Samples

Table 1. Tasted whiskies

Bottle Price P S OB IB S1
CF
S2
CF
S1 NCF S2
NCF
Benriach Curiositas 10 years 32,90 x x 11 88 33 81
Benriach Important. Fum. 12 years 39,90 x x x 35 61 13 72
Ballechin Sherry Cask 69,90 x x x 16 80 40 87
Longrow 18 years 122,50 x x x 37 65 18 60
Ardbeg TEN 10 years 38,90 x x 46 92 20 95
Ardmore Traditional 29,90 x x 22 96 45 76
Glencadam 10 years 34,90 x 54 86 24 68
Balblair 2001 44,90 x 26 59 57 93
An Cnoc Peter Arkle 52,90 x x 28 77 39 97
Arran 14 years 39,90 x 30 75 52 64
Glenfarclas 15 years 42,90 x x 53 71 55 94
Aberlour 12J unchillfiltered 37,90 x x 56 100 58 104
Glenrothes 1995 Sign. 39,90 x x 12 105 34 84
Laphroaig 2000 Sign. 49,90 x x x 15 63 36 103
Auchentoshan 1997 Sign. 37,90 x 41 83 14 69
Cragganmore 1997 Sign. 39,90 x 48 102 17 89
Laphroaig 10 years Prov. 48,90 x x 19 67 47 78
Aultmore 11 years Prov. 32,90 x 51 106 21 62
Blair Athol 12 years Prov. 36,90 x x 23 90 38 99
Bunnahabhain 9 years Prov. 42,90 x x x 25 98 43 74
Ardmore 12 years DunB. 54,90 x x 44 66 27 101
Bunnahabhain 13 years DunB. 47,90 x x 29 91 50 70
Jura 10 years Chieft. 44,90 x 49 73 31 85
Ben Nevis 12 years Chieft. 42,90 x 42 82 32 79
Average EUR/bottle 46,13

Legend to table 1

PriceIn Euros as per March 2013
PPeated Whisky
SWhisky (additionally) matured in sherry or wine casks
OBOriginal bottling (bottled by the owner of the distillery)
IBIndependent bottling. The bottler is not the owner of the distillery
S1 CFSample number 1 chill filtered
S2 CFSample number 2 chill filtered (identical to S1 CF)
S1 NCFSample number 1 non chill filtered
S2 NCFSample number 2 non chill filtered (identical to S1 NCF)
Sign.Bottle of the independent bottler Signatory Vintage [8]
Prov.Bottle of the independent bottler McGibbons Provenance [9]
DunB.Bottle of the Dun Bheagan bottling of Wm. Maxwell [10]
Chieft.Bottle of the Chieftain's bottling of Ian MacLeod [11]

Photographs of the individual bottles and their packaging sorted by table 1 above can be found in the appendix. Photographs 5 and 6 show the individual samples before shipping. Double the amount of samples is shown since each sample exists twice due to the double allocation of sample numbers (Table 1 S1 and S2).

The average bottle price (0.7 litres) was 46.13 EUR incl. VAT. The whiskies had an age of 9 to 18 years. Three whiskies had no age statement.

Photograph 5. Samples before shipping (S1)

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