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Ardbeg 23 yo 1991 (48,9%, Malts of Scotland for Hotel Bero 2014, sherry hogshead, ref. MoS 14054, 185 btl.) – 92/100

BenRiach 23 yo 1991 (50,8%, Malts of Scotland 2014, bourbon barrel, ref. MoS 14031, 177 btl.) – 88/100

Tomatin 25 yo 1988 (53,7%, Malts of Scotland 2014, sherry hogshead, MoS 14026, 265 btl.) – 87/100

Arran 17 yo 1996 (54,9%, Malts of Scotland 2014, sherry butt, ref. 14029, 612 btl.) – 83/100

Ardbeg 16 yo 1998 (58,2%, Malts of Scotland ‘Amazing Casks’ 2014, ref. Mos 14027, 222 btl.) – 88/100

Tullibardine 34 yo 1980 (48,3%, Malts of Scotland 2014, sherry hogshead, ref. MoS 14023, 146 btl.) – 87/100

Images of Ayrshire ‘Dalrymple Bridge’ 3 yo (68,3%, Malts of Scotland 2014, sherry hogshead, 328 btl.) – 86/100

Port Charlotte 11 yo 2001 (57,5%, Malts of Scotland 2013, rioja hogshead, MoS 13027, 358 btl.) – 88/100

Longmorn 36 yo 1976 (53,7%, Malts of Scotland 2013, bourbon hogshead, MoS 13029, 143 btl.) – 91/100

Teaninich 39 yo 1973 (41,8%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead, MoS 13011, 198 btl.) – 89/100

Longmorn 21 yo 1992 (54,2%, Malts of Scotland 2013, bourbon hogshead, MoS 13014, 224 btl.) – 83/100

Auchentoshan 21 yo 1991 (52,3%, Malts of Scotland 2013, bourbon barrel, MoS 13016, 165 btl.) – 87/100

Ardmore 22 yo 1991 (53,8%, Malts of Scotland 2013, rum barrel, MoS 13018, 234 btl.) – 89/100

North British 51 yo 1962 (41,5%, Malts of Scotland 2013, bourbon hogshead, MoS 13017, 85 btl.) – 89/100

Laphroaig 16 yo 1996 (56,1%, Malts of Scotland 2012, ref. 12041, 240 btl.) – 88/100

Bruichladdich 24 yo 1988 (54,3%, Malts of Scotland for Islay Whisky Dinner 2012, sherry hogshead, ref. MoS 12040, 188 btl.) – 87/100

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

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

Bunnahabhain 31 yo 1980 (46,8%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead, ref. MoS 12038, 220 btl.) – 90/100

Springbank 21 yo 1991 (51,5%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead, MoS 12036, 144 btl.) – 87/100

Bladnoch 21 yo 1991 (50,9%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon barrel, MoS 12026, 163 btl.) – 82/100

Miltonduff 17 yo 1995 (56,8%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead, MoS 12033, 192 btl.) – 84/100

Highland Park 23 yo 1989 (53,2%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead, MoS 12030, 281 btl.) – 83/100

Dalmore 12 yo 2000 (53,4%, Malts of Scotland 2012, sherry hogshead, MoS 12035, 290 btl.) – 86/100

Tomintoul 1967 (51,3%, Malts of Scotland 2012, rum barrel MoS 12020, 139 btl.) – 86/100

Port Ellen 30 yo 1982 (58,6%, Malts of Scotland 2012, sherry hogshead, MoS 12017, 298 btl.) – 91/100

Bladnoch 21 yo 1990 (54,4%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon barrel, MoS 12019, 115 btl.) – 87/100

Lochside 44 yo 1967 (41,7%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead, MoS 12016, 115 btl.) – 89/100

Springbank 1998 (51,5%, Malts of Scotland 2012, sherry hogshead, MoS 12014, 212 btl.) – 80/100

Banff 36 yo 1975 (43,8%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon barrel, MoS 12015, 165 btl.)

Longmorn 19 yo 1992 (52,6%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead Mos 12011, 205 btl.) – 86/100

Clynelish 22 yo 1989 (53,2%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead MoS 12012, 235 btl.) – 91/100

Glen Scotia 20 yo 1991 (54,5%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead MoS 12009, 158 btl.) – 90/100

Glenturret 31 yo 1980 (42,5%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead MoS 12008, 192 btl.) – 87/100

Glenturret 34 yo 1977 (47,4%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead MoS 12007, 222 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

Glenrothes 1970 (44,5%, Malts of Scotland ‘Angel’s Choice’ 2011, bourbon hogshead MoS 11026, 135 btl., 35 cl.) – 91/100

Glen Elgin 1975 (46,8%, Malts of Scotland ‘Angel’s Choice’ 2011, bourbon hogshead MoS 11024, 47 btl., 35 cl.) – 88/100

“1836” 1970 (53,5%, Malts of Scotland ‘Angel’s Choice’ 2011, sherry cask MoS 11025, 55 btl., 35 cl.) – 91/100

Caol Ila 30 yo 1981 (59,2%, Malts of Scotland 2011, ex-bourbon hogshead, MoS #11009, 117 btl.) – 90/100

Port Charlotte 9 yo 2001 (66,3%, Malts of Scotland 2011, white Rioja hogshead, 345 btl.) – 88/100

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

Clynelish 28 yo 1982 (53,7%, Malts of Scotland 2011, MoS 11015, 275 btl.) – 91/100

Port Ellen 28 yo 1983 (58,9%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead, MoS 11011, 267 btl.) – 92/100

Glenallachie 38 yo 1973 (44%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead, MoS 11018, 125 btl.) – 90/100

Ardbeg 20 yo 1991 (48,4%, Malts of Scotland for Hotel Bero 2011, sherry hogshead #MoS 11003, 240 btl.) – 91/100

Bunnahabhain 38 yo 1973 (50,2%, Malts of Scotland 2011, sherry butt #3463, 216 btl.) – 80/100

Caperdonich 17 yo 1994 (53,3%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead #625, 232 btl.) – 83/100

Glen Grant 38 yo 1972 (48,2%, Malts of Scotland 2011, sherry hogshead #8235, 148 btl.) – 90/100

Macallan 21 yo 1990 (51,5%, Malts of Scotland 2011, Fino sherry hogshead #1135, 254 btl.) – 81/100

Macallan 21 yo 1990 (49,1%, Malts of Scotland 2011, Oloroso sherry hogshead #1134, 184 btl.) – 86/100

Glen Speyside Class 18 yo (50%, Malts of Scotland 2011, batch n°1) – 84/100

Glen Grain Class 2000 (50%, Malts of Scotland 2011, batch n°1) – 72/100

Glenallachie 16 yo 1995 (53%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead #1257, 222 btl.) – 75/100

Allt-A-Bhaine 18 yo 1992 (56,1%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead #6, 273 btl.) – 79/100

Tamdhu 20 yo 1990 (49,8%, Malts of Scotland 2011, sherry butt #8119, 209 btl.) – 86/100

Strathisla 40 yo 1970 (59,6%, Malts of Scotland 2011, sherry hogshead, 109 btl.) – 90/100

Glenrothes 42 yo 1968 (45,2%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead #13509, 108 btl.) – 87/100

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

Highland Park 24 yo 1986 (50,7%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead #2296, 234 btl.) – 85/100

Port Ellen 27 yo 1983 (56%, Malts of Scotland 2010, refill sherry cask MoS66, 322 btl.) – 89/100

Laphroaig 20 yo 1990 (52,6%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead #2229, 178 btl.) – 90/100

Inchgower 28 yo 1982 (57,2%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead #6969, 212 btl.) – 86/100

Ardmore 18 yo 1992 (49,4%, Malts of Scotland 2010, bourbon barrel 5014, 185 btl.) – 85/100

Laphroaig 12 yo 1998 (59,6%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead 700272, 152 btl.) – 86/100

Longmorn 34yo 1976 (51,5%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead #5892, 132 btl.) – 91/100

Glen Garioch 19 yo 1991 (50,1%, Malts of Scotland 2010, cask #3175, 234 btl.) – 82/100

Miltonduff 30 yo 1980 (44,7%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead #12429, 259 btl.) – 89/100

Luc Timmermans announced that his tasks as importer of Malts of Scotland and owner of the Thosop handwritten series will be taken over by Dominiek Bouckaert.

Glencadam 35 yo 1974 (48,9%, Malts of Scotland 2010, cask #3214, 216 btl.) – 87/100

GlenDronach 14 yo 1996 (57,2%, Malts of Scotland 2010, oloroso cask #195, 287 btl.) – 82/100

Bunnahabhain 41 yo 1967 (41,1%, Malts of Scotland 2010, bourbon hogshead #3315, 147 btl.) – 90/100

Bunnahabhain 41 yo 1968 (40%, Malts of Scotland 2010, bourbon hogshead #12291, 164 btl.) – 92/100

Littlemill 20 yo 1990 (53,9%, Malts of Scotland ‘Clubs’ 2010 for Fulldram, cask #736, 183 btl.) – 90/100

Bunnahabhain 17 yo 1992 (54,4%, Malts of Scotland 2010, cask #1419, 603 btl.) – 83/100

Laphroaig 13 yo 1996 (57,3%, Malts of Scotland 2010 for The Bonding Dram, cask #7313, 255 btl.) – 88/100

Glen Ord 11 yo 1999 (54,5%, Malts of Scotland 2010, cask #31212, 289 btl.) – 82/100

Glengoyne 37yo 1973 (50,4%, Malts of Scotland 2010, cask #678, 97 btl.) – 92/100

Glen Scotia 37 yo 1972 (45,1%, Malts of Scotland 2010, cask #1926, 197 btl.) – 91/100

Clynelish 27 yo 1982 (51,5%, Malts of Scotland 2010, cask #5895, 263 btl.) – 91/100

Port Charlotte 9 yo 2001 (61,6%, Malts of Scotland 2010, sherry cask #833) – 88/100

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

Ben Nevis 13 yo 1996 (57,1%, OB 2010, sherry cask #1466, 258 btl.) – 83/100

Linkwood 20 yo 1989 (53,5%, Malts of Scotland 2010, cask 1826, 263 btl.) – 80/100

Glen Keith 19 yo 1990 (52,1%, Malts of Scotland 2010, cask 13678, 232 btl.) – 89/100

Glengoyne 11 yo 1998 (55,2%, Malts of Scotland 2010, cask 1132, 272 btl.) – 86/100

Glengoyne 11 yo 1998 (54,8%, Malts of Scotland 2010, cask 1131, 295 btl.) – 88/100

Littlemill 19 yo 1990 (54,3%, Malts of Scotland 2010, cask #915, 142 btl.) – 88/100

Caol Ila 29 yo 1980 (54%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #4935, 175 btl.) – 90/100

Aberlour 19yo 1990 (54,5%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #18847, 167 btl.) – 87/100

Glen Spey 31 yo 1977 (55,8%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #3656, 210 btl.) – 90/100

Glenglassaugh 1984 (54,7%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #186, 213 btl.) – 85/100

Benrinnes 21yo 1988 (46,3%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #888, 175 btl.) – 80/100

Speyside 15yo 1993 (61,7%, Malts of Scotland 2009, sherry cask #636, 180 btl.) – 79/100

Glengoyne 11yo 1998 (54,5%, Malts of Scotland 2009, sherry hogshead #1130, 292 btl.) – 89/100

Bunnahabhain 11yo 1997 (55,3%, Malts of Scotland 2009, sherry hogshead #3172, 279 btl.) – 86/100

Laphroaig 10yo 1998 (55,5%, Malts of Scotland 2009, sherry cask #MoS 15, 201 btl.) – 90/100

Glengoyne 36yo 1973 (55,1%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #677, 138 btl.) – 91/100

Glengoyne 36yo 1972 (52,8%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #3195, 305 btl.) – 90/100

Bowmore 8yo 2000 (60,1%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #800267, 215 btl.) – 84/100

Laphroaig 12yo 1996 (58,5%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #5382, 243 btl.) – 90/100

Auchentoshan 18yo 1991 (59,3%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #492, 301 btl.) – 68/100

Macduff 19yo 1990 (53,1%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #1423, 124 btl.) – 86/100

Introduction to the new independant bottler “Malts of Scotland”.

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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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