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Benromach 1976 (46%, OB 2012) – 91/100

Benromach 10 yo (43%, OB 2014) – 89/100

Caol Ila 7 yo 2006 (56,5%, Gordon & MacPhail for The Bonding Dram & FMWS 2014, refill sherry hogshead #306202, 309 btl.) – 87/100

Glen Grant 66 yo 1948 (46,6%, Gordon & MacPhail for WealthSolutions 2014, first fill sherry butt #1369, 160 btl.) – 94/100

Strathisla 8 yo ‘70° Proof’ (40%, Gordon & MacPhail 1970’s, 26 3/4 fl. oz) – 77/100

Glen Grant 21 yo (70° proof, Gordon & MacPhail 1960’s, securo cap) – 96/100

Bruichladdich 28 yo 1964 (50,6%, Gordon & MacPhail 1993, cask #3670, 3671, 3672) – 93/100

Undisclosed Speyside 1967 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail 1993, port cask #8921 – 8922) – 91/100

Highland Park 10 yo 2001 (57,7%, Gordon & MacPhail ‘Cask Strength’ 2012, first fill bourbon barrel #2998) – 85/100

Strathisla 16 yo 1970 (61,3%, Gordon & MacPhail 1987, sherry wood) – 85/100

GlenDronach 1959/1960 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail 1986, Royal Wedding) – 91/100

Coleburn 1972 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice 1993, old map label) – 80/100

Tormore 14 yo 1998 (50%, G&M Exclusive for The Whisky Mercenary 2013, first fill bourbon barrel #1586, 277 btl.) – 86/100

Port Ellen 16 yo 1969 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs’ Choice +/- 1985) – 92/100

Strathisla 1963 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail 2009) – 90/100

Glenrothes 8 yo (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, mid 1970’s) – 71/100

Glenburgie 1966 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail 2012) – 90/100

Strathisla 1937 (70 proof, Gordon & MacPhail, 26 2/3 fl. Oz, 1970’s) – 91/100

Inverleven 1979 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, +/- 1990) – 76/100

Strathisla 21 yo (40%, G&M +/- 1985) – 88/100

Old Pulteney 1974 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail 2009) – 88/100

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

Balblair 1973 (40%, G&M Centenary Reserve 1995)

Highland Fusilier 21 yo (70° proof, Gordon & MacPhail 1978, Specially vatted for the Tercentenary of the Royal Highland Fusiliers, 75,7 cl.) – 88/100

Longmorn 43 yo 1967 (52,6%, G&M for Japan Import System 2010, Book of Kells, refill sherry butt #753, 393 btl.) – 92/100

Longmorn 42 yo 1967 (53,1%, G&M for Japan Import System 2009, Book of Kells, refill sherry hogshead #3342, 162 btl.) – 92/100

Longmorn 23 yo 1969 (61,2%, G&M Cask series 1993, cask #3721 & 5297 btl.) – 94/100

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

Strathisla 48 yo 1963 (51,8%, Gordon & MacPhail for The Whisky Fair, Book of Kells, first fill sherry butt #576) – 93/100

Glen Elgin 35 yo 1968 (46%, Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice 2004) – 87/100

St Magdalene 18 yo 1964 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice brown label 1983, 75 cl.) – 93/100

Dalwhinnie 21 yo 1970 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice 1991, 70 cl.) – 86/100

Caperdonich 27 yo 1968 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice 2004) – 87/100

Mortlach 12 yo 1998 (59,1%, Gordon & MacPhail Exclusive for Whisky Shop Dufftown 2010, cask #14438) – 83/100

Strathisla 49 yo 1960 (53,2%, Gordon & MacPhail for The Whisky Fair 2010, Book of Kells) – 92/100

Cragganmore 18 yo 1978 (60,1%, G&M CASK 1996, cask #4959) – 83/100

Longmorn 39yo 1969 (57,7%, Gordon & MacPhail for TWE 2009, cask #5305) – 91/100

Strathisla 40yo 1967 (50%, Gordon & MacPhail for La Maison du Whisky 2007, cask #6112, 400 btl.) – 89/100

Balmenach 31yo 1975 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail 2007) – 89/100

Lochside 28yo 1981 (56,1%, Gordon & MacPhail for LMdW 2009, refill sherry hogshead #803, 205 btl.) – 89/100

Macallan ‘Speymalt’ 1970 (46%, Gordon & MacPhail for LMdW 2009, sherry butt #8326, 530 btl.) – 91/100

Millburn 27yo 1976 (46%, Gordon & MacPhail 2004) – 85/100

Clynelish 12y (57%, G&M 1980’s – Ainslie & Heilbron) – 93/100

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  • bakerman: I will look for the cheaper unpeated Caol Ila as I am interested to compare it with the younger versions released earlier (8 and 12 years). I will als
  • WhiskyNotes: It may be just a detail, but I said "a relatively modest price increase", not a modest price! It's true that the price is heavy, especially because I
  • Tabrulavubeg: Actually the Lagavulin 12yo this year has to be the 14th release. Although the prices for the other bottlings are even more "crazy", I am not sharin

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