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Isle of Jura 18yo 1972 (55,5%, SMWS 1991, ref. 31.4, 75 cl.) – 94/100

Lochside 32 yo 1966 (61,2%, SMWS 1998, ref. 92.7) – 95/100

Craigellachie 1975 SMWS 44.5Craigellachie 20 yo 1975 (55,4%, SMWS 1994, 44.5) – 88/100

Glenfarclas 27 yo 1970 (56,8%, SMWS 1998, 1.83, 169 btl.) – 89/100

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

Clynelish 31 yo 1972 (57,8%, SMWS 2004, 26.33) – 92/100

Highland Park 17 yo 1987 (51,3%, SMWS 2005, 4.102, 260 btl.) – 85/100

Glencraig 34 yo 1974 (50,5%, SMWS 2008, 104.9, 204 btl.) – 86/100

Hakushu 21 yo 1981 (60,7%, Single Malt Whisky Society 2003, SMWS 120.1, 373 btl.) – 86/100

Glenfarclas 42 yo 1966 ‘Exotic Dusky Maiden’ (44,4%, SMWS 2008, 1.146, 76 btl.) – 92/100

Glen Garioch 20 yo 1988 ‘Old Grandad Whisky’ (53,4%, SMWS 2009, 19.44, 251 btl.) – 81/100

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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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  • Macduff 1980 (Golden Cask)
  • Karuizawa 45 Year Old (cask #2725)
  • Cardhu 18 Year Old
  • Craigellachie 13 Years
  • Port Askaig 19 Year Old
  • Ledaig 2005 (Maltbarn)

1659 notes by Ruben

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