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The Black Grouse ‘Alpha Edition’ (40%, OB 2013) – 72/100

anCnoc Rutter (46%, OB 2014, 11 ppm) – 86/100
anCnoc Flaughter (46%, OB 2014, 14,8 ppm) – 82/100
anCnoc Tushkar (46%, OB 2014, 15 ppm) – 85/100

Tomatin Cù Bòcan (46%, OB 2013, 18.000 btl.) – 77/100

Old Ballantruan 10 yo (50%, OB 2012) – 82/100

BenRiach 8 yo 2005 (58,1%, OB 2013, virgin American oak hogshead #3782, 310 btl.) – 79/100

Croftengea 9 yo 1996 (45%, OB 2005, sherry finished hogshead #283, 380 btl.) – 84/100

BenRiach 35 yo 1976 (54,9%, OB 2012, hogshead #8804, peated, 232 btl.) – 89/100

Cooley 1999 (53,3%, Thosop 2012, 179 btl.) – 90/100

Bruichladdich 9 yo 2002 (57,7%, Perfect Dram 2011, ex-bourbon cask, heavily peated, 179 btl.) – 87/100

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

Linkwood 24 yo 1987 (54,6%, Liquid Sun 2011, bourbon hogshead, peated, 329 btl.) – 76/100

Springbank 1992 ‘Peat-smoked’ (46%, Berry Bros & Rudd 2011, cask #61) – 90/100

Nikka Pure Malt White (43%, OB 2010, 50cl) – 75/100

Arran Machrie Moor (46%, OB 2011, 9000 btl.) – 70/100

Bunnahabhain Cruach Mhona (50%, OB 2010, travel retail, 100cl) – 75/100

Connemara Sherry finish (40%, OB 2009, 10.000 btl.) – 84/100

Ardmore 20 yo 1990 (61,6%, Signatory Vintage 2010, cask #30118, 355 btl.) – 80/100

Connemara Turf Mór (58,2%, OB 2010, heavily peated, less than 20.000 btl.) – 87/100

Cooley 10y 1992 (59,3%, Cadenhead 2003, bourbon, 234 btl.) – 88/100

BenRiach 23 yo 1984 (54,2%, OB 2008, cask #194, 214 btl.) – 87/100

Glann ar Mor ‘Kornog Taouarc’h Eilvet’ (46%, OB 2009, second release) – 80/100

Connemara 10 yo 1999 (60,3%, OB 2010, Whisky Festival Gent, 222 btl.) – 85/100

Nikka Yoichi 1991 (58%, OB 2009 for La Maison du Whisky, single cask #129374) – 92/100

Isle of Jura Prophecy (46%, OB 2009) – 84/100

BenRiach 33 yo 1975 (52,2%, OB 2009, Tawny port finish, cask #4450, 648 btl.) – 89/100

Caperdonich 10y 1998 (58,5%, SMoS 2008, cask #1277, 251 btl.) – 83/100

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  • Gal(WhiskyIsrael): Just tasted this one. WOW. i am very very impressed Ruben. Amazing BFYB for 40 euro. this feels much older and so complex. WOW again. dang!
  • 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

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