Category Archives: Arran

Arran 8yo, 2006-2014, 56.6%, Peated – OB for The Nectar

Arran is on a roll the last year or two, with many private cask releases and also quite a few releases for themselves. Since about five years or so they’ve also got a peated whisky on the market, called Arran … Continue reading

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Arran 13 year old, 1999, single bourbon cask 99/103, 55.3% – UK Exclusive

It took me a while to find this bottling on Whiskybase because I didn’t know the age. It being 13 years old means it’s bottled in 2013, and I thought it was a more recent release. Anyway, I’ve been loving … Continue reading

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Arran Sauternes Cask, 50%

The first dram from the Twitter Tasting last week was Arran’s Sauternes Cask. I always feel like this is a remainder of how they started little over a decade ago. When Arran’s first whiskies started to come out they had … Continue reading

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Arran White Stag, 17yo, 54.2%

I’m going to report on last Wednesday’s Twitter Tasting in a bit of a jumble, starting with this bottling that ended the tasting. I didn’t report earlier since I took my wife to Venice for her birthday (which was in … Continue reading

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Arran 16yo, 1997-2014, 50.1% – OB for The Whisky Fair 2014

Last year a friend of mine bought this Arran based on the good reviews Arran was getting in general. He was happy with this bottle and spared me a sample. By these means I can review yet another Arran! Another … Continue reading

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Arran 14yo, 2000-2015, 55.7% – Private Cask for Whisky in Leiden

A rather stunning whisky shop in Leiden has been running its own festival for a couple of years. Every year, of course, accompanied by a festival bottling. I seem to remember a cracking Clynelish from a couple of years ago (split … Continue reading

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Arran 18, 46%

Woohoo! It’s here. The new Arran 18 has been released over the last week and today it arrived in Krommenie at our local bottle shop. Jolanda, who owns the place got nine bottles and I sure as hell am happy … Continue reading

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Hielander Whisky Festival 2015

I realized a while ago that this 5th edition of the Hielander Whisky Festival is also the fifth time I’m there. So so far I didn’t miss a single one. I think this is something to keep up. This year, … Continue reading

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My favorite whiskies of 2014

I started doing my end-of-year lists yesterday with the music one. I love doing that since it makes me reconsider what I’m listening to for a large part of every day, and everybody else does their lists first so I get … Continue reading

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Master of Malt’s Dramcrackers

Last week I received a package from Master of Malt with their dramcrackers inside. Pretty cool, right? I’m not sure what to do with it though. Generally, when shops or bottlers send me booze they want a review of it … Continue reading

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