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Glen Garioch

CM206 / Glen Garioch

Nose: peaty, smoky and malty. Taste: smoky, spicy, malty, creamy. Finish: Full and long. Aftertaste: delicate but also

Distilled

29/09/1993

Bottled

2014

%Vol

57

Outturn

246

Bunnahabhain

CM205 / Bunnahabhain

Nose: fruity, pungent, cut flowers. Taste: complex, spicy,fully balanced. Well rounded. Finish: Very BIG. Very complex. GREAT! Aftertaste; long and sooooo pleasant.

Distilled

1989

Bottled

2014

%Vol

44

Outturn

204

Ben Nevis

CM204 / Ben Nevis

Nose: scorched earth, vanilla and chocolate. Taste: hot spices, chilli peppers, full and complex. Finish: Good and full. Aftertaste: long and verypleasant.

Distilled

1986

Bottled

2014

%Vol

56

Outturn

180

Braes O' Glenlivet

CM203 / Braes O' Glenlivet

Nose: fruity, apples and pears. Taste: full, complex, dry. More fruit, fresh, easy to drink. Finish: long, lingering and full. Aftertaste: Goes on and on!

Distilled

1994

Bottled

2014

%Vol

52

Outturn

174

Invergordon

CM202 / Invergordon
26 Years

Nose: vanilla, almonds, marzipan. Taste: spicy, very well balanced, rounded and well developed. Finish: very ‘meaty’ and BIG. Aftertaste: Lovely.

Distilled

01/02/1988

Bottled

2014

%Vol

55.8

Outturn

168

Tormore

CM200 / Tormore
25 Years

Nose: sherried, fruit, cut flowers. Taste: aniseed, fresh fruit, raisins. Well balanced and complex. Finish: medium to full. Aftertaste: very delicate but pleasant.

Distilled

1988

Bottled

12/2013

%Vol

47.1

Outturn

192

Arran

CM199 / Arran
17 Years

Vanilla/marzipan, fruit/slight salt. Palate: Fruity/oily, Bold character, well rounded, nice after taste & pleasant finish

Distilled

10/1996

Bottled

12/2013

%Vol

52

Outturn

263

Bowmore

CM198 / Bowmore
13 Years

Salt/seaweed, Peat/slight smoke, spicy/peppery. Palate: smokey, full body, oily, huge aftertaste and finish

Distilled

2000

Bottled

12/2013

Outturn

264

%Vol

54.5

Caol Ila

CM197 / Caol Ila
29 Years

Smoky/peaty, salty/seaweed, slight sweetness. Palate: Very smoky, Medicinal, Very full body. Hugh and powerful, massive finish

Distilled

1984

Bottled

2013

%Vol

56.5

Outturn

280

Bunnahabhain

CM196 / Bunnahabhain
22 Years

Nose: very fresh, floral, fragrant. Unpeated, like fresh cut flowers, very delicate. Taste: complex, very distinct but delicate, like scorched earth. Better on taste than on nose. Long aftertaste.

Distilled

1991

Bottled

2013

%Vol

51.7

Outturn

102

Ben Nevis

CM195 / Ben Nevis
16 Years

Distilled

1996

Bottled

2012

%Vol

55.5

Outturn

230

Braes O' Glenlivet

CM194 / Braes O' Glenlivet
23 Years

Light golden hue from a bourbon cask. Very delicate nose, but also bold and with strength. Malty, spicy and medium sweet. Pleasant after taste and finish.

Distilled

19/05/1989

Bottled

06/11/2012

%Vol

59.7

Outturn

228

Aberlour

CM193 / Aberlour
18 Years

Light straw colour from excellent bourbon wood. Spices and ginger, and slightly herby, and not too spirity.

Distilled

05/11/1994

Bottled

07/11/2012

%Vol

59.6

Outturn

234

Speyside

CM192 / Speyside
18 Years

Colour yellow gold from a refill sherry cask. Quite complex in its make up. Loads of character, with a hint of sherry pushing through from behind. Well balanced with pleasing after taste and finish.

Distilled

1994

Bottled

2012

%Vol

58.5

Outturn

146

Littlemill

CM191 / Littlemill
22 Years

Straw coloured, out of bourbon wood. Slight peat, fruity, fragrant with vanilla and a smattering of mixed spices. Possesses a youthful character which belies it’s age. Nice after taste with a long full finish.

%Vol

52.8

Outturn

212

Bottled

12/11/2012

Distilled

16/10/1990

Glen Elgin

CM190 / Glen Elgin
17 Years

Nice light yellow/gold colour from bourbon. Honey heather, fragrance of newly cut wallflowers, delicate, sweet and vevety.

Distilled

01/11/1995

Bottled

13/11/2012

%Vol

57

Outturn

260

Aultmore

CM189 / Aultmore
15 Years

Light yellow in colour. From bourbon cask. Fruity, heather honey, sweet, fragrant and a tad spicy. Lovely example from this distillery. Good satisfying after taste and full finish.

Distilled

01/05/1997

Bottled

05/11/2012

%Vol

55.4

Outturn

308

Ben Nevis

CM188 / Ben Nevis
26 Years

Loaded with masses of vanilla and marzipan. Crammed full of herbs and spices. Peaty, and slightly smoky, in short a very complex well rounded dram, with a good, long lasting and pleasant finish.

Distilled

05/03/1986

Bottled

04/04/2012

%Vol

58.2

Outturn

111

Glenburgie

CM187 / Glenburgie

Distilled

26/10/1983

Bottled

24/02/2012

%Vol

57.3

Outturn

176

Macallan

CM186 / Macallan
15 Years

Distilled

1997

Bottled

2012

%Vol

56

Outturn

245

Bunnahabhain

CM185 / Bunnahabhain
21 Years

Pale sherry finish, touch of peatiness and sweet. It is complex, yet with a simplicity as to deceive. It has a big finish and a long lasting aftertaste.

Distilled

17/12/1990

Bottled

2012

%Vol

56.1

Outturn

674

Bunnahabhain

CM184 / Bunnahabhain
40 Years

Sweet, fresh, then bitter caramel, chocolate, strawberries, pink peppercorns, steamed spinach. Finishes on maraschino cherries over vanilla ice cream! Treacle and vanilla with rock salt and crushed peaches. Syrupy with toffee biscuits and over baked cake crust.

Distilled

1972

Bottled

2012

%Vol

44.6

Outturn

346

Caol Ila

CM183 / Caol Ila

Distilled

1984

%Vol

54.1

Outturn

242

Ben Nevis

CM182 / Ben Nevis

Distilled

1996

Bottled

2012

%Vol

55.3

Outturn

270

Tullibardine

CM181 / Tullibardine
22 Years

An extremely well rounded and developed dram, full of character and complexity. It is peaty, noses also a little like scorched earth, is spicy and a tad dry. It has a lovely mouth feel and possesses a huge finish and a long lingering after taste.

Distilled

1990

Bottled

2012

%Vol

54.9

Outturn

263

Macduff

CM180 / MacDuff
32 Years

Distilled

1980

Bottled

2012

%Vol

50

Outturn

155

Bowmore

CM179 / Bowmore

Distilled

2000

%Vol

57.1

Outturn

189

Bunnahabhain

CM178 / Bunnahabhain

Heavily sherried, touch of peatiness, and sweet. Very well developed, and with a high degree of complexity. It has a big finish and a long lasting after taste.

Distilled

24/12/1990

Bottled

2012

%Vol

54.5

Outturn

220

Caol Ila

CM177 / Caol Ila

Distilled

1980

%Vol

53.7

Outturn

198

Bladnoch

CM176 / Bladnoch
22 Years

Well rounded, velvety, delicate and with a light suggestion of smoke. Cereal flavours abound as do hints of lemons and grass. Nice finish and a long after taste.

Distilled

1990

Bottled

2012

%Vol

49

Outturn

308

Teaninich

CM175 / Teaninich
29 Years

Subtle, fruity, with a gentle fragrance and interestingly a hint of dark ground coffee. Well balanced, an absolute pleaure to drink & enjoy. This combination of experiences is a “must have” whisky from this Highland Distillery.

Distilled

1982

Bottled

2012

%Vol

51.1

Outturn

262

Auchentoshan

CM174 / Auchentoshan

Triple distilled, this whisky is delicate and sweet. It is complex, yet with a simplicity as to deceive. Light soft sweetness with a very nice after taste

Distilled

2000

Bottled

2012

%Vol

62

Outturn

369

Strathmill

CM173 / Strathmill

Distilled

1993

Bottled

2012

%Vol

58.5

Outturn

242

Dailuaine

CM172 / Dailuaine
13 Years

Quite smoky, fruit and pepper,reasonably sweet. Has cereal type of mouth feel. An extremely interesting whisky can be enjoyed at most times of day.

Distilled

1999

Bottled

2012

%Vol

59.3

Outturn

270

Port Ellen

CM171 / Port Ellen
27 Years

Distilled

1983

Bottled

2011

%Vol

57.3

Outturn

249

Port Ellen

CM170 / Port Ellen
28 Years

Distilled

1982

Bottled

2011

%Vol

55.7

Outturn

60

Caol Ila

CM169 / Caol Ila
11 Years

Distilled

2000

Bottled

2011

%Vol

62.6

Outturn

220

Milton Duff

CM168 / Milton Duff

A gem of a dram from a very underrated Distillery Slightly nutty, sweet fruit with a beautiful harmonious sherry influence. Full bodied with a big finish and a long and pleasing after taste. This is a cracking good dram!!

Distilled

1989

Bottled

2011

%Vol

50

Outturn

281

Benrinnes

CM167 / Benrinnes

A subtle blend of aromas and tastes. Toasted toffee, spearmint and suggestion of fruit in the background. Full finish and pleasant after taste A good dram from a very good distillery.

Distilled

1996

Bottled

2011

%Vol

57.9

Outturn

314

Bruichladdich

CM166 / Bruichladdich

Aromas of the sea shore and just a tiny suggestion of smoke. Very gently peated, clean and with a subtle dryness. A pleasant anytime of day dram, with a silky smooth finish.

Distilled

1991

Bottled

2010

%Vol

53

Outturn

272

Dalmore

CM165 / Dalmore

Delicate aromatic fragrances, spirity and alcoholic. Minute inference of smoke and mint. A very acceptable well rounded whisky, with a good after taste.

Distilled

1999

Bottled

2011

%Vol

57.2

Outturn

175

Bunnahabhain

CM164 / Bunnahabhain

Peaty, slightly fruity, earthy smokiness, fairly sweet. Well rounded dram with a good degree of complexity. Good full finish and after taste.

Distilled

1997

Bottled

2011

%Vol

56.2

Outturn

318

Laphroaig

CM163 / Laphroaig

Heavy peat, iodine, smoke, fatty acids, slightly sweet but also dry.Very complex. Well balanced with a nice pleasant finish and longish after taste.

Distilled

1998

Bottled

2010

%Vol

58.5

Outturn

252

Caol Ila

CM162 / Caol Ila

Distilled

1984

Bottled

2010

%Vol

51

Outturn

218

Port Ellen

CM161 / Port Ellen

Distilled

1982

Bottled

2009

%Vol

58.7

Outturn

288

Macallan

CM160 / Macallan

Distilled

1991

Bottled

2010

%Vol

54.4

Outturn

252

Bowmore

CM159 / Bowmore

From Bourbon cask. Good full charcter, with smoke and peat. Bitter but also sweet, with the Bowmore expression of herbiness present. Well balanced with a nice finish and long aftertaste.

Distilled

1999

Bottled

2010

%Vol

58.2

Outturn

242

Braeval

CM158 / Braeval
21 Years

From Bourbon cask. Light, dry, slightly sweet and with a whiff of smoke. Some fruit, and almonds, smooth delicate and well balanced. Nice silky finish and would be good before and/or after dinner.

Distilled

1998

Bottled

2010

%Vol

56.2

Outturn

301

Macallan

CM157 / Macallan

From Bourbon cask, light gold in colour. Hints of cereal and grass, nutty, spicy and peppery. Malty, creamy with a long lingering finish and BIG after-taste.

Distilled

1997

Bottled

2010

%Vol

59.5

Outturn

270

Dufftown

CM156 / Dufftown

Distilled

1979

Bottled

2010

%Vol

51.1

Outturn

359

Port Ellen

CM155 / Port Ellen

Distilled

1983

Bottled

2010

%Vol

51.8

Outturn

292

Laphroaig

CM154 / Laphroaig

Distilled

1998

Bottled

01/07/2011

%Vol

56.2

Outturn

116

Caol Ila

CM153 / Caol Ila

Distilled

1983

%Vol

51.5

Outturn

340

Macallan

CM152 / Macallan

Distilled

1991

Bottled

2010

%Vol

54.5

Outturn

516

Milton Duff

CM151 / Milton Duff

Roasted peanuts, sweet and fruity. Floral with the aroma of new cut flowers with the balmy fragrance of a summer afternoon. Finish and after taste subtle and delicate.

Distilled

1998

Bottled

2009

%Vol

57.3

Outturn

250

Bowmore

CM150 / Bowmore

Good character for it’s age,with smoke and peat. Bitter and sweet and imbued with a herbiness peculiar to Bowmore. Well balanced with a good finish and long aftertaste.

Distilled

1999

Bottled

2010

%Vol

59.1

Outturn

155

Caol Ila

CM149 / Caol Ila

Smoky, peaty, iodiny and just a complex monster!! It is also well balanced, delicate with a lovely mouthfeel. The finish is superb and the long satisfying aftertaste feels infinite. A wonderful dram!!!

Distilled

1982

Bottled

2009

%Vol

54.4

Outturn

241

Mortlach

CM148 / Mortlach
15 Years

Well balanced, and rounded with good character. Light peat, roasted nuts and vanilla notes. Warm with long finish and aftertaste.

Distilled

1994

Bottled

2009

%Vol

57.5

Outturn

329

Port Ellen

CM147 / Port Ellen

Distilled

1983

Bottled

2009

%Vol

54.9

Outturn

251

Clynelish

CM146 / Clynelish
25 Years

From the far North East of Scotland this is stunning in it’s complexity. Everything that one would expect, honey, heather, fruity, a little smoky and oily. The finish is magic, and the aftertaste huge.

Distilled

1997

Bottled

2009

%Vol

58.2

Outturn

255

Glenburgie

CM145 / Glenburgie

Quite dark in colour the whisky from this bourbon cask is a good expression from this little distillery near Forres in Morayshire. Very aromatic, it noses of heather honey and fruit. This is a really nice drink with a big finish and long after taste. Note: Glenburgie has been an integral constituent in the Ballantines […]

Distilled

1983

Bottled

2009

%Vol

57.7

Outturn

205

Dufftown

CM144 / Dufftown

This dark whisky from Dufftown Distillery is naturally spicy, with smoky undertones. With complex hints of peat and malted cereal. An extremely pleasant and fortifying drink Note: Dufftown has been extensively used as a constituent of Bell’s blended Scotch Whisky for many years.

Distilled

1979

Bottled

2009

%Vol

54.8

Outturn

282

Macduff

CM143 / MacDuff

Beautiful bouquet. Medium well rounded body with a hint of saltiness. Well balanced with a smooth flavour and good finish.

Distilled

1984

Bottled

2009

%Vol

55

Outturn

326

Glen Grant

CM142 / Glen Grant

Lightly peated and spicy, quite like ground red peppers. Medium body with hints of smoke, cereal and fruit. Possessing a good big finish with what appears to be an endless after taste.

Distilled

1997

Bottled

2009

%Vol

56.5

Outturn

224

Ben Nevis

CM141 / Ben Nevis

Fresh Vanilla aroma. Spicy, spirituous and zesty. Full, well balanced, with a good and long pleasant finish.

Distilled

1997

Bottled

2009

%Vol

56

Outturn

310

Milton Duff

CM140 / Milton Duff

Distilled

1998

Bottled

2009

%Vol

57

Outturn

258

Port Ellen

CM139 / Port Ellen

Distilled

1983

Bottled

2009

%Vol

54.2

Outturn

301

Bowmore

CM138 / Bowmore
15 Years

This is a dry expression, mainly due to the smokiness and also the earthy notes which come through strongly on taste. It is also very fresh, with an intonation of sea wee, which makes it different from the norm. A very acceptable dram.

Distilled

1994

Bottled

2009

%Vol

54

Outturn

710

Bladnoch

CM137 / Bladnoch

Distilled

1990

Bottled

2008

%Vol

52.6

Outturn

252

Port Ellen

CM136 / Port Ellen

Distilled

1983

Bottled

2008

%Vol

52.5

Outturn

303

Milton Duff

CM135 / Milton Duff

Distilled

1998

%Vol

57.3

Bowmore

CM134 / Bowmore
9 Years

This young Bowmore is very good indeed. It displays great depth of character for it’s age with smoke in abundance, also peat and the tang of Lochindaal. It has a pleasant bitter sweetness and is also imbued with a herbiness which is peculiar to Bowmore. It is well balanced and has a good finish.

Distilled

2000

Bottled

2009

%Vol

51

Outturn

682

Port Ellen

CM133 / Port Ellen

Distilled

1983

%Vol

52.5

Port Ellen

CM132 / Port Ellen

Distilled

1982

Bottled

2008

%Vol

52.2

Outturn

252

Glen Moray

CM131 / Glen Moray

Distilled

1988

%Vol

52

Outturn

202

Bowmore

CM130 / Bowmore

Another also very good young Bowmore. Slightly stronger obviously that the sample at 51.0%, it displays good character for it’s age. Plenty of smoke, it also has a bitter sweetness and herbs. Well balanced and with a good long finish.

Distilled

2000

Bottled

2009

%Vol

53

Outturn

699

Caol Ila

CM129 / Caol Ila

Distilled

1982

Bottled

2009

%Vol

53

Outturn

296

Caol Ila

CM128 / Caol Ila

Distilled

1982

%Vol

53

Tullibardine

CM127 / Tullibardine

Distilled

1989

Bottled

2009

%Vol

56.7

Outturn

280

Port Ellen

CM126 / Port Ellen

Smoky, peaty, and salty. Big full body with an oiliness which comes with Islay whiskies. Full of complexity with a long finish and pleasant after taste.

Distilled

1983

Bottled

2009

%Vol

54.2

Outturn

316

Glen Moray

CM125 / Glen Moray

Distilled

1988

Bottled

2009

%Vol

52

Bladnoch

CM124 / Bladnoch

Distilled

1990

%Vol

53.3

Tamdhu

CM123 / Tamdhu

An extremely well rounded and developed dram, full of character and complexity. Aromas of almonds, butterscotch, fruit and nuts, with a hint of porage oats in the background. Spirituous and lively, this is a good all rounder which is perfect in nearly any situation. It has a very satisfying finish and good fresh after taste.

Distilled

1991

Bottled

2008

%Vol

55

Outturn

535

Tomintoul

CM122 / Tomintoul

Distilled

1992

Bottled

2008

%Vol

55.5

Outturn

257

Bowmore

CM121 / Bowmore

Distilled

1999

Bottled

2008

%Vol

60.1

Outturn

300

Macallan

CM120 / Macallan

Distilled

1991

Bottled

2007

%Vol

57

Outturn

283

Ben Nevis

CM117 / Ben Nevis

Distilled

1997

Bottled

2008

%Vol

56.3

Outturn

317

Mortlach

CM115 / Mortlach

Distilled

1994

Bottled

2008

%Vol

55.1

Outturn

305

Bruichladdich

CM114 / Bruichladdich
16 Years

Aromas of the sea and a little smoky. Gently peated, clean with a mysterious dryness. Pleasant dram to be enjoyed at any time of day. Delicate and and sensuous finish.

Distilled

1992

Bottled

2008

%Vol

54.2

Outturn

223

Mortlach

CM113 / Mortlach
15 Years

Distilled

1994

Bottled

29/01/2009

%Vol

55

Outturn

142

Bowmore

CM112 / Bowmore

Distilled

2001

%Vol

60

Auchentoshan

CM111 / Auchentoshan

Distilled

2000

%Vol

60

Bowmore

CM110 / Bowmore
9 Years

Distilled

1999

Bottled

2008

%Vol

61

Outturn

294

Mortlach

CM109 / Mortlach

Distilled

1994

%Vol

56.9

Mortlach

CM108 / Mortlach
14 Years

Distilled

1994

Bottled

2008

%Vol

57.7

Outturn

174

Caol Ila

CM107 / Caol Ila

Distilled

1996

%Vol

58

Outturn

303

Mortlach

CM106 / Mortlach

Distilled

1989

%Vol

57.3

Port Ellen

CM105 / Port Ellen
25 Years

Distilled

1982

Bottled

2007

%Vol

51

Outturn

302

Balblair

BA73 / Balblair
13 Years

Distilled

1990

Bottled

2004

%Vol

50

Outturn

200

Aultmore

AU37 / Aultmore

Distilled

1989

Bottled

2005

%Vol

50

Outturn

230

Port Ellen

7983 / Port Ellen

Distilled

1979

Bottled

2006

%Vol

53

Outturn

280

Balblair

722 / Balblair

Distilled

1990

Bottled

2004

%Vol

61.5

Outturn

260

Caol Ila

6064 / Caol Ila

Distilled

1979

Bottled

2007

%Vol

50

Outturn

180

Glen Grant

50896 / Glen Grant

Distilled

1988

Bottled

2003

%Vol

56.1

Outturn

201

Caol Ila

4616 / Caol Ila

Distilled

1979

Bottled

2006

%Vol

59.8

Outturn

210

Bowmore

3228 / Bowmore

Distilled

1987

Bottled

2004

%Vol

55.9

Outturn

299

Port Ellen

3120 / Port Ellen
22 Years

Distilled

1983

Bottled

2006

%Vol

53

Outturn

301

Caol Ila

2831 / Caol Ila

Distilled

1996

Bottled

2006

%Vol

58

Outturn

303

Bladnoch

2661 / Bladnoch

Distilled

1988

Bottled

2005

%Vol

55

Outturn

166

Bladnoch

2644 / Bladnoch

Distilled

1988

Bottled

2004

%Vol

56.4

Outturn

152

Tamdhu

241 / Tamdhu

Distilled

1994

Bottled

2005

%Vol

61.3

Outturn

317

Milton Duff

10607 / Milton Duff
10 Years

Distilled

1994

Bottled

2005

%Vol

56

Outturn

278

Caol Ila

0.00011 / Caol Ila

Distilled

1996

Bottled

2006

%Vol

58.5

Outturn

301