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Highland Park 15 yo ‘Freya’ (51,2%, OB 2014) – 87/100

Kilchoman 6 yo 2007 (60,4%, OB for Whisky in Leiden 2014, bourbon cask #142, 245 btl.) – 86/100

Edradour 2003 (57,4%, OB 2013, first fill bourbon cask, Ibisco decanter 4th release) – 80/100

Karuizawa 42 yo 1969 (61,3%, Number One Drinks 2012, bourbon cask #8183) – 90/100

Karuizawa 31 yo 1981 (60,0%, Shinanoya 2012, bourbon barrel #4961, 228 btl.) – 86/100

Karuizawa 1982 (46%, first fill bourbon cask #8497) – 88/100

Glenturret 34 yo 1977 (48,4%, Maltbarn 2012, bourbon barrel, 249 btl.) – 91/100

Undisclosed Speyside distillery 30 yo (40%, Master of Malt 2009, 3rd edition) – 85/100

GlenDronach ‘cask in a van’ tour – 21/09 – 25/09/2010

Speyside 33 yo 1976 (53%, Thosop 2010, cask #1420) – 86/100

Isle of Jura 11 yo 1999 Boutique Barrels (55%, OB 2010, Bourbon XU cask finish) – 85/100

Port Charlotte 9 yo 2001 (60,2%, Malts of Scotland 2010, bourbon cask #967) – 87/100

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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

Coming up

  • Macduff 1980 (Golden Cask)
  • Karuizawa 45 Year Old (cask #2725)
  • Cardhu 18 Year Old
  • Craigellachie 13 Years
  • Port Askaig 19 Year Old
  • Ledaig 2005 (Maltbarn)

1659 notes by Ruben

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