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Tomintoul 12 yo ‘Portwood finish’ (46%, OB 2014) – 81/100

Grant’s 18 yo (40%, OB +/- 2013) – 83/100

Cragganmore Distillers Edition 1998 (40%, OB 2012, Port pipe finish) – 83/100

Talisker Port Ruighe (45,8%, OB 2013) – 79/100

Sullivan’s Cove ‘French Oak’ (47,5%, OB +/- 2012, HH436) – 85/100

BenRiach 25 yo 1984 (51,7%, OB 2010, cask #4052, peated / Tawny Port finish, 265 btl.) – 85/100

Dalmore Mackenzie 1992 (46%, OB 2010, port finish, 3000 btl.) – 85/100

GlenDronach 14 yo Sauternes (46%, OB 2010) – 83/100
GlenDronach 14 yo Virgin Oak (46%, OB 2010) – 81/100
GlenDronach 15 yo Moscatel (46%, OB 2010) – 85/100
GlenDronach 20 yo Tawny Port (46%, OB 2010) – 83/100

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban (46%, OB 2008, Port finish) – 80/100

Balvenie 21y PortWood (40%, OB 2006) – 83/100

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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

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