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Caol Ila 30 yo 1983 (55,1%, OB 2014, Special Release, 7638 btl.) – 91/100

Aberfeldy 16 yo ‘Bits of Strange’ (55,1%, OB 2012, 318 btl.) — 88/100

Bowmore 10yo Tempest (55,1%, OB 2013, first fill bourbon casks, Batch #4) – 87/100
Bowmore 10yo Tempest (55,9%, OB 2014, first fill bourbon casks, Batch #5) – 86/100

Lagavulin 12 yo (55,1%, OB 2013, 13th release) – 86/100

GlenDronach 22 yo 1990 (55,1%, OB 2012, PX sherry puncheon #2966, 539 btl.) – 88/100

Balblair 1990 (55,1%, OB 2012, Islay cask #1463, +/- 150 btl.) – 90/100

Cragganmore 11 yo 1999 (55,1%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead, MoS 11012, 298 btl.) – 82/100

Speyside Region 41 yo 1969 (55,1%, Whisky-Fässle 2011, Bourbon hogshead #2671) – 89/100

Brora 30 yo 1976 (55,1%, Douglas Laing Old & Rare Platinum 2007, 104 btl.) – 95/100

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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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