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Auchentoshan 23 yo 1992 (52%, Maltbarn 2015, bourbon cask, 134 btl.) – 86/100

Balmenach 32 yo 1979 (53,1%, Maltbarn 2012, bourbon barrel, 209 btl.) – 90/100

Ben Nevis 19 yo 1996 (50,9%, Maltbarn 2015, bourbon cask, 121 btl.) – 83/100

Ben Nevis 23 yo 1996 (47,4%, Maltbarn 2019, bourbon cask, 150 btl.)

Ben Nevis 19 yo 1997 (51,9%, Liquid Treasures 2016, bourbon hogshead) – 79/100
Ben Nevis 19 yo 1996 (52,3%, Sansibar ‘Samurai label’ 2015, bourbon cask, 119 btl.) – 87/100
Ben Nevis 20 yo 1996 (53,3%, Maltbarn for The Malt Clan 2016, bourbon cask, 78 btl.) – 86/100
Ben Nevis 17 yo 1998 (54%, Claxton’s 2016, hogshead #1608-1552, 234 btl.) – 81/100
Ben Nevis 19 yo 1996 (50,1%, Whisky-Fässle 2015, sherry butt) – 85/100

Ben Nevis 16 yo 1997 (53,2%, Maltbarn 2013, bourbon barrel, 91 btl.) – 80/100

Blair Athol 28 yo 1988 (49,6%, Maltbarn 2016, bourbon cask, 111 btl.) – 87/100

Bowmore 11 yo 2001 (53,6%, Maltbarn 2012, sherry butt, 175 btl.) – 89/100

Braes of Glenlivet 22 yo 1994 (48,3%, Maltbarn 2016, bourbon cask, 197 btl.) – 86/100

Braes of Glenlivet 23 yo 1994 (48,7%, Maltbarn 2018, bourbon cask, 161 btl.)

Bunnahabhain 26 yo 1987 (49,9%, Maltbarn 2014, sherry butt, 121 btl.) – 88/100

Burnside 25 yo 1989 (50,9%, Maltbarn 2014, bourbon cask, 167 btl.) – 88/100

Caol Ila 33 yo 1979 (52,7%, Maltbarn 2013, ex-bourbon cask, 55 btl.) – 91/100

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

Caol Ila 31 yo 1984 (54%, Maltbarn 2015, bourbon cask, 68 btl.) – 93/100

Caol Ila 14 yo 2001 (58,8%, Maltbarn 2015, sherry cask, 194 btl.) – 87/100

Caol Ila 13 yo 2003 (55,5%, Maltbarn 2016, sherry cask, 175 btl.) – 88/100

Caol Ila 12 yo 2004 (54,7%, Maltbarn 2017, 175 btl.) – 89/100

Caol Ila 14 yo 2004 (53,7%, Maltbarn 2018, sherry cask, 149 btl.)

Caperdonich 38 yo 1972 (55,6%, Maltbarn 2011, ex-sherry butt, 73 btl.) – 88/100

Clynelish 23 yo 1996 (48,7%, Maltbarn 2020, bourbon cask, 170 btl.)

Clynelish 14 yo 1998 (49,5%, Maltbarn 2012, bourbon barrel, 123 btl.) – 88/100

Craigellachie 9 yo 2007 (48,6%, Maltbarn 2017, sherry cask, 123 btl.) – 82/100
Craigellachie 9 yo 2007 (64,4%, Sherwoods 2017, bourbon cask #70900659, 302 btl.) – 78/100

Dailuaine 18 yo 1996 (48,7%, Maltbarn 2014, bourbon cask, 158 btl.) – 87/100
Dailuaine 17 yo 1996 (51,9%, Archives ‘Fishes of Samoa’ 2014, hogshead #10607, 71 btl.) – 87/100

Deanston 20 yo 1999 (50,4%, Maltbarn 2019, bourbon cask, 139 btl.)
Deanston 19 yo 1999 (53,1%, Asta Morris 2019, ex-bourbon cask, AM 130, 217 btl.)

‘Epitome’ 24 yo 1993 (53,1%, Maltbarn 2018, sherry cask, blended malt, 170 btl.)

Glen Elgin 40 yo 1975 (48,5%, Maltbarn 2015, 73 btl.) – 90/100

Glen Elgin 29 yo 1985 (45,6%, Maltbarn 2014, bourbon cask, 122 btl.) – 87/100

Glen Elgin 20 yo 1995 (51,7%, Maltbarn 2015, bourbon cask, 116 btl.) – 89/100
Glen Elgin 22 yo 1995 (53,5%, Maltbarn 2017, bourbon cask, 148 btl.) – 88/100

Glen Garioch 21yo 1993 (52,5%, Maltbarn 2015, bourbon hogshead, 142 btl.) – 83/100

Glen Grant 40 yo 1972 (51,6%, Maltbarn 2012, sherry cask, 49 btl.) – 92/100

Glen Spey 34 yo 1977 (52,4%, Maltbarn 2012, bourbon barrel, 124 btl.) – 89/100

Glenburgie 23 yo 1989 (52,6%, Maltbarn 2012, bourbon barrel, 115 btl.) – 86/100

Glenrothes 22 yo 1990 (50,7%, Maltbarn 2012, sherry cask, 151 btl.) – 84/100

Glenrothes 22 yo 1996 (48,7%, Maltbarn 2018, sherry cask, 187 btl.)

Glenturret 34 yo 1977 (48,4%, Maltbarn 2012, bourbon barrel, 249 btl.) – 91/100

Granville 22 yo 1996 (51,9%, Maltbarn 2019, sherry cask, 177 btl.)

Highland Malt 32 yo 1987 (49,9%, Maltbarn 2019, sherry cask, 159 btl.)

Inchgower 38 yo 1975 (47,3%, Maltbarn 2013, bourbon cask, 54 btl.) – 90/100

Inchgower 35 yo 1980 (51,4%, Maltbarn 2016, bourbon cask, 48 btl.) – 90/100

Inchgower 24 yo 1990 (51,4%, Maltbarn 2015, bourbon cask, 135 btl.) – 85/100

Invergordon 44yo 1972 (49,0%, Maltbarn 2016, bourbon cask, 121 btl.) – 89/100

Invergordon 44 yo 1973 (48,5%, Maltbarn 2017, bourbon cask, 135 btl.) – 89/100
Invergordon 43 yo 1973 (50,5%, The Whisky Fair 2017, refill hogshead, 180 btl.) – 88/100

Irish malt 27 yo 1989 (45,5%, Maltbarn 2016, bourbon cask, 211 btl.) – 92/100

Ireland 28 yo 1990 (48,4%, The Whisky Agency 2018, barrel)
Ireland 29 yo 1989 (48,8%, Maltbarn 2018, bourbon cask, 73 btl.)

Irish single malt 27 yo 1990 (48,1%, The Whisky Agency ‘Art Nouveau Ladies’ 2017, barrel) – 91/100
Irish single malt 26 yo 1990 (49,3%, Maltbarn, bourbon barrel, 114 btl.) – 92/100

Irish single malt 14 yo 2001 (48,3%, Maltbarn 2016, bourbon cask, 167 btl.) – 85/100

Littlemill 24 yo 1990 (50,6%, Maltbarn 2014, 158 btl.) – 92/100

Littlemill 20 yo 1992 (52,4%, Maltbarn 2012, bourbon barrel, 131 btl.) – 87/100

Lochan Sholum 14 yo 2003 (52,3%, Maltbarn 2017, sherry cask, 147 btl.)

Kavalan Vinho Barrique 2012 (TWE exclusive) A cask strength Kavalan distilled in June 2012 and aged entirely in a Portuguese wine barrique which held both red and white wines before being re-toasted. A single cask that is exclusively available from The Whisky Exchange. Stay tuned for my tasting notes later this week.   Speyside Region […]

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Paragon ‘very old’ (51,4%, Maltbarn 2017, sherry cask, blended malt, 204 btl.) – 87/100

Three times Port Charlotte, two of which from wine casks

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

Port Ellen 29 yo 1983 (52%, Maltbarn 2012, bourbon cask, 86 btl.) – 92/100

Speyside Malt 29 yo 1989 (49,1%, Maltbarn 2018, bourbon cask, 133 btl.)

Speyside Malt 14 yo 2005 (50,4%, Maltbarn 2019, sherry cask, 175 btl.)

Speyside Region 44 yo 1973 (48,8%, Maltbarn for Shinanoya 2017, sherry cask, 249 btl.)
Speyside Region 44 yo 1973 (49,4%, Archives ‘Echinoderms from Australia’ 2017, sherry butt #160000001, 348 btl.)
Speyside Region 44 yo 1973 (50,5%, Maltbarn for Double Whisky Ukraine, sherry cask, 298 btl.)

Speyside Malt 43 yo 1973 (47,7%, Maltbarn 2016, sherry cask, 149 btl.) – 93/100

Speyside Region 45 yo 1973 (53,2%, Maltbarn 2018, sherry cask, 299 btl.)

Speyside region 41 yo 1975 (48,7%, Maltbarn 2016, sherry cask) – 92/100

Speyside single malt 43 yo 1975 (50,1%, Maltbarn 2018, sherry cask, 56 btl.)

Speyside 40 yo 1977 (46,3%, Maltbarn 2018, sherry cask, 57 btl.)

Speyside region 19 yo 1998 (52,3%, Maltbarn 2017, sherry cask, 177 btl.)

Springbank 26 yo 1992 (51%, Maltbarn 2018, bourbon cask, 100 btl.)

Tomatin 36 yo 1976 (50,7%, Maltbarn 2012, sherry butt, 102 btl.) – 90/100

Tomintoul 40 yo 1972 (48,5%, Maltbarn 2012, bourbon cask, 47 btl.) – 89/100

Tullibardine 27 yo 1989 (51,1%, Maltbarn 2016, bourbon cask, 134 btl.) – 87/100

Tullibardine 24 yo 1993 (52,5%, Sansibar ‘Clans label’ 2017, 272 btl.)
Tullibardine 24 yo 1993 (48,7%, Maltbarn 2017, bourbon cask, 132 btl.)

Vallein Tercinier 33 yo ‘Lot 86’ Fins Bois (49%, Maltbarn 2019, 160 btl.)
Cognac 1954 Fins Bois (48,1%, Pieter Knapen 2019, 42 btl.)

Vallein Tercinier 27 yo ‘Lot 90’ (49,7%, Maltbarn 2018, Grande Champagne, 150 btl.)

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