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Banff 36 yo 1976/2013 (49.8%, Cadenhead, small batch, bourbon hogshead, 192 bottles) - 041113

 



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Banff- Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: used to be classified as a Speyside (Jackson) but officially a Highlands (SWR 2009).
WF Distillery Ranking: Troisième Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: Closed 1983 - destroyed - Stills: - Founded: 1863
Address: Inverboyndie, Banff, Banffshire, AB45 2JJ - Phone:
Web: - More info: Distillery Profile by MM’s Ulf Buxrud - Malt Madness  


My favourite expression so far:
Banff 24yo 1978/2002 (50%, DL Old Malt Cask)
92 points - Last tasted on July 1, 2004 - Tasting notes here.
SORRY, NO PICTURE OF THIS BANFF

General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
Mustard Apples Pepper Vegetal Bitter Green Austere Smoke Grassy Cider


MM Distillery profile:
In 1824, the first (Speyside) distillery by the name of Banff was built. However, that is not the distillery of which we could still find some wrecked remains of a warehouse until recently. In 1863 James Simpson Jr. built a new distillery on the same spot to replace the old one, but after a fire it had to be reconstructed again in 1877.... More on Malt Madness.

Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - vintage
  • Banff 21 yo 1982/2004 (57.1%, UD Rare Malts) - no notes - 81
Berry Bros & Rudd
  • Banff 29 yo 1975/2004 (46%, Berry Bros, cask #3323) - 240707
Blackadder
  • Banff 1966/2001 (52.3%, Blackadder Raw Cask, cask #3438, 539 bottles) - 240707
  • Banff 24 yo 1976/2001 (53.7%, Blackadder, hogshead, cask #2247, 256 bottles) - 010713
The Bottlers
  • Banff 31 yo 1967/1999 (41.5%, The Bottlers, cask #3113) - 240707
  • Banff 31 yo 1967/1999 (46.3%, The Bottlers, cask #3114) - 121011
Cadenhead
  • Banff 17 yo 1976/1994 (60.5%, Cadenhead's Authentic Collection) - 100110
  • Banff 27 yo 1976/2003 (54.4%, Cadenhead, 228 bottles) - 231206
  • Banff 29 yo 1976/2006 (52%, Cadenhead's, bourbon hogshead, 228 bottles) - 090409
  • Banff 32 yo 1976/2009 (47.1%, Cadenhead, 123 bottles) - 010713
  • Banff 34 yo 1976/2010 (53.8%, Cadenhead) - 030511
  • Banff 36 yo 1976/2013 (49.8%, Cadenhead, small batch, bourbon hogshead, 192 bottles) - 041113
Chieftain's
  • Banff 23 yo 1979/2002 (46%, Chieftain's Choice) - 150906
  • Banff 18 yo 1980 (43%, Chieftain’s, +/-1998) - no notes - 83
Dewar Rattray - A.D. Rattray
  • Banff 34 yo 1975/2010 (44.1%, A.D. Rattray, cask #3354, 250 bottles) - 180111
Douglas Laing
  • Banff 34 yo 1966/2000 (45.8%, Douglas Laing, Old Malt Cask, sherry, 408 bottles) - 210312
  • Banff 32 yo 1974/2007 (47.8%, Douglas Laing, OMC, ref 3521, 272 bottles) - 090409
  • Banff 32 yo 1975/2008 (44.2%, Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask, cask ref #4174, Rhône Valley Red Wine Finish, 117 bottles) - 041113
  • Banff 35 yo 1975/2011 (42.4%, Douglas Laing, Old & Rare, refill hogshead, 158 bottles) - 121011
  • Banff 24 yo 1977/2002 (50%, Douglas Laing, Old Malt Cask, 306 bottles) - 010713
  • Banff 24 yo 1978 (50%, DL Old Malt Cask) - 010704
Duncan Taylor
  • Banff 30 yo 1975/2006 (42.2%, Duncan Taylor Rarest of the Rare, cask #3416) - 240707
  • Banff 26yo 1980/2006 (56.1%, Duncan Taylor Rarest of the Rare, cask #2913, 220 bottles) - 240707
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Banff 1974 (40%, G&M Connoisseurs Choice, Old Map Label) - 240707
  • Banff 1974/1998 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseur's Choice) - 090409
  • Banff 1976/2008 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseurs Choice, refill sherry) - 190810
Jack Wieber Whisky World
  • Banff 36 yo 1966/2003 (50.2%, Jack Wiebers Premier Malts, C#3440) - 190905 - 240707
  • Banff 34 yo 1974/2009 (50.4%, Jack Wiebers, Old Train Line, Bourbon cask, cask #0431, 213 bottles) - 010713
  • Banff 1975/2008 (48.3%, Jack Wieber, The Cross Hill, 256 bottles) - 090409
James MacArthur
  • Banff 25 yo 1976/2001 (57.1%, James MacArthur, cask #2260) - no notes - 87
MacKillop's Choice
  • Banff 1975/2006 (43%, Mackillops Choice, cask #3324) - 231206
Malts of Scotland
  • Banff 1975/2012 (43.8%, Malts of Scotland, bourbon barrel, cask #12015, 165 bottles) - 240512
  • Banff 1975/2013 (42.9%, Malts of Scotland, bourbon barrel, cask #MoS 13023, 201 bottles) - 010713
Signatory
  • Banff 34 yo 1966/2001 (50.1%, Signatory Silent Stills, butt #3437, 528 bottles) - 190905
  • Banff 24 yo 1976/2001 (55.8%, Signatory, cask #2251, 284 bottles) - 090409
  • Banff 18 yo 1978/1997 (43%, Signatory, cask #4617, 240 bottles) - no notes - 78
  • Banff 23 yo 1980/2004 (43%, Signatory, cask #2916, 306 bottles) - 210312
Silver Seal
  • Banff 24 yo 1977/2002 (50%, Silver Seal) - 190905 - 150906
The Whisky Fair - The Whisky Agency
  • Banff 34 yo 1975/2010 (44.9%, The Whisky Agency, bourbon hogshead, 146 bottles) - 190810
Various IB
  • Banff 37 yo 1971/2008 (53.3%, Dead Whisky Company, cask #633, 565 bottles) - 180111
  • Banff 27 yo 1975/2002 (43%, Part Nan Angelen for Vin&Spirit, 863 bottles) - 041113
  • Banff 34 yo 1975/2009 (44.1%, Dansk Maltwhisky Akademi - WWW Falster, cask #1490, 109 bottles) - 100110
 
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