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TOP 10 BEST WHISKIES

  1. Bunnahabhain 1987 25 years – cask #2557 — 10/10
  2. Glendronach 1993 25 years – cask #659 — 9,5/10
  3. Kilchoman 2008 5 years – cask #392-394/2008 — 9,5/10
  4. Laphroaig Lp6 — 9,5/10
  5. Bunnahabhain 2008 9 years – #10.162 — 9/10
  6. Ardbeg Dark Cove — 9/10
  7. Glendronach 1995 18 years – cask #1774 — 9/10
  8. Bruichladdich 2001 15 years — 9/10
  9. Bruichladdich 1988 – The Mayor of Islay — 9/10
  10. Glendronach 1975 24 years – cask #1690 — 9/10

BESTS SHERRY CASKS

  1. Bunnahabhain 1987 25 years – cask #2557 — 10/10
  2. Glendronach 1993 25 years – cask #659 — 9,5/10
  3. Bunnahabhain 2008 9 years – #10.162 — 9/10

BESTS ISLAY

  1. Bunnahabhain 1987 25 years – cask #2557 — 10/10
  2. Kilchoman 2008 5 years – cask #392-394/2008 — 9,5/10
  3. Laphroaig Lp6 — 9,5/10

BESTS LOWLAND

  1. Daftmill 2007 – Winter Release — 8,5/10
  2. Bladnoch 1990 25 years – cask #8712254 — 8,5/10
  3. Bladnoch 11 years — 7.5/10

BESTS HIGHLAND

  1. Glendronach 1993 25 years – cask #659 — 9,5/10
  2. Glendronach 1995 18 years – cask #1774 — 9/10
  3. Glenfarclas 2007 9 years – cask #1845 — 9/10

BESTS PEAT

  1. Kilchoman 2008 5 years – cask #392-394/2008 — 9,5/10
  2. Laphroaig Lp6 — 9,5/10
  3. Ardbeg Dark Cove — 9/10

BESTS ISLANDS

  1. Highland Park 1991 21 years – cask #8094 — 9/10
  2. Arran 1997 17 years – cask #670 — 8,5/10
  3. Arran 1997 15 years – cask #LD9902 — 8,5/10

BESTS CAMPBELTOWN

  1. Springbank 1966 31 years – cask #477 — 8,5/10
  2. Kilkerran 8 years – Sherry Cask — 8,5/10
  3. Kilkerran Heavily Peated – Batch #4 — 8,5/10

BESTS OUTSIDE SCOTLAND

  1. Kavalan Solist 2012 6 years – cask #S120621027A — 8,5/10
  2. Fary Lochan 2012 – cask #2012-07 — 7,5/10
  3. Amrut NAS – BA #2015/21 — 7/10

BESTS BLENDED MALT

  1. Big Peat – Diplomat’s Edition — 8,5/10
  2. Enlightenment NAS – Compass Box — 8/10
  3. Compass Box – No Name — 8/10

FLOP 10 WORST WHISKIES

  1. Tormore Sweet & Smoky — 1/10
  2. Deanston 14 years – Spanish Oak — 1/10
  3. Loch Castle — 1,5/10
  4. BenRiach 15 years – Dark Rum — 1,5/10
  5. Highland Park – Cask Strength — 1.5/10
  6. Roughstock Black Label — 2/10
  7. BenRiach 22 years – Moscatel Finish — 2/10
  8. Bunnahabhain 2011 6 years – cask #704441 #704443 — 2,5/10
  9. River Queen — 2,5/10
  10. Bushmill’s 10 years — 2.5/10

TOP 10 BEST BRAND (based on an average score of a minimum 10 bottles)

  1. Kilchoman — 7,57 (22 bottles)
  2. Glendronach — 7,47 (32 bottles)
  3. Ardbeg — 7,46 (11 bottles)
  4. Laphroaig — 7,35 (13 bottles)
  5. Arran — 7,30 (10 bottles)
  6. Bruichladdich — 7,29 (14 bottles)
  7. Bunnahabhain — 7.18 (22 bottles)
  8. Bowmore — 6,73 (15 bottles)
  9. Caol Ila — 6,71 (14 bottles)
  10. Glenfarclas — 6,58 (13 bottles)

TOP 10 BEST BOTTLERS (based on an average score of a minimum 5 bottles)

  1. van Wees — 8,00 (6 bottles)
  2. Archives — 7,75 (8 bottles)
  3. Douglas Laing — 7,21 (7 bottles)
  4. C&S — 7,00 (7 bottles)
  5. Liquid Treasure — 7,00 (6 bottles)
  6. Compass Box — 7,00 (6 bottles)
  7. Ian McLeod — 6,90 (5 bottles)
  8. Signatory Vintage — 6,67 (30 bottles)
  9. Cooper’s Choice — 6,58 (12 bottles)
  10. Gordon & MacPhail’s — 6,53 (15 bottles)

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