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Convalmore 36 yo 1977 (58%, OB 2013, 2980 btl.) – 91/100

Oban 21 yo (58,5%, OB 2013, 2860 btl.) – 91/100

Lagavulin 37 yo 1976 (51%, OB 2013, 1868 btl.) – 94/100

The Singleton of Dufftown 28 yo 1985 (52,3%, OB 2013, 3.816 btl.) – 89/100

Talisker 27 yo 1985 (56,1%, OB 2013, 3.000 btl.) – 92/100

Lagavulin 12 yo (55,1%, OB 2013, 13th release) – 86/100

Cardhu 21 yo 1991 (54,2%, OB 2013, 6.000 btl.) – 85/100

Caol Ila ‘Stitchell Reserve’ (59,6%, OB 2013) – 83/100

Brora 35 years old 1977 (49,9%, OB 2013, 12th Annual release, 2944 btl.) – 93/100

Diageo Special Releases 2013

Lagavulin 21 yo 1991 (52%, OB 2012, first fill sherry, 2772 btl.) – 92/100

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

Auchroisk 30 yo 1982 (54,7%, OB 2012, 2976 btl.) – 87/100

Brora 35 years old (48,1%, OB 2012, refill American oak, 11th Annual release, 1566 btl.) – 94/100

Port Ellen 32 yo 1979 ‘12th release’ (52,5%, OB 2012, 2964 btl.) – 91/100

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

Brora 32 yo (54,7%, OB 2011, refill American oak & refill European oak, 10th Annual release, 1500 btl.) – 94/100

Diageo Special Releases 2011

Port Ellen 31 yo 1978 ‘10th release’ (54,6%, OB 2010, 3000 btl.) – 95/100

Diageo Special releases 2010

Brora 30yo (55,7%, OB 2007, 6th Edition, 2958 btl.) – 94/100

Lagavulin 12yo Special release (57,1%, OB 2006) – 88/100

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

Pittyvaich 20 yo (57,5%, OB 2009, 6000 btl.) – 82/100

Caol Ila 10yo ‘unpeated style’ (65,8%, OB 2009) – 85/100

Mannochmore 18 yo 1990 (54,9%, OB 2009, 2604 btl.) – 90/100

Port Ellen 9th release 30yo 1979 (57,7%, OB 2009, 5916 btl.) – 92/100

Talisker 30yo (53,1%, OB 2009, 3000 btl.) – 92/100

Talisker 25yo (54,8%, OB 2009, 5862 btl.) – 88/100

Brora 30yo (53,2%, OB 2009, 8th Edition, 2652 btl.) – 90/100

Lagavulin 12yo Special Release (57,9%, OB 2009, 9th release) – 86/100

Diageo releases 2009

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  • Roberto Sikora: This is really a great, great bottling. One of my favourite Littlemills so far... :-) Thank you, Ruben for this review!
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