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Bowmore 15yo ‘Laimrig’ (54,1%, OB 2014) – 87/100

Glen Keith 21 yo 1992 (51,4%, The Whisky Agency ‘Old Times Diving’ 2013, bourbon barrel, 177 btl.) – 88/100

Midleton 20 yo 1991 (54,1%, OB for The Whisky Exchange 2012, first fill bourbon cask #48750, 205 btl.) – 91/100

Highland Park 26 yo 1986 (54,1%, Malts of Scotland ‘Amazing Casks’ 2012, bourbon hogshead, MoS 12053, 245 btl.) – 87/100

BenRiach 35 yo 1976 (54,1%, OB 2012, PX sherry finish #5317, 204 btl.) – 90/100

Glen Grant 39 yo 1972 (54,1%, Malts of Scotland ‘Angel’s Choice’ 2012, sherry hogshead MoS 12006, 78 btl., 35 cl.) – 90/100

Bunnahabhain 20 yo 1990 (54,1%, Master of Malt 2011, sherry butt) – 83/100

BenRiach 26 yo 1984 (54,1%, OB, cask #7193, peated, Virgin oak finish) – 86/100

GlenDronach 21 yo 1989 (54,1%, OB 2011, PX sherry puncheon #2917, 618 btl.) – 86/100

Bowmore 15 yo 1995 (54,1%, The Whisky Agency – Anatomy series 2010, ex-sherry butt, 132 btl.) – 88/100

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

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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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WhiskyNotes - Ruben LuytenThis blog is my personal collection of impressions, written while searching for the ultimate single malt whisky.