2 years ago I tried the Caol Ila 1982 from Archives. What a fantastic whisky. Since then I always try to stock these Caol Ila from the 80s. Sadly no
  • WhiskyNotes: The real problem is that Caol Ila isn't selling (mature) casks to independent bottlers any more, from what I've heard, so chances are low we'll see mo

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