The Malt Maniacs Solid Top 100
Updated: January 16, 2006
Malts taken into account: all bottlers, all ages, all bottling years but only when scored by at least 6 different Malt Maniacs.
Please note that the prices have not been taken into account.
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RANK AVER MALT BOTTLED BY TASTERS
1 95 Ardbeg 25yo 1975/2000 (50%, DL OMC, 702 Btl., October) 2000 DL 13
2 95 Brora 29yo 1972/2001 (59.5%, DL Platinum II, 240 b.) 2001 DL 10
3 95 Glen Garioch 1971 (59.6%, Samaroli, 2280 bottles, sherry, 75cl, circa 1988) c1988 Sam 6
4 94 Ardbeg 1975/2005 (47.2%, OB for Islay Festival, oloroso, C. #4704, 270 bottles) 2005 0B 6
5 94 Bowmore 1965 full Strength (50%, OB, 1980's) c1985 0B 9
6 94 Bowmore 'Black' 1964/1993 (50%, OB, first edition, 2000 bottles) 1993 0B 7
7 94 Brora 30yo (56.6%, OB, 3000 bottles, bottled 2004) 2004 0B 6
8 94 Laphroaig 17yo 1987/2004 (55.2%, OB for Feis Isle 2004, 250 bottles) 2004 0B 6
9 93 Ardbeg 1976/2002 (53.1%, OB, single cask for Feis Isle, cask 2390) 2002 0B 10
10 93 Ardbeg 1975/2005 (44.7%, OB for Islay Festival, fino, Cask #4719, 188 bottles) 2005 0B 7
11 93 Laphroaig 10yo Cask Strength (57,3%, OB, Red stripe) c2002 0B 8
12 93 Laphroaig 1976 'Vintage' (43%, OB) c2000 0B 8
13 93 Laphroaig 31yo 1974/2005 (49.7%, OB for La MW, sherry, 910 bottles) 2005 0B 14
14 93 Longrow NAS 1973 (46%, OB, Small Caps Label) c1990 0B 6
15 93 Springbank 25yo (46%, OB, dumpy red label, circa 1995) c1995 0B 6
16 93 Brora 30yo 1972/2002 (46.6%, DL OMC for Germany, 204 btles) 2002 DL 7
17 93 Brora 32yo 1970/2002 (58.4%, DL Platinum III, 297 btles) 2002 DL 10
18 92 Ardbeg NAS Committee (55.3%, OB, vatting, bottled 2002) 2002 0B 8
19 92 Laphroaig 10yo Cask Strength (57,3%, OB, Green stripe) c2000 0B 14
20 92 Laphroaig 15yo (43%, OB, <2001) c2000 0B 7
21 92 Longrow 16yo 1974 (46%, OB, circa 1991) c1991 0B 7
22 92 Talisker 20yo 1981/2002 (62%, OB, Sherry, 9000 bottles) 2002 0B 15
23 92 Ardbeg 27yo 1973/2000 (50%, DL OMC, 240 Btl.) 2000 DL 8
24 92 Ardbeg 29yo 1972/2001 'Ardbeggedon' (48.4%, DL for PLOWED, 227 Btl.) 2001 DL 8
25 92 Brora 30yo 1972/2003 'Broraggeddon' (50.8.%, DL for Plowed, 201 btles.) 2003 DL 10
26 92 Macallan 25yo 1976/2001 (50%, Silver Seal, Single Barrel) 2001 Slvs 6
27 92 Port Ellen 22yo 1978/2000 (60.5%, Rare Malts) 2000 UDRM 10
28 92 Saint Magdalene 19yo 1979/1998 (63.8%, Rare Malts) 1998 UDRM 12
29 91 Ardbeg 21yo 'Committee' (56.3%, OB, 2500 b., 2001) 2001 0B 14
30 91 Ardbeg 1974 "Provenance" (55.6%, OB, Bottled 18/11/97, Europe) 1997 0B 11
31 91 Ardbeg 25yo 'Lord of the Isles' (46%, OB, 2001) c2001 0B 12
32 91 Ardbeg 1976/2004 (51.4%, OB for Feis Isle 2004, sherry butt #2398, 504 b.) 2004 0B 7
33 91 Bowmore 32yo 1968/2000 ‘Anniversary Edition’ (45.5%, OB, 1860 bottles) 2000 0B 7
34 91 Brora 30yo (52.4%, OB, 3000 bottles, bottled 2002) 2002 0B 13
35 91 Brora 30yo (55.7%, OB, 3000 bottles, bottled 2003) 2003 0B 15
36 91 Bruichladdich 35yo 1968/2004 ‘Legacy III’ (40.7%, OB) 2004 0B 7
37 91 Bunnahabhain 34yo 1968/2002 Auld acquaintance (43.8%, OB) 2002 0B 12
38 91 Glengoyne 19yo 1986/2005 'Ewan's Choice' (51.5%, OB, sherry p. #441, 600 b.) 2005 0B 14
39 91 Laphroaig 10yo 'Cask Strength' (55.7%, OB) 2005 0B 14
40 91 Laphroaig 30yo (43%, OB, circa 2000) c2000 0B 16
41 91 Ardbeg 11yo 1991/2002 (62.2%, Cadenhead's Bond Reserve, bourbon, 306 b.) 2002 Cad 9
42 91 Brora 29yo 1971/2000 (50%, DL OMC, 274 bt) 2000 DL 7
43 91 Port Ellen 21yo 1982/2004 (50%, DL OMC, cask #DL 414, 420 bottles, sherry) 2004 DL 13
44 91 Glendronach 20yo 1970/1990 (56%, Signatory, C#513-518, 3800 b.) 1990 SigV 7
45 91 Laphroaig 11yo 1992 Portwood Finish (60%, Signatory Straight from The Cask) c2003 SigV 6
46 91 Brora 19yo 1981/2000 (60.4%, The Bottlers, cask #1077) 2000 TheB 7
47 91 Brora 20yo 1975/1996 (60.75%, UD Rare Malts, 20cl) 1996 UDRM 9
48 90 Ardbeg 13yo 1990/2004 ‘Cask Strength’ (55%, OB, Japan, 1140 bottles) 2004 0B 7
49 90 Glen Garioch 21yo 1965/1986 (43%, OB) 1986 0B 6
50 90 Glengoyne 15yo 1989/2005 'Duncan's Ch.' (55.7%, OB, sher.h. #1204, 350 b.) 2005 0B 14
51 90 Highland Park 36yo 1967/200X (49.7%, OB for Whisky Ex., c. #10252, 138 b.) c2004 0B 14
52 90 Lagavulin 16yo 'White Horse' (43%, OB, Bottled +/- 1999) c1999 0B 11
53 90 Lagavulin 1979 Distillers Edition (43%, OB, 1997) c1997 0B 10
54 90 Macallan 10yo 100 Proof (57%, OB, Bottled +/- 1998) c1998 0B 6
55 90 Port Ellen 24yo 1978/2002 2nd Annual Release (54.3%, OB) 2002 0B 6
56 90 Springbank 21yo (46%, OB, around 2000 or just before) c2000 0B 16
57 90 Springbank 1966/1998 "Local barley" (54.4%, OB) 1998 0B 6
58 90 Talisker 25yo 1975/2001 (59.9%, OB) 2001 0B 8
59 90 Springbank 35yo 1969/2004 (58.5%, Adelphi, Cask #149) 2004 Adel 6
60 90 Highland Park 1957/1977 (70°proof, BB&R, 26 2/3Fldoz) 1977 BBR 6
61 90 Springbank 35yo 1968/2003 (46%, Berry Bros, 3 casks) 2003 BBR 6
62 90 Blairfindy 24yo 1980/2004 (55.9%, Black. for Sun Fav.Taiwan, b. #5984, 182 b.) 2004 BlcK 14
63 90 Ardbeg 24yo 1975/2000 (50%, DL OMC, 713 Btl.) 2000 DL 11
64 90 Springbank 28yo 1969/1997 (46%, Murray McDavid, MM7787) 1997 MMcD 6
65 90 Benriach 28yo 1976/2005 (56.9%, Signatory, Cask #9442, sherry butt, 426 b.) 2005 SigV 14
66 90 Port Ellen 10yo (43%, Scottish Wildlife) c1995 SWld 7
67 90 Port Ellen 23yo 1979/2003 (46%, Wilson & Morgan, butt #6769) 2003 W&M 13
68 89 Ardbeg Uigeadail new bottling (54.2%, OB, bottled 2004) 2004 0B 9
69 89 Ardbeg 1977 (46%, OB, 2001) c2001 0B 15
70 89 Ardbeg 1975/2000 (43%, OB) 2000 0B 7
71 89 Bruichladdich 8:26 1983/2002 'Valinch' (58.8%, OB, C. #1330, Islay fest) 2002 0B 7
72 89 Bunnahabhain 40yo 1963/2003 (42.9%, OB, 743 bottles) 2003 0B 7
73 89 Clynelish 12yo (43%, OB, Di Chiano Import, small cap regular neck) c1970 0B 6
74 89 Glenfarclas 1983/2001 Family Reserve Edition #4 (46%, OB, Sherry cask) 2001 0B 6
75 89 Glengoyne 19yo 1985/2004 Summer (52.6%, OB, cask #608) 2004 0B 13
76 89 Glengoyne 32yo 1972/2005 (48.7%, OB, white Rioja cask #985, 328 bottles) 2005 0B 14
77 89 Highland Park 21yo 1977 (40%, OB, Bicentenary) c1998 0B 6
78 89 Highland Park 25yo (53.5%, OB, Bottled 1990’s) c1995 0B 6
79 89 Lagavulin 12yo Special Release #1 (58%, OB, bottled 2002) 2002 0B 12
80 89 Lagavulin 1987/2003 Distiller's Edition (43%, OB, lgv. 4/491) 2003 0B 15
81 89 Laphroaig NAS Quarter Cask (48%, OB, 2004) 2004 0B 9
82 89 Laphroaig 40yo (42.4%, OB, b. 2001) 2001 0B 10
83 89 Brora 22yo 1980/2002 (51%, Clan des Grands Malts, Hogshead #823) 2002 IB 6
84 89 Clynelish 28yo 1976/2004 (46%, Murray McDavid Mission IV, 600 bottles) 2004 MMcD 6
85 89 Strathisla 1976/2003 (46%, Murray McDavid, Mission two, 600 bt) 2003 MMcD 6
86 89 Brora 18yo 1983/2001 (52.9%, SigV Silent Stills, cask #40) 2001 SigV 7
87 89 Brora 19yo 1982/2001 (50%, Silver Seal, Sherry, 240 b.) 2001 SlvS 7
88 89 Royal Brackla 27yo 1975/2002 'Green Br.' (59.7%, TWE., cask #5471, 204 b.) 2002 TWE 14
89 89 Brora 24yo 1977/2001 (56.1%, UD Rare Malts) 2001 UDRM 11
90 89 Caol Ila 21yo 1975/1997 (61.3%, Rare Malts) 1997 UDRM 9
91 89 Glenury Royal 23yo 1971/1995 (61.3%, UD Rare Malts) 1995 UDRM 7
92 88 Aberlour NAS 'A'bunadh' Batch #7 (59.9%, OB, 2000) c2000 0B 10
93 88 Aberlour 13yo 1989/2003 Warehouse N°1 (58.7%, OB, sherry #13330, b. 10/10) 2003 0B 10
94 88 Ardbeg 1980/2004 ‘Kildalton’ (57.6%, OB) 2004 0B 9
95 88 Ardbeg 30yo 'Very Old' (40%, OB, <2000) c1997 0B 14
96 88 Bruichladdich 15yo 1986/2001 ‘Country Life’ (46%, OB, cask #356) 2001 0B 6
97 88 Caol Ila NAS 'Cask Strength' (55%, OB, Bottled +/- 2004) c2004 0B 16
98 88 Glenfarclas 21yo 1978/1999 (60.3%, OB, 1800 bottles) 1999 0B 6
99 88 Glenfarclas 30yo (43%, OB, Bottled +/- 2003) c2003 0B 7
100 88 Glengoyne 37yo 1967/2005 (47.6%, OB, sherry butt #975, 246 bottles) 2005 0B 14