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Bunnahabhain 34 yo 1980 (45,4%, Sansibar 2014, sherry cask, 220 btl.) – 87/100

D.O. Jerez looking to control sherry casks

Kavalan Solist sherry 2006 (57,8%, OB for TastToe 2013, sherry cask #S060821045) – 90/100

Glengoyne 12 yo 2001 (46%, Sansibar 2013, sherry cask, 216 btl.) – 85/100

Port Charlotte 11 yo 2002 (54,7%, Maltbarn 2013, sherry cask, 78 btl.) – 89/100

Bunnahabhain 22 yo 1990 (52%, Whisky-Fässle 2013, sherry cask) – 79/100

The Macallan Ruby (43%, OB 2013, 1824 series, sherry casks) – 84/100

Bowmore 18 yo 1995 (54,9%, Whisky-Fässle for Malt Monkey 2013, sherry cask) – 91/100

Bowmore 11 yo 2001 (53,6%, Maltbarn 2012, sherry butt, 175 btl.) – 88/100

Kilchoman ‘Loch Gorm’ 2007 (46%, OB 2013, first release, 10.000 btl.) – 85/100

Karuizawa 30 yo 1981 (55,8%, N°1 Drinks for LMdW, sherry butt #162, 584 btl.) – 94/100

BenRiach 36 yo 1976 (49,6%, OB for The Whisky Agency 2012, sherry hogshead #963, 132 btl.) – 91/100

Lagavulin 21 yo 1985 (56,5%, OB 2007, first fill sherry, 6642 btl.) – 93/100

Glengoyne 40 yo 1972 (55,5%, Malts of Scotland 2012, sherry hogshead, ref. MoS 12044, 254 btl.) – 94/100

BenRiach 35 yo 1976 (59%, OB 2012, sherry butt #6967, 339 btl.) – 88/100

Bunnahabhain 22 yo 1990 (49,2%, Liquid Treasures 2012, sherry hogshead) – 87/100

Karuizawa 1984 (64,5%, The Whisky Exchange 2012, first fill sherry cask #4021) – 90/100

Laphroaig 20 yo (59,6%, SMWS 29.99 “Power and Scorched Earth”, sherry butt, 10 cl) – 82/100

Glenrothes 24 yo 1988 (49,3%, Whisky-Doris 2012, sherry hogshead #7317, 288 btl.) – 86/100

Springbank 17 yo 1995 (51,4%, Duncan Taylor Dimensions, sherry cask #1995) – 86/100

Bruichladdich 10 yo 2001 (53,11%, Bruichladdies 2012, sherry hogshead #311, 315 btl.) – 87/100

Glenfiddich 1964 (56%, J. & J. Hunter 1992, cask #10802) – 87/100

Littlemill 23 yo 1988 (49,3%, Whiskybase 2012, sherry cask #08/1077, 48 btl.) – 92/100

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

Caol Ila 30 yo 1980 (56,3%, Maltbarn 2011, ex-sherry butt, 66 btl.) – 91/100

Springbank 33 yo 1970 (54,4%, Adelphi 2003, sherry cask #1622)

Littlemill 23 yo 1988 (52,4%, Whisky-Fässle 2012, sherry cask) – 91/100

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

anCnoc ‘Peter Arkle’ (46%, OB 2012, ex-sherry casks, 6000 btl.) – 79/100

Old Pulteney 23 yo ‘Sherry casks’ (43%, OB 2008)

Knockando 25 yo (43%, OB 2011, 4758 btl.)

Tamdhu 23 yo 1987 (46%, Mo Òr 2010, oloroso sherry butt #3649, 656 btl.) – 85/100

Glen Grant 39 yo 1972 (54,1%, Malts of Scotland ‘Angel’s Choice’ 2012, sherry hogshead MoS 12006, 78 btl., 35 cl.) – 90/100

Bunnahabhain 20 yo 1990 (54,1%, Master of Malt 2011, sherry butt) – 83/100

Glen Grant 39 yo 1972 (48%, Whisky-Doris 2011, sherry hogshead #11395, 163 btl.) – 92/100

Glen Grant 39 yo 1972 (53,2%, The Whisky Agency ‘Perfect Dram’ 2011, ex-sherry cask, 119 btl.) – 92/100

Bowmore 12 yo 1999 (57,6%, Fulldram 2011, oloroso sherry cask, 190 btl.) – 87/100

Glen Grant 39 yo 1972 (51,4%, The Whisky Agency ‘Private Stock’ 2011, sherry cask, 87 btl.) – 91/100

Ben Nevis 14 yo 1992 (46%, OB 2007, sherry cask #2623, 815 btl.) – 87/100

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

Port Ellen 26 yo 1983 (54,6%, Duncan Taylor Rarest of the Rare 2010, cask #674, 282 btl.) – 93/100

Glen Scotia 19 yo 1992 (59,6%, A.D. Rattray 2011, sherry butt #2 (part), 359 btl.) – 82/100

Laphroaig 21 yo 1989 (56,9%, Douglas Laing Old & Rare Platinum 2010, refill sherry hogshead, 212 btl.) – 88/100

Laphroaig 20 yo 1991 (53,3%, Liquid Sun 2011, sherry hogshead, 279 btl.) – 91/100

Karuizawa 1991 (62,5%, OB 2007, sherry cask #3318) – 86/100

Yamazaki 12 yo 1996 (60%, OB for Whisky-Live Japan 2009, sherry butt AX70012) – 86/100

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

Glen Grant 40 yo 1959 / 1999 (48,9%, Whisky Club of Austria 2007, sherry cask, 22 btl.) – 93/100

Karuizawa 19 yo 1991 (60,8%, OB 1991, sherry butt #3206) – 86/100

Ledaig 9 yo 2001 (50,5%, Whisky-Doris 2011, sherry butt, 212 btl.) – 87/100

Ardbeg 27 yo 1975 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC 2002, sherry cask, US market, 342 btl.) – 92/100

Macallan ‘Speymalt’ 1970 (46%, Gordon & MacPhail for LMdW 2010, first fill sherry hogshead #10031) – 90/100

Highland Park 12 yo 1998 Saint Magnus (55%, OB 2010, 12.000 btl.) – 80/100

Talisker 21 yo 1986 (45%, G&M Secret Stills 2007, cask #1361-1363, 1860 btl.) – 89/100

Glengoyne Christmas Cask – cask #790

Glenfarclas 1990 Family Cask (56,5%, OB 2010, cask #5095, 459 btl.) – 89/100

Karuizawa 1968 (61,1%, OB 2010 for LMdW, sherry cask #6955, 210 btl.) – 90/100

Laphroaig 1964 (43%, Berry Bros & Rudd 1981, 75 cl) – 95/100

Hanyu 21 yo 1988 (55,6%, No.1 Drinks 2009, sherry butt #9306, 625 btl.) – 90/100

Bunnahabhain 9 yo 2000 (59%, Whisky-Doris 2010, sherry butt, 180 btl.) – 85/100

Glenlossie 24 yo 1984 (59,1%, Signatory Vintage 2009, sherry butt #2536, 549 btl.) – 80/100

Karuizawa 19 yo 1990 (60%, OB for Whisky Live 10th Anniversary 2009, sherry butt #6446) – 85/100

BenRiach 33 yo 1977 (52,2%, OB 2010, cask #1033, Pedro Ximénez finish, 331 btl.) – 91/100

Bowmore 15 yo 1995 (54,1%, The Whisky Agency – Anatomy series 2010, ex-sherry butt, 132 btl.) – 88/100

Glen Grant 38 yo 1972 (52,4%, Whisky-Doris 2010, refill sherry cask #1650, 202 btl.) – 89/100

Glen Grant 37 yo 1973 (46%, Thosop 2010, sherry butt, 120 btl.) – 88/100

Bunnahabhain 43 yo 1967 (40,5%, The Whisky Agency Private Stock 2010, sherry hogshead, 139 btl.) – 92/100

Ledaig 4 yo 2005 (62,7%, Berry Bros & Rudd 2010, sherry butt #900008) – 86/100

Glenfarclas 41 yo 1968 (49,7%, OB 2010 for Thosop, cask #702 & 5240, 318 btl.) – 93/100

Brora 28 yo 1981 (57,4%, Douglas Laing Old & Rare Platinum 2009, 93 bottles) – 91/100

Oban 1992/2006 – Distiller’s Edition (43%, OB 2006, ref. OD 155.FR) – 83/100

Banff 26 yo 1978 (46%, Chieftain’s 2004, sherry cask #3771, 462 btl.) – 84/100

Caol Ila 10 yo 1999 (61,9%, OB 2010, Feis Ile, sherry cask #305646) – 89/100

Karuizawa 27 yo 1982 (56,1%, OB 2009 for The Whisky Exchange 10th Anniversary, sherry cask #2748) – 90/100

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

Speyside’s Finest 43 yo 1966 (48,2%, Douglas Laing OMC 2009, cask #5525, 197 btl.) – 91/100

Goldlys 20 yo 1989 Sherry wood (46%, OB 2010, 680 btl.) – 71/100

Glen Scotia 18 yo 1992 (53,3%, Malts of Scotland 2010, cask #429, 199 btl.) – 78/100

GlenDronach Grandeur 31 yo (45,8%, OB 2010, 1013 btl.) – 88/100

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

Karuizawa 1985 (60,8%, OB 2009, cask #7017) – 89/100

Glenmorangie Lasanta (46%, OB 2008, Oloroso sherry finish) – 83/100

Longmorn 37 yo 1972 (51,3%, Whisky Agency & Three Rivers Tokyo 2010, Perfect Dram IV, 231 btl.) – 95/100

Longmorn 34 yo 1972 (45%, Gordon & MacPhail for LMdW 2006, cask #1088, 607 btl.) – 91/100

Glenesk 25 yo 1983 (55,7%, Duncan Taylor 2009, sherry cask #4931, 294 btl.) – 65/100

Karuizawa 32 yo 1976 Noh (63%, OB 2009, sherry butt #6719, 486 btl.) – 92/100

Hakushu 20 yo 1989 (62%, OB 2009 for The Whisky Exchange, sherry butt #9O 50021) – 90/100

Inchgower 35 yo 1974 (57%, Thosop Import 2009, refill sherry cask, 42 btl.) – 90/100

Benrinnes 23 yo 1985 (58,8%, OB 2009, 6000 btl.) – 80/100

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

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

Yamazaki 1990 (60%, OB 2008, sherry cask #0N70645, 471 btl.) – 88/100

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

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

GlenDronach 13yo 1996 (59,4%, OB 2009, oloroso butt #193, 399 btl.) – 83/100

Glenfarclas 1968 (51,6%, OB 2009, Family cask for Luc Timmermans, cask #699, Lindores 5th Anniversary, 35 btl.) – 93/100

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

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

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

Yamazaki 15y 1982 (45%, OB 1997, Sherry Wood) – 85/100

GlenDronach 37yo 1972 (54,8%, OB 2009, oloroso cask #719, 474 btl.) – 94/100

GlenDronach 38yo 1971 (49,4%, OB 2009, oloroso cask #483, 544 btl.) – 88/100

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

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

Karuizawa 1988 (59,8%, OB 2006, cask #3397) – 87/100

Clynelish 12yo 1996 (58,1%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #8245, 304 btl.) – 90/100

Bowmore 9yo 1999 (57,1%, OB 2009, Feis Isle 2009, 900 btl.) – 86/100

Macallan 18y 1983 (43%, OB 2001) – 89/100

Bunnahabhain 34y 1974 (59,3%, The Whisky Agency 2008, Perfect Dram I, 300 btl.) – 91/100

Bunnahabhain 35y 1973 (50,1%, The Whisky Agency 2008, Shark series, 509 btl.) – 75/100

Bunnahabhain 32y 1976 (55,7%, The Whisky Agency 2008, Shark series, 300 btl.) – 85/100

Aberlour a’bunadh (59,9%, OB 2007, batch n°19) – 86/100

Laphroaig Triple Wood (48%, OB 2008) – 88/100

Glenfarclas 1990 – The Family Malt Collection (43%, OB 2006) – 87/100

Glenfarclas 105 (60%, OB 2007) – 86/100

Bowmore 1995 13y (56,4%, SMOS 2008, sherry butt n°419, 627 btl.) – 91/100

Craigduff 32y 1973 (49,4%, SV 2005, cask #2513, sherry butt, 566 fl.) – 86/100

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