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Postby Lugarteniente » Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:38 am

Anyone can copy me the top 90 list - or a part- of the issue 39 or give me a link were it apears?. It´s dificult to find the magazine all the months here in Spain, i have lost that number and i am very interested in that list. Thank you

Why the macallan 25 is not in the top 10?? xDDDDDDDDDDD
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Postby Matt2 » Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:27 pm

Hi Lugarteniente,

You can always buy the back issue from our online store, but as I am feeling in a good mood here is the list in reverse order.... :D


90 Mortlach 16 Years Old, 43% £32-£34 e51 $62
89 Bruichladdich 20 Year Old, 46% £65 e98 $119
88 Ardbeg Uigeadail, 54.2% £33-£35 e53 $64.2
87 Longmorn 15 Year Old, 45% £26 e39.2 $47.6
86 Auchentoshan Three Wood, 43% £32.50-£34 e51 $62
85 Glen Garioch 21 Year Old, 43% £60 e91 $110
84 Glen Moray 16 Year Old, 40% £26 e39.2 $47.6
83 Speyburn 25 Years Old 1977, 63% £51.50-£53 e80 $97
82 Caol Ila 1981 Cask Strength, 56% £62.50 e95 $114.6
81 Glenfarclas 15 Year Old, 46% £29.50-£31.50 e47 $57
80 Linkwood 12 Year Old, 43% £32-£34 e51 $62
79 Caol Ila 12 Year Old, 43% £26-£28 e42 $51
78 Laphroaig 15 Year Old, 43% £33.50-£36.50 e55 $67
77 Glenmorangie 10 Year Old, 40% £23-£26.50 e40 $49
76 Scapa 12 Year Old £24-£26.50 e40 $49
75 The Glenlivet Archive 21 Years Old, 43% £40 e60.3 $73.3
74 Glenmorangie 1981 Sauternes Finish, 46% £132-£150 e227 $275
73 Glen Moray 12 Year Old, 40% £20-£22 e33.5 $40.3
72 Glenfarclas 105, 60% £29.50-£32 e48 $58.6
71 Glenmorangie Sherry Wood Finish, 43% £26.50-£29 e44 $53
70 Glenmorangie Madeira Finish, 43% £27.50-£29 e44 $53
69 Clynelish 14 Year Old, 46% £26.50-£29 e44 $53
68 The Macallan 12 Year Old, 40% £25 e38 $45.8
67 Glenturret 15 Year Old, 40% £120 e182 $220
66 Glenfiddich 30 Year Old, 43% £115-£120 e182 $220
65 Glenfiddich 21 Year Old Havana Reserve, 40% £52-£55 e83 $101
64 The Dalmore 12 Year Old, 40% £24-£26 e39.2 $47.6
63 Port Ellen 1978 24 Year Old, Rare Malts, 59% £102-£115 e174 $211
62 Bowmore 12 Year Old, 40% £22-£24 e36,4 $44
61 Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old, 43% £23.50-£26 e39.2 $47.6
60 The Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood, 40% £26-£27.50 e41.8 $50.5
59 The Macallan Vintage 1948, 45.3% £2400 e3630 $4422
58 Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera Reserve, 40% £25-£30 e45.5 $55
57 Scapa 21 Year Old £61 e92 $112
56 Glendullan 8 Year Old, 40% £15.75 e24 $28.9
55 The Balvenie 25 Year Old, 46.9% £75 e113.8 $137.4
54 Glenfarclas 12 Year Old, 43% £150 e227 $275
53 The Macallan 10 Year Old, 46% £24-£26 e39.2 $47.6
52 The Balvenie 15 Year Old Single Barrel, 47.8% £37.50-£39 e59 $71.5
51 Glenmorangie 1975 Cote de Nuit £300 e456 $5505
50 Royal Lochnagar 23 Year Old rare £113 e171 $207
49 Glen Grant 1969, 46% £96 e145 $176
48 Rosebank 19 Year Old, Rare Malts, 60.3% £66-£67 e101.1 $122.7
47 The Macallan 10 Year Old Cask Strength £50 e75 $91.6
46 Bladnoch 10 Year Old, Flora and Fauna, 43% £32-£34 e51 $62
45 The Glenlivet 30 Year Old Cellar Collection American Oak Finish, 48% £160 e242 $293
44 Cragganmore Ruby Port finish £33.50 e50.6 $61.4
43 The Macallan 25 Year Old, 43% £160-£184 e279 $337.9
42 Glenfarclas 21 Year Old, 43% £37.50-£39 e59 $71.6
41 The Glenrothes 1972 £82-£85 e129 $156
40 Talisker 10 Year Old, 45.6% £26-£28 e42 $51
39 Brora 30 Year Old, 52.4% £185-£193 e293 $354
38 Talisker Double Matured 1986 £36 e54.4 $66
37 Longrow 10 Year Old, 46% £37-£40 e60.4 $73.2
36 The Glenlivet 18 Year Old, 43% £30 e45 $55
35 Glenfarclas 1979, 24 Year Old54% £68 e103 $125
34 Ardbeg 10 Year Old, 46% £22.50-£24 e36.4 $44
33 Brora 21 Year Old, 2003 bottling, 58.4% £69-£73 e110 $134
32 Caol Ila 21 Year Old, Rare Malts, 61.3% £72-£75 e114 $137.2
31 Glenfarclas 25 Year Old, 43% £65 e98 $119
30 Bowmore 25 Year Old, 43% £120-£125 e188 $229
29 Bowmore 17 Year Old, 43% £35-£37 e56 $67
28 Ardbeg 1977, 46% £66 e100 $121
27 Highland Park 12 Year Old, 40% £21-£26 e39.2 $47.6
26 Cragganmore 12 Year Old, 40% £23.50-£26 e39.2 $47.6
25 Ardbeg 1978, 43% £120 e181.2 $219.6
24 Laphroaig 10 Year Old, 40% £22-£24 e36.4 $44
23 Aberlour a’bunadh, 59.6% £31-£33 e49 $60.4
22 Laphroaig 10 Year Old Original Cask, 59.6% £32.50-£35 e53 $64
21 Lagavulin 12 Year Old, 57.8% £41-£45 e68 $83
20 Balvenie 1967 Vintage, 49.7% £300 e456 $550
19 Highland Park Bicentenary Vintage
1977 Reserve £69.25 e105.8 $128
18 Balvenie PortWood 21 year old, 40% £45-£52 e79 $95
17 Glenfiddich 40 Year Old Rare, 43.6% £890-£950 e1445 $1747
16 Laphroaig 30 Year Old, 43% £220-£230 2350 $423
15 Macallan Select Reserve 1948, 47% £1750 e2660 $3215
14 Highland Park 25 Year Old, 53.5% £135-£142 e216 $261
13 Lagavulin 1979 Double Matured Distillers Edition £40-£41 e62 $75.4
12 Ardbeg Very Old 30 years £225 e342 $414
11 Springbank 25 Year Old, 46% £250 e380 $460

10 Longmorn 25 year old 45%
This is one of those exceptions to the standard rule – an independent bottling that has effectively become the official version. It is also this chart’s biggest surprise.

Longmorn is a delight anyway, surely one of the best distilleries on Speyside. And yet it remains relatively unknown.

That’s because traditionally Chivas have had other distilleries to focus on. That might be changing slowly and a new cask strength version of
Longmorn is just being released by the company.

The Gordon & MacPhail 25 year old is the guv’nor, though. You’ll find complexity, smoothness, loads of character and a long finish. Outstanding.

Average Price: £45 268 $82

9 The Macallan 30 Year Old 43%
As you’d expect lots of orange, some smoke and a complex palate.

Michael Jackson said: “Despite its great age no aggressive oakiness or overbearing sherry. Tightly combined flavours. Its great appeal is its mellow maturity. Complex with just a whiff of smoke.”

Average Price £ 250-300 2456 $550

8 The Macallan 50 Year Old Millennium 43%
At close to £2000 ($3700) a bottle this is not so much a Macallan to die for but to provoke a robbery. It is, say the experts, everything a Macallan should be and worthy of its status at the top of a Macallan fan’s wish list.

Michael Jackson said: The oak is big but never overpowering. A beautifully composed and utterly luxurious whisky.”

Average Price: £1,750 22650 $3200

7 Lagavulin 16 Year Old 43%
Back on planet reality, the standard expression of Lagavulin has been in short supply recently, but you can still find it, particularly in pubs and bars that stock the Classic Malts range but don’t promote whisky to the clientele. Lagavulin is an electric storm of a whisky, a dry and sustained attack of peat and smoke.

Michael Jackson said: The dryness is at first offset by the sweetness of the sherry character. As the palate develops oily, grassy and in particular smoky notes emerge. This giant is dignified but full of life.”

Average Price: £29.50 244.5 $54

6 Macallan Gran Reserva 18 Year Old 43%
Nearly disqualified because it isn’t easy to find, this expression was matured in first fill casks only and is very woody as a result. There are trademark sherry and fruit tones, too, particularly orange marmalade. Michael Jackson recommends it only to true lovers of powerfully oaked whiskies

Average Price: £90 2136 $165

5 Ardbeg Provenance 55.8%
Even by Ardbeg’s very high standards, this is a true world beater. Jim Murray described it as close to the best whisky he had tasted in his life, and its incredible complexity and diversity make it a dram to savour over and over. It’s noted particularly for the way a sweet toffee and chocolate
component is replaced by a growing peatiness and then swept aside by bore bitter notes late on. A roller coaster of whisky? You’re not kidding.

Average Price £200 e302 $366

4 Highland Park 18 year old 40%
Highland Park is described by Michael Jackson as whisky’s greatest all-rounder, and there seems to be some form of consensus among experts that the 18-year-old gets all its ducks in line perfectly.

No whisky balances fruit, sweet honey, oak and smoke and when it comes to rounded perfection, we’re talking Marilyn here. Arguably THE whisky to have if you’re wanting to spend a little bit more for that special occasion.

Average Price £50-53 e80 $97

3 Springbank 35 year old 46%
Springbank is the whisky connoisseur’s whisky, and if you let loose a group of expert tasters it’s only a matter of time before they’ll descend on this most traditional of distilleries. The 35-year-old is another ‘wish list’ whisky, but if you’re going to drink anything over 20 years old, it doesn’t get better than this.

As Jim Murray notes in Whisky Bible 2004: “No whisky should be quite this faultless or good.” The experts agreed.

Average Price £155 e234 $283.8

2 Talisker 20 year old 58.8%
This is both an excellent example of what Talisker is capable of, and an amazing experiment in styles. Talisker is, of course, a bullying beast of a whisky and not for the faint-hearted, and its peat and spice double whammy makes for an unforgettable combination. Add to that cask strength and the very obvious presence of sherry and you’ve got spice, peat and sweet fruits pulling in opposite directions to stunning effect.

Incredible.

Average Price £82-90 e136 $165

1 The Macallan 18 year old 43%
With four entries in the top 10 it seems only right that a Macallan should top the pile, and this 18-year-old is a suitable compromise between some of the more run-of-the-mill Macallan bottlings and some of the barely attainable ones in this chart.

Edrington has tended to release one a year but they have been consistently excellent. Indeed, Michael Jackson reckons that they all score in the 90s and there is little between any of them. Perfect examples of sherry, orange fruit and wood and a nice balance to boot. Aworthy winner.

Average Price: £60-63 e95.1 $115.3
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Postby Lugarteniente » Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:47 pm

THANKS !!!!! :D :D :D :D :D
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Postby MGillespie » Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:50 pm

Thanks for posting that, Matt...some of us didn't discover the magazine until the 40's...it's a nice reference to have online!

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